If you'd like to switch from Depo Provera to the Birth Control pill, you can start the pill anytime after the 10th week of Depo Provera, up until the last day Depo was due, with no interruption in pregnancy protection. There is no need to wait until the first period after Depo Provera; doing so puts you at risk of pregnancy. If you start later than 15 weeks after the last shot, you should use a backup method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, until you've taken seven pills correctly.
It can take anywhere from days to 18 months for your period to return after stopping Depo Provera. Taking the birth control pill doesn't change that timing -- the birth control pill doesn't "jump start" or "regulate" your period after stopping Depo Provera. Remember that you can get pregnant before your period restarts, so if you don't want to conceive right now, get on an effective method of birth control.
If you start Depo Provera no later than you were supposed to start your next pack of birth control pills, there is no interruption in protection.
No. For continuous protection against pregnancy, it's best to start the pill around the time the next Depo Provera shot is due.
As long as you started the shot on or before the day you were supposed to start your next pack, you have continuous protection while switching from the birth control pill to depo provera.
To switch from Depo Provera to the birth control pill, just start the birth control pill within the time period that your next Depo Provera injection is due. If you start on time in this way, you will have no time without protection. It's important to consider that the birth control pill has a higher failure rate than Depo Provera, and you may choose to use condoms regularly for both pregnancy and disease protection.
Yes, if you want to change from the shot to the patch, start the patch when your next injection is due.
Yes, you can start another form of birth control at any time.
i have been on depo provera for 2 years. after my first shot i did not want to get the shot again . but then after 6 months i started the shot again and have been on the shot since. it is a very effective birth control option.
After the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave the body.But you should start another form of birth control after 6-12 weeks after your last shot.
You can't "kick start" a period after stopping Depo Provera. If you're really dying to see monthly bleeding, you can go on the birth control pill, patch, or ring and see monthly bleeding. That's just a show -- not a "kick start."
If you want to get pregnant, stop taking birth control. Using the pill after stopping depo provera will not help you get pregnant. Talk to your health care provider to educate yourself about conception and pregnancy.
It is definitely safer to switch from the birth control to the shot, as you have protection throughout. If a woman on the birth control pill gets a Depo Provera injection, she will have immediate protection against pregnancy. If a woman not on birth control pills gets a Depo Provera injection, she may have a delay in protection, depending on where she was in her menstrual cycle.
You should start the birth control pill on the day the contraceptive implant is removed. If you do so, use a backup method of birth control until you've taken seven pills correctly.
Yes, that's a perfect plan for changing. You should start the birth control pill no later than you would have started the next cycle of patches. If you start later than that, you must use a backup method of birth control for the first seven days.
It may take a few months to be able to conceive again, although some get pregnant very shortly after stopping birth control use. The number of times you stop/start taking birth control does not matter.
You should assume that you no longer have protection from Depo Provera when you are late for the next shot. If you don't want to get pregnant, start using another birth control method at that time.
Yes, stopping them has the same effect as taking the pills that usually promp your body to start the period.
If you took the previous pack of pills correctly, and have started depo provera anytime before you were due to start the next pack of pills, you have immediate effectiveness.
There is no reason that a Pap smear is needed before getting Depo Provera. Starting on hormonal birth control does not require a pelvic exam or pap smear. All expert recommendations adn guidelines clearly state that a woman should start hormonal birth control as she desires, with or without a pelvic and pap.
i took pill for 8 months tri-sprintec. started after 4 days
For continuous protection, you should start the birth control pill on or before the next Depo Provera shot is due. If you start after that, you should use a backup method until you've taken the pill correctly for seven days in a row.
You can start Depo Provera at any time in your cycle as long as you're not pregnant.
Some women start their regular period right after the shot wears off, and others take up to 18 months. The average is 11 months until periods restart after using depo provera.
Once you stop taking birth control, within 7 days of stopping it you will begin to ovulate and put yourself at risk of pregnancy. Before you re-start birth control, perform a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, you can re-start birth control. If the test is positive, see your Doctor for confirmation. When you re-start birth control, you cannot have unprotected sex until you've been on birth control for one whole month. So until this time you need to use a condom for 4 weeks.