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Switching birth control

Now that we are married and talks about TTC have come up, it's got me thinking about switching my birth control and how to go about it, time-wise. I've been on the depo shot for about 6 years - yes, I know the pros/cons, have worked with a doctor, etc. Because I have been on it so long and it's worked well for me, I haven't had a period in that amount of time. I've read that it can take 6 months for the drug to leave your system, then for your body to get regular again can take 9-12 months.

Have any of you switched your birth control, and if so how was the experience? I know this will vary woman to woman.

I'm debating switching to the pill when my next shot is due (in a week), so that hopefully in the next year my body will figure itself out, and we can begin TTC about this time next year. I know there are endless variables that can effect one's ability to get pregnant, but I know the birth control is a factor I can at least have control over.
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    All I know about it is that I saw an episode of "I didn't Know I was Pregnant" about switching from Depo to the pill and not having enough overlap.

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    I switched seeemlessly from depo to pill. It was about 8 years ago so I don't really remember much but I definitely didn't get pregnant. I had spotting but I went to the 3 month pill so it was an easy transition rather than going back to a monthly period.

                                                                     

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    jenna8984 said:

    I switched seeemlessly from depo to pill. It was about 8 years ago so I don't really remember much but I definitely didn't get pregnant. I had spotting but I went to the 3 month pill so it was an easy transition rather than going back to a monthly period.

    Do you remember what the overlap was? If you picked up the pill right as your depo was due or if you started the pill earlier?
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    I've gone from The Pill to an IUD, but I have no experience with the shot.
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    tcnoble said:

    jenna8984 said:

    I switched seeemlessly from depo to pill. It was about 8 years ago so I don't really remember much but I definitely didn't get pregnant. I had spotting but I went to the 3 month pill so it was an easy transition rather than going back to a monthly period.

    Do you remember what the overlap was? If you picked up the pill right as your depo was due or if you started the pill earlier?
    I started when the shot was due, not sooner. But I honestly don't remember if I was sexually active at the time.

                                                                     

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