Was on depo provera for 14 years for endrometrosis, not birth control. Problems with insurance caused me to stop taking the shots (they don't want to pay $300/yr for my shots but they will pay $14,000+ for a hysterectomy).
I know it takes 10-18 months for peroid to come back. Mine came back on Halloween (not a treat). Lasted 5 days, off 4, had 2 more, and now this is day 5. Heavy with clots, just like I had before I started the shots.
So far no pain, but I have to wonder if this is normal. Mom was 42 and her mom 55 when they had hysterectomies, neither one had gone thru memopause (grandma may has just been going thru it). Don't know about dad's mom, as his sister's are dead so I have nothing to go on.
I think I have been going thru menopause - seems I get hot flashes at times but the doctor said I was not going thru it.
So other than going to the ob/gyn in Feb 2013 for my anual PAP and exam, can anyone talk about this and tell me what to expect? I personally do not want to go thru surgery.