It's is different for everyone. Some women continue to spot randomly the entire time they are on it. Others stop having periods all together. It's on an individual basis though. I was on depo for five years and i stopped having periods totally after the second shot. Some people get freaked out by not having a period, but again it's a personal thing. There is no medical reason that you have to have a period every month. Once you stop the depo your normal cycle usually returns in a few months. I have severe endometriosis so it was the best option for me. My periods were too heavy and excrutiatingly painful so depo was a life saver. I find people either love it or hate it. If you decide to try it, I suggest trying to get through the first 6 months of it. By then it most of the side effects should have leveled out and you should have a good idea how your body is going to respond to it.
at 9:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2013