So I've been on the monthly depo injections for almost 10 months and my quality of life has improved drastically (although I never had it as bad as others anyway), however I've been told by my consultant that my injection in May was my last (as hopefully going to start IVF soon) so two questions -
1) I know it can take awhile for my periods to return but did anyone get any period like symptoms just before the next injection - my injection was the 29th May and I was due another one on the 26th June but had some period like symptoms today - bit of back pain, slight cramping (nothing compared to normal) and some spotting (barely any but when I wipe (too much info I know) it is a little pink). Is this my period?
2) this leads into my second question, do u have to have a period before u can start IVF? I am under two hospitals - one to treat my endo and the other for IVF. The endo hospital said after I had my lap in March that i could just go from my depo injections straight into IVF with no gap but the IVF hospital said I have to have my period hence stopping the injections.
I am supposed to start IVF on my first period but was expecting to have to wait awhile before it arrived.
I've had such a great 10 months on these injections so a bit worried about my period returning even though I am excited that we are finally heading down what appears to be the right path. I am assuming that first period is pretty bad and I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with the period pain and IVF all at the same time.
Some advice would be gratefully received! xx