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Depo-Provera injection Reviews

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Depo-Provera injection reviews

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Lowdown user
Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  9th Nov 22


I went on it to stop my really painful periods and to manage an ovarian cyst that I’ve been having for a while. It did stop my periods and made my cyst shrink a little, which was great, however I would still get random, really horrible cramps on the side where my cyst is at least once a month, without bleeding or any apparent reason. This has become better since going off depo. I also had some spotting while being on it, but didn’t mind that too much, and vaginal dryness. It also pretty much completely decreased my libido, which was not great, but this has become better since going off it. The biggest side effect, however, was that about a month into my first injection I started to feel a lot more anxious, which increased over the next months, and it got really really bad. I had intrusive thoughts, started to question my relationship, and got terrible anxiety attacks. I genuinely felt like I was going crazy. I ultimately stopped Depo because of this. My anxiety has gotten better since stopping, and with the help of a therapist, but it’s a slow journey. So overall, I loved that it stopped my periods but the side effects are really, really not worth it for me.

Lowdown user
Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  3rd Aug 22


Overall one of the best contraceptives I’ve tried and I’ve tried some form of each. Started using to help with endo associated pain and heavy periods. Completely stopped my periods other than the occasional spotting towards the end of the 12 weeks after injection. Found it had no long term impact on my moods and very few side effects in general and improved my skin. Really handy only having to get it every 12 weeks rather than take a pill everyday. Only downfalls are for about a week after the first 2 injections I was very teary and hungry all the time but this stopped once I got used to it. Also had an impact on sex drive and caused weight gain during the whole time I was on it.

Lowdown user
Used for 3 - 6 months

Verified review  •  17th Feb 22


I took the depo shot once. The hot flashes and crazy night sweats were comparable to menopause. My pillow would be soaked in sweat in the morning. I took depo to prevent pregnancy for a short period of time after my 2nd child. It took 2.5 years to conceive our 3rd after just 1 shot, whereas my other 3 pregnancies were extremely easy to conceive.

Lowdown user
Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  16th Feb 22


Was on depo for about 3 years following being on the combined pill for 15 years. The doctor would no longer prescribe the injection to me as they said I'd need a break. I had no periods while taking the injection, which was great! Also, no other side effects except no sex drive.

Lowdown user
Used for 1 - 3 months

Verified review  •  31st Jan 22


Came off this during covid and noticed positive changes increased sex drive weight loss and since going back on had nausea and headaches around injection with all weight going back on and back to vaginal dryness and low sex drive so decided to come off for good

Lowdown user
Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  9th Jan 22


Ok so the contraception was ok for me. I gained a healthy weight (which for me is something that I’ve been trying to do for the longest time). I didn’t have to worry about buying pads every month, neither had to worry about getting pregnant. However the side effects weren’t worth it,the migraines still happened,the back aches were still happening and on occasion she would be dry. I am no longer on it now as I didn’t want to be on it for any longer than year just because it can effect your fertility,I’m still waiting on a period (haven’t had a period in 2 years) and boobs have become very tender since I’ve stopped. The risks of the injection causing brittle bones was a major factor as to why I stopped getting it too.

Lowdown user
Used for 3 - 6 months

Verified review  •  7th Jan 22


I was choosing not to pay attention to the side effects of the shot, what a mistake. While sex was nice without having to care about a condom, my sex drive was much lower. There is no point in birth control when you don't want to have sex. I had constant bleeding during the whole period I was on the shot and I gained 10 kilos. I hate it because I had a very stable weight my whole life and now my body changed completely and has stretch marks. 2,5 months after I stopped getting injections my periods are not there at all (which is not too bad for me) and the extra weight doesn't go away at all. While the injection is very simple in terms of use, side effects are not worth it. I regret getting it.

Lowdown user
Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  7th Jan 22


I had two injections of depo. I had spotting daily for the entire time I was on it. I gained weight, was very depressed, and lost libido. It was my worst experience.

Lowdown user
Used for 5 - 8 years

Verified review  •  5th Jan 22


I was on this most of my adult life as I was worried about the inconsistency of the pill as different GPS advised different things. However I’ve realised since stopping that it had made me very dry (sex has been painful for years) and low libido. So I’ve moved to condoms.

Lowdown user
Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  22nd Nov 21


Best contraception I have ever been on, I've struggled to find one that agreed with me as much as this, but it can only be used for up to 3 years as it has increased risk of osteoporosis and breast cancer after that. I lost weight, felt very stable and my mood wasn't impacted. Yes, there were 'fuzzy' days where you felt moody and knew yourself you were being a bit overly sensitive to things, but that came and went like PMS. No periods for 3 years and my sex drive and skin was great.

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