Injection and a latex allergy

How our community feel they have been impacted by a latex allergy on injection

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

95%

Quite a bit

2%

A lot

2%

A bit

1%

A great deal

0%

Out of the 261 reviews for injection, 14 people (5%) reported a latex allergy.

Reviewers that reported a latex allergy as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
16 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Oct 23

I was on it for 9 months and I only started the pill today but the injection had made me bleed nonstop and have really bad back pain and the weight gain was really bad I didn’t feel myself and the sex drive at the start was high but it kept getting lower and lower the cramps are worse than the ones i used to get and my family have a high estrogen level it doesn’t work that well when you have high estrogen levels.

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Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

1 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Mar 21

Good alternative to Depo as you can administer at home, I have found that it has a few more side effects to it than depo but they're manageable.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Jan 21

I used this for 8 years and the first 5 years were really great. I ended up having my periods stop and I didn’t have the monthly rollercoaster of emotions, my skin then improved because of the change in hormones and all round it was great. The Depo injection however is not meant to be used for long stints like I did and starting it at 19 can have an impact on your bone density. I knew all of this and continually asked for reviews and if I was ok to continue it but all the medical professionals said it was fine. Until someone realised I’d been on it for 8 years without a break. So I’m now off this and I’d say the latter 4 years I started to get spotty, I felt hormonal and would get cramps.


Very positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Injection common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

45% of injection reviewers reported tender breasts

42% of injection reviewers reported vaginal dryness

40% of injection reviewers reported vaginal discharge

38% of injection reviewers reported lower back pain

38% of injection reviewers reported period like cramps


Possible injection side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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