Does injection cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on injection

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Out of the 260 reviews for injection, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Feb 24

I’ve been taking the pill for over 7 years and wanted to try the injection for convenience of not worrying about taking a pill everyday, for that it was great no periods no more cramps, however I found too many side effects which overrule the one positive. - The first month was great, however month 2 and 3 I suffered with what I thought was recurring thrush but I went to the gp and did swabs but everything was negative with no infections, turns out to be vaginal dryness which are the same symptoms of thrush and is highly uncomfortable - never had this on the pill, it’s effecting my sex life as it’s uncomfortable and has lowered my libido also. - The mood swings are insane with the first shot, I was very emotional and distressed, increased intrusive thoughts about my relationship, didn’t like my body etc. - I’ve always had clear skin until the injection I noticed the odd one or two almost cystic types spots which were painful and rather embarrassing that would last for weeks. - Noticed fluctuation of breast size too I probably dropped a size or 2 but didn’t loose any body weight. Not sure how long it’s going to take to go back to normal but definitely advise to anyone wanting to go on it, research research research and book a session with your gp to review it.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 23

Great at first, completely stopped my periods however I noticed I was feeling anxious and low. My sex drive also completely disappeared.

Somewhat negative mood

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Jun 21

I feel scared for not seeing my period and the acne is really worrisome expecially when i never had acne before.

Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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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

39% 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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