Does injection cause headaches?

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

77%

A bit

11%

Quite a bit

6%

A lot

4%

A great deal

2%

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

Reviewers that reported headaches as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

I was not offered an alternative injection and was adbised against it as i already was dinosed with depression.its been very difficult trying to feel normal and have a great s** life. I am already a mother and would like to wait a while before or IF i do have any more children. This contraception is extemly strong, i noticed many changes to my body. From the frist day i took the injection. It is brilliant at stopping me from getting pregnnt again though.

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Somewhat negative mood

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Apr 24

When I was 15, I started using the injection to manage my menstrual pain (due to Endo). It worked like magic and stopped my periods and pain right away! However, it also had a downside - it really impacted my mental health. Recently, I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and I tried different pills to manage it, but I kept forgetting to take them on time. So, I decided to give the Depot Provera injection another try. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I went ahead with it anyway. It took some time for my body to adjust, and I experienced some spotting and pelvic pain until my most recent injection. (I've had 5 injections now). Now, things have settled down, and I only get occasional twinges. The day after the injection, I experience some period-like pain, but it usually goes away after a couple of days. Overall, I would recommend this contraception, although everyone's experience is different. For me, it has finally given me what I wanted - freedom from pain.


Decreased sex drive

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Feb 24

The injection definitely stops pregnancy but does affect the body in different ways


Improved skin

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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