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 256 reviews for injection, 0 people (0%) reported headaches.

Reviewers that reported headaches as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

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

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

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 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Dec 23

  •  Still using

Period like cramps, increased white discharge, nausea and bloating was horrendous. Stopped getting my period from the first shot which made me think I was pregnant. My depression also got worse.


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Injection common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

46% of injection reviewers reported tender breasts

43% of injection reviewers reported vaginal dryness

41% 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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