Injection and high blood pressure

How our community feel they have been impacted by high blood pressure on injection

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Out of the 261 reviews for injection, 27 people (10%) reported high blood pressure.

Reviewers that reported high blood pressure as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 23

I kept using the injection as it felt like my last resort as I'd tried other pills and had side effects I didn't like. However, I had awful vaginally dryness and I think my sex drive was lowered because of it. It did mean I did not have a period which I thought was a positive.

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Decreased sex drive

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

Was on this method for a few years. The first 6 weeks I bled non stop and had to get medication from the drs to stop the bleeding where I was told by my male doctor “it’s tough being a woman” . Once the bleeding had stopped my first few months were great. After a while I noticed my mood changes and became severely depressed where I was put on sertraline and propanalol. I had been with my partner for 6 years at this point and we didn’t have sex for 6 months as my sex drive completely decreased. I gained 3 stone in the time period of about 2 years, I was waking up in the night absolutely starving and could never curb the hunger. I was constantly sweating where I ended up seeing a dermatologist. I had constant brain fog and felt like an alien in my own body. My bones and joints ached and when I went for a check up I was told I had been on the injection for too long without a break. I went to th Drs to see what else was available to me and I was told that my body at 22 years old had basically gon into an early menopause due to the infection as that’s what It doee. I was never told this at the time, and was just under the impression that it would stop my painful periods. My dr was reluctant to let me come off the injection because of my age and I was in a long term relationship. It took a long time for my body to regulate after stopping the injection. Once my body had regulated itself about 1.5 ~ 2 years after stopping, my weight gain decreased and I felt normal again. I am now 27 and have never gone back on any kind of contraception because of how awful this one made me feel.

Very negative mood

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jul 21

Although I can’t say for definite it is down to the injection..I have never experienced low moods/anxiety until I started the injection. The headaches when I first get my injection are horrible. I have gained almost 2 stone (again can’t prove that is from the injection) and my mood swings are next level. I get bad breakouts around my chin and mouth and when I had a break from the injection I got withdrawal symptoms for around 2 weeks which included not being able to sit still, shaking, couldn’t concentrate, headaches, confusion. The positive is that you don’t have to worry for 12 weeks and I didn’t have periods at all..not worth it for the negative things tho:(

Very negative mood

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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

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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