Injection and negative mood

How our community feel injection has affected their moods and emotions

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Somewhat negative

33%

No change

28%

Don't know

7%

Out of the 261 reviews for injection, 152 people (58%) reported negative mood.

Reviewers that reported negative mood as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 days ago

Stopped my periods completely which was great, but was depressed the entire time I was on it (and didn't realise why until I came off) also had zero sex drive until I came off it.

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Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd May 24

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.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st May 24

I was placed on the Depo injections back in 2019 and had a total of 5/6 injections. They were stopped because they caused severe anxiety, multiple panic attacks daily and severe depression. The GP deemed it unsafe for me to continue as the mental health side effects were incredibly awful.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

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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