At first this was perfect for me, but after me and my partner talked we have discussed getting pregnant, but it has been 9 months since I stopped and I still haven’t had a period and we haven’t managed to conceive since I haven’t a clue if I’m ovulating or not. I wouldn’t recommend using this contraception if you have any thoughts about getting pregnant in the near future. It gave me the lowest sex drive of my life and I have gained over a stone in weight since using this contraception. I wish I would have gone with the coil again!
I took the depo shot once. The hot flashes and crazy night sweats were comparable to menopause. My pillow would be soaked in sweat in the morning. I took depo to prevent pregnancy for a short period of time after my 2nd child. It took 2.5 years to conceive our 3rd after just 1 shot, whereas my other 3 pregnancies were extremely easy to conceive.
Was on depo for about 3 years following being on the combined pill for 15 years. The doctor would no longer prescribe the injection to me as they said I'd need a break. I had no periods while taking the injection, which was great! Also, no other side effects except no sex drive.
Came off this during covid and noticed positive changes increased sex drive weight loss and since going back on had nausea and headaches around injection with all weight going back on and back to vaginal dryness and low sex drive so decided to come off for good
Ok so the contraception was ok for me. I gained a healthy weight (which for me is something that I’ve been trying to do for the longest time). I didn’t have to worry about buying pads every month, neither had to worry about getting pregnant. However the side effects weren’t worth it,the migraines still happened,the back aches were still happening and on occasion she would be dry. I am no longer on it now as I didn’t want to be on it for any longer than year just because it can effect your fertility,I’m still waiting on a period (haven’t had a period in 2 years) and boobs have become very tender since I’ve stopped. The risks of the injection causing brittle bones was a major factor as to why I stopped getting it too.
I had two injections of depo. I had spotting daily for the entire time I was on it. I gained weight, was very depressed, and lost libido. It was my worst experience.
I was on this most of my adult life as I was worried about the inconsistency of the pill as different GPS advised different things. However I’ve realised since stopping that it had made me very dry (sex has been painful for years) and low libido. So I’ve moved to condoms.
Originally started taking as I had been taken off the patch due to doctors realising I’d had a migraine 10 years recently, and thought it would be more convenient than going into the doctors for depo. Since starting it I have noticed massive mood swings and probably cry about 3 times a day - my boyfriend also told me he had noticed I wasn’t my usual self. Breaking point was when I nearly failed a practical exam after a simulated patient told me about his dead fake wife and I started crying in the exam. Had very irregular periods and spotting - had light constant bleeding for nearly two months. Also seems to be unavailable everywhere currently - tried pharmacists and 2 online pharmacies but was told it wouldn’t be available until after my next injection was due and was offered depo at my local GP but was unable to attend the appointment due to covid - part of the reason I am stopping but mainly due the effects it had on my mood. When I had my first injection the nurse told me it may take up to 6 months for the spotting to stop but I’m not having another injection to find out
Best contraception I have ever been on, I've struggled to find one that agreed with me as much as this, but it can only be used for up to 3 years as it has increased risk of osteoporosis and breast cancer after that. I lost weight, felt very stable and my mood wasn't impacted. Yes, there were 'fuzzy' days where you felt moody and knew yourself you were being a bit overly sensitive to things, but that came and went like PMS. No periods for 3 years and my sex drive and skin was great.