Lowdown18508

Joined at August 2022

3. Aug. 22
Depo-Provera injection

Overall one of the best contraceptives I’ve tried and I’ve tried some form of each. Started using to help with endo associated pain and heavy periods. Completely stopped my periods other than the occasional spotting towards the end of the 12 weeks after injection. Found it had no long term impact on my moods and very few side effects in general and improved my skin. Really handy only having to get it every 12 weeks rather than take a pill everyday. Only downfalls are for about a week after the first 2 injections I was very teary and hungry all the time but this stopped once I got used to it. Also had an impact on sex drive and caused weight gain during the whole time I was on it.

 
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Time used

18 months - 3 yrs

Stopped using

1

Impact whilst using

Mood

No change

Skin

Improved

Sex drive

Reduced

Weight

Gained weight

Bleeds

Stopped

Lighter

Spotting

Other side effects whilst using
 Back pain
 Nausea or vomiting
 Tender breasts
 Headaches
Experience coming off Depo-Provera injection

My periods and endo symptoms got worse. Lost about 2kg without trying and my sex drive increased

Impact after using

Mood

No change

Skin

Got worse

Sex drive

Increased

Weight

Lost weight

Cycle return to normal

I don't know / can't tell

Other side effects after using
Period like cramping
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