Contraception Reviews

Side effects

Depo-Provera shot side effects

2.9

15 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Mood

40% somewhat negative

Bleeds

40% stopped periods

Sex drive

40% lost sex drive

Weight

53% gained weight

Skin

33% no impact on skin

Cycle return

50% in 3-6 months

Depo-Provera shot

Depo-Provera shot common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

1

Lower back pain

67% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported lower back pain

2

Breast enlargement

60% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported breast enlargement

3

Headaches

60% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported headaches

4

Tender breasts

53% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported tender breasts

5

Sweating more than usual

47% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported sweating more than usual


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • 13% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported thrush

  • 7% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported discomfort wearing contact lenses

  • 7% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported pelvic infection


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Lower back pain (67%)
  • Breast enlargement (60%)
  • Headaches (60%)
  • Tender breasts (53%)
  • Sweating more than usual (47%)
  • Period like cramps (47%)
  • Dizziness (40%)
  • Vaginal discharge (40%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (33%)
  • Vaginal dryness (33%)
  • Hair loss (33%)
  • Migraines (20%)
  • Body hair getting darker (20%)
  • Migraine with aura (13%)
  • High blood pressure (13%)
  • Thrush (13%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (7%)
  • Pelvic infection (7%)
  • Cystitis (0%)
  • Body hair increase (0%)
  • A latex allergy (0%)

Reviews

2.9

15 reviews

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Birth control shot  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

Depo-Provera shot  

Depo Provera stopped my periods completely. After being on it for more than a year, I can’t fit into my favorite belt that I easily could a year ago. Mind you, last year I was more sedentary — this year I’ve been training for 5Ks. That’s how much weight I’ve gained on Depo.

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
38 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Depo-Provera shot  

I never had any real big side affects when I was on depo over a decade ago but now that I'm older and went back on it, the breast tenderness (only 1) and slight discharge is becoming nearly unbearable. It happens about 3-5days after getting the shot and lasts 4-7days. I gotta decide if this is worth it.


Somewhat negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Depo-Provera shot  

I am having pigmentation down there and its always a thrush always itching causing discomfort .


Very positive mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th May 24

Depo-Provera shot  

Made me very moody for the first month. Also seems to be concerning long term side effects.


Very negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Apr 24

Depo-Provera shot  

Unsure about depo considering switching too pill.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  15th Mar 24

Depo-Provera shot  

It’s not for me gave me lots of acne and constant mood swings.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
33 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th Mar 24

Depo-Provera shot  

It's fine


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  5th Feb 24

Depo-Provera shot  

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


Worse skin

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Jan 24

Depo-Provera shot  

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

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Birth control shot  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Jan 24

Depo-Provera shot  

Terrible


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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