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Depo-Provera shot side effects

3.0

11 reviews

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Depo-Provera shot

Depo-Provera shot common side effects

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Breast enlargement

64% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported breast enlargement

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Period like cramps

64% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported period like cramps

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Lower back pain

64% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported lower back pain

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Headaches

64% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported headaches

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Tender breasts

55% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported tender breasts


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  • 9% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported discomfort wearing contact lenses

  • 9% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported thrush

  • 9% of Depo-Provera shot reviewers reported pelvic infection


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Breast enlargement (64%)
  • Period like cramps (64%)
  • Lower back pain (64%)
  • Headaches (64%)
  • Tender breasts (55%)
  • Dizziness (46%)
  • Sweating more than usual (46%)
  • Vaginal dryness (46%)
  • Hair loss (46%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (36%)
  • Vaginal discharge (36%)
  • Migraines (27%)
  • Body hair getting darker (27%)
  • Migraine with aura (18%)
  • High blood pressure (18%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (9%)
  • Thrush (9%)
  • Pelvic infection (9%)
  • Cystitis (0%)
  • Body hair increase (0%)
  • A latex allergy (0%)

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3.0

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Unsure about depo considering switching too pill.

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

  •  Still using

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


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

  •  Still using

It's fine


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

  •  Still using

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


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

  •  Still using

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


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

  •  Still using

Terrible


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
18 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

I think this is a great birth control method if you have absolutely 0 other options, but it DESTROYED my sex drive and made sex painful because I was no longer getting as much lubrication as I used to. I also gained a good bit of weight and retained a lot of water.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
33 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  22nd Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I had a painful lump for 3 months where I got the shot


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Aug 23

  •  Still using

Personally this has not been a very good experience, even after over a year.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  23rd Aug 23

  •  Still using

horrible mood swings, paranoia, depression and anxiety- my doctor told me that the depo shot would not affect my emotions like other birth controls i’ve been on previously. this is by far the worst. i gained weight, my hair is beginning to come out in clumps in the shower, my cramps are very painful. please do research and talk about the side effects with your doctor before considering.


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