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Birth control shot side effects

2.8

9 reviews

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Birth control shot

Birth control shot common side effects

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Period like cramps

67% of Birth control shot reviewers reported period like cramps

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Lower back pain

67% of Birth control shot reviewers reported lower back pain

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Vaginal discharge

56% of Birth control shot reviewers reported vaginal discharge

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Breast enlargement

56% of Birth control shot reviewers reported breast enlargement

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Headaches

56% of Birth control shot reviewers reported headaches


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  • 11% of Birth control shot reviewers reported migraine with aura

  • 11% of Birth control shot reviewers reported thrush

  • 11% of Birth control shot reviewers reported pelvic infection


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Period like cramps (67%)
  • Lower back pain (67%)
  • Vaginal discharge (56%)
  • Breast enlargement (56%)
  • Headaches (56%)
  • Dizziness (44%)
  • Vaginal dryness (44%)
  • Hair loss (44%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (33%)
  • Sweating more than usual (33%)
  • Body hair getting darker (33%)
  • Tender breasts (33%)
  • Migraines (22%)
  • High blood pressure (22%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (11%)
  • Migraine with aura (11%)
  • Thrush (11%)
  • Pelvic infection (11%)
  • Cystitis (0%)
  • Body hair increase (0%)
  • A latex allergy (0%)

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2.8

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  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
  •  1 month ago

  •  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
  •  1 month ago

  •  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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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  13th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on Depo for 10 years and LOVED it, I realize I’m a minority here but I loved that it stopped my periods, I had no issues down there the entire time I was on the shot. No adverse mood effects. The only “adverse” effects I might have had was a slightly decreased sex drive, but nothing debilitating, my husband and I still had a great intimate life.


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