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Birth control shot side effects

3.0

12 reviews

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Birth control shot

Birth control shot common side effects

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Lower back pain

67% of Birth control shot reviewers reported lower back pain

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Breast enlargement

58% of Birth control shot reviewers reported breast enlargement

3

Period like cramps

58% of Birth control shot reviewers reported period like cramps

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Headaches

58% of Birth control shot reviewers reported headaches

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Tender breasts

50% of Birth control shot reviewers reported tender breasts


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  • 8% of Birth control shot reviewers reported discomfort wearing contact lenses

  • 8% of Birth control shot reviewers reported thrush

  • 8% of Birth control shot reviewers reported pelvic infection


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Lower back pain (67%)
  • Breast enlargement (58%)
  • Period like cramps (58%)
  • Headaches (58%)
  • Tender breasts (50%)
  • Dizziness (42%)
  • Vaginal discharge (42%)
  • Sweating more than usual (42%)
  • Vaginal dryness (42%)
  • Hair loss (42%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (33%)
  • Migraines (25%)
  • Body hair getting darker (25%)
  • High blood pressure (25%)
  • Migraine with aura (17%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (8%)
  • Thrush (8%)
  • Pelvic infection (8%)
  • 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
  •  4th Apr 24

  •  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 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Feb 24

  •  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
  •  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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