27/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have been on the Depo for around 4 years, No issues. Until earlier this year I got my injection like usual to find that I started having periods (Never happened in 4 years) spoke to Dr they weren’t concerned until I started having terrible sickness which has lead to me being around 7 weeks pregnant! The injection didn’t work for me. I started to get very ill with it, I am planning on getting the coil implanted

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I ended up 7 weeks pregnant and awaiting an abortion by surgical procedure. I feel a lot better for stopping the injection as the risks arent clearly explained to you at first consultation

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