23/08/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

First few months, I really enjoyed being on the injection. Felt it was so much easier than taking the pill, all I had to remember was to go to the next appointment. After the 6th month, I started to gain weight by about 7lb. I didn’t realise at first this was due to being on the injection. I’ve tried to lose this weight, but struggled. My mood swings started to become really bad, I always felt so worked up. I would spend days crying over the littlest of things.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Thrush

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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