19/09/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Absolutely no issues with it to start with. Stopped periods completely, but after 18 months or so I started to get spotting which then led to bleeding during sex- but no periods as such. Went to GP and they said I had developed an ectropian cervix which was down to the depo injection. This led to me coming off the injection. I would still highly recommend this form of contraception as I’m sure I was one of few to get this particular side effect.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Took a while for my periods to get back to normal- I still don’t think they’re properly back to normal now, two years later. My sex drive has increased and I am getting more discharge now- I did suffer with vaginal dryness before.

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