22/12/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had a really hard time on the injection. I had some abdominal pain after I first had it, I lost all my sex drive and had vaginal dryness. We needed to use a lubricant if there was any chance of us having sex. I had really low mood for the first two months, and it took me a while to realise why I didn’t want to leave my bed all day. I had previously used the mini-pill and this gave me spotting all the time and some loss of libido, but the injection was a really awful experience for me.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

My mood went back to normal, and my sex drive returned.

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