13/08/2020

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Severe depression, weight gain of around 45lbs that was almost impossible to lose afterwards, 100% loss of sex drive, bled almost constantly the first injection, not at all the second, and constantly the 3rd, took 6 months to get period back after quitting it and took almost 5 years to get pregnant.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

After stopping, it took a couple years to begin feeling normal. I would not recommend this to anyone who wants to become pregnant in the future, has a tendency towards depression, gains weight easily, or enjoys feeling sane during their menstrual cycle as I had what I dubbed “PMR, premenstrual rage” for a long time afterwards.

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