19/03/2021

Depo-Provera

Injection

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had tried both the pill and the implant for several years, both came with horrible side effects but I kept them going as I thought I didn’t have any other options. When planning on getting my new implant put in, my sexual health nurse was great and suggested that if I had such a hard time with the impant, why not try the injection? And I never looked back! Was the best change I ever made, I didnt have a single period once I started it and very little to no other side effects the whole time. I stayed on the injection for around 4-5 years before wanting to get back to a normal cycle.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

No effects

Experience after taking

The only downside I would say is it took me around 7 months to get a period again after my last jag, so I did worry something was wrong, but everything did settle and normalise eventually and it can be normal to take up to a year for your period to come back. I found I was more spotty and moody a few months after stopping but I think that was just my body getting back into its normal hormonal cycle.

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