06/04/2021

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the depo twice, so for 6 months in total. I had horrific headaches whilst taking it so decided I wouldn’t renew it. After coming off it, I suffered intense withdrawal symptoms. Nausea, headaches, cramps, fatigue for around 4 months. My periods didn’t return until I discovered I had an ectopic pregnancy.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Horrific withdrawal symptoms. Migraines, headaches, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite due to nausea. 4 months of hell that culminated in an ectopic pregnancy which needed emergency surgery to remove.

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