27/04/2021

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved the fact that on the depo I could not worry and only needed to have the injection every 12 weeks, I also had no periods. BUT my periods didn’t return for at least 12 months after stopping, and I later found that a cause of my horrendous dry vagina and pain during intercourses could be down to the depo – after stopping just a few weeks later the dryness and pain improved.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Dryness went, periods came back 12 months later (but took about 6 months before regular again).

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