08/07/2021

Depo-Provera

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Although I can’t say for definite it is down to the injection..I have never experienced low moods/anxiety until I started the injection. The headaches when I first get my injection are horrible. I have gained almost 2 stone (again can’t prove that is from the injection) and my mood swings are next level. I get bad breakouts around my chin and mouth and when I had a break from the injection I got withdrawal symptoms for around 2 weeks which included not being able to sit still, shaking, couldn’t concentrate, headaches, confusion. The positive is that you don’t have to worry for 12 weeks and I didn’t have periods at all..not worth it for the negative things tho:(

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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