19/08/2021

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the injection for just over 3 years. I had a really good experience for the first year other than I noticed that I had a reduced sex drive. After 2-3 years I ended up with painful and lumpy breasts and was referred to the breast clinic where thankfully everything was fine but they advised I stopped having the injection.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I noticed once finishing the injection my moods have improved and I’ve found it easier to lose weight.

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