14/02/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used Depo injections for over 5 years. I found it to be a very convenient ways of contraception as you need to remember to take it only once in 3 months and you don’t even need to go to your local GP or a nurse to get it done. I’d pick it up from local pharmacy and my husband would just inject it. I didn’t experience any size effects apart from slight decrease in sex drive and quiet enjoy not having periods for 5 years! I had my last injection done in March and my period returned in August which is pretty quick as doctors say it can take up to 1 year.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I got a bit of mood swings after I stopped taking it but it wasn’t anything too disturbing. It felt like PMS and probably was more noticeable as I haven’t had any in 5 years.

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