19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The first injection caused only minor side effects- but after the second injection I was a total mess. Spotting for weeks at a time, generally low mood, bursting into tears almost daily.. resulting in a complete loss of sex drive. Needless to say, I didn’t go back for a third round!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

A few weeks after the third injection had been due, I started to feel “more like myself” again. I am not normally an emotional person, but that second injection triggered what I can only assume depression feels like. My cycle took a while to return to “normal” but I had started on the pill by then so maybe not entirely caused by the depo.

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