19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

When I was on this method of contraception there were minimal issues apart from breast tenderness. The real issues with this happen once you stop! Then it just gets worse. It took a year to get normal periods back, hormones all over the place, weight gain due to this more than ever before and swollen breasts and pain for nearly half of my cycle now which has made me uncomfortable with my current partner and have a massive loss of confidence. Yes it is “convienient” whilst you are on it but if I had the chance to go back now I would never of started.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Migraines

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

When I was on this method of contraception there were minimal issues apart from breast tenderness. The real issues with this happen once you stop! Then it just gets worse. It took a year to get normal periods back, hormones all over the place, weight gain due to this more than ever before and swollen breasts and pain for nearly half of my cycle now which has made me uncomfortable with my current partner and have a massive loss of confidence. Yes it is “convienient” whilst you are on it but if I had the chance to go back now I would never of started.

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