19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I tried to endure the side effects for as long as possible as it was more reliable than a pill. But in the end the continued bleeding was too much. I had suspected endometriosis from the symptoms which eased after I stopped it.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My body seemed to return to normal fairly quickly after stopping the injection. I learned that my body does not like progesterone only. I was also advised against the implant due to the effects likely being similar to depo Provera on my body.

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