19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Didn’t realise the increase in migraines and headaches were down to Depo until I stopped having it. Have had depression most of my life and this exacerbated my loss and mood swings. Biggest bonus? My incredibly heavy and painful periods completely stopped.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Latex allergy

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Latex allergy

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Heavy painful periods returned, but mood much improved and cystitis was not as regular. My depression was much easier to treat, sex drive returned.

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