19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have periods whilst on the injection, but it completely ruined my sex life. I had no libido and when we did have sex it was painful due to dryness and left me feeling worthless.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My libido came back after a few months and sex is no longer painful whatsoever. My mental health improved and I felt less ‘apathetic’ and dull.

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