19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The injection is convenient if you forget or are too busy for the pill each day. It stopped my periods completely so that was a plus. But around 3 months in sex got more uncomfortable and then painful soon after (dryness and very tight muscles, to the point I was practically rejecting everything). I stayed on the injection for around a year not knowing it was the cause of the pain, and as soon as the last one wore off I was back to normal and my sex drive re-appeared. – I suggested it being the cause of my pain to numerous doctors but they all dismissed it, insisting it wasn’t a side effect.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

Better skin

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My sex drive returned to normal and sex quickly became painless again. Seems like a very uncommon side effect as doctors didn’t make the link at all.

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