25/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was took the pill for years but made the decision to change to depo after a couple of friends switched – it was the best thing I ever did! I never realised how negatively the pill impacted my moods until I stopped taking it. It sounds ridiculous, but I feel like a completely different person. I still have mood swings every now and then and the occasional headache/migraine but I’ve always suffered with them. I haven’t noticed any negative side effects other than the fact that I don’t have any periods anymore, and I don’t really consider that to be negative. Definitely do your research before hand, just because it suits me perfectly, does not mean that it will be perfect for you. However, I do think it’s the best contraceptive I’ve tried and I have several friends who think the same and they have been on it a lot longer than myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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