25/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I’d used the injection for 4 years. In terms of its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy it was faultless, and only having to think about it every 12 weeks was ideal and pretty much care free. However, in terms of side effects it was pretty bad. For the first 3 days or so after receiving the injection I was irrationally miserable from the surge in hormones. By year 4 my libido had hit rock bottom and I’d realized that I’d ever so slowly gained 1.5 stone. It took 3 months for my periods to return and about 5 until my cycle returned to normal. I have no doubt that my body is still feeling the effects of this contraceptive method and would advise not to use it for extended periods.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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