25/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started the injection about 5-6 years ago, I thought it was the easier option as nothing interferes with it. So far so good, I get times though when I come on – not heavy, but sometimes I can be on for 3 weeks straight! So it can be a bit of an inconvenience especially as there’s no warning signs beforehand!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Back pain

Increased body hair

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

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