25/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Easy to get it and forget about it however I had constant spotting from the second injection until I was due for the fourth injection at 9 months. Had a loss in sex drive and really bad cystic acne this has improved since coming off of it

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Experience after taking

Changed back to the pill and although it’s less convenient I’m a lot happier as I don’t have to worry about spotting all the time

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