26/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The depo was great for the 7.5 years I was on it, until one day I realised I had become a balloon (gained about 25kg). I had not changed my eating habits, and after a year off it (without, again, changing my eating habits) the weight had gone. I did not exercise more frequently or change lifestyle, the weight gain stopped when I stopped the depo! Also, my mood swings are far less intense after coming off it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Increased body hair

Better skin

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Experience after taking

I felt so good stopping the depo, I didn’t realise it took so long to exit my body (1-3 years). I was so emotional when I found out it was going to take this long to get these chemicals out of my body!

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