20/07/2021

Sayana Press

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Started using Sayana Press after the nurse recommended it as I was already on Depot. The needle is very small so that didn’t bother me at all and it didn’t really hurt. My skin has always been quite greasy while on Depot and Sayana Press so I did have some spots, although this seemed to calm down after some time. My mood seemed to be affected slightly negatively but this isn’t unusual for me with hormonal contraception. The reason I stopped using it was due to skin dimpling. I have an area on my stomach and my thigh where I injected that now have dents in the fat which don’t seem to be improving after a few months. There is also a little lump underneath the dent like a ball of scar tissue. I wasn’t warned about this side effect which is unfortunate as it’s something that I might have forever.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

Have only been off Sayana Press for a few months so still not sure when my periods will return as this can apparently vary. Feel like I’m getting less low moods.

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