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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Depo-Provera IM.

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Condition: Other
4/30/2008 11:08:36 AM

Reviewer: self_made, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This was, in fact, the worst experience of my whole life-I'd rather be pregnant all over again!! I bled for 7 weeks straight, a nasty brown color nonstop! I was tired, lacked interest in sex, and my long hair was starting to fall out. I had the shot only once and will NEVER take it again...even my fiancee asked that I stop using it. Nonstop bleeding PLUS lack of interest in sex = not recommen ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/22/2008 12:40:20 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I loved Depo when I originally started using it. I had horrible periods that would make me miss school. With Depo my periods stopped but mood swings were worse, weight gain everytime I received the shot.I would loose some of the weight, but after my next shot it would be back. It worked really well but now I regret being on it for so long. It caused problem with my triglycerides and a few other ar ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/3/2008 7:31:17 PM

Reviewer: mgb, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I went on the shot because I had excruciatingly painful periods, and it would aggravate my panic disorder about a week before my cycle started. The first shot was great--my period was only 8 hours long! Then about a month later I started bleeding every day and it lasted several weeks but eventually stopped. I've been on it for over a year now and over all am glad I started getting the shots ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/30/2008 11:01:38 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been off and on Depo (depending on if I had insurance) for 10 years. I got pregnant while on the pill, and was able to be on Depo when breastfeeding. I nursed until my son was about 9 mo. old. I love not having a period, as mine make me almost anemic, and are extremely painful. I have gained weight, but can't say it is due to Depo, as I am a heavier person anyway. I am now 32, and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/7/2008 10:17:31 AM

Reviewer: madmom, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was not informed that this medication also decreases your production of milk and I was breast feeding it made it difficult at first since I had the shot before I left the hospital with my baby also I was a size 7 that day but within 3 months my weight rose to a size 11 I checked the research and on average women on depo gain 13 pounds per every year you are on the medication I also became very c ... Show Full Comment

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