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7/21/2014 10:42:35 PM

Reviewer: lindseym, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Got my first Depo shot this May (2014) and I'm completely satisfied. I've had irregular periods all my life, mostly because I'm stressed all the time I'm sure, but after my first shot, I maybe had like 3 random spotting days and then I never gotten my period since! Getting my next shot this week and just relieved that I don't have to remember to take a pill every single day, th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/5/2014 3:17:27 PM

Reviewer: CitizenCraptastic, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on DP for about 10 years now. Had a few spotting episodes when I got over-stressed or if waited too long for my next injection. Sex drive normal, bone density normal, etc. Recommend to at least try to all women; hope your experience is as easy and smooth as mine.

Condition: Other
5/27/2014 3:55:28 PM

Reviewer: Kaceedeene, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Depo Provera did it's job because I never got pregnant. However I was basically on my period for two years. It was a constant bleed it was about once or twice a day I'd bleed for like five minutes but it was even to much for a tampon. During intercourse I always bleed a lot. And then I started having involuntary vaginal muscle flexing.

Condition: Other
3/26/2014 9:34:31 PM

Reviewer: maka206, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The main reason I got on the depo was that I had aura migraines from the pill, have terrible periods, and my dr said this would be good for me. Over the 2 1/2 years I was on the depo, I got depressed, lost my sex drive, severe acne, stomach issues, allergies, fatigue...the list goes on. My dr kept saying this was all in my head, and I already had these conditions before the depo. What a load of ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/4/2014 8:06:18 PM

Reviewer: ASLJFEOJR, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on depo for about 2 years now. My periods lightened up almost immediately after my first shot, and although they were lighter, they lasted longer (2-3 weeks of extremely light flow). This continued until my third shot, and since then I haven't gotten my period or spotting once! There are pros and cons to this contraceptive, and it's different for everybody. The first year I w ... Show Full Comment

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