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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

Condition: Other
1/10/2014 3:30:02 PM

Reviewer: Cari, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking the Depo Shot July 2013. My first two months were an emotional hell but my moods seemed to even out after month two so I decided to continue the shot. There have been many changes with my body and personality that I have noticed since taking the shot. I have put on about 5-10 lbs (which isn't a bad thing since I'm slim anyways, but it makes me very uncomfortable), my sex d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/3/2014 12:42:00 PM

Reviewer: im40, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was very satisfied with the depo and was on it for years, having no periods. BUT I have NOT had a sex drive for quite some time and never knew why... well I have been OFF the depo for over a year now... and my sex drive is back... I will not take this depo again unless is my only option... checking into IUD today actually being that I need to get back on something since my drive is back. I did ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/23/2013 11:26:28 AM

Reviewer: DepoIsBadIfUwant2getPreg, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Pls dont use this drug if u ever want to get pregnant. it activates the male hormornes in u so u find it difficult getting pregnant again, i just realise it today when i retrned from the hospital after series of scans. i really want to get pregnant after taking just 2 shot but very difficult. pls think thrice before using this depo injection :-(

Condition: Other
12/18/2013 9:34:05 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Wtf! Everything was okay...I got on depo in November the 6 2013 so I didn't get my period that month & on December 6 2013 I stared bleeding a little (my periods are only 5 days long) so because of this shot I've been on my period almost 13 days since December the 6 to December the 18th. ITS NOT STOPING AT ALL WHAT IS THE POINT OF GETTING THE SHOT TO PEVENT PREGNANCY RIGHT? IF YOU CAN ... Show Full Comment

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