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Condition: Other
1/31/2009 12:06:32 PM

Reviewer: cilla, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm 48, I've been in this treatment for the past 2 1/2 years, had no problems. March 2008. is the last time i got the shot and I've decided to stop. it's been 10 months and I have not gotten my period, have cramps, headache, breat tenderness. my question is when will i get my period?

Condition: Other
1/25/2009 7:31:19 PM

Reviewer: eve77, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started on this med after I had my son. I was only 19 yrs old. I had gained about 20 lbs from my pregnancy, but the rest as I have discovered is from being on the shot. I am currently 110 lbs overweight, have serious acne, ugly gross man like facial hair, and hair loss from my scalp. It has messed me up completely. I have been off of depo for almost a year now, I was on it for about a year and a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/21/2009 2:29:34 AM

Reviewer: littleone, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i went on the shot to prevent pregnancy and reduce period. i did not have a bad period before. little mood swings or cramps, no heavy bleeding. the first 6 months were a week each (first 3 months then 2nd just b4 next shot) of light bleeding. can't be sure about weight gain as i started taking it just before turning 29 and had been gaining slowly since my mid 20's as many of us do (20lbs t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/19/2009 7:56:37 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: 2

Comment:
I am so glad to see the FDA is talking about the bone loss. I was on depo for almost 7 years and off for 4 now, I didn't really notice the side effects, 90 lbs, acne, no intrest in sex, etc. But now I am still feeling the residule effects. My teeth are destroyed, they cysts have come back worse than before, and now it has been noticed that my joints are crumbling. Drs think all is related to l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/5/2009 12:03:18 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Spotting continued for two to three weeks each month.

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