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Condition: Other
11/12/2008 8:59:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this twice. Prior to my daughter being born I used this and loved it. I didn't have any of the side effects talked about. It took 1 1/2 years to get pregnant, which was alright with me. I went back on it after my daughter was born and gained 20 pounds. I am seriously looking for another form of birth control now with less side effects. I can't lose the weight. The only thing ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/21/2008 11:15:55 PM

Reviewer: Amber, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on depo for almost ten years with a two year break. The first 5 or 6 yrs were great, no weight gain, acne, or any other side effects. The second time around i have gained about 40 pds in 2 years, have stubborn acne, and am chronically tired. I have not had any periods, which is a blessing, but now im concerned about bone density and will be getting the test done asap

Condition: Other
10/14/2008 10:28:34 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on depo for about three years now. I have yet to have any problems with it. I haven't had a period since I started getting the shot. About every other shot I have light bleeding which last about 2 days. I havent had any weight gain and my sx drive has not been affcted. I looked into a lot of different options when i started birth control and if you look at reviews of other birth co ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/11/2008 10:58:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The first year,no side effects,then I started getting hot flashes, always nauseous,Bones aching alot!!moods bad. i got pimples,no energy,sex drive gone... I got off,too many problems.Im wayyy to young to be having issues

Condition: Other
10/7/2008 2:07:07 PM

Reviewer: kr11, 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:
I would not recommend this shot to anyone. I started the depo shot because I had heavy,painful periods.I'm only 19,so onlky geting my period every 3 months sounded awsome. I was so wrong...I only had 2 injections. I spot all the time. I've only had one normal period. I get all the symptoms of my period but never get it. I've been off the injection for 2 months, and learned it can take ... Show Full Comment

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