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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

Condition: Other
2/20/2008 9:12:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
3 months and no worries

Condition: Other
2/14/2008 12:26:05 AM

Reviewer: elise, 19-24 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 have been taking depo for 9 months and i absolutley want to get off of it. i have had tremendous hair loss, tiredness,constant spotting, my breast have shrunk,and i have no intrest in sex. and to top it all off now it causes bone loss! i dont recomend this drug to anyone and im looking for another birth control next doctor visit!

Condition: Other
2/13/2008 9:59:09 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
First shot went fine, second was a nightmare that hasn't stopped. Caused all highlights in my hair to go away very suddenly, like a switch was turned off. For 12 years it looks mud-brown!(used to be med. brown with lots of red highlights!) I have two choises, have people stare a me because I look like a freek, or spend hundreds of dollars a year to color all my hair with harsh chemicals that c ... Show Full Comment

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