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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Depo-Provera IM.

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Condition: Other
9/14/2013 1:48:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
If i could i would've givin this -stars ratings but it wont let you.... I was on depo for about 3 years and when i first started it i weighed 120 lbs (5'3) Now i have been off of it for 5 years now and still cannot lose any of the weight i gained from it (i now weigh 160 lbs) the same weight i have been for these last 5 years. I ate and did everything like usual before the depo. I also ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/14/2013 10:47:15 PM

Reviewer: Mom of 3 sons, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This birth control was a horrible experience for me. I was a normal young mother who became manic and sucidal after the injections. It took over a year after stopping the injections to feel normal again. I was encouraged to try it again after my 3 child seven years later in my 30's and had the same experience. This time it took years to start feeling better but I have never felt normal again. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/14/2013 5:03:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the second type of birth control I have used. IT IS TERRIBLE. I was on the pill for a little while, but after it made my periods heavier, cramps worse, and made me moody, I stopped. I got this shot at my 6-week check-up. Before this, my body went back to normal. I was losing weight with exercise, didn't have pain, slept well, ate well, and was overall healthy. Everything was fine until ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/16/2013 12:42:44 PM

Reviewer: Pamela, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have just basically started this shot, and I have been getting severe acne on my body. It's as if it's not even acne, it's just eating away at my skin.. I have pain in my bones, and I haven't been able to sleep a full night's sleep for two weeks now. There is nothing in the side affects about the "acne" I am experiencing, and that is more concerning for me. I don ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/6/2013 2:48:30 PM

Reviewer: lynn, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
too soon to tell

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