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

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Condition: Other
11/21/2013 9:01:46 PM

Reviewer: MJ, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I just started this shot right before I got to college and had no issues until I pretty much had a 3 month period. I also gained 40 lb since I got to college, and it's only November. I have never had issues with acne, but now my entire face is red. I also get the rashes on occasion. What scares me the most though is that it has actually caused me heart issues. I used to swim a mile a day no pr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/22/2013 1:24:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began using this drug only 5 months ago for abnormal uterine bleeding. After the first shot I was happy because the bleeding stopped. After the second shot I began to have severe hot flashes. I also found out it causes bone loss and I already have a bone loss issue from having hip resurfing. I wouldn't use this medication if you are in your 40's or 50's

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

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