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12/5/2013 5:25:06 PM

Reviewer: Batmom, 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:
This is a terrible drug. I've had varied results with birth control, but I take other medication and kept forgetting to take the pill. At my last hospital visit they offered it to me and I caved. BAD. IDEA. I have type one Diabetes and it has been Hell on my blood sugars. I'm less than two months in and I am fatigued, My migraines (Which I take medication for) are coming back full time. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/2/2013 1:44:49 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was so excited when I learned about the miracle shot that you only had to get once every three months and usually got rid of your period. After one dose I had to get off. My mental state went out the window, I bled for three months straight, and I felt extremely weak. Please think long and hard before getting this shot because it can change who you are.

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

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