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

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Condition: Birth Control
9/4/2014 6:47:14 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Obviously prevents against pregnancy. I have had 3 shots so far and have been on it for about 8 months. I cannot WAIT til this month's hormones wear off to switch to a different birth control. My first period on the shot was 3 weeks long, and my current period/spotting has been going on for over 2 months. It does NOT take away your period or regulate it in any way, which is a plus of other bir ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/31/2014 11:00:18 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on depo for about a week now. So far no symptoms. I love this birth control so far. Do not use it for more than two years. My health insurance didnt approve mirena so i got depo. My doctor said after a year we can try for mirena again. So far i feel great. The only thing changed was my increase in appetite. I eat a lot now, but i learned to manage it by eating a lot of fruit and salads ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/21/2014 11:13:21 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on the depo provera shot for 11 years. I was told once by a doctor that it shouldn't be used for more than 2.. but I figured since I had no symptoms it was fine. But recently I stumbled on just how many side effects there are.. and I believe pretty much everything that is wrong with me is because of that shot. I really enjoyed not having periods at all.. so I ignored all the sympto ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/21/2014 5:18:46 PM

Reviewer: Victoria, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've had problems with Depo-Provera. Decreased sexuality, body aches, lethargy, weight gain, cessation of menses. The most interesting side-effect has been the nightmares. Especially right after the injection. Always there's LOTS of blood and torture. So strange! It stops my bleeding but nightmares always include copious amounts of blood. No one ever mentioned the nightmares - the bad drea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/18/2014 4:57:59 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
BAD BAD BAD BAD! I'm writing this because I don't want anyone to go through what I did.This medication did exactly what it was supposed to in terms of birth control,I did not get pregnant. That should be good, but the struggle I had to go through for it was not worth it in any way shape or form. I am very dissatisfied with it and wish I had researched it before I took it. I took one shot o ... Show Full Comment

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