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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
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

Condition: Birth Control
8/15/2014 2:30:01 AM

Reviewer: ecddd6 , 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had one injection of this birth control so far and have had little to no side effects what so ever. My only minor negative is after 2 months my first bout of PMS was bad and my period was light but lasted about a week. However, my doctor said this would decrease with more use. So overall I would suggest this to anyone who wants few periods and is looking for a contraceptive.

Condition: Birth Control
7/24/2014 2:02:17 AM

Reviewer: Catherine, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I thought this would be nice if it could stop my awful, painful period, but instead I suddenly got a totally unpredictable period. One lasted 3 weeks! That was the last straw. I also read that it leeches calcium from your body, which I didn't know before, so I am not interested in getting osteoporosis. Switched to the patch since all of the pills apparently contain lactose, which I cannot dige ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/21/2014 10:35:57 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Although this was easy to use and extreamly effective, I lost my whole sex drive. Not to mention I gained 50 pounds alone on depo. I was careful at what I ate. all water no pop. It held every drop of water in me and I swelled up like the good year blimp. If it wasn't for the terrible weight gain I could deal with slow sex drive. I became tired and when someones body would normally swet mine ju ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/11/2014 6:47:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is great for not getting pregnant and not having periods, I didn't gain weight,(I also attend the gym 5 days a week and eat right)and I didn't have crazy mood swings and the shot is quick in and out don't have to see a doctor for 3 months. Although there are so many positives one big problem for me and it seems like every other women that has taken this shot was ABSOLUTLY NO ... Show Full Comment

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