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Condition: Birth Control
7/9/2015 8:14:32 PM

Reviewer: WENDYp, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This BC worked very well for me, I've had it for 3 1/2 years but I'm switching off now to something that last longer than 3 months, maybe skyla. But I liked not having to worry about taking something everyday, I did gain about 15-20 pounds over 3 1/2 years and I've always been very active playing sports, about a year ago I started working out at least 3-4 days a week and still couldn&# ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/30/2015 5:41:25 PM

Reviewer: BloodyMary, 25-34 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Maybe the only reason it prevent pregnancy is because it makes you have psychotic thoughts, act irrationally, cry for no reason, and bleed through EVERYTHING for months so that no one can get close enough to impregnate you. I hate this rx! I only took one shot, I was fine the first month, then I started bleeding...I haven't stopped bleeding since Nov and I stopped taking the rx in Jan. ... ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/3/2015 9:23:02 PM

Reviewer: Myah, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Very bad never using it again. l have worked out (running) since l was 22 l am now 36, while l was on this horrible stuff l put on 7 kilos, l was only on it for around a year. The whole time l was running for an hour per day 6 days per week and l still put on a crap load of weight. I have been off it and l have lost all the weight while running 4 days per week for 1 hour. And the whole time l was ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/7/2015 9:15:03 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 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 am 20 years old and I have been small my whole life.....until i took this drug. I gained 15 pounds in the first 3 months. That is unheard of for me.... I worked out and I ate healthy but it was IMPOSSIBLE to lose weight. I decided to stay on it for another 3 months in hopes of the weight gain stopping. When i got to the last month of my second shot (so this was 6 months into the birth control) I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/10/2015 12:34:15 AM

Reviewer: foxxxie , 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was on the Depo shot for 8 years. I started it at 16. This method really worked for me I did gain a little weight but then just started working out more often and I lost 35 pounds easily. My doctor decided to switch me off of it because it unfortunately affected my bone density. I was told you shouldn't take it for more that 3 years but I had to get it renewed each year and kept getting it p ... Show Full Comment

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