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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
3/28/2014 9:57:49 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had the shot for two months now & I got a period this month & its been 3 day now & it keeps getting heavier. I have gained 8lbs and I also cramped periodically through out the last two months. Other than that & a lower sex drive.

Condition: Birth Control
3/4/2014 9:26:59 AM

Reviewer: 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:
I wish someone would have warned me about what life would be like after "The Evil Shot"

Condition: Birth Control
3/1/2014 11:03:16 PM

Reviewer: thecrawleys2014, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i had my first daughter at age 17 and I started depo right after i had her. i was on it for 6 years missed it once and got pregnant with my son who is now six months old but six months after i had my daughter my legs began to be very weak and i was depressed. also i have pains that shoot from the front of my head to the back and my hair falls out like crazy and all this time i did not know what wa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/16/2014 7:02:14 PM

Reviewer: dee2013, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Since getting the shot I have noticed being even more depressed than normal. Also more irritable. I got the shot for birth control and in the hopes of not having a period. What I got was no period but excess weight gain and bad depression. I was about 206 before I got the shot and now im 220. (With shot) with absolutely no change in diet or eating habits. I am bipolar and thought the depression I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/15/2014 12:52:57 AM

Reviewer: Snsnsn, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Was on this drug for 13 years. Yes I was satisfied with the contraception, was easily given every 3 months, my periods disappeared which was great but when I came off this drug I could not conceive. 9 yrs of trying for a baby and 3 rounds of IVF later we have our son on the way, now I don't know if this was because of the depo but worth thinking about before you take it for such a long time. ... Show Full Comment

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