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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
5/29/2014 10:08:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am 21 years old this was my first form of contraceptive. This is my 3rd month and I am not going in for the next shot. I chose the shot for the sole purpose of not having to take a pill every day. I can be very forgetful so I wanted to be safe. I was fine the first 5 weeks, got my period. I thought it was going to last forever according to the horror stories of the shot. It lasted 8 days and the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/29/2014 6:22:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
So far this method of birth control has worked for me. It's easy to use because I don't have to remember a pill every day, I just go in to the doctor every few months. During the first few months I had suffered from some depression and I was a hormonal emotional mess I also had a lot more pimples and I had some hair loss but after my second shot my emotions stayed much more balanced and th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/23/2014 8:53:38 PM

Reviewer: cj, 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:
I wanted to like depo, I really did. I loved the convience of it. I am a terrible pill taker and was getting married so I needed to find a form of birth control. I have been on depo for 9 months. I have bled for 9 months straight, which is terrible for a newlywed who has never had sex before. I have gained 20 pounds and I dred having sex. I just switched over to the pill and im hoping my period wi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/10/2014 5:30:01 PM

Reviewer: redsonja, 35-44 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 will not be continuing the use of the deprovera shot. I used it three times and the last time made my thyroid gland become a weird nodule. The doctor said it was unrelated and I did not believe her because I have always been healthy. I will resort to the pill and a back up method with my partner. I called another doctor to get a second opinion who said the shot caused the weird reaction in m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/27/2014 1:20:19 PM

Reviewer: Destiny, 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 was on depo for 13 years. No problems, no periods. I was late for a shot once and nearly bled to death, but my last injection was the deciding factor to stop. I didn't make it past the checkout desk before I was taken back to a room. I had a horrific reaction; I was babbling, dizzy and the floor looked slanted, though I knew it wasn't. I was sent to the er, sedated and Baker-Acted. 24 ho ... Show Full Comment

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