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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
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

Condition: Birth Control
7/10/2014 1:02:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
So I get that everyone's body reacts differently to hormonal based birth control, but the potential side effects that may occur are just awful. It's up to you to test out the waters, but be aware that this drug is in your system for at-least 3 months, and if you experience any side effects you just have to wait them out. I've taken one depo shot and definitely plan on switching to so ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/15/2014 4:12:24 AM

Reviewer: guest, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 17 years old. depo was my first form of birth control, I got my first shot back on February.14, 2014 on Valentine's Day It was very effective I never got pregnant I waited several weeks after the shot to have sex with my partner unprotected (around mid April) I didn't like the way depo made me feel I was depressed, I lost my appetite, I lost weight of course, low sex drive I didn&# ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/31/2014 10:12:52 PM

Reviewer: DMeg, 25-34 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: 5

Comment:
I took depo because i knew i wouldn't remember to take the pill, and I have to say it worked very well. It did it's job. I got off of it and waited for quite some time for my body to get back to normal. But this helped a lot: http://hub.me/agxi7

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