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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
1/25/2014 2:44:59 PM

Reviewer: ROE12000, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I absolutely hate this injection! I've only been on my first one for about 2 and a hald weeks and I've experience the worst fatique you can imagion. I've had to cancel work, nights with my boyfriend, all my plans EVERYTHING! i'm so drained. I've had constant headaches, hot flushes every now and then and did I mention the FATIQUE? i'm in bed as we speak missing out on some p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/22/2014 11:13:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When my IUD fell out, I needed another form of birth control while waiting for another appointment. The pros: No period for 2 1/2 months following the first injection in September. It would be easier to use in the long-term than taking a pill every day for someone like me. The cons: My breasts gained almost a size by the next day! The lack of period then turned into constant bleeding that continue ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/21/2014 11:46:49 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started depo about 2 months ago and for the first month everything was fine. After the first month I started spotting but it hasn't stopped for over a month. Having sex is embarrassing and is more painful than normal which isn't ideal. I am definitely going to try a different birth control... NOT RECOMMENDED

Condition: Birth Control
1/9/2014 7:59:48 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had no negative side effects.

Condition: Birth Control
1/5/2014 12:51:06 AM

Reviewer: yoogl900, 25-34 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:
I started taking depo provera shortly after giving birth to my daughter. The shots are very easy to take and remember, however, the side effects of hormonal birth control have been pretty awful. When I was on the shot my menstrual cycle mostly stopped, however I still spotted randomly without warning. I didn't have any other side effects besides a serious decline in sex drive. It was onc ... Show Full Comment

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