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Condition: Birth Control
6/30/2008 12:21:57 PM

Reviewer: newby05, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was on the depo shot for 3+ years. I have now been off of it for 2 months and the last 2 weeks have been awful, by breasts are super tender, it hurts to have my shirt rub aginst them. Also I have had mild to severe cramping, but no menstral cycle yet. I also gained 15-20 lbs in the the that time, the weight did not start to show until I was about 1 1/2 years into the shot, I went up 2 sizes. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/27/2008 4:13:42 AM

Reviewer: jebranscome, 25-34 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 I never would have gotten this. It took me about 9 months of being on it to realize that it was causing me to be depressed and really emotional and moody. Also I have had a steady period for about 4 months now. Since I have been on it for 9 months, I didnt understand why all of the sudden I had a period that still has not gone away. I cant wait till this crap wears off and I will NEVER ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/26/2008 1:47:06 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am on this drug for birth control and to control my menstrual cycle. It works great as birth control, but I was told my periods were supposed to completely stop, also getting rid of cramps which are very severe for me. I've been on it for about a year now and for the first 2 months of each shot everything is great up until the last month. For the whole month i have a light period and constan ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
6/21/2008 4:40:11 PM

Reviewer: me, 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: 5

Comment:
after taking this for 3 months as a birth control i started having feelings for other women.. although at first my husbad loved this i ended up leaving him for her... my husband and i hadnt had sex for 3 years... (thats how long i was on it but the lesbo feelings started after 3 months)

Condition: Birth Control
6/19/2008 1:39:04 PM

Reviewer: 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 was on the depo provera for four years. When i decieded to stop to try to concieve I found that this drug can take 2 years to leave your system. I haven't had a cycle since getting off the drug (It has been 9 months) I would never recommend this drug for anyone who wanted to concieve at any time in the future. Just use the pill. I also had substantial weight gain.

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