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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
1/7/2008 8:00:20 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 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 depo for a lil over 2 years and just go off it and i get awful periods and really bad mood swings and can its horrible i would NEVER get on it again

Condition: Birth Control
1/6/2008 1:48:53 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking depo for 5+ years and I think that it's great. I did spot rather continuously for the first year, but not having periods since has been absolutely wonderful. I wish there were a way I could continue taking depo and simulatneously conceive later on down the line :) . The only other side effect I have had is loss of interest in sex, although sex is stil as enjoyable as without ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/6/2008 11:57:23 AM

Reviewer: jennleepres, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've had terrible mood swings(almost everyday), no interest in sex, I've been on a lite period for 3months straight with no end in site, acne breakouts. My side effects are too severe to continue the contraceptive. I'm sure my husband thinks I've turned into a monster.

Condition: Birth Control
12/30/2007 10:01:10 PM

Reviewer: Wrong Choice, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The so call less severe side effects got me right away. Scalp hair loss, depression, abnormal sleeping, and others. It was great not have a period, but hair loss is not worth it for me. I didn'd go back for that second shot. Doctors done volunter any info any more you got to do the research yourself. unfortunatly I was to late.

Condition: Birth Control
12/30/2007 1:58:18 PM

Reviewer: Jem, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Depo for about 5 years. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the medication. I have experienced minimal side effects while on the drug. I have only gained a couple pounds over the last 5 years, and do experience some moodiness that seems extreme time to time. I do not have any periods, except spotting for 2-3 days around the time I am due for my next shot. I did have one bad ... Show Full Comment

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