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Condition: Birth Control
2/19/2008 10:11:25 PM

Reviewer: gradydog, 25-34 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've been taking the Depo shot for over 8 years now and haven't had too many side effects. I get a bad headache 2 weeks after the shot and 2 weeks before I'm due. The last "period" I had was 4 years ago and it only lasted a day and it was very light. I love not having a monthly cycle and I get it at my local health department. I think that the staff there has been 150% honest ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/16/2008 2:21:02 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on the shot for 12 years and have loved it. I have had no negative side effects. I recently discontinued the shot and am wondering if anyone else has had any problems/side effects when they have stopped taking it?

Condition: Birth Control
2/16/2008 3:16:02 AM

Reviewer: princesssbsmom, 35-44 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 first went on depo at 27 yrs old, and I had a wonderful time with it. I lost a little weight, my periods slowed down to almost nothing, (I would spot every third month, as if my body were reminding me to get my next injection), and best of all it was a very convenient and effective birth control for me, especially being in a monogamous relationship. I went off of it at 33, and got pregnant wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/15/2008 8:56:12 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Experience on this drug was ok overall - no periods from point of first shot forward. Loved not having to remember a pill each day. No issues experienced by others except significant weight gain. I've been on the drug for about 1 year - have gained 15 pounds in that time - Diet & exercise have not changed so the drug is having an effect - I'll need to switch to something else to get it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/7/2008 9:22:33 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had a great experience using this shot. No weight gain, no moodiness, no periods. I noticed that when I stopped taking it for a short time, I gained weight and showed some symptoms of hypothyroidism. Has anyone heard of anything concerning how it affects the thyroid? I just recently got the shot again and I hope that it will put help me lose the weight I've put on.

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