I got the shot January 16th 2013. A couple weeks later my mood had shifted for the worst. I began to be extremely emotional, have irrational thoughts, cry for no reason, get mad at little things, sometimes get paranoid, depressed, and a few times I've had emotional breakdowns where I just yell and nothing makes sense in my head. Sometimes I feel like I can't even control my thoughts or make rational decisions. It doesn't help that my boyfriend since December has to bear the brunt of it because I feel like this shot is hurting our relationship. Has this happened to anyone else? I feel like I'm losing my mind and theres nothing I can do about it. Some please tell me I'm not alone in these side effects.
24 May 2013
I am so sorry for all that you are going through. Trust me you are not alone. I had my second injection 3 weeks ago and my life has become a living nightmare as well..I am suffering from major anxiety, chest pain, nausea, hedaches and an overall ill feeling. My emotions are conpletely out of controll and i break down to tears almost daily. I have been to the emergency room and they tell me its anxiety. Spoke with my primary MD who has placed me on a heart monitor to rule out any heart related issues.. although he feels its anxiety as well. My obgyn says these effects are rare and unfortunately there isnt anything to counter act the shot... I like you am confined to my home and have been unable to work for the past two weeks... I truly believe all of my symptoms are related to the Depo shot as prior to this i had no issues what so ever. My life was great and i was happy and healthy.
Since taking the shot, my life has been reduced to days on end in bed, feeling horrible, terrified and begging for my life back. Please know that you are not alone :(. Hopefully this drug will eventually be taken off the market! It is literally poison. Please take care of youself and hopefully we both get thru this horrible situation very soon.
11 Dec 2013
Omg!!! Exactly what you posted is what I have been expierencing and I cant take it either. I feel like I am losing my mind. I have no control of my emotions or anger. I flip out like a crazy woman. I had my first shot in june and started feeling depressed abd very withdrawn a couple months into summer then had my second shot it sept and it just got worse. I feel nuts. Bipolar to the extreme. I am done. I am suppose to have my next shot thia week. I am done... It is a very bad drug!!!
12 Dec 2013
We all know how powerful our hormones can be, & basically with Depo, we're shoving a whole load more of them into our bodies, to be released gradually. Depo convinces our bodies that we are pregnant, so as not to release an egg. It's therefore no surprise that for many of us, the shift in the balance of hormones is too great for comfort.
You could try using Agnus Castus, a herbal tincture. It balances hormones, but won't interfere with the effectiveness of Depo. I use the one by A. Vogel, & order it online from Amazon or alike. I actually use it since coming off Depo, to balance my hormones, as my periods never fell back into a regular cycle on their own, & the PMT was terrible. I ended up having D&Cs which would only help short-term. Of course, I have no proof that this was down to the use of Depo, but either way, it's sorted me out, I'm pleased to say.
Depo also made sex very painful, for some reason. Once I came off it I was fine again.
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Depo Provera is a birth control shot that it 99% effective. My periods lasted 1.5-2weeks long.
1 answer • 13 Jun 2011
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