Also known as: Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, depo-subQ provera 104, Provera
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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on the Depo shot for about 8 years now. I love it. No periods or spotting. Cramps sometimes but nothing outrageous. I think its a very good birth control.
Review by Gloryxoxo (taken for less than 1 month):
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I'm 17 years old, I was on the pill at first but I got off because I was ALWAYS moody! So I got on Depo so far it's been okay, but since I've been on it my face has started peeling. I'm always putting lotion on my face.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on Depo Provera since I was 18, so about five years. I have had no issues with it. I have not had a period in years (before I had terribly heavy periods), I did not experience any weight gain, do not have trouble staying fit, and do not experience any mood/personality swings. I just don't like that it's likely weakening my bones, but I try to stay on top of that with calcium/D supplements. However, I do wonder if it's had a negative effect on my sex drive, but that's inconsistent and I have nothing to compare it to since I got my shot as soon as I became sexually active, so it's hard to say.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: Comment 2: As mentioned in my previous comment, I personally have had no issued with the Depo shot and would have loved to continue on this form of BC. The reason I am stopping is because my older sister tried the shot about 5 years ago while I was away at school. I never knew this about her experience, and our doctor says this side affect has never happened before, but it was like the others where she experienced CONSTANT HEAVY bleeding for months straight, but it wasn't like a period blood; she was bleeding internally. It made her blood cell count change so drastically they thought she had cancer. She was hospitalized for about a month. I will not be continuing the Depo Shot because she has begged me not too.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on the depo shot for almost 10 months now and it hasn't been too bad. The only problems I've had is severe mood swings, nausea, and headaches daily. I'm a sick person anyways so I'm not sure if I've gotten other side effects but I do know those are from the depo. My periods are now pretty much gone. My second shot I had a period for about 2 months but it wasn't heavy. I plan on getting off of it though after this shot wears off because I have been reading a lot of bad things about the shot. Severe mood swings, depression, anxiety, hair loss, osteoporosis, infertility, etc. I eventually want to get pregnant but you can lose all options if you continue the shot for an extended period of time and I don't want that to happen.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I've been on the Depo for about 9 months now and am happy to say I will not be getting another shot. I received my first shot 2 days after giving birth. I have not had a period (besides the constant bleeding for 6 weeks after delivering) but do get get brown discharge instead which doesn't bother me. The only thing I HATED was the weight gain. I gained about 3-5 lbs after every shot. And it's been VERY hard to get rid of. I also have no sex drive. But besides that I haven't expierenced any other side effects.
Review by MRaNae96 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I started the depo shot in January due to my extremely heavy periods. It had gotten to the point where I was missing school a few days every month and just laying in bed because my menstrual cycle was so bad. I decided to try out the depo shot. I've been on it a year and have just recently had spotting in between my shots. Depo shot has helped so much, I no longer have periods (except for the occasional spotting) and I feel SO much better. Granted I do get the occasional migraine, spotting and cramps, I'd say the shot is definitely worth it
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: The worst thing I have ever done!! Thought I'd be smart and have the depo so I never had to remember taking my Cilest pill, never ever ever again! Since I had it I have had big sore spots on my face chest neck and back one goes another takes its place! They are so so sore and hard most of the time nothing actually in them!! I HAD beautiful thick hair I now have thin hair, my hair has fallen out in clumps its also dry and very knotty no matter how much I brush it or how much conditioner I use (half a bottle at times!) Only had the one injection was due to have another in August but didn't! Desperately trying to get pregnant now and finding it very difficult having period pains but no periods not ovulating! Only had 1 3 week-long period in 3 months!!
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Endometriosis: When I was 7 I started puberty, I started my periods and all the other signs of becoming a "young woman" and I have been having pain since then on, I've had 2 operations, abnormal periods and extensive ones that have lasted 8 weeks and 21 weeks. I'm 18 and have I've been on this injection for nearly 2 months and I've had nothing but pain, I'm heavier on my period than I've ever been and I'm constantly tired, moody, emotional and sick. I can't hold a meal down and I've lost 2 stone because of this and am now classed as underweight. I can't even hold anti-sickness tablets down. I was told to continue to take the pill and then during my break I shouldn't get my period, but I have and they've been causing that much pain can't even walk properly
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: When I was first on depo provera I bleed for 6 months straight, the OB said my body had to get used to it and I would need another cycle so I took the shot another 6 months and low and behold I had bleeding everyday for 1 year. I don't even know how that was possible but it was like a heavy period every day. When I called the OB and other clinics everyone said "you signed a waiver". OK well no one said if I had a problem. I stopped depo and like a silly college kid that I was convinced to take depo 6 months later, the OB said my body may be different and again I had my period for 6 more months. Thank goodness there were no effects accept the annoyance of bleeding every day for 18 months all together. This shot does work why have sex bleedin
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I've been on the Depo shot for about 9 months. I decided along with my doctor to get the Shot because i have what is called bacterial vaginosis, cysts on my ovaries and also constant yeast infections. It has seemed to help with all of the above reasons of why I initially started the shot. On the shot i have experienced horrific migraines, nausea, extreme mood swing, severe depression and high levels of anxiety. I also spot monthly and for the first two months i bled heavily. I am actually going back to the doctor to switch to either a different birth control or to completely get off of BC. I hope this helps ya'll!
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I got my first shot the beginning of September after having a miscarriage of an unplanned pregnancy! Got the shot and thought I would be fully protected, WRONG!!! Low and behold, I am pregnant once again! I think the 99% rate is a bunch of bull because there are more and more people getting pregnant on this almost "flawless" birth control
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I started the birth control shot in 2013 the day before my 20th birthday. To say the least, it was a terrible decision.
The shot was great in some ways. I did not have a period the entire time I was on the shot (3 months) and through my 1st month on the pill after. My periods were always irregular though. It was also nice to be free from worry about contraception.
The bad overwhelmed the good though. The first week that I was on the shot I had bad headaches. Not migraines, but they were painful. I spotted lightly halfway through the 1st month and continued for 2 weeks. At 3 weeks, I became horrifyingly depressed. I wouldn't have survived if I hadn't known that it would likely be better once I stopped the shot.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on depo for over a year now. My positives would be no period, easy and that's about it. However I will no longer be receiving this birth control. Did you know that this same drug is used as a "chemical castration" for male sex offenders. They give it to them to drastically decrease their sex drive. Makes you wonder what it does to women. For me it has done just that. I started receiving the shot right before my husband and I got married and I didn't even want to have sex on our honeymoon . It has seriously affected our relationship and that is why I do not want to continue the shot.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I was on depo for 7 years straight and once I got on it I didn't have a period at all. Than once I stopped I got my period but ever since I got off of it my lower abdomen lower back and left side have been in the worst pain. It won't go away. And Ive had a normal period for the last 4 to 5 months but now I'm 5 days late and am in the worst pain. I don't know if I could be pregnant or if the depo caused me to get endometriosis. Anyone else having this experience? I don't know what to do.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on the depo shot since I was 15! (11 years now) I love the shot I have never had an issue, after my first couple weeks on it I never got a period again unless I missed a shot and had to wait for a period to get it again. I swear by it one of the greatest thing you don't forget to take it daily no cramps no period nothing up your private area. Until this past year, issues I have been having all added up and led to this shot. I'm 26 years old and have osteoporosis that of an 80 year old, the smaller of my breast became 2 sizes larger, my migraines increased to weekly with vision loss, itchy sore breasts, random stomach pains and nausea. Also I have not changed my eating habits or daily routine I have out on 25lbs in the past 6mon.
Review by The moody one. (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I've been on Depo-Provera for about 6 weeks now. As for my period it's been amazing. I haven't gotten my period once and I've gotten spotting once and it last around 2 seconds. Unfortunetly about once a week I get excruciating migraines to the point where I can't see. Also I am having such bad hair loss I'm starting to get worried. I'm also finding some foods I love, are making me nauseous and I've became slightly claustrophobic. The worst of all though are my constant mood swings. I am constantly mad over nothing at my boyfriend. Almost every other day I seem to get really mad out of no where. It's like I'm not myself. Depression isn't really an issue but it comes with my mood swings. I also have no sex drive whatsoever.
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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I have been on Depo-Provera for about 4 weeks. Started spotting a pink color. Then my period came a week late. I've been bleeding over a week as of now. Next shot isn't until next month. Cramps used to be severe but now I barely feel them. Appetite has changed. Mood swings all the time and constantly feel nauseous.
Review by Upward Spiral (taken for 10 years or more):
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Endometriosis: I have been on Depo now for over 20 years - I should be paid to be their poster child. It was the miracle medicine for me and my body. After 10 horrific years of monthly hell, I started Depo. Immediately, the periods went away, my hormones balanced and I literally regained my life. I have had no long term effects, no weight gain, no side effects at all. For the right person, this works amazingly well. For others, it does not. But it IS worth a try!
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Review by LoveMarie (taken for less than 1 month):
medroxyprogesterone for Amenorrhea: I have taken Provera once before to help regulate my period. My menstrual cycle is very irregular (I can go up to 6 months between cycles with some cycles lasting up to 3 months) and it seemed to have worked after the first time taking it. However, after six months or so my periods became irregular once again. I've just started taking it for the second time and it seems to be working, although I will have to say it's given me some pretty intense mood swings.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: My first shot of Depo-Provera was almost three months ago and I am due for my second shot in less than two weeks. I will not get that second shot and must say Depo-Provera worked very bad for me. I've been bleeding straight for two months now, awful mood swings and depression, extensive hair loss and no sex drive at all.
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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: Depo-Provera has changed my life. I am now period and yeast infection free. Which is a HUGE deal for someone who has suffered from yeast infections 1x a month for the past 4 years as well as heavy painful periods. Haven't had a period since my first shot which was 7 weeks ago. I am a healthy 28 year old, aside from suffering from migraines. I have not had any side effects from Depo-Provera, no acne, hair loss, weight gain, etc.
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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I am 18 years old and weigh about 120 pounds. I got in the Depo-Provera shot July 2013. When I went to get the shot the nurse told me I may have no weight gain or cravings. She also told me to take 1200 calcium everyday. The day after I got the shot I felt like I had the flu the whole day was miserable. As the first month was bad. My body ached & I felt sick to my stomach about every week.. The second month I was sick about 3 days a week with my body hurting & sick to my stomach. I also lost my urge to eat. Throughout the 3 months I was moody my friends & family couldn't stand to be around me. I gained maybe 2 pounds.
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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: I've been on Depo for about a year. My periods used to be very heavy but now they are very light. The downside is that they last about 2-3 weeks. I've gained about 20 pounds and experience some pretty crazy mood swings. My libido has completely crashed and I almost always need to use lube. I got Depo-Provera because it fits my lifestyle; there's no way I could take a pill at the same time everyday.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: After my 2nd pregnancy I used natural birth control method, but about a year later I got my first period and surprise! I got pregnant. After my third child was born I got on the Depo-Provera shot. Other than slight pain on the injection sight for a few days I also noticed both times after getting the shot I get moody and angry easily. (I feel bad for my family) but after a short while I usually go back to normal. I'm guessing its just the change in my hormone levels.
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