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Depo-Provera review summary

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Reviews for Depo-Provera to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Review by Jay-_: User Rating:  
   
9.0

I've been on the Depo for about 10 months, so 3 shots. I've never had bleeding until this past week, a full week straight. Never had a period until now. Never even had any period pain or anything close to it. I love the low maintenance associated with the shot but if this continues I may have to stop!

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April 6, 2014 10:06 PM
Review by minnii (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Had it for a year and a bit. Gained weight. Stopped it 8 months ago and get my period twice a month! Painful ones too

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March 31, 2014 7:20 AM
Review by Sami Ann: User Rating:  
   
10

I have been on the Depo shot for over a year. I know that cramps and other signs are common, but just recently I have been bleeding a lot more than I should be, but not quite at a normal period. This works very well and I love it.

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March 27, 2014 2:15 PM
Review by Huggie555: User Rating:  
   
6.0

On Depo-Provera injection for 7 years its been great but recently suffered a fractured knee due to a relatively small fall was sent for bone density test, I have osteoporosis bone density 14 % below normal, I will now change my contraception and hope that bone density gets better.

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February 16, 2014 8:45 PM
Review by Crissy1218 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

I've been on this for a few months. I'm very bad at remembering to take the pill everyday at the same exact time so I figured the shot would be perfect. And I know its still a little too early to determine whether or not I like it. I got my period in December and she administered the shot. I haven't stopped bleeding since and its almost March! I spoke with my doctor and she told me it was totally normal and it was my body getting used to the medication but I very much dislike it. I've been VERY moody and I get so turned off by food that sometimes I just go through the day drinking fluids. This has only been from one shot, but I'll see where it goes. If it continues to go downhill, I have to switch back to the pill.

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February 12, 2014 8:19 AM
Review by Kettlekate (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

I've been on the Depo-Provera jab for 5 years due to heavy periods I've not had one since I spot occasionally but that is very rarely. It's not for everyone warranted but it changed my life. It has it's ups and downs but I'm a strong person and I manage the mood swings and I'm sensible enough to know now that nearer the time of my jab I get cravings for food and after I've had it they go. My skin improved and I lost weight. That's because I knew it can cause cravings so I managed it. I would recommend it if you are a strong willed sensible person. It's not a light-hearted contraceptive.

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January 29, 2014 9:06 AM
Review by Emmeh (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Had the depo shot for about 60 weeks now. I too, experiened bleeding for quite a while until my 3rd shot (very light) but it look like a normal side effect! Now I am completely fine, not gained any weight, no migraines, no pms. Sometimes bleeding a week before I'm due for my next shot but I was assured that is common.

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January 22, 2014 1:49 PM
Review by MRaNae96 (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
8.0

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

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November 8, 2013 7:39 AM
Review by Ms. Birod (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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

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November 6, 2013 11:58 PM
Review by Neyra: User Rating:  
   
1.0

I'm 18 years old. I never been on any other birth control but the 3 months on Depo-Provera...I bled for 2 months as well as depression. I was PMSing the full 2 months. Caused problems in my relationship because of it.

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May 30, 2013 5:36 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
6.0

I started my Depo shot around September a week or two before I was about to get my next shot I started my period. I thought when I received my next shot it might stop it. It didn't. I am still on my period and it is April. I have my next shot today and this is my last attempt if it continues I will be switching back to the pill. Not only that but I had major weight gain and depression.

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April 4, 2013 5:53 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
3.0

I got my first shot in June and at first had my normal 5 day period but in July I started bleeding again and been bleeding since. I got my second shot in August and that didn't help. I'm still bleeding and having migraines that I never had before and its October.

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October 11, 2012 10:25 PM
Review by NoMoreDepo (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Been on this shot since June 14. Started experiencing abdominal pain on July 2 and spotting on July 4. SEVERE abdominal cramps as of July 4 that continues. I turned up anemic, when I had not been just 1 month before. As of today, I am still experiencing abdominal cramps periodically, continue to spot or have what seems like a full fledged period, alternately, without any pattern. My Gyno placed me on the shot to stop my heavy bleeding due to Uterine Fibroids. I will not take a second shot, as along with the heavy bleeding continuing as before, I have severe pain, extreme fatigue, weight gain even after increased physical activity.

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July 22, 2012 5:49 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

I have been on the Depo shot for 14 years, and it was a lifesaver for me. My doctor put me on it because I had PMS so bad, I could not live a normal life. I have never had another period and no side effects. I have not had a bone density test but would like to do so. I just recently read that 2 years was all you should stay on it, I didn't know that before and was not told that by my doctor. I think it's great.

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January 12, 2012 5:08 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
4.0

The first three months went alright- I was quite moody and emotional, but nothing more than how I am when I get PMS. It was bearable and didn't last too long. I had one period for two weeks. After taking the second shot, I have had a period for over a month and a half now (an actual heavy period, not spotting). My acne has gotten worse. I'm definitely switching to the pill when I am ready to get my next shot.

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September 7, 2011 10:16 PM
Review by Angela Sanchez (angfrsan): User Rating:  
   
10

31 years old, have been on Depo-Provera for about 3 years now due to terrible, awful debilitating periods - the kind that made it hard for me to go to work. I did get spotting the first few months but after that it was FREEDOM. No periods whatsoever. I didn't have any weight gain - still around 100lbs and no other problems. I'm going to get NovaSure soon because I don't want to have to bother going to the pharmacy every three months and I'm worried about the whole bone density thing - although my doctor said she was on Depo for 8 years without any problems. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a long-term but temporary way to get rid of periods. Don't suffer.

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June 6, 2011 1:20 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
5.0

I gained a few pounds on the Depo shot but that wasn't too bad. Was on it for 2 years. The first 1 1/2 years were great, although I had a decreased sex drive and the shots left my arm sore for days. Had about 1 week long period just before getting the next shot, so about every 3 months. Bled almost constantly the last 6 months.

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August 27, 2010 10:51 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

I have been bleeding for six months now! I was on the Depo for three years then, I went off of it. I am 35lb heavier and my eating habits and work outs never changed. I felt horrible all the time, headaches, back pain. As birth control it sure works great.

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July 30, 2009 8:52 PM
Review by tzigane88: User Rating:  
   
8.0

I first started Depo-Provera due to irregular and heavy menstruation. The first month was the worst, with several side effects that did go away after the second shot. I had severe breast tenderness, with some lymph node swelling, mood swings, and constant spotting for the first month. After the inital shot, I never had a period again, barely any spotting, and felt well. I did go off the shot for a while and now I am on it again. I am having no side effects except for the initial moodiness and decrease interest in sex. But I would still recommend this product for someone! No periods - Sign me up.

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May 3, 2009 10:36 AM
Review by No depo for me: User Rating:  
   
1.0

I was on Depo for about 6 months and started having a period for months on end. I'm also a kidney failure patient so that doesn't help things. But everyone I talk to says they have a period for a long time.

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February 21, 2009 8:30 AM
Review by D. Marie: User Rating:  
   
10

Using the product has really improved my quality of life. I can once again be the active person I meant to be without the constant worry and inconvenience.

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January 20, 2009 1:38 PM
Review by max618: User Rating:  
   
10

I have used Depo for years for Birth Control and to help with other uterine issues (heavy bleeding, etc). I have never had side effects and it's wonderful..no periods! Talk about convenient. I'll never switch.

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January 11, 2009 11:15 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

I have not had a period from the first shot. I had ZERO side effects and lost 5 lbs. I think it is an amazing product.

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January 6, 2009 4:41 AM

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