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.
Provera - How Long does it take for the Depo Shot to get out of the system?
Question posted by cabanna531 on 28 Feb 2013
Last updated on 15 November 2019
This shot is making my life a nightmare and i will never get this shot again.
Me and my fiancé have been trying to get pregnant but I was on the depo shot since 2015 and just got off of it this year, I’m wondering if I could still get pregnant since I was on it for four years, my doctor gave me birth control pills but if we are trying I don’t want to take them. My body hasn’t been the same since I have gotten off of it, i have been having really bad hot flashes, I have mood swings like crazy, I cry for no reason, I can’t sleep at night and I have been having chest pains. I will never put my body through that again it was horrible.
I've had the exact same reaction as you, I'm very sorry to hear what you've been going threw. This needle completely rewind me relationship and put it in the dust. I'm no longer with the person I was with because of that needle..it's absolutely horrible. From my own personal experience it takes about a year to fully get out of your system, if your lucky 13 months. But I was literally a miserable mess when I was on this needle..very horrible. I'm sorry once again. I got the needle last year (never got another one) and honestly I still feel like I'm having all the side effects of that horrid needle. I'd never get that needle done again if I were you :(
Don't worry you are not alone. I just switched from the depo shot to the paraguard non hormonal iud because of the drastic side effects. I went into my doctor, and she asked me what are my side effects with the depo shot. After I just said I have been getting really strong migraines she stopped me and said "I can tell you this much that that is not your depo shot." To my face every though the only time I get them is two weeks after the shot is reintroduced into my body. I also try to keep a normal look, but my sex drive had gone out the window so much that my boyfriend of 4 years somehow thinks that I'm not attracted to him anymore. It's getting to be too much, so I made the switch to nonhormonal
I was on deposited for five years I felt the same way it was taking over my body my sex drive decreased gained lots of weight got off of it and body still the same haven't had a period since then got put on yaz birth control pills so hopefully it helps.
Yes, I can totally relate. I usually don’t post on forms. However, being that this drug as effected my life so much I felt a need to. Like you I noticed going through changes but didn’t understand why? I’m a person who is bubbly, outgoing, caring, and has NO self Esteem issues in fact I can be overly confident but after taking the depo. All that has changed. I use to get long period that last 2 weeks so when I started dating someone in December 2017 I looked into getting on birth control to regulate my long dreadful periods. So i chose the drop because it was a one time thing. But little did I know the next three months of my life was going to be hell!! My boyfriend and I at the time we’re having so many issues due to my inconsistent emotions. For no reason I would text him the craziest messages. Message that would reflect my low self esteem and depression. Eventually, he couldn’t take it anymore so we broke up.
Mind you in the short period of time that we dated this wasn’t the first break up. It was like a emotional roller coaster. By March he had enough. Amongst other stressor I had going on in my life like moving, being fired from work, school and upcoming graduation. Luckily I was able to let go of the relationship and seek self help for myself. I needed to get it together!! So, I went to the doctor and was told this was normal side effects from the depo. So my next question was how long before I get myself back?? Which I got several answers. By the End of March my spotting stopped and shortly my mood was little better. I began to listen to motivational speakers like TD jakes and Trent Sheldon and gain the confidence back and focused on doing the things that I enjoyed doing. It’s only May and I’m a changed person. I’m back to the loving caring person whom I’m known to be. I now have a more positive outlook on life. I share this because I want those whom went through the same thing I went through to know that there is hope and this only temporary and shall pass!! Stay away from this drug and move on you will be fine!!
Wow thank god I had this injection and let me tell you it is the worst thing that I ever did .. I cry every day all day emotional wreck can't think straight - feel like I don't know my own mind feel like I'm mad crazy ?? I am normally a hard strong person this has changed me to the point I have lost friends and a boyfriend over my moods do not take this and am pleased you have said the same now I know I'm not mad .. I feel aggressive angry upset and crazy can't wait to be normal again .
Month wise how long does it stay in your sytem. Ive been on it for about a year and i gotten my last shot Nov.4 2017 im thinking about skipping this shot coming up in Febuary.
Will i end up hurting myself by stopping this medication?
I have just came across this and many other similar posts that I can relate so much. I have been on the injection for around 5 years and have experienced extreme anxiety for most of this time. Im not sure if the depo is the cause but I would imagine it doesnt help. I want to come off it but Im scared. How is everyone managing?
I took 4 shots of the depo and i was due for a new shot three days ago but now i want to become pregnant. Please help. I heard prenatal and omega red fatty acid vitamins help but not sure
I had only 3 shots got off of it in March still haven't got pregnant having horrible side effects and they never told me I would have any of this.
The same thing happened to me when i got the shot! I am warning everyone i know and meet about it in the future! seems that it could be very very dangerous for people like you and i or worse. i really hope you find a way to make things better! <3
I think it's happening to me I'm hope that's not it
I've been waiting for a long time to be able to answer this question! My period just started today. My last depo injection was 17months ago! My last period was in dec 2008, baby was born sept 2009 and I was on depo as soon as I was able to. So 6 years on it. I gained 60pounds in 6 years... not sure why it took me so long to get off it. That was pretty much the only side affect and main reason for wanting to come off of it. I was getting worried about my cycle not coming back and I've never been so excited to start my period again! I feel like a teenager!
You're not alone! Everything you named I've been dealing with for 8 months now. No period since August 2016 which was 8 months ago. 1st shot Feb 2016. 2nd shot May 2016. Stopped August 2016. Its now April 2017. Again everything you said plus some. I've lost weight & have basically withered to nothing. I weighed 122 at first shot and since August dropped to 90 lbs. I eat and eat and can't seem to get past 95 lbs. I either don't sleep or can't sleep enough. Dr. said it could take up to a year & a half to get out of my system. But what happens if I don't have that long. My marriage is on the rocks and I never know what I'm doing from 1 min to the next. Can anyone help?
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