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User Reviews for Medroxyprogesterone

Also known as: Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, depo-subQ provera 104, Provera

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Endometriosis: "Got recommended by the surgeon that did my laparoscopy to try Depo out after severe pain and bleeding being bed bound for atleast 4 days every month and suffering daily from the endo and interstitial cystitis which I have alongside. It has been a god send for me, it does take a toll with mood swings and energy but I think the conditions contribute to that themselves also! I have probably 10 days tops every 3 months before the shot is due that I'll get very bloated (a good 4/5lbs worth on the scales!!) and feel sicky and not right with spotting but as soon as I have the shot again all gone! I'm happy with feeling a bit rubbish once every three months with much less pain rather than every couple of weeks doubled over!! Thank god for depo!!!"

   
9.0

Anonxxx August 23, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I'm 31 and this was my first time getting the depo shot. I had a period for 2 weeks, light flow, the first month and continued to have periods the following months, each lasting 5-7 days. It killed my sex drive and now, with the drug completely out of my system, I am having another period and my last period ended less than a week ago. I don't recommend using the depo shot."

   
1.0

Kikijiji (taken for less than 1 month) August 22, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I was on depo 14 years ago. A jerk obgyn gave me this birth control without informing me what it was, he just said a birth control shot. It ruined my life, and partly responsible for my divorce with my ex husband. I only took this birth control for the first three months. I gained weight. Had psychotic thoughts about killing myself and my children. After that happened I immediately went to my doctor for a antidepressant. Extreme fatigue. Had awful mood swings, highly emotional and angry. I felt dizzy, had hot flashes, and had migraines that were nonstop. I had weird female issues. Weird growths on my female parts, UTIs, yeast infections, blocked ducts down there, a weird skin growth.. I had welt like acne. No sex drive..."

   
1.0

Steffie1000 August 22, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I got my first shot in June 2016 thinking it would be a better alternative from the problems I was having with the pill. I ended up bleeding for a whole 3 months which defeated the purpose of getting it for birth control because I couldn't have sex anyways because of it. I got a second shot in August and the bleeding stopped but I started getting headaches and feeling dizzy frequently. My next shot is scheduled for October but I refuse to get another after reading other women's reviews and horror stories. The side effects are insane and not worth the risk. I would never recommend the shot to anyone."

   
1.0

VictoriaE1993 August 21, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "Seriously messes with my emotions so much. I already live with anxiety & depression and the Depo just makes it so much more worse! I hate it. I get pissed off at things I shouldn't get pissed off at! I have all the period symptoms (cramps, emotions out of whack, retaining water and horrible craving for sweets) and irregular bleeding. I'm gaining so much weight and I'm not even eating unhealthy, I have a strict diet and workout and I stil gain about a pound or 2 every 2 weeks. Do NOT recommend the Depo to anyone. This sucks."

   
5.0

ang1432 August 20, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I took this because I worked such a crazy schedule and taking a pill at the same time everyday was impossible. So that's the ONLY perk with this guy. The side effects were so noticeable. I rarely ever stopped spotting. I'd have my period and then spot like ever other few days. It transformed me into an angry crazy person and took months to get weened out of my system. I would never take this again."

   
1.0

faithnoel August 20, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "So I am 19 years old it is August (a month after my birthday) so I have been on depo for there years exactly. My first couple weeks I had nausea and headaches. After my third shot I had no menstrual cycle anymore. I will say for this form of birth control is awesome. I was with a guy for a long time and never used a condom and here I am three years later and never had a pregnancy scare. So yes as birth control it works perfectly. However, throughout the years I still had some mild cramps and horrid mood swings and my right knee seemed to gradually get worse. Pains that came and went more when it rained. I am now in the middle of getting depo provera out of my system and I must say I feel like I am dying. Horrible mood swings nausea headache"

   
3.0

Bridgetttttt August 19, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "This drug was absolutely awful in my opinion. For the first couple weeks, I had little to no symptoms. Around week 6 is when all hell broke loose. It began with tingling and numbness in my hands and feet and crazy intense headaches. It interrupted my work day, where I had to leave the office a few times to lay down. Then, I started getting crazy joint pain so intense that when I woke up each morning and got out of bed I would scream from the pain ( my pain tolerance has always been high). Next came the shoulder pain I felt like my shoulders were full of knots that wouldn't go away. Sexually, it took its toll on me too. Week 10 came the irritability and EXTREME FATIGUE. This drug is awful I don't recommend it whatsoever :("

   
1.0

DaisyB64 August 18, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "My first depo shot was in feb and it was fine, I got my second shot and I was period free for about a week. That was when the constant period started. I got a third shot thinking I need to ride this out but my period hasnt stopped since the second shot that was over 4 months ago. I got the shot originally so I didnt have to deal with a period because I have PCOS that makes me sick, have heavy periods, ache and have cramps that feel like I was punched in the stomach. I wanted to get away from all that but now I regret getting the shot I take more time off uni and work because I get all the symptoms of my PCOS regularly. I regret agreeing to start depo and will never go on it again."

   
1.0

Laress (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I read these terrible reviews before I got the DEPO shot but got the shot anyway in June 2016, it's August 2016 now and I haven't stopped bleeding since I got the shot. I'm bleeding so hard some days that I soak through a tampon in fifteen minutes! Ruined so many underwear bleeding through...spent so much money on tampons. Other days I just spot but I regret my decision to get the DEPO shot. At least with my period I had 21 days of no blood, now I have zero days of no blood. Do not get Depo shot ever!"

   
1.0

DO NOT DEPO!!!! August 18, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I felt like I had to review this because I almost didn't start it since all the reviews were truly horrifying. I have been on depo for a few years and so have two of my best friends. We all absolutely love it. I haven't had a period since the first shot. I never experienced any weight gain or hormonal changes. Best of all, My bleeding and cramps from hell finally went away. I started taking this not for birth control, but to get rid of my extremely painful periods that started all the sudden once I turned 30. I'm not saying don't believe the horror stories, just remember, people usually only review when they have bad experiences. I like this way better than the pill and I don't have to take it everyday."

   
10

Chello August 17, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "When I say this birth control screwed up my life, Im not kidding. Weight gain, TERRIBLE ACNE (never had anything nearly this bad as a teenager) and absolutely constant bleeding/spotting. There may have been one week worth of days out of the month with no bleeding. I wend back to the pill after 9 miserable months and almost instantly the bleeding stopped, and my face is so much clearer. Just take a pill everyday Depos effectiveness is not worth the stress and terrible side effects."

   
2.0

Mary katee August 16, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "So the first month was good not only did my period come in a month but it only lasted a few days (my periods before then last 8 days) after the 1st month I didn't have a period for 2 months which was awesome...but I also noticed after the first month I became severely depressed and moody, I would get emotional over everything I even contemplated suicide...and I have been suicidal in the past but the shot made those horrible feelings come back AGAIN! The shot made me feel sad and tired almost ever other day and another huge CON was that it made me dry, I couldn't get wet at all during Sex and I could never get arroused and I was never arroused. and sex for me was not Pleasurable..I did not like depo at all!"

   
6.0

Cristinanagirl August 16, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I have taken birth control pills for years, before and after I had my daughter (age 4). About 7 or 8 months ago I started having really bad abdominal cramping again, weight gain, break through periods, etc. So 2 months ago, my OB suggested I switch to depo and see if it would help with the issues I was having. In 2 months, I haven't gained any weight (controlling my diet), but I have insane dreams that keep me up every single night, fatigue, increased abdominal pain, periods that have lasted all month, mood swings, migraine headaches (haven't had those in 8 years), and a loss in sex drive. I'm scheduled to get my 2nd shot next month, but I doubt I will. I do not recommend this form of birth control to anyone."

   
1.0

JadeE1234 August 15, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "Been on this shot for over 8 years now, never been off it, love it, yea I get moody but who doesn't Lol, no periods for me love it, never had bad issues with it at all maybe been on it for so long doesn't bother me, 8 years and still going"

   
10

Tammy13 August 15, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I cant for the life of me control my emotions and frustration everything makes me so irritated and upset I want to cry scream and fucking punch shit and im not even like this I snap over stupid shit and i can explain that I don't even want to upset but I just fucking can't control it i have so little energy and generally feel like crap especially when I'm acting like a crappie human being it's only been a few weeks and I wish it would ware off already. I don't know if it prevents child birth or whatever but I definitely don't want to have sex I don't even want to be touched im stressed the hell out as well"

   
4.0

AtrociaMunster (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Hi. I have used the depo since May 2008 after my second child was born. It's easy only every 3 months and haven't had much problems. A little weight gain ( about 10 pounds) haven't had any spotting or periods for the last 8 yrs but at 29 yrs old I do still have mild acne due to the depo. Works different for everyone."

   
8.0

Udliketakno (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 14, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Was bribed with a 20$ smiths gift card and free depo to use depo and be a depo guinea pig. I started depo march 31st 2016. The first month no problems. Second month, spotting and a light period every other day. Third month, mood swings, hormonal acne, heavy periods, nausea, vitamin deficiencies, low on iron. One day I put a super tampon in with a pad under it, went to work right after and bled through my underwear and pants at work, this was not even ten minutes after getting to work. Had to go home very embarrassed. Soaked through pad after pad after pad. Again had to leave for very light headed and nauseas, found out I my vitamins were low. Bled the entire third month. So I decided not to get the second shot. Have been bleeding sinceJune"

   
1.0

Chelseypoulson August 14, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I was on depo for over seven years. I never had any bad side effects and it helped tremendously with my horrible moods. I had extremely irregular periods (I would be off my period for less than a week each month) and after two shots I quit having one completely. I have had no spotting either. I've gained about 30 lbs in that time, but getting older and married may have done that. I just recently stopped my shots and it's been one month since I was supposed to get it. I've already noticed I get mad and cranky faster. Hopefully just a coincidence."

   
9.0

88krl August 12, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I'm just about to hit the 2 year mark on the shot. I get my shot regularly and never skip an appointment. I rarely see people talk about being on the shot for more than a few months. I chose this to help regulate my period and for birth control. I had awful, heavy periods before this. When I first started my period lessened and after the first year completely stopped. The only "con" is that I have gained weight since I started taking this. I'm wouldn't exactly blame this for it though, and so what if it's a few pounds. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who wants better control over their periods, and don't want to worry about pills or something being put inside them."

   
10

Nova_192108 August 11, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I've been on depo for about a year, and at first I absolutely loved it. No periods and no noticeable side effects at first. However, I started noticing frequent mood swings and often feelings depressed. On top of that, I have also had painful intercourse and my OBGYN says this is because of decreased estrogen levels which cause women to be less "wet" - which she said is very likely to be caused from the shot. I've also had serious trouble losing weight since I've been on the shot. Don't do it!!"

   
3.0

Not_worthit (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 9, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I've been on the shot almost 2 months and loving it since reading all the bad reviews ever since I've got it I've watched what I've been eating and started swimming 5 days a week with occasional abdominal work outs and have seemed to have lost weight with the shot! No period yet so happy about that though and very easy to use acne has cleared up mood swings practically gone and have been generally happy! I would recommend to anyone who is like me and forgets things very easily."

   
10

Amybaby-98 August 9, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "My teenage daughter (17 yrs) got the shot 3 weeks ago and it has been devastating. Has caused her personality changes, she is dangerously impulsive, gets angry in a few seconds which has never been like her. She eats constantly as she says she is always hungry. It has caused her to have horrible judgement and because of the shot she has had to go into therapy to teach her coping skills. I would never recommend it to anyone."

   
1.0

Dakay (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I had the shot March 20th 2016. I had 2 weeks before the bleeding started. At first it was spotting, but every day. Then it was heavier bleeding. Then it got so heavy I was changing an ultra tampon every 45m to 2h, even at night. I was at my doctors exhausted from lack of sleep, crying, anemic, with hormonal acne, horrible back pain from constant period pain, and terrible mood swings. I only had the 1 shot. I refused any more. It's currently August and I am still bleeding. There is no sign of it ending!!! I would not have this shot again, even if they paid me!!!"

   
1.0

Figs (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2016

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I wanted to go on the shot because the ease of only having to go to the doctor every 3 months and the chance of not having periods anymore were really attractive to me. So far ive only gotten my first shot and i can say without a doubt that i never want to go back for my 2nd one. I have had nonstop bleeding for TWO MONTHS. I cant have sex because i bleed too much which is ridiculous since the reason i got the shot was to have sex! My doctor never explained just how much people actually bleed on the depo shot and how common it is! If i knew id bleed everyday consistently for months on end i wouldve ran out of that office! I can only hope these symptoms will go away once the final 3rd month is over...."

   
1.0

Mandeee August 4, 2016

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