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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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Endometrial Hyperplasia, Prophylaxis
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Summary of Medroxyprogesterone reviews 6.5 1,368 reviews

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Hi, I'm 25 and I've been on the injection near 5 years now. But in the last year I've been on and off the injection due to unexplainable bleeding down below that went on for about 14 weeks. I didn't take the injection during and after all the examinations of finding out why I was bleeding.. to say I didn't bleed for the entire time I was on the injection. They eventually put it down to hormones. But as I was discharged from the hospital because it had stopped. A few weeks later I started bleeding again so I've stopped the injection again and this time I ain't going back on it. As I think it's messing with my hormones etc. I've been off the injection now about 2 months and since then I've bled on and off, I've had very sore boobs, I'm moody, I've had stomach cramps, irritation, tired constantly, nausea in the morning. I'm having a nightmare with it all. Can I ask.. is anyone else experiencing any of these symptoms coming off the depo??? Would love the advice, thank you Claire xxx"

Claire245 November 22, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I HATED depo. Made me bleed soooo much I thought I was miscarrying. I suffered from extreme blood loss and am now on bed rest. Made me super moody, and I gained 20 pounds since starting in January. Switched to the patch, which has been soooo much better."

   
1.0

IvyBeatrix November 22, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I must be one of the few women the shot worked for...I’ve been on it about 4 years. No significant weight gain, no acne, and absolutely no periods or spotting. The reason I got on it to begin was due to my terrible cramps and now I have none. I love the shot honestly."

Ksleazzy (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 21, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I definitely regret take the depo shot as BC. I didn't spot the first time I got the shot but a month or two after I started spotting and it's been constant for about 6 months now. The main issue was that I gained weight on it. I have always been the same weight no matter how much I eat and don't exercise. This is the first time my weight has increased this fast and its quite depressing. I was supposed to go in for my fourth shot but decided against it and am going to be trying to patch now. Hopefully it doesn't have the same side affects. Not having a period with cramps every month was great but I'd rather deal with that than constant spotting."

   
2.0

RKii (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 17, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "Decreased my sex drive and physically in a lot more pain in my joints... It's good for women over 25 but under 25 is not the best"

   
6.0

Aspinde (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 13, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I had what I thought was going to be a normal period, (my periods have always been heavy), until it just never stopped. It got so bad I had palm size clots and bleeding so bad I had to use cut up towels with three pads. I made a trip to the ER, all blood work was normal. I already was taking 135mg of iron and vitamin c, so I wasn't anemic even though I was bleeding so bad. They sent me home with a prescription of Provera 10mg once a day. It slowed the bleeding down but never stopped it completely. Was referred to an endocrinologist, I'm due to have a ultrasound to check for fibroids, but have to have a endometrial biopsy. I was still on provera way past the 10 days it caused shortness of breath and bad weight gain. I had to stop it."

   
6.0

lfields339 (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Dr prescribed this to "flush" because for the past year I have had periods every 2 weeks - some are evil (cramps, flow - almost a box of tampons in one day) others are ehh (spotting, pantie liner worthy but for 5 days) - they did find small cyst on ovary but said no concern and that isn't why evil periods - I'm 43 - have had my blood checked for everything under the sun - all clear, not postmenopausal. So, dr said take this only the days on period - well, I started last Monday (exactly one week now) - this has been the worse period week of my entire life. Not to be nasty, but on here to share - unbelievable clots, never seen clots like this ever. Super tampons can't stop this madness. I'm not taking this anymore. Starting to get scared."

   
1.0

tytulip November 6, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I was placed on the depo shot beginning of October (10/3/17) due to uterine fibroid complications: swelling, excessive bleeding, and severe pain. My period started two days after the injection, as scheduled. The OB told me to expect some blessing for the first month, since l took it so close to my start date. Fair, I thought. However, I have been spotting/bleeding nonstop since that day. Today literally marks 30 days of bleeding. I have also since seen a significant increase in acne, as I typically have clear skin; I am fatigued more than usual. My anxiety has worsened. I will not be getting a second shot."

Mighty5 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "November 2013 I had surgery to remove a 10-pound fibroid tumor, ever since then I have had irregular periods. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years with no luck. I have multiple ovarian cysts that are causing sharp shooting pain. I was just put on Provera 10mg for 6 days during day 16-21 last month. After the first day of taking it, I have been bleeding heavily; I have used a whole box of pads in less than 7 days of bleeding. I am used to having 1-3 day period, so this sucks major."

   
1.0

carrie84 November 5, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Endometriosis: "DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG!!! From 1999-2005 I was on depo for birth control. Being young I thought this was the easiest solution and a better alternative to the pill everyday. I injection every 3 months. Sounds great right. Well, in 2005 Pfizer legally had to put a black label warning on their product warning that it may cause osteoporosis. Fast forward to today and I am now diagnosed with MS, there have been claims and speculation about Depo that it’s linked to neurological problems. I am 36 years old and in the next year or so I will have to remove all my teeth and get dentures because there is so much bone density loss in my mouth. Two months ago I had surgery for endometriosis. Osteoporosis testing tomorrow, this drug is not the solution."

   
1.0

Jamielees00 (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 29, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Been on this medication for nearly week now. I am bleeding terribly, really bad cramping. I am 42 now and I have had in reg periods for 3yrs but now it's nightmare. It just feels like you are only person going through this it drags you down. Lady's any idea how long this pills take kick in to bring the bleeding to an end?"

deenjac (taken for less than 1 month) October 26, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I've been bleeding for 50 days and counting because of the shot. It's helped a lot with my period cramps but the non-stop bleeding probably isn't worth it."

   
5.0

Hdhddklc (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I started the depo shot back in April of 2015 because my MD recommended I should, since he noticed my periods where the leading cause of my sickle cell crisis that would lead me in hospital stays for weeks ever since I had my son. My periods are gone and so is most of my sickle cell crisis, I've lost weight and a partial part of my sex drive. I'm ok with both, staying fit and managing my weight is a plus for me besides the fact that I'm no longer living at a hospital which is what I used to call my home away from home. My sex drive being affected, I'm ok living with that too, as my health comes first for both my child and myself."

   
7.0

Rochi (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 21, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Amenorrhea: "I was given this pill to take because I stopped having a period for 6 months. Put me on this for 10 days and the very first day of taking a pill I spotted. Then light period for 5 days. Then the next month. No period. So started taking the pills again. Not till the LAST pill was there blood. It was light at first for 3 days, now I have been bleeding So heavy non stop! I’ve been bleeding 10 days straight! Is something wrong? Called my doctor and they were “busy” said call back. Never did I can’t stand that office"

   
3.0

Tffny1980 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I had one shot and came on my period about two weeks late then was on/off quite heavily for the rest of the 3 months, I was on more than I was off in all I think I was off for about 4 days give or take. It’s been a year since I last had the shot and my periods still aren’t fully back to normal, I used to be extremely regular, I now come on twice a month, and never know when am going to come on! I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone"

   
1.0

Jadie98 October 14, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "Okay I’m on this medicine right now and I am a older teenager and I don’t recommend it! I mean yes I can have sex but still I’ve been gaining so much weight that I have to starve myself!! I’m always so moody and I never want to do anything. I get very depressed especially at night and I cry so hard until my throat is raw! I don’t mind being able to have sex without worries but it’s not worth all this that I’m going through! I honestly miss my period I feel so unhealthy without it."

   
3.0

Gocam123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 14, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I hate the depo. It completely took away my sex drive, so the shot is pointless anyway when I’m not sexually active. I’ve also been on my period/spotting for 7 weeks. This shot is miserable I can’t wait for it to be out of my system. The negative side effects seem to effect more people than the positive! I highly recommend getting another form of birth control. I wish this didn’t even exist."

   
1.0

Okcliv October 13, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "54 yr, peri-menopause experiencing bleeding for 6 weeks. Was given 10 days 10mg provera. Never stopped bleeding, now it's Day 10. Now bloated, gained weight, ovaries have twinges of pain, menstrual cramps.."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2017

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I am 24 and I went on provera on the 25 of last month because I'm was bleeding since the 05 of September and soaking though my pads every two to three hours. For me provera slowed down my period and stopped it for three days and now I'm just bleeding all over again still bleeding though pad in about one to one and half hour now and it hurts worse, I have cramping, bloating, nausea and clots are much bigger about the size of a golf ball and have been clotting ever since I started bleeding again. I had blood work done it came out normal. Next is an ultrasound and after that is a pelvic exam. I need help not more issues...I started bleeding on the 2 of October not even a day after my last pill and I've been getting dizzy and lightheaded"

   
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Diana's October 6, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I've had it for two year now. It works great, I haven't had any surprise pregnancies... But, I have gained 40 lbs since then despite exercising a 3-5 times a week and controlled eating habits. The first few months I felt really fatigued and got a lot of large acne flare ups and my appetite increased like crazy - I was never satisfied/full. I gained 10 lbs those first few months. I've had no bleeding at all, which was nice. Those are my only complaints. I will be getting off the shot bc with all my physical activity and limited eating, I still gain weight :("

   
6.0

A-Rob September 27, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I would NEVER use this! Going into my 4th year I started having pains in my pelvic area that lasted 30mins-6hrs. It would wake me up, at the time I had these intense pains I would bleed then it would just stop. Went to OB and got a pelvic ultrasounds, I had tremendous blood clots in my uterus that wouldn't pass. The shot stopped working and stored my monthly flow on my uterus the dr said seemed like it stopped working for at least a year. Had to get cervical dilation to see if it'll come out, it didn't so a couple days later I got a D&C. It's been 3 weeks since and I'm having heavy bleeding. Which I think is only because my hormones are off! Do NOT get on this shot!!! Hopefully I can get something to regulate this!"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 27, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I’ve been on the birth control shot for almost two years now, I absolutely love it. The beginning of the shot sucks, you bleed a lot and it almost never stops. But after a little while, it takes your period away. I haven’t gotten a period since probably may of this year (no I’m not pregnant I’ve made sure) it hasn’t made me gain weight, or have any other problems! I would highly suggest it."

Jesaunders09 September 26, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "Took first shot first of May 17. Had no period until sometime in June. And it was easy to handle. Was put on to help lighten or even stop them. Then July 23 I started spotting. And have yet to stop. Would have rather dealt with my 3/4 days of heavy bleeding then this. You will start to hurt and smell down there as you are basically bleeding to death. Even keeping baby wipes around will make you raw. Weeks of wearing a tampon all day and pads at night for a break and you will be sore. Do not take this type of birth control. Only a handful of people do ok on it."

   
1.0

Kerry 76 September 25, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Birth Control: "I got the shot, and I have been able to have sex with no problems. But, I suggest if you don't know your partner that well then it would be a good idea to wear a condom as well. I love the depo, I don't get a period. The only thing is you have to know how to control your appetite. Because, it can make you very hungry. But, other than that. I believe this is the best method of birth control."

Kaylee p September 19, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: "I got the Depo shot because I had really bad anxiety. My OB read my chart from my reg doctor, and told me that I should be on some type of BC. I said okay. She recommended the SHOT. Such a bad choice now. I took the shot back in May 2017. I didn't have my period for the rest of that month. Then June 2nd came, I had a normal period. But after I THOUGHT is was done, I had spotting. Up until I started my period again. Then spotting up until my next period. We are now in Sept , I'm bleeding with BIG clots. Please do your research! It made me fell worse. My depression was worse and prolonged periods. I can't stand it. Loosing so much blood makes you feel weaker and tired. DON'T NOT GET THE DEPO SHOT."

   
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Maria0221 September 18, 2017

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