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Depo-Provera Rating Summary

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443 Ratings with 488 User Reviews

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"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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"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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"I have had heavy periods for the last few years, and it has affected my quality of life. I talked to my doctor and at his suggestion, even though I had previously had an IUD (which caused 3 months non stop bleeding before falling out) and pills (which caused severe stomach upset and in one case an allergic reaction) at his recommendation I got the depo shot. For the first 2 weeks everything seemed great. Then it started.. non stop bleeding. Again. I am 9 weeks in and I've been bleeding 7 weeks straight. I am SO sick of it. Been trying ibuprofine to slow it down. I had to quit my job and go back to my old career. The doc wants to put me on a 2nd form of bc to stop it. I won't let him. I pray it wears off here in about 3 weeks."

   
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clydesmommy (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 1, 2017

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"I was on this birth control for two years. Today marks my 1 year of being off it. The shot does it job, but the aftermath is not worth it. I was bleeding for over month. It stopped for 7 months with spotting in between. Now I got my period and it’s soooo heavy. I loved the shot, it does it job, but this whole period waterfall is just not worth it. Take a different form of birth control."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 31, 2017

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"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."

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

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"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."

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

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"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."

   
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Kerry 76 September 25, 2017

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"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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"I had my 1 & only shot in March 2017 and immediately felt bloated and sick so I decided not to get another one. I had my first period in May 2017 and have bled on and off every few days since. I have currently been bleeding for 17 days straight and I haven't had longer than a 5 day break in between bleeds the entire time. I'm bloated, hormonal and very tired. I hate not knowing my body or its cycle and am at a loss of what to do. I do not recommend this shot to anyone!"

   
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Bec868686ooo September 14, 2017

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"I started on the shot in May of 2017. The whole point was to control my bleeding from my fibroids. As June rolled around, I got my period, which progressed into July and August and got progressively heavier. This last month, my clots are bigger and bigger and I usually wear the 10 hour overnight pads during the day. Although they last me about an hour. It's ruined my life, my clothes, my sheets"

   
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LenRdh (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2017

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"Please don't get on this bc . I've been on it for 4 years. It's made my life hard work and now after I've been off of it since March. I'm now bleeding out of control at times. It's like its never going to end. I don't know what to do. I wish I would've done some research before getting this birth control. I'm embarrassed at times and becoming stressed out . What can I do to slower or maybe even stop this bleeding?"

   
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Jessic August 31, 2017

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"When I first got it I didn't bleed until the last month I started spotting but it was a very dark brown blood and so I told my doc so she gave me birth control to stop it. So the second shot which I'm on now made it stop for the first month but I barely just got off it and now I'm bleeding very heavy and cramping bad everyday."

   
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Zxsn (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 31, 2017

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"I had 2 doses of the shot. One in October 2016 and then Jan. 2017. I literally had a period from January til August! That's 8 whole months! I would not recommend this form of bc unless you don't mind bleeding. I had to start bc pills to regulate my period again."

   
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Nina P. August 25, 2017

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"I got the shot to control my bleeding and cramps from fibroids, so I thought...however, this has been the worst decision ever. I have had heavy bleeding and tons of blood clots. I only took the shot once and won't be getting it again. Also, it has increased the acne of my face, I'm suffering with severe depression, and my sex drive is gone. Lastly, this keeps me from wanting to have sex anymore because it's embarrassing...who wants to have sex with a blood hound! I feel incredibly stupid because I normally do my research but I let the doctor talk me into it as she claimed it was the best option due to my challenge with high blood pressure. This was the worst decision ever and I won't be getting it again. I'm stuck riding it out!!"

   
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LadyJ43 August 23, 2017

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"This has made my life a living hell I went to the gynacologist to see about me having my period for a month she suggested I get the shot and take pills and said it should be gone within 5-6 days. Well its been 3 weeks and its the most horrible feeling in the world to keep bleeding and I don't know why to have to wear pads everyday and change pants four times a day I just want to say forget it and get my uterus out I'm only 22 with no children"

   
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Zhane (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2017

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"Ok so I have been suffering for two years now. I'm 25. I had this so bad I was anemic with huge blood clots, finally doc gave me d&c a month later started up again it got so bad again w clots. He said depo shot and another d&c he gave me the depo shot last week. I'm not even kidding you it stopped immediately. I'm so happy I was really suffering and now don't even need the d&c. The only bad part is I want more kids like soon but my body needs a rest from this. I'm 100% for the depo shot it saved my life."

   
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Anonymous August 18, 2017

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"Had only one shot. I was spotting for 3 months everyday, experiencing cramps, dizziness, nausea and mood changes. I never took another shot, yet I am still spotting and I still have abdominal pain, irregular bleeding and my mood is changing rapidly. I would never recommended this product to anyone. Whats more, I think It should be taken off the market immediately."

Janaxx August 17, 2017

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"I'm 41 years old and have four kids . I don't want to get pregnant again so I decided to have injectable contraceptive depostrust . First shot was Mar 24 my menstruation stopped for 2 weeks but after that I have spotting . Last week of May I have bleeding and its getting worse so I have my injection June 1 . Up until now I have been bleeding 4 months already . I'm afraid . Is this serious ? Pls help . I can't sleep . Any insight will help me . Thanks "

   
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Xtin August 7, 2017

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"Y'all I had this shot ONE TIME last Aug and I'm still bleeding! I'm only 23 I want a baby my husband is a marine and we can't even do anything when he is down for time off because I have constantly bled since aug2016! "

   
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Shelby. (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2017

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"I have been on the shot going on four months I have bleed the whole time except for two weeks I just got my second shot it helped the bleeding slow down but still bleeding no wonder you can't get pregnant heck who wants to have a bloody show that's not to attractive. No sex=no baby!"

   
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Erica Singer's August 2, 2017

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"I wish I could give this a ZERO star. They warned me that I could have some abnormal bleeding.. but, nobody warned me that I'd be bleeding enough to support the Red Cross. My blood count is low - which it never has been before. Not to mention the acne, the attitude, the sore breasts, and the emotional instability to go along with it. The REAL reason this works as a birth control is because nobody on this medication is doing anything even remotely related to sex (oh yeah, I forgot to mention - no sex drive). Even if you had a sex drive, it's a bloody war zone!! Nope! Hopefully someone, anyone really, will read this and think "nope, I'll go a different route", and I will have saved someone some MAJOR heartache and struggles."

   
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BloodyHell (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2017

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"I've recently gotten back on the depo probably at the beginning of June and I've been bleeding for almost 2 months they put me on birth control pills but that's still not helping. I need something to stop this bleeding it's getting out of control"

   
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Niecy123 July 13, 2017

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"I wish I could give this a zero. I had my son August of 2016 and my periods were so heavy I was diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and I was told to get on a birth control to control my bleeding. I chose the depo and received my first shot February of 2017, and my bleeding stopped for a bit but returned in March. I was spotting then it went on to light bleeding. I received my second shot in May. I started bleeding more. I became anemic (unknowingly at the time). In May I passed out due to low iron and broke my nose! It has lowered my immune system, I found out also in May that I have mono. In June I got strep throat. My iron dropped to 8.6 almost needing a blood transfusion. I've been bleeding every single day since March!"

   
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kjuune (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 12, 2017

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"I started blood thinners for DVT, two days late started period was bleeding so bad was in the restroom every 10-20 mins..7 days later was in the hospital was slightly anemic less than 48 hrs later ended up back in the hospital blood count was 6.1 had to have 4 units of blood over two days they gave me a depo shot to stop the bleeding it took almost 72 hours to work now a little over a week out of the hospital I have started bleeding again...idk what to think about the depo all I know is it isn't working for what I need it to be."

   
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Sammie1979 July 7, 2017

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"I just had my first shot 2 months ago. I have not been my self, constant headaches, serious contraction pains, loss in Sex drive. I have been bleeding for almost a month. I feel sick all the time, no energy and I am experiencing hyper pigmentation on my face. I have become so dark, also I can't sleep well and loss of appetite. I can't wait for it to wear off. I am not getting it again. I hope I return to my normal self after it wears off"

   
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Ceby (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 1, 2017

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