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Depo-Provera Rating Summary

3.3/10 Average Rating

379 Ratings with 412 User Reviews

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"I had my first shot December 19 , 7 weeks after having my son and I was still bleeding from that within 2 days my bleeding had stopped and I was excited. Well that was short lived as the next week I started bleeding/spotting for 2 weeks then stopped for a couple of weeks only to start again. My doctor gave me a second shot Feb 1 stating it would stop the bleeding well it hasn't. It's now been 5 weeks of spotting/bleeding. This is horrible. I also have horrible hot flashes that come from no where. Do not take this medication"

   
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Depothedevil (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2017

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"Terrible, wish I could give a -10 lol. Had first and last shot beginning of July 2016 and been bleeding ever since! Mefanamic and tranexamic acids have done nothing. Anyone who has bled for months please tell me when things got better for you because I am losing hope. I don't know whether its the doctors are ignorant about what this can or that they don't are more concerned about keeping unwanted pregnancy to a min but it is scary how little they know about this drug. The side effect they kept making the most noise about was weight gain rather than possibility of bleeding for months on end."

   
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duoduo123 February 19, 2017

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"I'm highly disappointed with this injection. I took my first shot of Depo shot Dec 2016 was fine for 28 days where I thought I was having a normal period. Since January 26th I have been bleeding, cramping and literally passing clots daily to date Feb 16th. This is so misleading. I have gone through tons of pads and this is becoming so depressing. I would never I say never ever take this injection again."

   
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Shylou February 18, 2017

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"WHY is this product still on the market?!! I have been bleeding for 7 months straight on after taking this horrible drug. My only options to stop the bleeding is to either keep taking the shots for a year, or stop taking the shots and wait months for the bleeding to stop. After 2 shots I decided to stop but I have no idea when the bleeding will finally end. It's not small spotting, but EXCESSIVE and continuous flow of blood. I guess its rightfully called birth control, because when you're on it you'll little to no sex. Pads now cause chafing & tampons are now painful. I wish I could sue this company for making the last 7 months of my life hell! DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE SYMPTOMS, BUT ITS NOT WORTH TRYING IT TO FIND OUT!"

   
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Zoa12 February 11, 2017

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"I started my first Depo shot in July of 2016 after I hadn't seen my period since April of 2016, and it was now July. I was only on BC to regulate my terrible menstrual cycles and horrible cramps. So after years of being on the pill, I decided to go a different route. My first shot in July was fine. I finally got my period again in September and it stayed on the entire month. After I went back for my second shot it October, my doctor prescribed me hormone pills to take for a week to make it go off - it worked. After 2 wks my period was back on. I had taken all 4 of the other prescriptions to stop the bleeding and it never stopped and I've been bleeding ever since. I scheduled to have my 3rd shot 1/6/17 and didn't go! DO NOT GET ON DEPO!!!"

   
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SNikkole26 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 31, 2017

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"Okay so i started my first depo in July of 2016 because I had a pregnancy scare and my periods are terrible, the first month was fine. Second month I started spotting but it never showed after a day. The third month was just terrible blood everywhere! I went to my docotor and she told me that its rare for women to still have heavy periods on the depo and convinced me to get another in September which was my last. I bled for the entire 2nd shot and thats what? 4 months counting August. I have nothing but blood clots n pain. I feel I lost my boyfriend because I couldn't have sex. If iIdid would cause me to bleed a lot more! Its now been 3 weeks since I'm off the depo PLEASE DNT GET THIS SHOT!! Its just a mistake you'll carry for 10 months!"

   
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Aliensrhere January 28, 2017

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"I got the first depo shot on November 15 2016 the Dr said ooh you'll have irregular bleeding what she failed to tell me was that I could have nonstop heavy bleeding which has happened not to mention I have a blood disorder so having this nonstop bleeding from the depo isn't good at all then after seeing her again she goes well there isn't anything I can do for you and if you choose to stop it the bleeding will get worse before it gets better I'm furious because she knows I have a blood disorder causing my blood not to clot and she didn't mention the possible side effects until after I got the shot now because of this I have to be monitored more often and closely with the blood disorder"

   
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JayZari January 26, 2017

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"This month it's my second shot, but I've been bleeding for almost 2 month! It's ruining my relationship it sucks I just want the bleeding to stop. It's effective and great but the bleeding feels non-stop it's like you won't bleed for the whole day but once it's night... surprise! If you can't handle the bleeding for this long I recommend not going on it and rather then the pills. I'm just upset about how much blood can come out!!!?"

   
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Valariexoooo January 26, 2017

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"I started the depo in July to help with my endometriosis. First shot went fine, I didn't start bleeding until the end of August. From that point on its been hell. There was a time where I went a month without bleeding. I am due for my 5th shot in February. I highly doubt I will get it. It's not heavy bleeding but it's enough to drive you insane. I also had a myometmy (the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus) I'm not saying the depo caused a cyst but I got a cyst on my ovaries. I read someone else had one too. I'm just really over it. I rather just have a steady period each month and go from there. Honestly, this isn't worth it. And it's not even guaranteed it will help my endometriosis."

   
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AnnoyedandAnnoyedAgain January 22, 2017

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"I got my first depo shot September 26, 2016. I was due December 25, 2016 but I didn't go back because I noticed it made me depressed I wasn't sexually active so what was the point. 2 weeks after I was due I started a light period and spotting and it's been like that for almost 3 weeks. I'm so frustrated I just want this out of my system. I do not recommend the shot."

   
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Abbrielaaa January 20, 2017

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"I got my first and only shot on September 27, 2016. until November I had little to no bleeding every now and then, but once November came I started bleeding heavy, about three to four pads a day, cramps, nausea, and loss of sex drive. I expected all of those, but not to bleed for three months straight. It was so bad I went to the hospital and they first diagnosed me with pelvic inflammatory but realized I had no evidence of infection and that my fallopian tubes were swollen. They sent me home with meds and to this day I still haven't stopped bleeding. I've been off depo for a month and I've never been in so much pain."

   
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Kale22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2017

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"I took depo shot August 2016 I have had lighter periods since December 2016 I been coming on and off here it is now January 2017 my cycle still on its been a month since I been on I'm in the 3 months stage to where I won't have any more cycle this is very annoying"

   
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A ominous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2017

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"Worse decision EVER! Decided to start depo to prevent pregnancy for a while. 1st injection was at the end of June. Everything was fine. July, wonderful. Later part of August I started the brownish spotting, then light pink to red like a normal cycle. I went to the doctor and was told to take 3 800mg of ibuprofen a day for 5 days and that would stop the bleeding...in which it definitely did. I was late getting my 2nd injection which was given at the beginning of October. October and the first part of November no bleed, no spotting, no nothing. Ohhh but that last week of November, the spotting started again. I started with the ibuprofen regiment again but, this time it seemed to make it worse so, I stopped. I was scheduled to take my 3rd injection on January 8, 2017 but took it at the end of December hoping that it would stop the bleeding...It didn't...and it hasn't. Today is January 18, 2017 and I have been bleeding EVERY SINGLE DAY since the week of thanksgiving. I refuse...REFUSE to get the depo ever again. Don't waste your time. It does more damage than good."

   
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JackieOhhh (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2017

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"My mom forced me onto this and wouldn't tell me what it is. I've been bleeding nonstop for two weeks and I'm an emotional wreck. My face is completely broken out whereas I would only get a few breakouts here and there beforehand not to mention its extremely oily. My mental health issues only make the situation worse. I had to find this information out on my own and I'm absolutely miserably. My period used to last 5 days and now its been 2 weeks. I'm constantly in pain. This shot has made me absolutely miserable but I have no choice but to take it until I can move out."

   
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Untrusting Mom (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2017

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"I've been using depo and I've had two doses of it. The first three months went fine. And I went back for the second shot and I've been bleeding non stop for 2 months. When will the bleeding ever end ???!?"

   
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Slmxxx January 13, 2017

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"I'm bleeding alot and I have pain in my tummy sharp pains and I'm hurting alot I have to lay down for it to stoping alot I don't know what to do now I can't go to work because I'm hurting that bad"

   
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Lynette65 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2017

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"Worst experience ever. First time on any form of birth control and the shot has scarred me to stop using birth control in any form. Took my first shot back in September 2016. Started spotting in late October 2016. eventually I had to stop using panty shields and start using pads. I'm still bleeding ( January 11 2017).... I lost my bf bc sex has been so difficult and painful. Saw a gynecologist he told me switch to the pills it should regulate it but I just want to stop using overall and get my body back to normal. I thought since my 3 months r up the bleeding would stop but no such luck. I just hope that eventually everything goes back to normal. I miss my regular five days of my period. I miss seeing my discharge."

   
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Hello motto (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2017

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"Save yourself the frustration and choose something other than Depo shot! I've been on it since November and I cannot wait to have this drug out of my system. I have been bleeding for three weeks straight and it's not a regular period. It's thick and dark and just clumps of nastiness. My periods used to be light 2-3 days long and no cramps so this is torture! I get random cramping, awful acne, gain weight, mood swings and zero sex drive. Please please DO NOT GET IT!"

   
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Don't do it January 10, 2017

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"This shot is ridiculous. Do not get it, you won't stop bleeding. I got my first and only one in October 2016, I never went back for another one because I couldn't stop bleeding, I gained weight, no sex drive at all, it's awful. Please don't get it. I can't even have sex because I can't stop bleeding, so why the heck did I get it in the first place. Again it's ridiculous."

   
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NikkyJones. (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 10, 2017

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"Crying in tears and pain!!! I am a mother of a three year old boy and I don't want anymore kids right now. So depo was my only option since I can't take birth control pills because I always forget to take them and never stay on them. I started the shot in 2014 my last shot was sept 2015 and since 2014 I've never stopped bleeding I've spent at least 600 dollars on pads the pain is terrible. I'm always cranky and sleepy and moody and hungry . I was hospitalized for a ruptured ovarian cyst and almost died the depo cause this to happen to me. After this one wears off I'm never getting it again it took a toll on my life and my mental state..Warning do not get this shot!!!"

   
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Shannonbby January 8, 2017

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"I won't stop bleeding"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 6, 2017

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"I had a D&C in October.. went back for a follow up November 12, 2016 and the clinic kept trying to convince me to get on birth control.. I refused but then they told me about the depo shot.. "you won't get your period for 3months, you won't get pregnant, you can have sex without worries".. that's rubbish! I regret ever taking this shot! I started bleeding in December and it hasn't stopped! It started with brown spotting and now I'm bleeding bright red heavy blood! This is ridiculous! My boyfriend and I haven't had sex ever since the bleeding because it makes the bleeding worse! What was the point of this injection?! I am scared I will never stop bleeding.. I called the clinic and they said I should stop bleeding once it wears off (January 27)"

   
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VerTom January 6, 2017

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"I took the depo once because my mom wanted me on it as I was going into college. I was not sexually active and didn't want it. I got it anyways. I received my one and only injection in June, and had the WORST hormonal period of my life after two months of not bleeding. That period was 3 weeks long. After that one, I didn't bleed for another 2 months. Now, I've been bleeding for a month and a half and have gone through two bags of pads. It's depressing and emotional that I can't be like I was before. I can't even enjoy any type of sexual contact with my boyfriend. I highly recommend NOT getting this shot, it's ruined my life."

   
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Jules00876 December 31, 2016

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"I really wish I could rate this drug lower than 1. The absolute biggest draw back to this drug is that once you have injected it into your system you cannot stop taking it. I would strongly, strongly warn anyone with a history of mental health or mood issues to stay far, far away from this drug. It has turned someone I know into an absolute monster. When first asked to consider this drug they were told that poor reactions were rare, but now they are being told it may take several doses, months for this drug to start working properly. As for the constant bleeding and uncontrollable mood swings... the doctors only advice is take another shot and wait and see. It is ruining their life."

   
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Fair warning... (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2016

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"It has significantly slowed my periods down....I was bleeding for weeks at a time and stopping for a couple days and then bleeding again....I have now been 3 months of off and on spotting for a week but that's much better than before.....yes I have been a little more emotional than normal but no major side effects like I had read before I got the shot. I have only had one dose and am due in 2 weeks for my next so hopefully it will continue to be a positive experience!"

   
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Hmartin72810 December 11, 2016

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