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Depo-Provera Rating Summary

3.3/10 Average Rating

366 Ratings with 398 User Reviews

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Reviews for Depo-Provera to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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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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"I had the shot on October 5th 2016 and I can honestly say that I would never recommend this shot to anyone. I have bled every single day since I received it and it is now December 10th. Talk about about low sex drive when you're constantly bleeding 24/7. Not fun. Not to mention that it has made me feel weak every second of the day. I don't know if it's from bleeding so much or what. It's also caused stage 1 acne on my face. I've never had problems with any kind of acne until receiving this shot. I've gained about 5 pounds since October too. Needless to say I will never be on this birth control again once it wears off. It has made me feel absolutely awful about myself."

   
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Kanony December 10, 2016

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"I hate the shot I've been on it for four years and this year I stopped. I didn't take it at all...I've been bleeding none stop since august 22 2016.. I went to the doctor he have me meds bt thas not helping I wish it stop I have no sex life I lost my weight and the last guy I was with was so grossed out he didn't wanna sex me no more. The bleeding come and go bt it stays just some days are flowing some days its spotting. I do depressed. When I think it stops I would dress however I want then I get stressed and the blood comes down its embarrassing...story of my life"

Twanii (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 26, 2016

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"I was on Depo for 3 months,was bleeding for 2 months, gained weight, no sex drive,weakness in my knees. depressed from all this... I was due for a second time in May. I'll chose anything else except this Shot. Pharmaceutical company makes $$$$$ guess that's why they won't tell you the worse part of it. I SUFFERED"

Worse thing EVER! DANGEROUS! (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 19, 2016

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"So I took the shot of august of 2015 and it was all good for a while. Then by the next year in august I got my shot. It had been a year since I was on it. Then for pretty much the next 3 months all I did was bleed. And it was very heavy. I had talked to my nurse and she said if it haven't gone down that something wasent right. Well when I went back to get my next shot and at this point I still had been bleeding and I was considering switching to something else. There was a different nurse there and we talked about switching me. So I got on the ortho cyclen 28s and I only bleed for the first like maybe 3 days and it was very light and the color was brown. And I haven't bleed since. The depo not only mucked me up but also decreased my sex with my man"

   
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Baybehgirl November 12, 2016

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"Depo shot def stops you from getting pregnant but it messes up everything else... sex drive mood swings and while on the shot my period wasn't bad but once i stopped it i didn't get my period for 4 months then out the blue started bleeding like crazy.. now my period comes whenever.. i can't even tame it.... i won't bleed for 5 days then out the blue start spotting or bleeding esp after sex which is causing issues with me and my partner because he gets disgusted with the blood, as he should!! So now my partner is afraid to have sex with me because he doest know if m period will come down in the middle of it.. horrible experience,"

   
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Anonymous November 5, 2016

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"Had my daughter in September. I bled for 4 weeks after my delivery. At my PP visit my doctor suggested the depo shot. She mentioned I may have some slight break through bleeding. She recommended the shot because she thought ot would be easier then remembering to take a pill daily with a newborn and toddler home. I agreed and didn't do my research especially since I never had any side effects from birth control. A week after taking depo I began to bleed like a light period, sometimes a medium period. That was 3 weeks ago and based on other post I'm gathering this is likely to continue indefinitely until it wears off in January. Honestly it was the worst choice I've made. I should have never taken it."

   
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Cmadd79 (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2016

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"Started The Depo Last Year In September First Shot Never Had Any Bleeding Second Shot Just A Little Spotting The Last Shot Is Horrible!! I Been Bleeding For 3Months Straight Went Back To The Doctor Told Them About The Situation & All They Did Was Give Me The Birth Control Pills & Said That It Will Stop & Take It For A Week ... So Weeks Past .. Still Bleeding The Bleeding Stopped For Like 5 Days My Stomach Started Hurting Went Too The Bathroom Blood & Clots All Over !! Now I'm Bleeding Every Two Weeks Out Of A Month Sometimes Longer I Do Not Recommend Takeing This Shot!"

   
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Mawww November 2, 2016

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"I took the 3month Depo shot in May this year, I have been bleeding non stop for the last 5 months. I have been to the doctor twice and been given tranexamic acid and taken the entire two boxes to no avail, this week the bleeding has gotten so heavy that Im soaking out tampons in less than 3 hours. Im taking iron tablets and folic acid so that my body doesnt crash. as for sex...thats out of the question, so I dont see a point of this form of birthcontrol. i hate depo i hate how I had a normal and very regular cycle, now Im a mess of mood swings, craving junk food, gaining weight and I hope this strain doesnt compromise my relationship with my partner. Never use this drug, it will mess you up."

   
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Carameltreat October 26, 2016

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"I had my first depo shot on july 2016 and i have never had periods which to me was great because I hate the cramps I get during periods. For the past 3months I have been having terrible mood swings. No sex drive, but the worst was the past 1 week, painful cramps that I couldn't get out of bed. I don't recommend this to anyone."

   
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Kendi J October 23, 2016

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"The worst thing that ever happened to me!! I hate this type of contraception ! I had my baby in June, so I was bleeding for about a month and a half, then I decided to get this depo injection, which was the biggest mistake ever! So after one week after injection was done I started to bleed (again), already for 2weeks. I am feeling dizzy, weak, anxious, depressed and ligh headed! Waiting for my blood test results, to see if I am not aneamic.. Because after giving birth usually women's are bleeding and already loosing some blood, and now this terrible injection just made it worse. However my doc prescribed me some drugs to stop bleeding, it calls tranexamic acid 500mg, so I am taking these tablets, it's already third day but still the same"

   
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Bubuku October 20, 2016

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"I was bleeding heavily for 8 mth non stop! Please don't use this method! It is absolutely horrible & ruined my life. Had major CRAMPS, clumps & clumps of blood, wasted so much $$ buying thick diapers & tampons 'cause I was bleeding that much! Initially they put me on BC Pills to stop the bleeding but b/c I requested really low dosage it didn't do its job. I stopped taking it thinking it would mess me up even more b/c I'm putting more hormones in my body. I was under the impression it would go away eventually but after 7 months of bleeding, I finally went to see a gynecologist & she gave me higher dosage birth control pills to stop the bleeding! After a month of being on the pills, it finally STOPPED! THANK GOD! Miserable frm Jan16 to Aug16"

   
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Beware! Bled for 8 months. (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2016

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"Got my first and last depo shot in September. I got the shot during my usual spotting that happens right before my period. After the shot, spotting stops, period is a no show, and my PMS symptoms go away. Sounds great, right? 10 days after the shot and I start getting brown discharge that has gotten heavier and occasionally more pink with no end in sight (19 days and counting). This is accompanied by cramps, ache, and zero sex drive, but who'd wanna have sex with all that nasty brown discharge. Now I know how the shot is so effective at preventing pregnancy."

   
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Ughgdjfjfjfkfj nickname October 12, 2016

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"I got the depo shot at my 8 week check. I wanted to try the patch but doctor said my body had been through a lot (4th baby in 11 years) and should get something bomb proof so agreed to the depo shot. My first issue was when I went online to do some research and found it can take a long time to get fertility back, I know I have 4 but my last it took me two years and multiple losses, it's not her choice to make for me to not have more children, if I was to have another I would want it soon and would then get my tubes tied. The day after horrific cramps started. A week after I started spotting, the following week I bled heavily and that's where I'm at, no sign of it stopping. I won't get pregnant I can't even have sex, which was the point!"

   
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Rosie1990deposucks October 1, 2016

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"I took this medication for 2 years. While on the medication I had no menstrual cycle, no period, no spotting, no issues. Once discontinued, and the 13weeks passed since my last shot I noticed a change in hormones. About 7 weeks after that I got a very light period lasting 3 days 2 weeks later another light period lasting 3 4days At this time the cramping did not go away and I got centralized right lower abdominal pain which eventually cent me to the ER 2 weeks later. After every test including a CT scan no issues were found and doctors wanted to schedule MRI They finally sent me home with a morphine injection to go so I could sleep. Woke up to chunks of blood pouring from me. "Dysfunctional uterine bleeding" from stopping depo."

   
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Dee1231234 September 29, 2016

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