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For Birth Control "I had a boyfriend for a few months and our relationship started to get serious so I decided that I needed to start some sort of birth control. I am awful with remembering to take my medicine everyday. This shot was an easy fix for that. You get a shot then don't have to think about taking anything again for three months and you just go get another shot. This birth control is very effective and easy to keep up with, but one of the side effects was weight gain. I figured that I'd be fine since my doctor told me it just increases your appetite so as long as you watch what you eat you would be fine. This shot made me hungry all of the time. I gained 30 pounds from September to February. I got off of the shot and the weight is not easy to lose."

   
4.0

Allison550 January 14, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've had a very good experience with this form of birth control. No bleeding at all, no side effects, not an issues what so ever. I've been takin it for about 9 months now and feeling fine"

   
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Riley s January 13, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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 ???!?"

   
1.0

Slmxxx January 13, 2017

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For Birth Control "In the beginning I had bad headaches, vomiting & non stop periods. Now after 12 months of this the only issue is weight gain. But having a small stomach I only gained 5 pounds. I have gained and lost (w/o exercising). I would say this is really effective but with side effects not so much. I went to see my doctor about my periods last time I went in she said if it doesn't stop after this cycle I should change birth controls. And is has she was right! If you think you will stop your periods so soon stop assuming and give depo a try! Its super effective and I'll definitely continue using it!"

   
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Meggieyo (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 12, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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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For Birth Control "I have been on it for 16 years when I just had my first child I was18, I have no menstruationl, I have gained of course, I feel upper stomach pains and was even being treated for ulcers and am endoscopy showed I didn't have ulcers, I have acne which does not seem to go, I have lost interest in sex etc... It is today that I have come to learn more about Depo after reading comments here. I did not know it's not supposed to be used for more than2 years. I had my shot on 9/12/17 . I will switch to something else. Thanks all for your comments."

   
7.0

T. J January 11, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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."

   
1.0

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

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For Birth Control "Despite my weight/exercise habits, I have genetically high blood pressure and cannot take birth control with estrogen. The first two injections are the most difficult due to the spotting and bloating - seems to be the case for many. What I found to help is incorporating a large amount of soy/flaxseed into my diet - it completely stopped the spotting. I suppose the plant estrogens in both help when you're not getting estrogen from BC. I haven't experienced any moodiness or hair loss like some complain about. I take extra calcium/magnesium/vitamin D as bone density is a concern on this shot long term."

   
8.0

Day Inc January 10, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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!"

   
1.0

Don't do it January 10, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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."

   
1.0

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

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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!!!"

   
1.0

Shannonbby January 8, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was on this birth control for 6 months and I have nothing negative to say about it. I didn't have a period the entire time I was on it. I didn't deal with any of the side effects. Although, I did experience hair loss. Which isn't a problem to me because it grows back."

   
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Brianna R. January 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been off Depot for almost 6 year so and I have several side effects from this shot that don't think will ever go away. It has really messed me up in don't know if anyone has the same issues I get severe migraines monthly and a rash that itches like no other where the injected the shot in my butt every month right before my period starts. It's really annoying. I am wondering if anybody else is experiencing the same kinds of things that I am. I have a lot of pain in my hands I get tingling in my hands and my feet."

   
2.0

Tmtb (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I won't stop bleeding"

   
1.0

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

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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)"

   
1.0

VerTom January 6, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have used this for about 5 months now and I have felt nothing but crappy the whole time. I throw up almost all the time. Feel exhausted constantly. Get diahrrra when I'm vomiting. Can't sleep well. Crazy mood swings. I'm not pregnant, so it obviously works. It just has gnarly side effects. I've see many others with the same issues. I chose it initially because I thought it would be easier than taking a pill every day. I didn't want to get any of the inserts. So, this seemed the best option for me. When I saw the side effects I didn't think much of it since I would have those kinds of symptoms when I was on my period or a few days before I would get it. But it the symptoms are to the extreme. my period is also lighter and longer."

   
3.0

Sassyg (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "I gained so much during the injections. I weighed 120 and was happy with my weight. Just after 6 months I weighed 145. I got off it because the weight gain was too much. My pants won't fit, shirts won't fit. I seriously need new clothes. I am so self conscious now and I never was before this. I just switched to the IUD and I love it. I'm still trying to lose the weight. Right now I weigh 143 and its so hard to lose the weight. I exercise everyday and eat healthy but its a tough process. I don't recommend going on this birth control. Go for something else."

   
2.0

Maggieee1021 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "This was my first and only method of bc since 2001. So I can tell my experience with depo was great. No periods just spoting before shot was due. No pregnancies. Weight gained I can say I like to eat so I can't blame depo for that. Now I am thinking to do the nexplanon implant but I am scared of all the bad reviews I read thats why I decided to review depo who has being very effective to me, our bodys react different to each medicine and I hoping is better than depo or I will switch back."

   
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gatauniversal January 3, 2017

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For Birth Control "I got on the shot when I was 17. I'm 18 now. I've gotten it roughly 3 or 4 times. I had always had AWFUL periods and at the time it had been four years since I had gotten my first period. Initially I was scared to get the shot due to the things I had heard. I heard that it could cause weight gain, mood swings, excessive eating, and it could even result in making your period worse. Once I got the shot, I had my period maybe three times after that and it lasted for about three days each time. I haven't had a period for six months which is amazing when it used to be something I struggled with often. I weighed 117 pounds when I got my first shot. I weight 114 now. At first I was a bit on edge with my attitude but it was nothing serious."

   
9.0

Ceairea January 2, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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."

   
1.0

Jules00876 December 31, 2016

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For Birth Control "I am on my 2nd shot of my depo, first shot was amazing but the second one which I had on 31 November went completely down hill, I haven't been on my period but when having sexual intercourse with my boyfriend I bleed! I don't even have to have sex. It's every time I orgasm I will bleed, as you can imagine for a 19 year old girl that's pretty embarrassing. I'm not the only one who has suffered in this way and I've also had 2 pregnancies scares. I have regular anxiety and depression also It's literally ruining my life! Really wouldn't recommend!"

   
1.0

Jess456 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have been getting the shot since 2012, before having children. After a few years I was scared hearing that this shot causes infertility so I stopped in 2015' within 4 month a was pregnant! I had a good experience with the shot. My weight has been up and down but nothing drastic. The shot definitely protected me from getting pregnant and thats what I wanted %u263A I will continue with it because not sure about iuds yet"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 27, 2016

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For Birth Control "Hair loss, weight gain, deforming cystic acne, hot flashes! At 32, after 2 years on depo I was told by my gyn that my symptoms weren't depo, but that I was 'in a new season of life'. I. I no longer trust that doctor, I will never take birth control again. I'm not 10 months past my last shot and just beginning to see signs that my hair is growing in, my acne is getting better even though permanent scarring has already taken place. This drug is the worst choice. Doctors don't tell you that you'll get osteoporosis,lose your hair, get acne, hot flashes and gain weight. They tell you it's safe and they tell you to take calcium and vitamin D. It is not safe!"

   
1.0

No longer trust doctors December 27, 2016

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "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."

   
1.0

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

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For Endometriosis "This has been a nightmare. I got the shot to ease pelvic pain my provider suspected was due to endometriosis. At first, I felt like I had the flu for a week or two. Almost exactly a month after getting the shot, I started getting a lot of spotting, and had to wear a pad constantly. After a week of spotting, it became a full-blown, heavy period, and my pelvic pain came back worse than ever before along with severe cramps, muscle aches, and even trouble using the bathroom because of the pain. The pain is far worse at night. I can't sleep. Ibuprofen and heat packs no longer help. It's been three weeks. My doctor isn't sure what to do, and others I've talked to said it took several months for the pain from the depo shot to go away. I'm in agony."

   
1.0

An Unhappy Customer December 22, 2016

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