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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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440 Ratings with 477 User Reviews

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I gave birth in January 2017, went to the doctor 2 week after to talk about getting my tubes tied and that I been bleeding since birth. He asked about birth control. I said I wasn't up for anymore pregnancy. He got up and right away and gave me the depo shot. I thought my bleeding from giving birth was just about to end than suddenly after the show I been bleeding for 8 weeks. It is so frustrating. I have epilepsy and the frustration is causing seizure symptoms."

Frustmomma March 21, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I do not recommend this shot to anyone! I have only had one injection. Had a period 3 weeks after getting the shot and period lasted 3 weeks. 3 weeks later I have my period again and it is going on 6 weeks now. Goes from dark brown blood to bright red blood. Light to heavy then back to light. I will NEVER get this again. I called my doctor and she said it is normal. Um bleeding nonstop for 6+ is not normal!!!!"

   
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LainaD March 21, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "So after having my son in 2012 I decided to go on the depo. No one bothered to tell my it would kill my calcium levels. That my hair and teeth would start to fall out. And that after going off the depo not only would I bleed for 55 days after going off of it but that every month after, I'd have excruciating cramps severe hip and pelvic pain. And have to change my pad/tampon every hour or else I'd be sitting in my own blood. Its not been a year since going off of it and NOTHING is any better."

   
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MomOfOne2012 March 17, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "After not being on Birth Control since I was 19 years old & "considered" dating men I took the Shot in September 2016 just to play it safe. I bled for 1 month straight, then nothing the next month, then bled whole month in December. I said NO to getting it again as it made me feel bizarre. Well....I haven't stopped bleeding since. Massive amounts of blood clotting & 36864157963 Tampons & Pads later, swollen 10lb weight gain, headaches, mad burning cramps, melasma on my face and an atrocious attitude directly from HELL still bleeding something fierce. This "wonder shot" should come with a lifetime supply of Femme Products & masseuse named Hans. I was prescribed Provera yesterday. Dear Lord let it work! ! DO NOT TAKE THIS FORM OF CONTROL"

   
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Cranky in Colorado March 14, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "My experience is definitely not common, but after my first shot, I bled for 7 days (shortest and lightest period I've ever had) and I haven't had a period since. I tried this after a nightmarish experience of months of nonstop bleeding and cramping on the pill. My periods were usually ridiculously heavy and lasted for an average of 11 days (why I started birth control in the first place) and depo has given me a normal/gone period for the first time ever. I love it."

   
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Clearlyodd (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 7, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I started depo Dec. 19, 2016 and everything was going good until January 9, 2017 when I started my period and haven't stopped. It is now March 7, 2017. I'm not bleeding heavy, it's more like spotting but for the past couple days it's been heavier similar to a period and I'm just so over it. I'm not going back for a second shot which is due this month, I just want to know if someone else experienced this and how long did the bleeding last? And did your periods go back to normal?? I miss only bleeding for 6-7 days "

Jadeb (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I started my DEPO shot January 25 2017 which was 2 days after my period ended. My next period was due on the 15th. And I've been bleeding every since. Today makes 21 consecutive days I've been bleeding. It's making me dehydrated and I'm already anemic. I'm supposed to go back in April but they will not be seeing me. I really hope I don't bleed these whole 3 months. This stops me from being intimate with my partner. DO NOT GET THIS SHOT."

   
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Anonymous1996 March 7, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I've gotten 5 shots and I'm still bleeding, when will it end"

   
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nihilego (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 4, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I was on depo six years prior to me getting pregnant I didn't see a period but twice the entire time I missed one shot and boom here comes baby After having my little I decided to give it another try on Dec 5.2016 I received my shot it's now March 2 and I have yet to stop bleeding I've gained 13lbs in a months time it's heavy I'm constantly taking showers and changing pads hot flashes and mood swings are ridiculous I do not recommend this contraceptive at all don't do it please"

Budda264 March 2, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I am 52 years old and clearly have been through the change of life. I've had no period for years. All of a sudden, I have some spotting so I go to my doctor. He does a surgical procedure to scrape the lining of my uterus and then puts me on 2, 10 mg Medroxyprogesterone a day, for 20 days. Four days after my last pill the bleeding started. I have NEVER had such a bad period in all of my 52 years of life! I have had 3 children and this is worse than the labor of all three!! I will NEVER take that medicine again!! They can do a hysterectomy and take the womb I haven't needed in decades. I can't even leave the house because when I stand up, I gush blood!! Roll over in bed, gush blood!! Not Happy!! Why didn't my doctor warn me about this?????"

   
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GrumpyGranny (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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