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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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3.4/10 Average Rating
527 Ratings with 577 User Reviews

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I'm 19 years old and I've been on the shot for almost a year now. At first I had a lot of dark heavy spotting constantly for months. It stopped by the time I got my second shot. I hadn't had a period since then - but now I'm spotting again. It's different than the beginning though. It's very light red and thin. It's been two weeks now and I'm still bleeding. Not really sure what it is. I assume something has to come out after all this time of not having a period, so I'm not all that worried about it. Personally, I enjoy being on the shot. I gained some much needed weight and I don't have to deal my horrible painful periods. The moodiness is kind of hard to deal with but it's not uncontrollable. A lot of people hate the depo shot but I think it just depends on yourself and how your hormones are. I'm a small person and I never had an appetite before I got on the shot. It helped me gain weight and end my terrible periods."

   
6.0

Karen (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 3, 2018

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"I've been bleeding si nceFebruary 20th. I thought hey I finally got my period you know, so days went but then it stops & two days later it comes back heavy & 5 hours later it be lite again (has this every happen to anyone?) so I’ll bleed every single day not heavy but lite & some times it get heavy. I’m on this med the doctor from the ER gave me thought it would stop the bleeding. Nope I’m still bleeding of course I’m on my last 4th pills I’m bloated & I’m getting these cramps or sharp pains. Has this ever happen to anyone? If so please let me know so I don’t have to freak out every 20-30 mins thinking something is seriously wrong.."

Rose42095 (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I’m 18 years old I got on the depo shot almost 6 months ago and haven’t stopped bleeding since. I’ve had heavy non stop periods for 5 months now with no break and couldn’t be more depressed about it. I’m constantly having to worry about bleeding through everything and have spend over 200 dollars or more on feminine products the last 6 months. I will never recommend this to anyone. I didn’t gain weight in fact I think I lost weight but I can’t take it anymore. I’m NOT getting the next shot."

   
1.0

K (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I received the shot to "regulate" my very heavy and painful periods. The side affects of this drug are not worth it!! After having the shot I became extremely depressed, lost all sex drive, lost all my emotions, and I am experiencing such vaginal dryness I can't even use a tampon to help with the last side affect the bleeding!! 5 weeks into the shot I started bleeding and passing clots. It doesn't stop. Also, this drug turns off your body's ability to make it's own hormones so this isn't even a real period. This drug doesn't help regulate periods because you won't be able to ovulate so you can't have a period... This bleeding is just your body screaming to get this horrible horrible drug out!!! Never again!!!"

   
1.0

Barbara (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 22, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "My girlfriend had the shot so she won’t get pregnant but now she has been bleeding for like 2 months straight. The point was to not have a baby , now we haven’t had sex in months."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2018

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "Was prescribed this drug once a day for heavy bleeding that would not stop. I am 48 years old and I guess going through the change. It took 3 weeks but this med made the bleeding go away. To the ladies that have only been taking a few days and still bleeding, give it some time before you give up."

   
9.0

Cici (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I started using depo provera about 6 months ago. It has been the worst experience and 6 months of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts, weight gain, hair loss, and was recently diagnosed with anemia due to me bleeding for 3 months at a time. I went to the doctor to see why I was feeling so bad and she said that depo provera should be illegal, and that it causes heaps of problems and every other side effect I was having. Please don’t use depo!!"

   
1.0

kto March 16, 2018

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "Hi everyone OMG! I was freaking out because after the 10 days of provera 10mg I took I thought I would be ok, but after 2 days of taking the 10 day treatment my period is like running water even when I was in my heavy days I would never wake up to a stained bed and this morning it was soaking. I don't have much clots and the ones I have are small but my period lasts for 7 days and today is my 6th day and still going heavy. I hope it goes away by the 7th day. For sure I'm going to stop taking any vitamins and any pills I take that could probably make my period even more heavy. Just till this period goes away. Oh it has many side affects mine were pimples, headache, sleepiness, spotting, and shortness of breath. I Really hope after this period my next ones are light after all its like a period cleanser."

Amy (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I might be early in my in shot. But I just had my second shot in December & due for getting my third in March, which I am still torn if I want to. But since I have started at the beginning it was good. I did not have a period, I felt fine. My doctor told me on average most people gained "5 pounds". I got my second shot in December, I started spotting like crazy. Still am. But now it's off & on. I have gained a lot of weight since my second shot. It's crazy. I'm not sure if my body is rejecting birth control or it's this shot honestly. But I cramp really bad & I get that breakthrough bleeding. I am not sure if I should get the 3rd shot. I have also been breaking out. Not just on my face either. I'm not sure if I would recommend this. I am so torn if I should do the 3rd shot in 2 weeks...."

   
6.0

TH (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 23, 2018

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "53 yo, abnormal prolonged bleeding clots flooding. I had scans that showed thickened wall lining on uterus 14mm plus fibroids . Prescribed 10mg Provera x twice daily for 3 months. Next scan showed huge reduction down to 6mm thickness and greatly reduced size of fibroids. A success on this side of things. Not so much for the bleeding. Will be patient."

   
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Zenthy February 4, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "After having my third baby I decided I needed birth control that was more long term. I decided on the shot because it was hassle free. However, this has been a nightmare. I have been bleeding constantly for a period of 3 weeks. I delivered my last baby via c-section and the amount of bleeding I am having now is equivalent to what I was having post partum. I am also very cranky and go into rages of anger where everything upsets me. I have had panic attacks where I feel my heart racing and can’t catch my breath. I already suffer from celiacs disease but it seems like Depo has aggravated it. I am having flare ups and experiencing IBS symptoms. I have three children and all these symptoms combined are taking away from my quality of life. I am constantly cranky, cramping, panicking or having IBS symptoms and I just want it to stop so I can enjoy my life and babies. This is horrible!"

   
1.0

Aide88 February 4, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I kept getting really bad periods from the time I was in 8th grade and it wasn't until my tenth grade year that I found out I have a minor case of PCOS but the cysts caused a tremendous excruciating pain to the point where I couldn't move. I tried birth control pills but they kept upsetting my stomach so I tried this after. I got my period the first half of the year then I started getting the shot but after that I rarely ever got my period. I was not sexually active at the time because well, I just wasn't having sex. I am concerned that I've been off of the shot for over a year now and I've only gotten my period twice within the year and a half but in a massive amount each time (14-16) days of bleeding, (6-8) heavy bleeding. Overall it helped with my pain but I put on a lot of weight."

   
4.0

EhIguessitworks February 2, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I went on DP to stop the excruciating pain I am in every month due to adenomyosis. While I was on it I loved it! My periods stopped and the pain went away with it. I came off it a few weeks ago and I have realized what a mistake it was to have started this. I was always in a bad/angry mood, I had no sex drive whatsoever, I did not feel happy or sad , just numb... and my weight went up and was not moving (even on a diet). I thought all this was due to the other medicine I on but when I stopped them nothing changed. Now that I have stopped Depo Provera my mood swings are so much better, I even feel happy and sad. Best of all my weight is dropping... I have started a diet and it works at long last. I will not be going back onto it."

   
5.0

Linatu (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 24, 2018

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "Had my first shot of depo two months ago. Was fine for the first month and a half and now I have excruciating cramps even my prescription anti inflammatory don’t work! I’ve also had my period now on my eighth day and it’s just getting heavier and heavier. I’ve also had blood clots bigger then ever. My migraine attacks got so much more frequent the past month and I usually have good skin and have been getting pimples. Considering this is a progesterone only birth control, (usually esteogen being the evil one) - this is horrible!!! I’m going natural after this!!"

   
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Mimsntea January 1, 2018

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I started taking this medication as I had terrible heavy flooding and felt awful, my period had been going on for a month prior to the heavy bleeding, I have dominant estrogen, I am a 50 year old peri-menopausal woman. After the first dose of 20mg there was already a dramatic improvement and I have been on it for over a week at a dose of 60mg per day and have had no side effects. So for me it is amazing!!!"

   
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takemylead December 27, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "I had what I thought was going to be a normal period, (my periods have always been heavy), until it just never stopped. It got so bad I had palm size clots and bleeding so bad I had to use cut up towels with three pads. I made a trip to the ER, all blood work was normal. I already was taking 135mg of iron and vitamin c, so I wasn't anemic even though I was bleeding so bad. They sent me home with a prescription of Provera 10mg once a day. It slowed the bleeding down but never stopped it completely. Was referred to an endocrinologist, I'm due to have a ultrasound to check for fibroids, but have to have a endometrial biopsy. I was still on provera way past the 10 days it caused shortness of breath and bad weight gain. I had to stop it."

   
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lfields339 (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2017

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"Dr prescribed this to "flush" because for the past year I have had periods every 2 weeks - some are evil (cramps, flow - almost a box of tampons in one day) others are ehh (spotting, pantie liner worthy but for 5 days) - they did find small cyst on ovary but said no concern and that isn't why evil periods - I'm 43 - have had my blood checked for everything under the sun - all clear, not postmenopausal. So, dr said take this only the days on period - well, I started last Monday (exactly one week now) - this has been the worse period week of my entire life. Not to be nasty, but on here to share - unbelievable clots, never seen clots like this ever. Super tampons can't stop this madness. I'm not taking this anymore. Starting to get scared."

   
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tytulip November 6, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "November 2013 I had surgery to remove a 10-pound fibroid tumor, ever since then I have had irregular periods. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years with no luck. I have multiple ovarian cysts that are causing sharp shooting pain. I was just put on Provera 10mg for 6 days during day 16-21 last month. After the first day of taking it, I have been bleeding heavily; I have used a whole box of pads in less than 7 days of bleeding. I am used to having 1-3 day period, so this sucks major."

   
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carrie84 November 5, 2017

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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "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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Provera (medroxyprogesterone): "Been on this medication for nearly week now. I am bleeding terribly, really bad cramping. I am 42 now and I have had in reg periods for 3yrs but now it's nightmare. It just feels like you are only person going through this it drags you down. Lady's any idea how long this pills take kick in to bring the bleeding to an end?"

deenjac (taken for less than 1 month) October 26, 2017

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