I Am On Depo Provera

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    Depo, Yasmin, Or Something Else?

    As a teenager, I had very bad periods. They were extremely heavy for 3-4 days, then very light for the next 6-8 days (so the total duration of my periods would be 9-12 days) and the cramping hurt so much that I would cry a lot and take pain medication constantly. They were also...
    SaytaSora SaytaSora
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2010

    I Love It

    You only use it every 3 months, it's a great alternative birth control, and it's the most effective method. Even more effective than the pill. It's the only method that's 99.99% effective! The only issue is it causes bone loss, so when you start taking it, take calcium too. Don't...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

    Some Time I Wish I Have My Regular Period

    All this spotting spotting every time.You dont know when it is going to be there. At least with regular period i known when it coming. I have to be using panty liner all the I hate this.
    Teccia Teccia
    31-35, F
    Jun 2, 2013


    I am 25, and I just received my second shot of the birth control. This was practically the only option left for me, as the different pills I have been taking over the past three years never regulated my period, and constantly had me on edge. I was nervous about the weight gain...
    ashleyev ashleyev
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2013

    I have been on the depo

    for almost a yr now and haven't had a period in 6 months. All of a sudden a started bleeding with a month left until my next shot. Is that normal?
    brookelaree brookelaree
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2014

    I received my first depo shot in march

    and I have only had 2 shots. I skipped my most recent appointment because I have decided I want to have kids. 2 weeks before my last depo cycle ended I had unprotected sex. 3 weeKS later I have had many pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, gas, tender breast, sever...
    emilyrubenstein38 emilyrubenstein38
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    I wish I never got on I started it in May

    because I had a heavy period and they said it would lighten it well every since September 9 I've been having. A period my doctor recently put me on the Nuva ring my period stops for a while but when I take it out it comes back on which it supposed to but still last long ! I want...
    NicoleLovex20 NicoleLovex20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015

    I have been on Depo for just over 12 Months.

    I work as a receptionist at a medical clinic and after 6 months working there the Gynecologist suggested I was overdue for a check up, which was true as I hadn't seen one since High School. During the examination and following some awkward questions about my bedroom life and...
    opengirl1992 opengirl1992
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    Think Twice Before Trying Depo

    I received the depo shot once, with little insight of the side effects about five months ago. I decided not to get a second one because I bled for the whole three months, my appetite was out of control, I never felt full so I found...
    JRaw JRaw
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2009

    De To The Po

    I was on the depo injection for 2 years. To be honest I really liked. I usually get very heavy periods with the pain alternating from barely any pain one month to crippling pain the next. But with depo I never had the pain issue and it also helped control the PMS. I am sure that...
    groovycritters groovycritters
    May 7, 2011

    this is a powerful and poisonous needle.

    it will damage you internally and externally, please avoid anymore shots. i have only taken two this year and i am a mess . the first shot i was fine the second i am not good . plz ladies get off it wait it out and dont go on it again . did you know in European counties they...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 27, 2015

    Depo Side Effects & Pregnancy Symptoms ...holy Moly, So Similar Its Scary

    I am on depo Provera and have been for almost 3 years, I have NEVER had ANY of the sideffects, in fact i managed to loose apx. 30 lbs in the first 2 yrs, and kept it off....  (i did though stop having my period...WOO  HOO!!!) with that being said, in the past 5-6...
    jada3 jada3
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2009

    I got on the short a week ago.

    I can't stop eating :( help!!!
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    I have a huge question.

    Maybe I am just psyching myself to the point where I feel that I am pregnant. I had my first dose of depo Nov. 25, 2014 and I had unprotected sex Dec. 12, 2014. I received what I thought were my periods December, january, and february. Last month, march. I stopped getting my...
    coraimaal coraimaal
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    Got my first depo shot over four weeks ago.

    I've gained weight already which I expected but my I've been very very very hormonal. I didn't expect this at all. I've been yelling at my boyfriend for no reason and picking fights with my family. I hate how there is so much hormones in me and it makes me feel unnatural. I want...
    mrstylerthecreator mrstylerthecreator
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    21 Pounds Later...

    I got on the depo shot after I had my son in 1999 with hopes of not having any more unexpected pregnancies any time soon. I was on the shot for 4 years with no missed shots. I was religious about getting my shot on time every 3 months. While I was on it I didn...
    Sassy28 Sassy28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2009

    Side Effect Or Pregnant?

    Hi. I am an 19 year old college student. I started depo on July 26 because my periods had recently become heavier and irregular time-wise. I have migrains so my physician recommended depo instead of the pill. I got the shot the first day of my period and it became much lighter...
    stalheik stalheik
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2013

    I was put on this over 2 months ago

    and have been bleeding for 32 days straight now. I had a problem with the birth control pill too but atleast I could just stop taking that. This is 3 months non-stop of the hormones and there's nothing I can do. The doctor said to give it till the 3rd shot but no thanks to...
    username092892 username092892
    22-25, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    8 Years Of Depo

    My story starts off at 16 and having to have my appendix taken out. They located ovarian cysts which were inflamed with the appendix. I didn't start my period until almost 17.  Sex has always been painful to me. I was told it was normal, and because my uterus was tilted. At 20 I...
    mettlegrl mettlegrl
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    Had my first shot yesterday morning.

    .. Crossed finger! (Including my toes LOL) I hope I won't gain weight.. They reckon it's one of the side effects.
    redtigerhood911 redtigerhood911
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    My First and Only Depo Shot.

    I am 16 years old and I got my first Depo Provera shot on around August 12-14 of this year; my doctor said there would be weight gain but other than that this shot was best for me. However, ever since the first week I have had non-stop problems and...
    mizashleii mizashleii
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Sep 28, 2009

    I have been on this shot over 2 years

    and has been great i put some weight on for the first year but am back to my original weight and can eat like a horse i had a few problems recently with bleeding after sex and so on but got told it was because needed the shot every 10 weeks as affter a amount of time it can wear...
    gabby29992 gabby29992
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    Ok so ladies is any one on the depo provera

    injection? I had an abortion on the 27th of April and straight away I had the injection. It was probably around the end of May that I had sex again, but recently it started feeling pregnant symptoms that I noticed the first time.. Waking up feeling sick, starting to feel sick at...
    becky1997 becky1997
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    Ahh, so I got my first Depo shot less

    than a month ago and let me tell you why this is the worst method of birth control. They say it is one of the most safest methods, 99% effective against pregnancy. WRONG. For me, it is 100% effective against pregnancy because I can't even have sex while on the shot. My periods...
    peytonzee23 peytonzee23
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

    I Actually Like It...

    It seems that there are so many complaints about provera. :( I actually really like it. I don't have to remember any damn pills, my awful period (I unfortunately have quite the heavy flow...) and the horrible cramps went away practically (there was only a small amount of spotting...
    AmandaMarlee AmandaMarlee
    22-25, F
    Jun 28, 2013

    New Depo User

    I am 46 years old and because of certain conditions that I have I have to use Depo Provera. The first shot I received I had some bad side effects....mostly anger. I use them to treat uterine fibroids and the second month the bleeding stopped so I got another shot and the...
    justme4u65 justme4u65
    41-45, F
    Jan 15, 2012

    Depo Provera Is The Devil Beware!!!!!

    Depo is the devil I was a healthy woman until I started depo at the end of 2009 from there I have had more uti's than I can handle.I bleed once for four months straight and when ever I complained to the doctor she said just one more shot and your body will get use to it.No it did...
    nicky55x nicky55x
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    Depo Isn't For Everyone

    I had my first injection on 11 February 2013. It was to stop my period. Guess what? I have had a period since 11 February 2013! My OB said that I should give it at last 3 injections so my body could adjust. I had my third one last month and my period is still going strong...
    nostoperiod nostoperiod
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2013

    Recovery From One Depo Provera Shot

      Hello, everybody. I would like to share my story with those dying to have their menses back after one shot taken mistakenly. I am 28, got married last May and my ex insisted we postpone pregnancy. So, I had one shot of Depo-Provera on 10 June 09. I suffered from...
    abeerahmed abeerahmed
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    I am new to depo-provera

    so I am curious if what I am experiencing is a possible side-effect of depo-provera or I should be seeing doctors about other problems with me! Haah! I am in month 4 of my use, just got my second shot two weeks ago, and I have been having severe stomach and gastrointestinal...
    spejul spejul
    31-35, F
    May 7, 2014

    Some Help Would B Nice !!!!!

    basically i had my first shot 5 week ago now and i still haven't come on a period i keep getting stomach  craps i just wanted 2 know if that's normal  i have beensick once or twice as well maybe that's just the side affects but i am just going 2 go o the pill after this shots...
    kerry98 kerry98
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    My 16 year old daughter used depo to control

    heavy periods. 3 months After the first injection the Dr. noticed sugar in her urine and ordered blood tests. She still received an injection that day. The results from blood work showed her fasting blood glucose was 114 not too alarming. Dr referred her to another dr about...
    janel20 janel20
    36-40, F
    Dec 23, 2013

    Weirdest thing. I just recently posted on here

    how my side effects to the depo have been insane. Now all of a sudden my face cleared up , my anxiety has settle (for now) , don't feel so depressed , etc. everything I was feeling or having happen is just gone. So strange. Now I'm so confused wether I should get the next shot...
    Karleeirene Karleeirene
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015
    BLGuard BLGuard
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    I've been on it 3 months never had bleeding

    or spotting. My next needle is in 3 days, and I'm hoping it stays the same as it's been. No side effects at all so far. I may have gained weight but I've been trying to gain weight anyways hah. But I've never read a story yet where there was absolutely no bleeding until their...
    pastrygirl13 pastrygirl13
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Hi all, I am still on my first round of depo

    shot. When I was 16 I used to take it and was on it for about a year. Then I got off of it and never used birth control since. I am now 22 and a mommy. 😊 but in hopes to level my hormones and be normal again I started the depo. Unfortunately I have been having the absolute...
    Karleeirene Karleeirene
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Needing help!! I am 19 of age,

    i have been on depo shot for 3 years. For two weeks i was feeling very nausea , just no energy. I have had my period for 4 months , i spoke to the doctor he said to get my next shot , as for my mum she said to leave it and get the pill. I am feeling bloated, put on 2 kilos , im...
    jessielangbien jessielangbien
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    Depo has been horrible

    for me.. I would not recomend this to anybody in their childbearing years This is the end of my second injection (been on it off and on for 7 years) Now that I am forced to leave all birth control alone due to multiple liver masses and lesions and significant bone density loss...
    Meatball90 Meatball90
    26-30, F
    Dec 31, 2013

    It's Been A Lifesaver.

    i've been on the depo shot off and on since 2002 and it's been a lifesaver for me. i know it has it's side effects, such as weight gain, but i'll take a few extra pounds anyday over non stop bleeding and cramps that completely incapacitated me sometimes on a daily basis and had...
    jerrica jerrica
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

    Depo Done

    Im a healthy young girl and.have never had issues with uti's. I got the depo shot in hopes it would help with my terrible cramps and rathet irregular peroid. About two months after i got the shot i got my first uti and aftet that they just kept comming at me like bullets...
    schafer96 schafer96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2013

    Side Effects Or Pregnant? Help Me Asap Please!

    Hi, I'm 18 and I just had my first depo shot sometime last month, I am due for my second one Sept. 14. I have irregular periods, ever since I started having my period when I was about 11 or 12, so we tried pills, but I kept forgetting to take them so my mom suggested the depo...
    meggienoodle412 meggienoodle412
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2012

    Hi everyone i need some help.

    Im the age of 19, i have been on depo over 2 years. I got my shot in October , after a while i was getting sick having to drink water to make me feel better, going to the toilet 24/7, tired more. Now ive been bloated ever since, ive had my period for 3 months and cramps, back...
    jessielangbien jessielangbien
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    I have had one shot and WILL NEVER get another.

    My doctor suggested it to stave off peri menopausal symptoms. Within a week I felt like I was on my death bed. Extreme nausea and vomiting, panic attacks, sweating, chills, itchy rash, extreme bleeding, My vomiting got so bad that my husband had to take me to the doctor...
    cwar402a cwar402a
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2014

    First month I did not bleed.

    I am on my second month and haven't stopped bleeding for 8-9 days. Should I be worried? :(
    BLGuard BLGuard
    18-21, F
    Jun 3, 2014

    Need Some Advice!

    Good morning everyone. I have a question I would like some help with. I am a 27 yrs old with 2 children, 3 and 1. I have been on and off depo since I was 15. I have been on depo for about 6 months now after trying mirana and having problems with it. Since I started the depo this...
    gkawlewski gkawlewski
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2012


    I had my first shot when I unfortunately became pregnant on the pill at 16, I had a termination and straight after was given my first depro proverb shot. Since then it has been good ie not getting my periods, not getting pregnant. I am now 23 and looking to be pregnant in the...
    Kirstyy160989 Kirstyy160989
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

    Might Be Quitting Depo

    I am using depo for the treatment of uterine fibroids. depo has not been working for me on my second shot. I am seriously thinking about giving this up becuz of all the side effects.... any thoughts?
    justme4u65 justme4u65
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    I'm needing some help.

    I took it for two rounds, so about six months, and then decided to get off it when it caused me to break out and made my GAD and depression much worse. I only had two periods while on it, both were longer than usual for me, but never had any of the spotting most women report. I...
    prettylittleritzy prettylittleritzy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    I had taken 2 shots and was told

    that the 2nd shot will lighten and eventually stop the spotting. Instead, I started bleeding even more, thus I did not take the 3rd shot. The 3rd shot was due at the end of February, it's been two months since, and I am still bleeding just as much. There are no signs of stopping...
    celestiial celestiial
    26-30, F
    Apr 30, 2015
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