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I Am On Depo Provera

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    8years

    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 22-25 3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    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 16-17, F Jun 3, 2014

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    How I Getting Off Depo

    I was on depo for 2 years. During the depo it was fine. I didn't gained weight, no need to remember taking pills, no yucky period. Happy me happy my bf. i thought that was the best birth control i ever have. After 2 years I decides to give my body a break and the misery start...
    Girl2080 Girl2080 31-35 Nov 16, 2012

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    Pregnancy Symptoms Whilst On The Depo

    I will be having my 4th injection within the next couple of weeks. However with my 3rd injection all I have experienced is feeling bloated, weight gain and larger breast and nipples! I get stomach cramps when my period is due and I'm 100% not pregnant as I haven't been sexually...
    Maehannah Maehannah 22-25 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    Never Again Depo Provera

    i have used depo provera 5 years , everything was perfect JUST ONE THING, VERY IMPORTANT, DURING LAST 3 YEARS I PUT ON WAIGHT BUT NOT JUST 1 -5 KILO  I PUT ON 25 KG, NOT THAT I EAT MUCH... NOT, plus i do sport, never eat junk food but even if i eat 1 month just...
    lucy007007 lucy007007 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    On Depo For 6 Years

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this site, and just figured I'd share my experience with you all about the depo-provera. Well, I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 16, my periods were HORRIBLE, I was never regular, crazy heavy bleeding and debilitating cramps. I had my first...
    bhcilaw bhcilaw 26-30 2 Responses May 22, 2013

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    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 26-30 6 days ago

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    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

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    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 26-30, F Jun 2, 2013

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    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

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    The Depo

    I too am on the depo, I just had my third shot yesterday. And it seems to me all the stories I have read are a whole lot like mine, im just w ishing I would have read this sooner. I am a very clean person, so I thought my uti's were from cleaning my part too much and that there...
    mackenziepaige mackenziepaige 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 21 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Daily Chronic Headaches/migraines

    I have been on depo for one shot and two weeks after the injection I woke up with this horrendous headache. Nothing seems to help the pain, it's been 5 months since my shot and the headaches are not getting any better, the pain is becoming intolerable. I've had a history with...
    Mandz887 Mandz887 22-25 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    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 26-30 5 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    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 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    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 18-21 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    Beginner

    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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Depo Sucks

    I have been on depo-provera for 2.5 years now and have decided to get off because well alot of people are finding that it isn't so great and your Dr. only tells you the good things from it! Getting off of it can cause breast tenderness, mood swings even worse, take 18 months to...
    coffee20 coffee20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    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...
    biancaaadaisy biancaaadaisy 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    Im A Little Concerned.

    So i have been on depo for over a year now maybe two. I also have just been diagnosed with ibs. For a while i blamed my symptoms on the depo but that later proved wrong. But i was due to get my next shot quite a few weeks ago and normally when i am late i get my period a few days...
    Casey2014 Casey2014 18-21, F Jul 23, 2013

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    BLGuard BLGuard 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Jan 10

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    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

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    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 22-25 May 7, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Jun 28, 2013

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    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

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    It Is Ruining My Life Right Now

    Day One: all is well! Yay a shot that alleviates the need to take a birth control pill everyday. I can deal with weight gain and I probably won't get all the symptoms. Day Four: my heart is pounding, legs are shaking , vomiting, can't eat, can't work normally, have to take...
    DarleneN DarleneN 22-25, F 1 Response May 26, 2012

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