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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

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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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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 18-21 1 Response May 28, 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 13-15, F Jun 3

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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 26-30, F May 7

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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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    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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    Depo Open My Appetite

    I notice when I am depo I have crave. I am hungry all the while. Before I starting using depo I eat little. In 2009 when I stop taking depo I lose a lot of weight. I when I have My baby did not but on much weight, but as I start taking the depo my weight shot up. Well depo and...
    Teccia Teccia 26-30, F May 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 29, 2009

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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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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    BLGuard BLGuard 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Depo-privera Has Made Me Depressed

      I have always suffered from PMS and my daughter is now getting older so I decided to get a part-time job. My doctor has always encouraged me to have the Marina Coil, but it never appealed to me. I have also suffered with depression for many years and decided to have the...
    Annie40 Annie40 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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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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    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

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    My Body Feels Dead After Depo

    I was on depo from feb 2012 and received my last shot sept 2012 it has been 6 months since my last shot. A week ago i started spotting which im praying is a good sign but who knows when i will have my periods again. I went on depo because I am a sufferer of extream bipolar...
    sammiiantha13 sammiiantha13 18-21 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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    Really Can'T Complain.

    I got my first Depo shot January twenty fourth, due to start my period any day, and I can't really say I'm having any real problems with it. Three days after getting the shot I had a fairly light period flow with maybe one or two heavier days, and now I'm just spotting. It has...
    aelnvoa aelnvoa 18-21 Feb 20, 2013

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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 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 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Depo Provera

    I'm 24 and I'm trying to conceive.... I got my first and last depo shot Oct 2012 I was due back for my second shot the end of Jan 2013 but I decide not to go. I got my first period Feb 2013 two weeks after I was due back for my second depo shot. It's no Mar 2013 and I'm five days...
    BartonC BartonC 22-25 1 Response Mar 17, 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 Jun 14

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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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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    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 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 18-21, F Apr 13

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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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    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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    First Time Depo

    Hello everyone! I need advice from those who have experienced what I am going through or close to it. I took the Depo Shot around Feb 11, I didn't even have my period which normally starts around the 14/20 of the months. SUDDENLY, today March 5 I'm on my period and have had pain...
    kittynono kittynono 26-30 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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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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    I Loveeeeeeeeeeee It

    I've had Depo for 2 and half months now (my first shot!). I switched from Ortho-tri cyclen low. And I've been on Trinessa before and I think some other birth control pill. I switched to the shot because of my crazy busy and changing schedule it was extremely difficult to keep...
    shhh69 shhh69 18-21, F Dec 15, 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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    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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    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 18 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Depo Shot

    I am 17 and i just got my first depo shot on friday and i wasnt on my period i was about 2 days from it and the doctor said that would be ok, but i havent even gotten my period.. is this normal to not get it right after the shot?
    casey92 casey92 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    My wife and i have been married 6 years, together 11. For about the last 5. Sex has slowly been tapering off. Now it's about once a month. Awhile ago I figured out she doesn't have...
    jeepers92 jeepers92 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago