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Satisfactory

“What they won't tell you...”

published 21/12/2005

Little fuss, highly effective contraception

The side effects.. Oh, the side effects

-------What is it??-------- Depo Provera, otherwise known as the contraceptive injection, is an American brand name for a drug called medroxyprogesterone acetate. This particular drug can be used to treat some menstrual disorders (such as failure to start menstruating in teenage years), but in...

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Not for me

Highly effective contraceptive, pretty much foolpr...

Nightmare side-effects, stays in your system for a...

What is it and how does it work? Depo Provera, also known as the shot or the injection, is a quarterly injectable contraceptive that contains medroxyprogesterone acetate, a progestogen. This means that you have a fairly constant level of the hormone in your bloodstream, although it will be...

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“Just a little prick...”

published 11/10/2006

highly effective; less hassle; maybe your periods ...

as with most medicines there are possible side eff...

Depo-Provera is one of two types of contraceptive injections currently available in the UK. The other is called Noristerat; both injections contain a type of hormone called progestogen (which is meant to mimic the effects of the female hormone progesterone) and both work in similar ways, however...

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Not for me

prevents pregnancy

potential major side effects

I had no significant health issues prior to taking Depro, had maintained the same weight, give or take 5 lbs., for many yrs., and had no issue taking the weight off when it did fluxuate. I received my last shot in Nov. of 2006 (I received four shots total) and today am still experiencing many...

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“DEPO PROVERA INJECTION”

published 26/02/2003

ONLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT CONTRACEPTION 4 TIMES A Y...

SIDE EFFECTS IF YOU'RE UNLUCKY

the injection : DEPO PROVERA!!!!! I had the Depo Provera injection six months after having my baby as I could no longer keep up the responsibility of taking the pill every day. WHERE DO YOU HAVE IT? ************************** Normally this is given in your gluteus maximus (the posh name for the...

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Good

Excellent for me

Some people get bad side effects

WHAT IS DEPO PROVERA? Depo Provera is a progestogen only contraceptive. The contraceptive will work from a week after first using it. It is over 99% effective and unlike some other contraceptives does not contain estrogen which can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis and stroke. Depo...

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“Contraception From Hell”

published 17/02/2005

Can be on it while breastfeeding

Non-stop bleeding

With all good intentions to breastfeed my eldest when he was born, I was a little concerned that I would be unable to carry on my preferred contraception, the Microgynon 30 pill, as it suits me well and I’ve never had any side effects. Microgynon 30 and other combined pills are unsuitable when...

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“My Happy Jab”

published 07/03/2004

You may stop having periods

Weight gain and, oh read on!

I was on Depo Provera for 3 years before there was a problem with the supply in October 2002, and I had to change my method of birth control. I loved my Depo. My husband called it my “Happy Jab”. I found that I didn’t get any PMT, and as I had spotting 10 weeks after each injection, the doctor...

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Good

Stops periods altogether

so so many, wieght gain being one of them

I am writing this review with an aim to helping others decide whether or not they should start to use Depo Provera. This is a contraceptive injection. It is injected into the buttocks, usually alternatively, every 10-12 weeks. The dates are important as if you are too late, you will need to use...

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Good

“bad side effects”

published 08/06/2003

easy and conveniant

very bad side effects

well, i know many many women who have tried depre provera and loved it. But i was one of the few unlucky ones and it gave me hell for 2 years and abit. i tried it in the hope it would do what it normally does and that is stop your periods all together, no cramp, no PMT, no nothing which does...

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Good

“I see the good and the bad”

published 25/09/2005

very effective contraceptive

hard to regain fertility

Hi Depo provera is a contraceptive injection given every 3 months and it works by stopping ovulation. It can be a very effective form of contraception. It also stops periods altogether once well underway ie after the second shot. I have been reading the reviews on depo and have been doing some...

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“Great form of contraceptive”

published 27/07/2010

Stops periods, no weight gain, no fuss, more tempo...

None

I'm 17, and I started using Depo Provera when I was 16. I visited my doctor who recommended this form of contraception after a consultation. She went over all the possible side effects, as well as the hightened risk of osteoporosis developing. I'm lactose intolerant, so ever since using Depo...

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Excellent

“Depo Contraceptive Injection”

published 28/01/2008

No Periods, Injection 3 Months,

Take a long time for to get pregnant after stoppin...

Depo Injection I have been having this injection since november 2006. My doctor advised my to start using this after getting out the implant i had...as i was seriously underweight and nothing was helping me put on weight. So i have had this now for over 1 year and i am still underweight...very...

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Not for me

Lasts 3 months.

Serious side effects.

I nearly died from Depo Provera & think it should come with a warning before it's given. It's a contraceptive injection that is given to women as 1 injection in the buttock. They contraceptive effects last approximately 12 weeks. The medicine comes in small vials that the Dr open to inject into...

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Not for me

“The Fat Injection”

published 10/07/2004

stoped me from getting pregnant

have put on a lot of weight

I call the depo the fat injection because this is what I feel it is. After having my daughter I decided to breast feed and as the pill I had been taking since I was 14 (Microgynon 30) affects the flow of milk I had to go on the mini pill. The mini-pill made me feel sick and gave me such bad...

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