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Readers Respond: Why Did You Choose the Depo Shot?

Responses: 198


Updated July 22, 2010

Love Depo!

I have been on depo now for 5 weeks and have only experienced a few mild side effects - maybe because I started depo on the same day that I had my mirena IUD removed. I liked the idea of depo... no estrogen, no pills, no stress- just 4 shots a year. I feel more in control than I did with Mirena (I got nervous it wasn't in the right place, couldn't feel the strings, etc.). With depo, I know once I get that shot, I'm good to go for 12 weeks... no worries. Overall, I am having a pleasant experience with this form of birth control!
—Guest missy

Perfect amount of time

I got depo because I'm not reliable enough for the pill and the implant seemed too long to have for 3 years. An injection every 3 months seemed perfect to me.
—Guest Mee

so disappointed

I started depo about 2 1/2 yrs ago so i wouldnt get pregnant after my son was born. Have been off depo for over a yr and have decided to have another baby but am now having trouble getting pregnant, i havent had any problems before depo i have two kids i am positive its because of depo that im having problems now. Wish i would have never taken it. Beware all women who do want to have children in the future dont ever take the depo shot!
—Guest mama bear


I chose depo because it was hassle free, done every 3 months, 99.9% effective, no interference with life.
—Guest MJ

No estrogen

I went on the Depo shot because i estrogen caused me to have frequent headaches with auras. I have been on it more alittle over a year.
—Guest amanda


After having my first child 4 years ago i decided to get on depo because it seemed like the best birth control (no periods, no cramps, no pills and only 4 visits to the doctor in a year) and because my husband and i werent planning on getting pregnant any time soon.
—Guest iyr


I have been on Depo for 8 years now and Its's amazing I had no bleeding since the first shot I haven't had a period since the day I recived my first shot and I don't have any cramping or anything and I don't get sick and I haven't gained any wieght at all but I do exercise every day!
—Guest Amber


By my second shot of the Depo I had no more side effects. Depo does have different side effects for different people. . But so far I find it a lot easier to use than the pill.
—Guest Jenny Smith

Why I chose the Depo shot - GREAT CHOICE

I am 27 years old and I have been on the shot for 3 years. I chose it for numerous reasons. The first is the obvious... I didn't want to get pregnant. Second, I was on the pill for 6 years before that and I always had a hard time remembering to take it at the same time every day. Lastly, I heard that it lightened periods (which my pill did). I haven't gotten a period since my first shot. I absolutely love it!
—Guest Stefanie

Why you choose the depo shot?

My group home social worker and my doctor told me to get it.
—Guest Dominique

Love It!!!!

I been on depo shots for almost 7 years. I stopped it in 2008-2009 when I joined da military. Then I had a little girl and I got back on Depo... I've never had any complications - I love the depo shot....
—Guest Porcha

I was trying to see if it would help...

I was trying to see if it would help me stop my periods, but they just made it worse for me. Now, I take a medicine called Northethin, and it really helps me make my periods go away forever. The reason why I did this, is because I can't see very well. And it is hard for me to take care of myself when I have a period.

Why I chose the Depo Shot

I was put on the shot to relieve my pain and abnormal periods due to Endometriosis.
—Guest Kristen

I love depo

I am 16 years old and started using depo about a year and a half ago because of my excessive bleeding for months on end. The pills didn't help at all so my doctor suggested depo. I haven't had a period since!! I love it!!
—Guest Depo lover!

depo interuption

I'm on my fourth depo injection and love it - I am just a little confused about some of the side effects that I an having.
—Guest Super shy

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