We are lucky that we have choices when choosing a contraceptive method. What lead you to choose the Depo Shot?
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Don't have to think!
- I chose the Depo Shot because I only have to get it about 4 times a year - how easy is that? Just 4 visits to my doctor's office, and I am protected against getting pregnant without having to give it a second thought. Yay for Depo!
- —Guest Holly
- I had really bad cramps from cysts on my ovaries. I used Depo for a much needed break from the pain. I can't say that I missed not having a period, that was also a nice benefit, though I know it freaks some women out.
- —Guest Robin
Couldn't Use Estrogen - Very Pleased
- I began the Depo shot because I needed a birth control method that did not contain estrogen. I liked the idea of only having to get a shot every 3 months instead of taking pills or getting that implant in my arm. So far, so good! I have had no major side effects and am extremely pleased with my decision.
- —Guest Jenny
- I was on the depo shot when I was younger and had a horrible experience. But after my tubal failed, I had to use something and my doctor said it was my only option due to my high blood pressure. The first 5 months, this time, were constant bleeding - then it stopped, and I haven't had any other problems at all. I love it and plan to continue using it!
Depo Provera Shot - Why not?
- I was taking the Depo Provera injections for a year. At the time, I had been taking birth-control pills. The idea of using effective birth control only 4 times a year was very appealing to me. I found out that I am one of those people that were subject to Depo Provera's side effects! I stayed with Depo-Provera for a year, to give it a fair shot (no pun intended). I eventually switched to another birth control method after that, as the side effects never stopped for me while I was on Depo Provera.
- —Guest Macy
- I chose the Depo shot because I wanted a hormonal birth control method but can not tolerate estrogen. I have had two Depo shots so far and have been very pleased with my choice. Depo Provera is a great and EFFECTIVE option for us gals who can't use estrogen.
- —Guest Talia
Why I Chose Depo Provera
- I chose Depo Provera because it meant not having to take a pill every day and because it was almost immediately effective in addition to less frequent lighter periods (if you're lucky). I only took this contraceptive for 9 months, and I had several bouts of heavy spotting before finally deciding to stop using this drug.
- —Guest FeistyKitten
Depo Side Effects
- I've been on the shot for six months and its the worst mistake that I've made. I've gained weight since taking the shot. The only reason I decided to take Depo is because the doctor said it was the most effective. I didn't want to have another baby.
- I enjoy not having periods but ionly have had the shot for about 12 weeks i dont think i will get it again.
- —Guest emilie
Had too due to ovarian cysts
- I had a hysterectomy at 31 and we left my ovaries. Started getting bad ovarian cysts. Have history of migraines so avoided estrogen pills. Progesterin only pills didnt work in shrinking and preventing my cysts. So went on the shot. Side effects from 1st shot was vaginal dryness so bad that i ended up with 3 UTI's in 2 months due to no acidity down there. After 2nd shot 3 mntgs later, headache every day that turned into migraines every day. Migaines with nausea. I also get ht flashes about 10x a day and am so irritable ll the time. Any stress sers thise to off! The one thing that has been goid about the shot is that it shrunk my cysts and prevented any more from developing. Hopefully the shot did enough to quiet my ovaries that niw i can go back on the progesterin only pill. Also when i was on no birth control at all, i had the best sex i have ever had. I had a sex drive. No i have none!
- —Guest Apbear
Depo...hate it but love it.
- I really enjoy not having to worry about taking a pill every morning and missing one. Down side to not having to remember a pill is remembering to bring extra under garments and tampons when spending the time with your partner. constantly wondering when this light bleeding will stop. When the intimate moment comes your so self conscious. It is much better than getting pregnant. I enjoy the simplicity but it comes with a down side. I will always continue to use it in hopes the weird light bleeding stops.
- —Guest Roxydoodle
- I got on the depo shot because i smoke and you can't takr the pill being a cigarette smoker and because its a danger for me to get pregnant it could kill me so far i love the depo shot no periods love it i Would go for it girld
- —Guest christina
Easy and (nearly) painless
- I used to have horrible periods until I went on the pill. They got better. But as I continued on the pill they got worse. My gyno suggested the shot as an alternative. To not have to worry about taking a pill everyday was a great idea! I also was relieved that it's nearly impossible to get pregnant taking the shot
- —Guest Jennifer
depo is my best friend
- I've been on the depo shot for 7years.the first two spotting on and off sometimes for months at a time. Never gained a lot of weight I advise women to take vitamin to strengthen bone density.I wasn't aware that it may thin ur bones I lost enamel in my teeth.I haven't had a real period in 5years.I miss feeling girlie sometimes. But I love my depo shot.
- —Guest pepper
Time Will Tell
- I chose the depo shot because I do not like taking pills (very forgetful), however after first injection I bled for two + weeks. Even though it was light, I wish it would go off. It seriously ruined my sexual plans. Maybe if I get the second injection, it will stop but who knows.
- —Guest TayTay