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12/16/2014 3:34:28 PM

Reviewer: Court Bourque, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It has been 3 months since my Depo shot. The worst 3 months of my life. Every single side effect you could have i have gotten it. I cant imagine what it has done to my body now. I never had pimples in my life until now, gained 5 lbs in the first 2 months, i had to pull myself together from these insane mood swings, my eczema came back from when i was a little girl, the headaches and ringing in my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/2/2014 6:57:30 PM

Reviewer: Katie, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i have been on the depo shot for over two years. the first 6 months i experienced heavy bleeding. i have gotten the worst migranes, i have gained over 20 pounds, i now have high blood pressure, high heart rate and low sex drive. the only good to the depo shot is not having to remember to take it everyday. i am now switching to the cryselle pills.

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10/6/2014 1:57:00 PM

Reviewer: AntiDepo, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Im looking through alot of these reviews myself and they really match my problem areas. Depression, ugh my poor boyfriend, the mood swings are unreal. I'm not a emotional female in the slightest and it turns me into a 14 year old on their first period. If it does that to me, I can't imagine what it would do to a naturally emotional female. It stopped my period pains, thats really the only ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/4/2014 10:59:12 AM

Reviewer: Jenny, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 1

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I had two injections of Depo merely to cover me while I was getting my tubes tied. During the entire time, I have had mood swings, depression headaches and consistent bleeding. I don't get a period yet I bleed every day. Not enough for a pad or tampon. If I have sex I bleed more. My doctor has gone through scrapings and testing of the unterine lining only for it to come back pointing to high l ... Show Full Comment

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9/4/2014 12:06:46 AM

Reviewer: proudmommy0901, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Depo is a terrible drug. Every single side effect one can experience has plagued me. I never had issues with blood pressure, fluid retention, heart rate, migraines, fatigue, etc before starting depo. Now I have severe issues with all of these things and no doctor is willing to accept that it is depo causing these issue. Doctor's are paid to endorse whatever poision the FDA approves. The FDA do ... Show Full Comment

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