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depo shot Jessica Styles 1 child; Virginia 28 posts
18th Jan '13

what is it like getting a depo shot for birth contol? I hear different things from my doctor but I didnt know whats best to put myself on now cuz birth control pills I cant keep track of taking being so biz e working and all and having a baby now & i am not trying to have another baby anytime soon lol.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
18th Jan '13

DON'T DO IT!!!! It's birth control manufactured by the devil!

JΔS Georgia 73266 posts
18th Jan '13

I'd look into an IUD. The depo is a terrible method of birth control.

funshine bear 2 kids; Washington 244 posts
18th Jan '13

I had a period 3 months straight. Threw into some mood swings too. Don't do it

BrookeT Due April 26; Fort McMurray, Alberta 440 posts
18th Jan '13

One of my friends was on it and after what she went through I won't ever get it. She bled for three weeks straight like a very heavy period for the first three weeks and then after that she got such bad cramps for a week out of every month (Im assuming when she was supposed to get her period) that she could barely get out of bed. Then when she was getting off of it she bled for a month straight and could barely get out of bed the whole time. On top of that she went from 110lbs to 155lbs and couldn't loose the weight until she had been off depo for a year, even with diet and exercise.

Younggrasshper Due August 30; 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 2093 posts
18th Jan '13

I gained 80lbs in a year when I went on depo :(

Jessica Styles 1 child; Virginia 28 posts
18th Jan '13

wow, well im not hearing anything good about it lol so what is best 4 me to try instead of that? i would do birth control again but ill end up missing days like i did b4 how i had my lil 1 i have in my life now.

Jessica Styles 1 child; Virginia 28 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" I'd look into an IUD. The depo is a terrible method of birth control."

lol im sry but what is an IUD? I dnt know much of anythn but only birth control pills.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
18th Jan '13

Wow I didn't know so many people disliked it. I loved it! I never got a period and only gained weight because I have zero self control and gave into all the cravings I had. I wish I could still be on it but because of my small build my dr said I could only be on it for 2 yrs.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" Wow I didn't know so many people disliked it. I loved it! I never got a period and only gained weight ... [snip!] ... all the cravings I had. I wish I could still be on it but because of my small build my dr said I could only be on it for 2 yrs."


When I was on it, I loved it! No period the entire time...but then I noticed my clothes getting tighter, and I ended up gaining close to 30 pounds...and I was moody as shit! SO almost left me because of my grouchiness. That's when I decided saving my relationship with him was more important than not having a period. Once I missed my shot, all hell broke loose. My cycle was messed up for about a year after.

JΔS Georgia 73266 posts
18th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jessica Styles:</b>" lol im sry but what is an IUD? I dnt know much of anythn but only birth control pills."</blockquote>



It's inserted into the uterus and lasts for 5-10 years, depending on which one you get. I have paragard inserted.

poof be gone Due December 26; 1 child; Maryland 205 posts
19th Jan '13

I gained 60 pounds in less then a year all because of one depo shot! Never again

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" When I was on it, I loved it! No period the entire time...but then I noticed my clothes getting tighter, ... [snip!] ... important than not having a period. Once I missed my shot, all hell broke loose. My cycle was messed up for about a year after."</blockquote>




Oh wow! I only gained 20 (that refuse to come off!!) and my cycles went right back to normal.

p3rf3ctcin Due October 28; 3 kids; Memphis, Tennessee 713 posts
20th Jan '13

DON'T GET IT!!!!!!



Last year I got one shot and bled for 5 months straight. It was horrible! I refuse to ever take that shit again. Depo is the devil! No joke.

Inglebert Humperdink 3 kids; New Jersey 121 posts
20th Jan '13

I loved it. I was on the depo for 5 years. No periods, no mood swings, and in 5 years I gained 6 pounds. It never bothered me at all. The only part that pissed me off was when I stopped the shot last December. I bled for almost 6 weeks, that sucked huge balls. But my doc tells me my reaction to the shot is very uncommon. My body just handled it really well.