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Depo shot... Mason's Momma♥ 1 child; Florida 242 posts
18th Feb '13

I am on the pill, looking to switching to the depo shot, but I don't want to gain any weight... Is it true that you do gain weight? I know every girl's body is different, but I still have doubts.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
18th Feb '13

The average weight gain is 12 pounds in 3 years. Basically a pound every 3 months. It messes with your hormones and a lot of women eat differently without even realizing it.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10850 posts
status 18th Feb '13

I didn't gain any weight... but I bled, and bled, and bled, and bled, and bled.....


you get the idea....

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" The average weight gain is 12 pounds in 3 years. Basically a pound every 3 months. It messes with your hormones and a lot of women eat differently without even realizing it."


:!: not to mention the freakin non-stop bleeding. I'll NEVER go on the shot or suggest the shot to anyone.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4722 posts
status 18th Feb '13

The Depo shot is the devil and I would not recommend it to anyone. True, everyone's body is different but I still would not wish that thing on my worst enemy. I only had one shot back in June 2012 and spent the whole 3 months having HORRIBLE side effects including gaining 15lbs. Its still effecting me and its been 8 months since I took the damn thing.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" :!: not to mention the freakin non-stop bleeding. I'll NEVER go on the shot or suggest the shot to anyone."

Yeah, I bled non stop for a few months. I was supposed to get another shot in November but decided not to and Aunt Flo is off partying somewhere else. I wish my body was back to normal.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Feb '13

i gained weight but then again it wasnt 100 pct the shots fault..its not like i was trying not to

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Feb '13

and im the one of the few women youll speak to that didnt nonstop bleed. i had normal light periods for the first 3 months, and then they completely disappeared

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
18th Feb '13
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Mason's Momma♥ 1 child; Florida 242 posts
18th Feb '13

So I'm having second thoughts about this now :/
I just forget to take my pills daily and the same time each night...
At least with the shot I won't forget....



Also, I only get my period for 4 days the most as it is now..

user banned ; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 930 posts
18th Feb '13

Don't get it unless you never plan on having kids again. It can mess with your ability to concieve. It took me 3 years to be able to carry a healthy pregnancy after getting off depo. The longer you are on it the longer it will take to get pregnant again.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting Leilani Allyssa's Mommy:" Don't get it unless you never plan on having kids again. It can mess with your ability to concieve. It ... [snip!] ... to carry a healthy pregnancy after getting off depo. The longer you are on it the longer it will take to get pregnant again."

*The longer it CAN take.




I was on it for a few years straight and I swear if someone even looked at me, I was impregnated.

Mason's Momma♥ 1 child; Florida 242 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting Leilani Allyssa's Mommy:" Don't get it unless you never plan on having kids again. It can mess with your ability to concieve. It ... [snip!] ... to carry a healthy pregnancy after getting off depo. The longer you are on it the longer it will take to get pregnant again."


I don't plan on making Mason a brother/sister any time soon. I am very forgetful when it comes to my own medicine.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Feb '13

youre never going to know how itll affect you til you actually get on the shot. so its up to you if you want to change you being the one that gets the shit end of the stick on it, or it may work well with you and your body. hard to tell

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
18th Feb '13

Went from 111-135 (had never been over 115) in six months. I was omit for two years.
The weight gain was nothing compared to the raging b***h that it turned me into. Never again.