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Depo side effects question Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13

I've gotten 2 shots, in march and may, and my 3rd is due in august. I've noticed lately that when my SO and I have sex that I get really bad cramps in my stomach. It feels like period cramps or kind of like a really long lasting contraction. I'm wondering if anybody that is on depo or was on it has had the same pains I'm referring to. I have to wait until my insurance is fixed before I can go get checked out. I only get the pain during sex when I'm on my back.

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10997 posts
status 8th Jul '13

I have this pain sometimes during sex, but also if i wake up on my back i have the same pain.. I always just thought it was gas.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4825 posts
status 8th Jul '13

I had one and only one Depo shot back in June 2012 and when my DH and I had sex it would be really painful. Plus I would be in a ton of pain and bleed after we were done too. That was only one of the MANY horrible side effects I had from that stupid thing.

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Cindy[+1]♥:" I have this pain sometimes during sex, but also if i wake up on my back i have the same pain.. I always just thought it was gas."

At first I thought it could be gas but after I elimated that as the answer I started thinking it was the shot.

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Mom of 3 Little Boys!:" I had one and only one Depo shot back in June 2012 and when my DH and I had sex it would be really painful. ... [snip!] ... ton of pain and bleed after we were done too. That was only one of the MANY horrible side effects I had from that stupid thing."

its been ok so far. the only thing that bothers me is after a month of getting another shot i spot a lot and my appetite gets out of control. I just hope it isnt messing up my stomach. This is the only birth control I feel good about. I dont do pills, the implanon was a pain in the ass and iuds are way out.

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10997 posts
status 8th Jul '13
Quoting Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl:" its been ok so far. the only thing that bothers me is after a month of getting another shot i spot a ... [snip!] ... This is the only birth control I feel good about. I dont do pills, the implanon was a pain in the ass and iuds are way out."


I haven't had a period since i started it, but i do spot when it's close to time for one... I love the shot. Other than getting it lol. It makes me arm so sore for two days.

3/3/13 1 child; Indiana 290 posts
8th Jul '13

i have the cramping issue also. and i was on the shot for 5 years lol. idk what it is

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Cindy[+1]♥:" I haven't had a period since i started it, but i do spot when it's close to time for one... I love the shot. Other than getting it lol. It makes me arm so sore for two days. "

yea i can barely lift my arm after i get it for a few days.

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10997 posts
status 8th Jul '13
Quoting Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl:" yea i can barely lift my arm after i get it for a few days."


Same here. I am due for one tomorrow:(

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting 3/3/13:" i have the cramping issue also. and i was on the shot for 5 years lol. idk what it is"

I thought you were only suppose to be on it for 3 years? how soon after you got off of it did you get pregnant?

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7770 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Cindy[+1]♥:" Same here. I am due for one tomorrow:("

That sucks :( I always take an ibruprofen after i get mine done.

☆ IVAN'S MAMI Due March 10; 1 child; Utah 4272 posts
11th Jul '13

the only side effect i have is thaat i been spotting for like a month now...