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skgskgskg22's avatar

Has anyone gotten the depo shot?

Asked by skgskgskg22 (260points) August 6th, 2008

I did and I’m not sure if I like the side effects. Did you get any? What were they?

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timothykinney's avatar

I had a girlfriend who was on the shot. After a couple of years she decided she didn’t like it. She believed that she gained weight and was moody as a result. She lost weight after discontinuing it, but I can’t say that her mood improved. :)

Randy's avatar

No way! That’s for girls. Hahaha! ;-)

TheHaight's avatar

Oh Randy, sillybilly.

Yes, I’ve been on the Depo shot for a while- about a couple years and have had no problems at all. Not to mention it has also helped me with my mood, because I don’t get bad cramps anymore. Of course that’s my opinion and the Depo has a different affect on everybody. A friend of mine spotted for quite sometime and overall didn’t feel well. If you don’t like the side effects- just don’t take it when your up for the Depo and it will wear off after being on it for those three months. Its not for everyone.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I just got off it – it made me gain weight (rather quickly, and it was the only change in lifestyle – my weight had been set for years before it, I didn’t even gain weight in college) and though it stopped my period for the first two months, the last month was basically a constant drip. Gross.

(Seriously, three to four weeks of a pantyliner is no fun.)

dirtydevil521's avatar

actually i’m on the shot i dont really have any side affects…

Violet's avatar

Yep, I don’t know if it had any side effect. It was really convenient though. 1 shot every 3 months!

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