Has anyone had the depo provera birth control shot?
I was on the shot for a year and a half. Here’s some info from my experience: Positives: -After the first month I stopped having my period completely. It’s nice to not have to worry about a period. -It lasted 12 weeks. It was nice to worry about taking a pill everyday. -It prevented pregnancy for me. -It was pretty cheap. About $80 every 12 weeks is not bad. Negatives -I gained a lot of weight on the shot. About 20 pounds in the entire year and a half. -The shot kind of hurts when you get it. It feels bruised for a day or 2. -At the end of the 12 weeks I would get “pregnancy” symptoms. I would feel sick to my stomach, bloated, and tired. -Everytime I felt like I was pregnant I would have to run to the store to buy a test. It’s hard to know when to take the pregnancy test because you don’t have a normal period (I didn’t have a period at all). -When you come off the shot it takes a loonngg time to get your period back on schedule. It took me about 6 months to finally have a regular cycle
DO NOT GET IT It causes excessive weight gain, suicidal thoughts, depression, just stay as far away from that as possible, I would just make him pull out, or use rubbers, or just take the pill, but that shot, if you end up not liking it you are screwed cause it stays effective for 6 months, so you will get fatter and fatter and more depressed that whole time.