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  • Depo ruined my life!!

    Aug 19, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: ConvenientConvenient
    Cons: Weight gain, loss of sex drive, HORRIBLE for the body

    Summary: I got my first Depo shot in June 2012. It seemed like it would be a good for for me, as Im horrible at remembering pills and as an active 22 year old it was convenient that I only had to go back every 3 months for a shot. I started gaining weight ... read more

  • First time Depo shot

    May 20, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -only 1 shot every 12 weeks
    Cons: -Shot hurts like Crap!
    -sorness for days

    Summary: I received my FIRST Depo shot yesterday after having so much trouble with the pill. I was on the pill for about 2 years and had to keep switching to different ones because they made me absolutely CRAZY! The doctor said the pills have Estrogen and ... read more

  • I was on depo for 4 years

    May 25, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros:   Didn't get pregnant.
    Cons: Everything.

    Summary: I didn't know what was causing my paranoia, sadness, weigh gain, hair loss, muddled thinking, dizziness, all over ache. I was so depressed and out of my mind one night I thought I wanted to run away and spare everyone around me from having to be around ... read more

  • i miss Depo!

    Feb 4, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: no period, no weight gain, 100% guaranteed with no potential user error!
    Cons: potential bone density loss, takes appoximately one year to regain fertility

    Summary: i know that a lot of women do not like Depo or do not think that it is "natural," and i know that a lot of women have horrible side effects.  however, i was on Depo for 5 years and it was wonderful!!  i had absolutely no negative ... read more

  • YAZ -birth control

    Jan 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: no wieght gain!short periods,
    Cons: bad headache the first day back on the normal pills.

    Summary: besided the price of YAZ, i love it. i swaer by this pill! i was on orthocyclen for over a year and hated hated hated it!!! i didnt realize how much i hated it until i swithced to YAZ. now every woman is diff but heres my story. i got on orhto, and ... read more

  • Depo, the patch, and knowing what's best for you

    May 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Effective if used properly
    Cons: Can cause emotional and physical side-effects

    Summary: I believe birth control is a decision someone must make for themselves. Any time you use something that changes the inner workings of your body, you should research it. Do not rely on a doctor or the labels to tell you what you need to know -- you need ... read more

  • Im on the Depo-Provera and im not sure about my decision now!!!!!

    Nov 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not having a period!
    Cons: Mood swings and a possibility of long term side affects.

    Summary: Ive been on the Depo-Provera for about a year now. I chose to go on the Depo- Provera because I became sexually active a year ago and I wanted to be safe and not get pregnant at a young age. {I am 17 years old} Several of my friends have gotten pregnant ... read more

  • It wasn't a flute, but other things have gone in there! (a review on birth_control)

    Apr 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hopefully this information is helpful to you.
    Cons: All this information makes for a really long review.

    Summary: Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: I am not a medical professional. Anything I know about medicine comes from either my Mom (who is a RN) or from watching ER. With that said, if you are looking for birth control for any reason, ... read more

  • Disillusioned by Morning After Pill

    Mar 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: does not work

    Summary: Let me just say that the morning after pill that you take after you have sex and something went wrong to where you know you will pregnant; well, it doesn't work. I know this from experience. I took the pill a few hours after I knew that I could become ... read more

  • Depo Provera Destroyed My Life.. And Many Others!

    May 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: For me there were none!
    Cons: Lowered Immune System, dizziness, sore muscles, sore back/neck, blurry vision, enormous weight gain, panic attacks.

    Summary: In November of 1996 I started taking the depo provera birth control shot. It was my first time on birth control, so I asked a lot of questions. I was told there were no side effects, except perhaps a small amount of weight gain, and that my period would ... read more

  • Depo Provera, great if you can handle it

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I didn't get pregnant
    Cons: moodiness, weight gain, etc

    Summary: I took this when my husband and I first started living together. It changed me into someone that I didn't like and I know my husband couldn't stand. Don't get me wrong I know people that took it and never had a problem with it, but this isn't about them, ... read more

  • Feels like the real thing

    Apr 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: feels great
    Cons: none that I have found

    Summary: I recently had surgery and had to go off the birth control pill. My only option was to use a diaphragm, which I am not to fond of, or condoms. My husband was very receptive to the idea using condoms but we wanted to find the ones that felt closest ... read more

  • My "Depo" Experience

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No periods!!
    Cons: Weight Gain!

    Summary: After the birth of my son, I could have sworn I lost part of my brain in the delivery room. I now know that I was just sleep deprived and adjusting to my new role of being a mom. Anyway, I had a terrible problem remembering to take my birth ... read more

  • Forget to take my Pill? Not on your life!

    Apr 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 99% effective when taken correctly, and regulates the irregular
    Cons: have to remember to take them every single day

    Summary: I am one of the most forgetful people on the face of this planet. But one thing I never forget to do is take my Ortho Tri-Cyclen every single morning. Think about it - for two years, I haven't forgotten even once. "When taken ... read more

  • What your mother didn't tell you about the sponge

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Feels good for both partners
    Cons: No STD protection and very risky

    Summary: I wish I could recommend - or more so, I wish I could use! - the contraceptive sponge. You probably remember it as the "Today" sponge, which was taken off the market for a while in the mid-90s or thereabouts. It got taken off the ... read more

  • "The Pill"

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: prevent pregnancy pretty good,
    Cons: can have side effects

    Summary: After the birth of my son I knew I was not ready to have another child right away, so I talked about birth control options with my doctor. I already knew I did not want to be on the shot, because I had only been told bad things about it. Using only ... read more

  • Beware of DepoVera

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not a daily task
    Cons: Too many BAD side effects

    Summary: This method of birth control sounds pretty convenient. Just get your shots 4 times a year and you're good to go! No worries about pregnancy. Unfortunately, the reality of being on DepoVera is not as sunny. I had been considering Depo-Vera ... read more

  • Take Your Daily Dose- Ortho Tri-Cyclen

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Peace of Mind
    Cons: May need external reminders to stay on schedule

    Summary: This gets alittle personal doesn't it? I am completely for birth control. (I suppose this is more than a product endorsement.) There are too many people out there having kids when they shouldn't because they are just not ready for the ... read more

  • Say " No" to Depo!

    Apr 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very effective in preventing pregnancy.
    Cons: weight gain, migrianes, mood swings, should I go on?

    Summary: I would say to anyone that has and will ask me about this product, "STAY AWAY!" I was on this shot birth control for a little over a year and the only reason I did was for convienence. Let me tell you a little about what ... read more

  • How much do you know about your reproductive system?

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I guess it would work in an emergency.
    Cons: Too many people misunderstand it.

    Summary: PREVEN. Is it an ABORTION pill? Some seem to think so. In fact, there was an epinion written here on it in which the author claims, after carefully inspecting PREVEN'S website, that it is not a contraceptive, but, in fact, a method of abortion. ... read more

  • Random Thoughts on Condoms and The Pill

    Apr 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Both fairly reliable methods
    Cons: Not 100% reliable

    Summary: OK, from my title you can easily infer that I have been a user of two forms of birth control: condoms and oral contraceptives. I think both of them have their good points, but of course there are drawbacks, too. Often I have wished that humans came ... read more

  • Birth Control...Do You Know Your Options?

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many!
    Cons: Many!

    Summary: There are so many birth control options on the market today. How do you know which will be right for you? Do you understand all the pros and cons of each method? There are a lot of questions to be asked and a lot of avenues to explore. In this ... read more

  • Undergoing a Vasectomy: What to Expect

    Mar 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very low complication rates, very high reliability, quick recovery, simple procedure
    Cons: Permanent procedure, some men are highly disturbed by the idea of a knife near their groin

    Summary: The Big V We’ve come to that point in our lives where we face the big question on children – do we want more? No, we both say, looking at our two adorable (but active) children. So we discuss the options, and with a little encouragement my ... read more

  • Cover you head with a Jimmy hat!

    Mar 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Life
    Cons: Death

    Summary: This is an opinion I wrote after reading clooneyfan opinion on this subject. I have to say one thing to everyone out there and it is use protection whenever you have sex. This is no joke and comes from the father of four children at the age of twenty ... read more

  • Like using a Zip-Loc bag as a condom

    Mar 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Increased MALE pleasure
    Cons: Decreased FEMALE pleasure

    Summary: I have a couple hobbies. Sex and Freebies. I know sex is free (well, for most people anyways), so that's a bonus. Or maybe I just have one hobby then, freebies, not sex. Let me add that I recieve alot more freebies than I do sex. I'm not sure if this is ... read more

  • Don't be silly, protect your willy.

    Mar 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to buy, no prescription needed, protects against STDs
    Cons: diminish sensation, interfere with spontaneity

    Summary: Condoms, jimmy hats, Trojans, rubbers. Most of us at one point or another in our reproductive lives will have the opportunity to use this barrier method of birth control. I've read the statistics. They say the 1st year failure rates average ... read more

  • The Pill..too good to be true?

    Feb 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: regular periods
    Cons: complications when getting off..

    Summary: Is the pill to good to be true? They say this is safe but I wonder now. Sadly for me, its too late, my body has been altered forever. I was on the birth control pill Ortho-Novum for 6 years. It totally messed up my whole body. But it did it in a way ... read more

  • Preven, look closer at their "information"

    Feb 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: It is not contraception, it is abortion

    Summary: They call it birth control, read closer, looks like an abortion device to me. After receiving an email to support Wal Mart in their decision NOT to carry Preven, I decided to check out the Preven website. What a shock at the way I perceive ... read more

  • Female Condom Wasn't Worth My Money

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More stimulation for the man
    Cons: Didn't stay in place

    Summary: I recently purchased a three pack of Reality Female Condoms for my husband and I to use as birth control. We thought that it would be a great alternative to the male condom since it would allow him to have more sensation without losing the contraceptive ... read more

  • protect yourself

    Feb 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: regulates period, good for skin
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I was put on the pill about 2 years ago. I was having a really unregular period. First I had my period for 3 weeks everyday. Then the next month I was fine and then i got it again for 44 days straight. I finally went to see my doctor and he said that ... read more

  • My adventures with a diaphragm

    Feb 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap to use, safe
    Cons: a big production to use: see above

    Summary: Warning: My epinion may be graphic. Sooner or later, most of us in our reproductive years will have to choose some type of birth control to use. My choices have varied according to my age and the relationships I've been in. One of the ... read more

  • Love the ease......

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to use, cost efficient
    Cons: Raging hormones, similar to pill effects

    Summary: As a former user of the pill, I have to say that I love depo. Not having to think about birth control all the time is so convenient. Not to mention that I got pregnant while on the pill. Obviously I'm not too fond of that method. Depo is ... read more

  • Something to remember when choosing your birth control...

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Preventing unplanned pregnancy..
    Cons: Most birth control methods do NOT prevent the spread of STD's

    Summary: Unless you are in a monogamous relationship and you know that your partner isn't seeing someone else on the side, there is one thing to always keep in mind when deciding what method of birth control to use: disease! I don't think ... read more

  • Are the Side Effects Worth it?

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: effective birth control
    Cons: causes mood swings, tender breasts, bloating, morning sickness

    Summary: I started taking OrthoTricyclen about 6 months ago when my husband and I decided to get married. I had struggled with acne, and I was told by my dermatologist that this method of birth control may help. The only positive thing that has come ... read more

  • Birth Control and The Cost of Raising a Child

    Feb 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: n/a
    Cons: n/a

    Summary: Why is it that when the subject of birth control comes up the some men immediately react with a statement like "I always use a condom because I'm not going to be hit with twenty-one years of child support"? This statement often ... read more

  • Depo Provera, the up side

    Feb 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: only 4 times a year, 99.9% effective
    Cons: can cause side effects in MOST people

    Summary: I became pregnant with my son while on the pill. The pill and I did not get along very well for various reasons, smoking, weight gain. Then actually remembering to take the pill after 9 months of being pregnant. When my husband and I decided ... read more

  • To Be Or Not To Be?

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An important factor in sexual relationships...
    Cons: Not something to trifle with...

    Summary: There's a couple of issues involved with this topic, and I'm going to try to address them in order of importance even though other people's priorities may differ. At any rate, this has become a very important social issue that should be approached early ... read more

  • The Pill Is Not the Best Solution

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Regulates Periods
    Cons: Weight Gain/Loss, Not 100% Effective, Could Damage Body

    Summary: I was on the pill for over a year, until I got pregnant. The pill is not really effective--I know numerous people who who have gotten pregnant while taking that form of birth control. I luckily had a miscarriage, for I was not ready to be a mother at ... read more

  • Depo.. the good and the bad.

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I experienced no side effects, and you only need to think about taking this once every 3 months.
    Cons: You have to get a shot! And the first 6 weeks weren't too comfortable.

    Summary: Depo Prevera, I call Depo for short, is a birth control drug you only have to think about once every 3 months. It is given/taken by receiving a shot. That all in itself made this birth control the drug of my choice! My doctor did warn me of some ... read more

  • Depo-Provera a nightmare waiting to be injected...

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to receive, once every three months
    Cons: Causes to many health problems.

    Summary: After my third child was born I didn't want to get prenant again so quickly since I had two older children back to back and then a third, the condoms can come off and the pill well let's just say they don't work 100% of the time, so I had heard about a ... read more

  • Try ortho-tricyclen

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: regular, light periods, clear skin, less cramps
    Cons: insurance (run by men) won't cover the pill

    Summary: This one's for the ladies! I have used 2 kinds of birth control pills. One is the kind (sorry, I think the name is orthocyclen?) which has a steady dose of estrogen, and orthotricyclen, which varies the amount of estrogen. Orthotricyclen is much ... read more

  • The Plentiful Side Effects Birth Control

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No "pill" popping

    Summary: I can't say many wonderful things about the Depo Provera shot at all. After the birth of my first child, Cassi, (who is now almost 8)I needed a good, dependable means of birth control. The "pill" just was not an option because it always made ... read more

  • The Pills That Keep the Babies Away

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review

    Summary: I come from fertile women. Not just your average fertile woman, but your average fertile PUERTO RICAN woman...which all you gringos know is another animal entirely. If given the chance, my body will produce children like a pig produces poop. That's a ... read more

  • noroplant nightmare

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no pills or shots to remember
    Cons: side affects are terrible

    Summary: In 93 my husband and I discussed having another child. We had one son in 89 and thought that it would be a good time to add another child to the family. We also planned on having more, but decided that after the birth we would go on birth control for a ... read more

  • Nor-plant....not for me

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great concept but...
    Cons: way too many side effects!

    Summary: After the birth of my second child, my husband and I were at odds as to wether we wanted another child (basically I did he didn't) he was ready to get a vasectomy but I just didn't feel our family was complete yet. So we agreed that I would get the ... read more

  • Depo Provera: contraception through death?? It nearly KILLED me!

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It may help some
    Cons: It nearly killed me!

    Summary: Several years ago, over the course of my treatments I had a condition that warranted the usage of Depo-provera or take a pill a day for the first ten days of the next three months...I thought that since I forget to take medicines it would be best to take ... read more

  • Natural Family Planning

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No hormone birth control, more control over your own body.
    Cons: No birth control is 100% effective

    Summary: I have always had problems with birth control. I had tried the sponge way back and ended up with an infection. It was awful. After this episode, my gynecologist told me I am probably allergic to spermicide. Oh great, I thought, this doesn't leave me with ... read more

  • Have to be careful.....Don't count on anything.

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pregnancy prevention
    Cons: Nothing works 100% of the time

    Summary: Personally, I don't put much stock into the Depo Provera shot. Why? Because I used it for 9 mos and still got pregnant. I gained over 40 pounds on it in a month in a half. Needless to say, I wasn't a happy camper. And even though I had ceased ... read more

  • Pills Good, Condom Better...

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nearly eliminates risk of pregnancy, STDs
    Cons: Loss of sensation

    Summary: Call me stodgy and old fashioned, but I still think that male birth control, in the form of condoms, is the superior mean of ensuring sexual safety. Offered with a convenient and powerful spermicide in them, condoms are an incredibly effective and ... read more

  • Depo Provera didn't work for me.

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No pill taking every day
    Cons: Still got pregnant

    Summary: I have had 5 children. I had 4 beautiful children when I decided to use Depo Provera. I had my regular shot and found out I was pregnant a month later. I'm really not complaining, because I got a beautiful son , but it was really scary to have so many ... read more

  • Good Method of Pregnancy Prevention

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: high effectiveness percentage, convenient
    Cons: can easily be forgotten, does not protect against diseases

    Summary: I went on the birth control pills a few months ago, and they have done their job just fine so far. As everything, they have their good and bad points. Good Points of Birth Control Pills: -something like 99% effective when used ... read more

  • Don't poke me!!!

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: all

    Summary: When I first got this the depo shot, It worked for me, I was on it for a year and a half. Well then I decided that I wanted to have a baby, Well I went off the shot, and the nurse said that It could take up to 18 months to get a normal cycle. WELL Not ... read more

  • Do you LIKE PMS?? Here's a quick way to have it ALL THE TIME!

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: never got pregnant, clearer skin
    Cons: constant PMS

    Summary: When I came to college there were so many little info sessions and seminars for us freshman that helped us find our ways. Things from Campus safety, dieting, being a good roommate and everyone's favorite SEX. Of course this topic was the most ... read more

  • Plan not Control

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: can prevent STD's; affordable, and most likely with prevent unwanted pregnancy
    Cons: allows people to get intimate too fast without worrying about responsibility for their actions. No form of birth control is perfect accidents do and can happen

    Summary: If you have viewed some of my prior opinions you will know that I am the proud father of a four year old baby boy and a one month old daughter. My wife waited two years after our marriage before deciding to have our first child. We waited an additional ... read more

  • Fear the UNKNOWN!!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: birth control you don't have to swallow daily
    Cons: hard to get out of your system

    Summary: I started getting the Depo shot to get off birth control pills which I had been on since the birth of my first child who was then eight years old. I took the shot for about a year, and my monthly cycle completely stopped. I am a firm believer ... read more

  • Who should control the "Control"

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Defense against unplanned pregnancies
    Cons: some side affects with medication related controls

    Summary: Personally, I think that each person in a partnership should be in control of their own form of birth control. And if both of them are agreed on using one form of birth control than they should both contribute to the cost of their particular one. ... read more

  • DON'T get the SHOT!!!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Take 4 times a year
    Cons: Moodiness, Increased bleeding

    Summary: Depro-Provera seemed like such an easy option for birth control. After having two kids 368 days apart, I decided to try Depro-Provera. My doctor told me all of the manufacturer stated side effects and sent home literature so I could take a week to make ... read more

  • Combo Of Condoms & Pills: Why Men Should Foot The Bill

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Effective population control and pregnancy and disease prevention
    Cons: bloating, migraines, weight gain, mood swing, etc.

    Summary: If you truly love your partner or spouse, you will decide to support her by paying for her birth control. This is not something new to you. Love is a two-way street. And so must be the responsibility! Remember that among millions of other people, you ... read more

  • I am so grateful for the choice

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: allowed me to have children on my own terms
    Cons: may have side effects for some

    Summary: OK- religion aside. I just flat out thank God for birth control. I really believe that it has allowed me to be married and able to focus on a career at the same time. I am 25. When I look 1 and 2 generations behind me, I can see the difference birth ... read more

  • The hellish freshman year in college

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: pregnancy
    Cons: never ending cycle, weight gain, mood disorder

    Summary: My roommate. Yes, I know..most first year roommates are hellish...but I'm telling you one thing....mine was a whole different story. She was on the shot. Not only did the shot turn her into a fire breathing dragon ... read more

  • It's not for everyone

    Jan 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: long term health benefits from the pill
    Cons: side effects for me were horrible but everyone is different

    Summary: Trying to be a responsible young woman I decided that birth control was the right choice for me. I felt that I had too much going for me at the time and I couldn't afford a pregnancy at such an early age because I wasn't financially or emotionally ready ... read more

  • Mood Swings?Just ask San Francisco!

    Jan 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: many if it agrees with you
    Cons: read on......

    Summary: Oh,yay...another uncomfortable subject =),my favorite! Warning:You may not want to read this if you're a guy =)! San Francisco had the unfortunate luck of being the place I moved to around the same time I tried this wonderful product. I ... read more

  • They said I wouldn't get pregant, they never said I would be a witch

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I'm not pregnant
    Cons: Mood swings

    Summary: I have had two kids in two years. I don't regret having my boys but I definitely thought it was time for a break. I THOUGHT that I had done the responsible thing by getting on the depo shot. It sounded great, you only have to take it every three months ... read more

  • Depo-provera--awful

    Dec 28, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: you think about it four times a year
    Cons: can cause infertility, and length in pregnancy acheivement

    Summary: Depo-Provera is not the wonder birth control that everyone seems to think it is. Either way, I gained significant weight while being on depo. When I was first given depo-provera, I thought what a wonderful idea it was. Something that I didn’t have to ... read more

  • depo-provera wonder birth control or a ride from hell

    Dec 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: you only think about it four times a year
    Cons: most woman have trouble trying to conceive afterwards

    Summary: I am sure that many of you have heard about the wonder Birth control called depo-provera. Is it all that great? Not in my opinion. I know several woman who have been on this form of contraception and are now having terrible troubles trying to conceive ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • What the Depo Provera has done to me

    May 4, 2012 by
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    Pros: There are no good things to say about this birth control.
    Cons: I can write an entire novel about the cons of this birth control method.

    Summary: I am one of the many women who chose the Depo Provera as a birth control method, and i guess i should start off by saying that i am in my deepest regrets, because the depo provera destroyed who i am as a person physically, mentally, and ... read more

  • I loved this stuff - great for stopping periods

    Jun 5, 2011 by
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    Pros: No more periods
    I didn't have any weight gain ...:/
    Doesn't require daily anything
    Cons: Still requires pharmacy visits every three months
    Bone density issues after long-term use
    isn't permanent solution

    Summary: 31 years old, have been on Depo for about 3 years now due to terrible awful debilitating periods - the kind that made it hard for me to go to work :(. I did get spotting the first few months but after that it was FREEDOM. No periods whatsoever. I didn't ... read more


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  • Don't use it !

    Apr 20, 2005 by
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    Pros: Not available
    Cons: Dangerous for the bones, permanent period, acne, mood swings

    Summary: I had my Depo-Provera once two and half months ago and now for two months I have my period. My gynaecologist told me that my body adjusts to the medicine :( and there is nothing she can do to stop it. Another bad news. When I went to my family doctor to ... read more

  • Say NO to Tricyclen 21

    Apr 4, 2005 by
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    Pros: prevents pregnancy
    Cons: headaches, weight gain, increased breast size(not always a good thing) mood swings, loss of libido

    Summary: I recently stopped taking Tricyclen 21 after starting it 3 years ago after the birth of my daughter. I have gained weight, increased two bra sizes, irritable, moody, overly sensitive, no sex drive and fatigued. Being a mental health professional these ... read more

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