I was on the depo shot for exactly a year with no reactions at all. The morning after my year’s dose I woke up covered in hives. It has been 2 years since this. It caused me to have an autoimmune disease against my own hormones. I broke out in full body hives for a year and a half. I’m on treatment now but if I miss that daily treatment by even thirty minutes. I break out all over. This isn’t just happening to me either. I was the first one that happened in my community so doctors couldn’t figure it out for the longest time. But since then there has been at least 3 more cases that I know of.
For a week I couldn’t move my hands because they were swollen. For 5 months my lips would swell to the point I couldn’t speak right. For 7 months I would randomly wake up with my eyes swollen shut. I hope someone uses my story so they don’t have to suffer like I did. Allergist couldn’t figure me out for a year and a half. I went through 2 rounds of a shot called Zolair which is $2,000. I gained 30 pounds in 3 weeks from all of the steroids. For 2 months I was taking 15 pills every day. Please never trust this shot...
Here’s my depo story. I got my first ever shot in August last year, around the 27th just after my period. Well a few days went by and on the 5th of September I started bleeding (I don’t know if I should classify it as menses or what cause I had just gotten off my period). I bled for a month straight and was told that it’s one of the side effects.
I had irregular periods throughout the months, Depression, Self hate, Self harm, Anxiety, Breast Tenderness, Swollen toes, Oh and the Throbbing HEADACHE. But this month it was just too much, I went to the hospital and I just wanted them to make all these things go away. Well they’ve managed to stop the bleeding which occurred from (02 March-19 March this year) and today I’m not bleeding at all. I honestly just wanted to die. I’m currently taking 3 different tablets and an oral contraceptive to get things back to normal.
I wanted to share my experience with the Depo Provera shot. Please keep it anonymous.
I’ve been on depo since January of 2019. I’ve had one shot. It’s been a month and a half and I’ve already made the firm decision to NEVER get another shot. This was the worst decision I could’ve made.
I have terrible night sweats where I have to get up and change my shirt almost every night. Heat flashes during the day although it’s like 50 degrees outside. The worst part about this, my relationship with the guy I’m seeing has gone to shit. I already have an interesting attitude, but a few weeks after the shot, I have been extremely moody, irritable, snappy, and just mean sometimes. I have had more anxiety lately, I’m always tired, and depressed. He’s a guys guy so he really didn’t understand what I was going through until I had a break down about how insecure I’ve been and told him exactly what was going on instead of saying “it’s the birth control” . Also I went from have a high sex drive, having sex almost twice a day, to have no sex drive at all. I love sex and I think about it all day how I haven't been anywhere near sexually interested. It makes me feel sad and depressed. I just want me life back. I want things to get better. I want my sex life back but I am so scared that this stupid shot has ruined me. If you are considering taking this form of birth control, I won’t say to not do it, but I will say to do your research first and then make your decision. For me the worst part about this shot is that I can’t even look at myself and feel beautiful. Worst decision ever.