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.