I went into the depo shot when I was 20 because I wasn’t ready for kids. The depo seemed like the most convenient birth control for me and my husband at that time and I stayed on it for 5 years.
To begin, I never had regular periods and when I did, they made me sick and feel miserable. While on the depo, the first three years I thought it was awesome not to have any periods at all (only light, random and painless spotting). Then the last 2 years I began experiencing headaches more often than usual until they turned into migraines. I also had no drive, I was very moody, and my skin began to break out horribly so I got depressed. My acne brought down my self-esteem but it also drove me into doing my research as to why I was breaking out. I suspected the depo and got off it in July 2017.
Getting off of the depo wasn’t enough for my skin to get better so I switched diets and became “vegan” and also switched my makeup and skin care to cleaner products. Still my skin never improved and did more research and I suspected PCOS.
I finally went to the doctor on January 2018 to get checked out and it was confirmed I had cysts in my ovaries. It has been a constant battle trying to balance out my hormones, control my insulin levels, and watching out my diet. It has been a road like walking on broken seashells I haven’t been able to get pregnant for months either even though I’ve had a couple of periods this year. I wish I would of known about the depo before making the stupid decision of getting on it. I would never recommend it to anyone.