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Is anyone her on the contraceptive injection? if so can u let me know about the side effects, costs etc? Thanx a lot
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I was on it for a while.
With my insurance, Depo cost $15 every three months. I experienced spotting, slight weight gain, and an absence of menstral bleeding. And pregnancy, but that's rare-ish and there were other circumstances surrounding it.
Since my fiance and I have decided to start having intercourse again, I'm most likely going to start using Lunelle. There is a thread in the Ladies' Room with more information on that one, but I don't think anyone is using it.

And there's nothing I can do, as I realize with fright, the spider-man is having me for dinner tonight!

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I'm not on the shot right now, but i've been considering it for a bit, and my doctor has put me on progesterin only pills (micronor) to see how my body would react to it. This is b/c i've been diagnosed as clinically depressed and it's much easier to stop taking pills than undo the BC shot If you have a problem w/ depression at all, discuss it w/ your doctor. Crashing into an emotional ball of mush isn't what i'd call fun ...

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Try this website:

It has costs, side effects, etc. This website is also pretty informative:
Contraceptive Choice- Depo Provera

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I've been on Depo since Dec. I love it! I haven't really experienced any weight gain, but I have irregular spotting and no real period now. All this goes away after the first few shots though. Most women stop bleeding completely, and I can't wait!

Mine is free where I live from Planned Parenthood.

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