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Old 07-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy DEPO Shot makes me crazy!

My husband and I just got married May 2, 2009. I got on the depo a month before the wedding and I have noticed so many changes. I'm always in a bad mood or have major mood swings. We hardly have sex anymore...and we should be having sex all the time cause we're newlyweds! I don't want him to touch me or look at me sometimes. I catch myself being so hard on him and mean to him. I cry all the time...I'll be driving and start crying or get upset about something. He doesn't understand and just thinks I'm being a "b***h"...I'm on the verge of losing him. He's told me he deosn't want to be married anymore. I don't know what to do...I don't know how to control my feelings. I wont't be going back to get another shot, but how long will I feel this way? Can anyone help me??

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Old 07-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: DEPO Shot makes me crazy!

You realize its the Depo causing all of these symptoms right? So you should go to your doctor and discuss other options for birth control. Depo is hands down the very worst method of birth control cause it causes the most severe side effects for the highest number of people who take it.

Secondly you need to have a talk with your husband. Tell him you realize your behavior has been off for a while but that you are working with your doctor to help the situation. Do your research ahead of time and print out some of the multitudes of info available online about how depo causes all of the problems you've been been having so you can show him and make him understand what's going on.

That's what I would do if I were in your place.

Old 07-09-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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Re: DEPO Shot makes me crazy!

The depo shot is the worst. I didn't have much side effects after the first or second shot, but the 3rd I started having awful headaches, gained weight, and felt paranoid and crazy. Lots of other symptoms as well, but you get the idea. I think that contributed to my marriage failing, although it certainly wasn't the only cause.

It took a good 6 months after my last shot before I started feeling better again, feeling like my normal self. I agree with Kszan- talk to your husband! Tell him you didn't know the shot would do this to you, and you are trying to cope as best as you can until the shot clears your system.

At least these days, Dr's now are willing to associate these symptoms with Depo. I started Depo in Feb. 2002 and my symptoms showed up about September- I talked to my midwife, who was adament that the depo WOULDN'T do those things. I went to an OB who claimed the same thing. It's now pretty widespread what it can do. Some women do well, some women do awful. I was one of the awfuls.

Good luck to you.

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