Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Depo Provera

I'm currently on a Depo-Provera shot. I love never bleeding. I love never even having to think about blood all over everything. I haven't actually had a period in... 4 or 5 years.
I'm concerned about it effecting having kids.
I'm also worried that it's causing me to be very... Emotionally fucked up. At the end of the birth control shot, I cry at everything. I'm severely depressed. I can't even stand myself. I second guess everything.
(I'm also worried about the not having kids thing, the whole "Depo-Provera is used for chemical castration" thing...)

Reading up on the Implanon, the only severe side effect is possible no periods, possible heavy periods, or a change in sex drive. Maybe headaches.

Reading up on the IUD, the whole thing of it maybe moving, being absorbed into the uterus...

I never remember to take pills, they are known to cause severe migraines, and I really hate bleeding after not bleeding for years.

Implanon and the IUD are looking to be my best options... But they're so expensive! Implanon lasts up to three years and the IUD can last up to 12 years...
Decisions, decisions...

Does anyone have any insight on this?

1 comment:

  1. My wife has an IUD, it has been fine for her, she does spot more often though (she went from having severe cramping to always needing to wear a pantyliner)