Patient Comments: Birth Control: The Pill vs. The Shot - Side Effects

Question:

What side effects have you experienced with the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shot, and how have you managed them? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Nurse J, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 17

I normally get headaches about every month or so without the Depo-Provera shot but with it, I get one big migraine every three months, which when I feel coming on, I stop by taking ibuprofen. I have had major mood swings but I usually warn my family and friends after I get the shot that I may be overly emotional, which I realized how I’m being only moments after. I haven’t experienced any weight gain and think the good outweighs the bad personally for me.

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