Advantages and Disadvantages to Depot Injections, for me, personally

Well, I’m on a depot injection, here are my personal advantages and disadvantages.


  • I see my GP every 2 weeks, so if something goes wrong with something else, I’m right there. His office is pretty close, and it gets me out of the house at least.
  • I don’t have to take a pill every night, worry about half lives, losing the pills, my doc has them.
  • Less side effects.
  • I’m not scared of or bothered by needles.
  • It works, and it works fast.
  • If something goes wrong, I see my GP soon, no waiting on appointments, I can just call and get in.
  • No wondering if I took that med or not every day.
  • One less prescription to worry about with the rest.
  • One less pill to count out in my pill box.
  • Immediately after the shot I feel a lot calmer and relaxed
  • I feel more cared for
  • KILLS my symtpoms. FAST.



  • It is a shot, and sometimes they hurt (though so far, it hasn’t)
  • A bit of anxiety the day of the shot. Usually gone by the time I take morning meds.
  • If I were to get side effects, it would take 2-3 weeks for them to go away
  • Dropping my pants for my GP (lol)
  • People think you’re really sick if you bring up “injection”
  • People think you’re forced into it, that you have no choice (this was my choice)
  • Having to be at a doc’s office every 2 weeks for a shot.
  • The pharmacy sometimes has to order it in, not always in stock, pain in the ass (pun intended)



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