I was turned to Planned Parenthood today by a co-worker, and it sounds pretty great, and she's almost certain they'll tell me I should get on birth control. Which is fine, if it's going to help. I've just always been really scared of trying it (never been on it, in all my 27 years). In particular she was singing the praises of the depo shot, which she said took away her period altogether. Has anyone here had it/are you on it now? I was reading about some possible side effects such as hair loss/balding, increase in body hair, heavier periods (heavier? If I lose anymore blood I'll freakin' DIE) and other not-so-great stuff. I'm also afraid of blood clots that are a possibility in other sorts of BC. (It doesn't help that I'm a bit overweight, and at greater risk.)
So I guess I'm just trying to take a survey here and find out what everyone here thinks. What kind of BC are you on, if any? What kinds have you tried? Any side effects, and how bad were they? Recommendations? Warnings? I'll take anything you can give me, though I'm quite interested in this depo shot my co-worker was talking about.