My 7 Years Experience With Implanon

Feb 3, 2009

I have had the implanon since I was 17 (now 24) and it has served me well...most of the time. I am actually considering having it removed because I have headaches five out of seven days a week; have gained about four kilos, which I cannot lose despite a healthy lifestyle and diet; I am moody; and I have trouble sleeping.

Most of these things I thought were just normal women's behaviour, but after speaking with many other women who have since gone off various other contraception, it has been brought to my attention, this all might be a side effect.

I have not had a period since having it inserted -except when it was removed after the three years while waiting to have it inserted again- which has been great. Despite this my main concern are the constant headaches, so I am having it removed and staying off contraception like this for a while to see what changes may occur.

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Contraception :: Implanon Experience For Two And Half Years

I am actually gutted because I thought it was great for me for a while. As soon as I had it put in I had frequent, not always predictable periods that would range from light- to- heavy-, usually alternating! However, I thought that this wasn't too big a deal since it is meant to be almost an almost 100% effective contraceptive (I was told no one had gotten pregnant on it when I had it put in) and, seeing as I was told that the majority of women don't have periods (over 90%) I thought I was just unlucky and plodded on without concern. (Although this transpires to be untrue!!)

I had a lot going on at the time of having the implant and so was a bit stressed out anyway and always had something to link feelings to, but now that life is on an even keel I have noticed that these feelings, far from going away have strengthened! I have become teary- here are some examples: crying at Big Brother and Supernanny (that is SO not me- although I can cope with this in isolation!)and also have: low self- esteem (which is sometimes worse than others to the point of complete low), low energy, bloatedness, lack of concentration, lack of positivity, inability to make and stick to decisions, grumpiness- it goes on.... Oh, and the periods just keep on coming! But worse than all of this is the fact that I have this constant feeling of worry, which just eats away at you and drains you of all your energy.

So, yes for me it is an effective contraception, but largely because there's just no let up at times and not a lot left to give at others!

I have heard lots of fantastic cases where people don't have any problems. After some of the negative effects I have had I would never URGE someone to try it, but I would say it suits some people and you have to weigh up all of the things you read on this site and elsewhere and decide for yourself. I have read some terrible stories though, so just keep an eye open for symptoms and take care of yourselves.

The doctor thinks that I should definitely see an improvement when the thing is removed, so fingers crossed! I would love someone to do some proper research on how women are feeling who are on it and why it affects some or not others.

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Implanon - Still There After 3 Years Expiry

I haven't had a period since I got implanon in 2010 I was suppose to get it out in august 2013 but I didn't have insurance but today I woke up feeling very nauseas and my boobs hurt a bit and mostly cramping in my lower abdomen so much that if anything including just a poke it very sensitive and hurts what should I do ?

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Prostate :: Chronic Prostatitis For 18 Years - My Experience

I am 36. I have chronic prostatitis for 18 years, that's half my life. My experience in the disease and treatment follows:

The pain is intense and crippling. I have to be in bed all the time. Intense spasms. Symptoms move from urethra to prostate, back,ass, testicles so when you feel you finished with a symptom there starts another. I also may have difficulty urinating and some time ejaculating. This condition has remained idle for a total of 6 years out of 18 and whenever I feel it is gone I have a really good flare up the very next day. Idle means I am not in pain but I get to wet my pants after urinating.. That is the closest I can have to normal life. My sex life is not good because I get erectile dysfunction when chronic prostatitis is active. When it moves to being idle there is a tendency for restoration of erectile capacity however it is clear to me that I do not respond to visual stimuli any more . Reason for ED is venous leakage. Location of pain is as such that I frequently check both my urinary system and intestines.

Findings: High bladder neck, non typical inflammation of colon, prostate has no infection

Medical checks so far: Urethroscopy, Colonoscopy. prostate, testicular, bladder, kidney ultrasounds. urine and prostate fluid cultures.

All cultures have come back negative. Bladder ultrasound shows some urine remaining after fully urinating.

Experience with medication: I have used antibiotics, a-blockers, mesalazine for my intestines and cortisone (buddy cole). For ED I have used Viagra and Cialis.

When I have flare ups NO medication works to control the pain. Or it may work for some weeks and then all of a sudden stop working. Medication for ED seems to be effective provided my symptoms are either gone or are not too intense. Symptoms come and go and it seems I cannot really control them.

Psychological impact: I am desperate and seriously considering suicide when I have flare ups

Social impact: No friends left. I do not have the energy to move out of bed

Fertility: Thankfully no problems whatsoever. However I am extremely worried whether my offspring will have the same problems as I do.

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Want To Get Pregnant After Implanon IUD

I am 18 year old. I got the Implanon inserted on May 19, 2010. I had a period for 2 months straight after having it inserted. After that, my period stopped. I had it removed Around the end of 2011. My period returned for a few days, and has been on and off since. I was put on the pill, but even that couldn't help straighten it back out. I just recently got married and we are wanting to have a child, I am really concerned that I am not able to conceive.

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NO Bleeding Since Having The Implanon

I have just recently had the implanon put in and was expecting my period shortly after, but it is a few weeks later and still no period. I'm wondering if anyone has had absolutely NO bleeding since having the implanon put in or is this something i should be worried about? i had read and all others have had a period shortly after or at least some spotting. but nothing here. anyone who can help me out here?

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Birth Control :: Getting Used To Not Having Implanon On?

I just got my period in Jan 9th and I ended it on Jan 19 which is when I got my implanon removed and was sexually active with no protection, I noticed I bled the following morning so would that be normal? Could my body be getting used to not having the implanon on. Should I be concerned?

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Am I Pregnant? :: Implanon And Pregnancy

I have been on implanon for four years and just got it replaced in July. I had sex in November and within the 15 weeks since, I have had every sign of pregnancy except for sore breasts. My tummy is hard above and below my belly button when I stand up and I feel a hard bump under my fat below my belly button when I lay down. Well, now I can feel movement inside of me. First it felt like five muscle spasms in the same place on my lower left side of my belly. And now it feels like fluttering along with the muscle spasms. I put my hand on my belly a few days ago and felt like a baby kicking me. Since then I've felt the same now and then I know it's not gas. I feel movement a bit during the day when I'm sitting or laying still. Only a few people at work see the changes. My love handles moving forward and breasts getting bigger and so on. But a few people think I forced my body to believe it's pregnant. I got four at home tests and they said negative and a blood test that says negative. But I feel all of this.

UPDATE: This morning I woke up at 3:00 am with my breasts leaking. Dripping all over. Sorry if that's tmi. But my question is, am I pregnant or am I just imagining things?

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Am I Pregnant? :: Pregnancy On The Implanon

I had the implanon for 19 months now and two weeks ago I been feeling dizziness and this week I been having cramping in my pelvic i took two pregnancy test and it came back negative but I don't know what to do this cramps been hurting and I don't know if I could be pregnant or not want to I need to do. I been pregnant before and I start feeling dizziness all the time but I don't want to feel or think that I'm pregnant because I'm on the implanon.

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Trying To Conceive :: Getting Pregnant After Implanon

me and my partner have been together for 5 years now and feel we are ready to conceive our first beautiful baby. i have been on implanon for 2 years and wishing to get it out. i have heard that trying to conceive after implanon is extremely difficult, is this true? and if it does take time, how long?

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Contraception :: How Long Does Implanon Last

i've had implanon for all 3 years and it's suppose to end in august. i wanted to know if anybody know exactly how long implanon lasted.

does it last up to the exact date that you got it or is it just an estimated time.

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Getting Pregnant After The Implanon Is Removed?

I'm getting my implant removed soon as me and my husband wants to have a baby. im 30 years old and have never been pregnant before.

is there anything special i can do to get pregnant after this is removed?

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How Long Does It Take To Conceive After Implanon

i have been on implanon since june getting it taken out next friday the 28th how long will it take me to conceive after i get it removed.

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How To Get Pregnant Once My Implanon Have Been Removed?

i've had the implanon for three years, then had it removed. Didn't have another one until two months later and now i've had it in for about six months. i've always found the implanon fantastic and has had no side effects.

But now me and my partner is thinking about having a baby and im arranging for it to be taken out soon.

I never got the implanon for contraception, i had it due to heavy and painful bleeding. ive also had unprotected sex with my previous partner in the past and never got pregnant.

im worried that i might not be able to have kids and want to know is there a way this can be tested? Also once the implanon is out, is there any medications that will help me get pregnant?

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Implanon May Have Some Affect On My Sex Drive

lately when i have been having sex with my boyfriend im finding it hard to orgasm. i think the implanon may have some affect on my sex drive, i mean i want the sex and im always turned on but never get to the big "O" during sex and then my boyfriend comes nearly every time we have sex.

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Birth Control :: Best? Besides Implanon, And Depo

what's the best birth control besides pills, implanon, and depo?

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Birth Control :: Bleeding Since Got The Implanon

I got the implanon April 1 2016 and I've been bleeding since I'm planning to get it removed Wednesday 4/27/16 will i stop bleeding right away or will it take a couple of weeks?

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Implanon - How Effective It Is For Birth Control

I'm 17 and I've been on birth control for an entire year. I've tried every type of birth control but me and my boyfriend have always used condoms. On September 18, the second day of my period, I had implanon inserted. We still used condoms for two weeks to be safe. We just started having unprotected sex. I've done the research and stuff but I could use some reassurance as to how effective it is. Have any of you been pregnant on it? I'm just a little unsure as to how good it is because I'm 17 and really am NOT ready for a baby. Also my period is expected October 16-ish, I'm not overweight and my rod implant was inserted correctly if this helps.

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Birth Control :: Implanon Vs. Pill

I've been on the implanon for about 2yrs.and 9 months for 6mths I been taking both due to bleeding I missed a couple pills but stayed taking them each month last month I took them for two weeks and had a regular 7 day cycle the next month I came on my period for a day and went off the next day and still haven't came back on and it's been two weeks...confused

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Implanon (more Periods Than Regular) With Norethisterone

I have been on implanon for 2.5 years. During this time I had more periods than normal. Due to going on holiday I decided that I would ask doctor to help delay in.

I was prescribed 3 weeks of norethisterone and took it three times a day as directed.

I was told my period should come 2/3 days after I finished the course... Although six weeks later I still have no sign of my period and have pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts, cramping,bloating, hot flushes, increased discharge and fatigue. Have taken a pregnancy test and it is negative.

What is going on. Has anyone else been in this situation. I am worried sick.

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Birth Control :: Pregnant On Implanon?

I have been on Implanon for almost 3 years with no problems at all. It expires in October and I am due to have it changed next week. For the last two weeks or so I have had all of the symptoms I had with all 3 of my pregnancies. Nausea, headaches, cramping, tender breasts, backache, frequent urination, increased vaginal discharge and MAJOR mood swings!! I took a test yesterday and it was negative but I am not yet late so I kind of expected that. My last period began 7/30 but it was light and short. If I am pregnant, will my obgyn be able to tell this is I go to my appt. on 8/28? I obviously do not want to replace it if I could be pregnant! Also I was reading that Implanon may not be as effective in overweight women and I am approximately 70 lbs. overweight. Does anyone know if this is true?

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