I got implanon in a week after DS was born and kept it a month over 3yrs. I already had extra weight on from pregnancy so while it didn't make me gain it made weight harder to lose. I dropped 4kgs almost overnight once it was removed.
The first 2 years were fantastic. It stopped my period altogether, no cramps, bloating, nothing. This was a big deal for me as I've always had REALLY bad irregular periods. Sometimes the cramps on days 1 and 2 were so bad I'd be physically vomiting. Mum used to faint during hers as a teen so i guess it's genetic. When year 3 came I started bleeding again, more irregular spotting then blood and no other 'period' signs. I'm not using any birth control ATM as of 4 weeks ago and got my first period today - torture!
Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards