Today I had the implanon inserted in my arm. I have two boys 16 months apart and my youngest is only 8 months old. As I am still bf and terrible at remembering to take tablets (and not wanting another little 'accident'), I thought that the implanon would be the perfect solution. About 30min after it was inserted I started to feel overly emotional and so I googled it and have come across so many horror stories of people having terrible experiences with it and having it taken out after only a few months.
So, I am wondering if anyone out there has had success with the implanon. I am praying it will be ok because it cost about $100 (after the medicare rebate) to have it inserted and it was rather uncomfortable getting it done, I would hate to have wasted all that money and going through that pain for nothing. Eeek!
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04-10-2012 16:58 #1Junior Member
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Any positive stories about Implanon??
04-10-2012 18:10 #2
Honestly I don't know anyone who loved it. Personally I didn't mind it in terms of my emotional side, but when it came to adult acne and constant spotting for almost a year I'd had enough and took it out.
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04-10-2012 18:22 #3
I love it I've just had it put in for the 2nd time. I had a four year gap while having my kids. This time I noticed I was pretty emotional for about a week which then went away. I must be one of the lucky ones as I don't get any side effects and I don't get any bleeding.
Good luck I hope it works for you
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04-10-2012 18:51 #4
I Loved it.. I am the kind of girl who would go camping or 4wding, 3day concert on a whim and not getting my periods was awesome.
However the 2 years to get UTD after was a worry but here were many contributing factors and It d happen naturally.
i would get it again but only after I am sure I am done wiht a family.. looking for something interim between bubs & DH deciding on #2
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04-10-2012 20:51 #5
I went through two of them and they were perfect for me. I was an emotional wreck for a day after they were inserted, then felt really sick for a day, then they were perfect for the next 6 or so years. I didn't get a period for 18 months both times, but as my GP said "If you're not trying to get pregnant, what good is a period?".
04-10-2012 23:08 #6
I had been on implanon for over 7 years and must have been lucky coz I didn't feel any different and rarely bled-even when I did it was never heavy. I've only known about horror stories from the net! The only downsides were the first one went deeper so was harder to get out, second was fine n third the dr who got it out left a bit of a scar much to my annoyance! I was pg on my second cycle after getting it out. And in all honesty if you dont have any kids to go by previously n it takes a little while to conceive-who's to say the same could have happened if you weren't on it-just look at the many posts about seemingly 'normal' women not being able to conceive!! Ill def be going back on once I get a bub
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05-10-2012 09:30 #7
I had it and loved it! I was upset that I didn't know about it earlier!! No period for three years was amazing
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05-10-2012 09:39 #8
First time I loved it till I realised it was making me gain weight, took it out all was good.
I then got it again and had it for the 3 years and changed it so had it for 4 years all up and decided to take it out. Few months later it was back in then out then in and out.
the last time I had it my period stopped after doing some research I found that people had trouble TTC after it so I freaked, my period took 2 months to return and I fell pregnant. I'm now to scared to use it again.
I have a few scars from all the ones I have had and sometimes it wasn't put in right.
05-10-2012 09:49 #9
Nope, sorry! I gained 30kg on the implanon despite working a very strenuous job (unloading 3-4 semi trailers full of boxes 5 days a week with one other person).
05-10-2012 09:51 #10
Implanon gave me terrible adult acne. Was awful.
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