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Implant removal [Mar. 29th, 2014|11:48 am]

I had my implant out 2 weeks ago and just wanted to share a positive experience!

I was really nervous about getting it out because I'd heard plenty of scare stories, several first hand. However it couldn't have gone smoother. The nurse was obviously really practiced. One quick jab of anesthetic underneath it and within a few minutes it was gone without me feeling anything.

the removal site was fairly sore for a few days and had a nice bruise around it but as long as I didn't bang it it was fine. It's a fairly difficult place to knock, thankfully. The only time it really hurt was when my partner would rest his head on it in bed! Woke me up with a start several times. Ha!

2 weeks later I have one very small mark that will heal up really nicely. It's bang on top of the mark from it going in so it's not even like I'll have multiple battle scars.
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My period after implanon [Sep. 18th, 2013|07:23 am]
Hello everyone, I just got a LiveJournal account, and I did specifically because I was googling "my period after implanon." I was very excited when I seen there was an online group that was discussing this. I am 21 years old, I had implanon for 3 years, the first 2 were fine. I did not experience any weight gain, but was a little emotional or "testy," according to my friends and family. The last year I had my period for weeks to months at a time, with a few day breaks in-between. I never went to the doctor, because I've had this problem before when I was a teen, so I assumed it was normal. I've been off implanon for about 3 to 3 and a half months now, and everyone says I'm a lot nicer and calm. But the problem is that my periods are very irregular. The first month I received my period on the 7th, the second month i received it on the 12th, this month I have yet to get my period! It's the 18! I'm afraid I could be pregnant?! How soon after implanon can you even get pregnant!? Am I the only one who is having this problem??
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So glad I found this group! [May. 7th, 2013|08:38 am]

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Hey all! I'm thrilled to have found this group. I was starting to get ridiculously frustrated with the bleeding, and it's nice to have a more active reminder that I'm not alone. I had the Implanon inserted just over a month ago. As I hadn't been on any sort of hormonal bc prior to that, it was inserted right towards the end of my period that month. Like clockwork, when it was time that my period would've started normally, I started bleeding. Now, everything the doctors said and everything I'd read in the official literature talked about "spotting," so when it started, that's what I was expecting. I went out & bought panty liners to use instead of actual pads, even. It's definitely nothing like the heavy periods I used to get, but it's definitely not "spotting" either. What I don't get, and maybe I'm just not understanding the biology, is where this is COMING from? It's very clear that it is not a menstrual period. It's not all (forgive my crassness) *solid,* y'know? It's obvious that there's no uterine lining being shed... it's "just" blood. It's creepy and it's freaking me out and making me depressed. I had such high hopes for this thing. I can't take anything with estrogen, because I get severe depression symptoms, so I'm pretty much stuck with progestin-only options, and this one sounded like a dream. I don't want to give up only a month in, but yeesh.
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Bleeding and spotting linked to arousal [Apr. 13th, 2013|11:17 pm]

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Please help me! :( [Apr. 5th, 2013|02:46 pm]
Hi guys!
I got the implanon in yesterday and the doctor taped it over with these things that work like stitches, but they practically came off when I showered. So I put two bandaid's on top of them to stick them down.

Its now about 24 hours since I got the implant in and my arm really hurts. It stings when I move it. Is this normal? I had lots of bruising as well.

I don't know whether I should leave the bandaids on all week... Or will it need air?

Is this common for this much pain???

Don't want to go to the doctor for no reason. But i dont really want to think that its just a bit of normal pain but its infected or something like that!

Please anybody help me :(
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Implanon removal? [Aug. 3rd, 2012|11:25 am]

[mood |worriedworried]

Hello there! I was wondering if anyone has experienced hair loss while on this? Many posts I find online are about the erratic period, which also happens for me, but the most concerning thing for me is the hair loss and headaches. It's to the point where I want it out, but I am also scared of the side effects of the removal as well (not to mention I do not have insurance now).

I've had it in for a year and three months... my side effects include:
Headaches (every other day for the last year)
Hair loss (has really kicked up the last two months)
Mood swings (aren't too bad, but when they do hit, it is almost scary)
Skin changes (Have developed a rosacea type thing this past year with boil type pimples every month or so)
Zero libido (I thought it was a "newly married" thing)

I'm not sure I'm going to have much hair to lose very soon...and it used to be THICK.
I hear removal can make a person very dizzy, sick and depressed though I can't find anybody's updates that are more than a month or two afterward, so I do not know how long that will last, how common it is for others, etc.

So basically, is anyone else suffering during implanon or after removal?
Please share! Thank you :D
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Constant bleeding? Should I get progestoren? [Jul. 20th, 2012|05:25 pm]
I've had implanon for approximately three months. I got my period a little late the first month, then a month went by, and I had a 16-day period. Now I've had a week break, and it's starting again.

It's really getting me down...I can't really have sex with my boyfriend, I'm grumpy and sore, and it just sucks. Should I go on the mini pill to regulate my periods, or should I just let it try to settle down on my own? I'm going to see a doctor on Monday, so I'll get an opinion from them, but I'd like to have a couple more opinions before I go in.

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beyond frustrated.... [May. 23rd, 2012|11:46 pm]
Hey Ladies,
I was reading some of the other posts and saw the common theme of monthly surprise! I am unfortunately suffering the same fate. I have had my implanon in a year I'm 23 and have had some of the following things going on:
1. beyond random periods I'm talking that it could go for days, weeks, one lasted over a month or go months without any sort of incident (those are the best months). 
2. weight roller coaster- I don't know if that is from the bloating and other things because of the randomness above or what?? my eatting habits/workout habits haven't changed but my weight has fluctuated throughout the year... I'm not talking one or two but like 15lbs! When I asked my dr. she said I'm not sure maybe, I mean it could cause that.. grr!
3. ACNE! The worst of them all... I'll eat more salad and I'll always keep an emergency tampon but this acne is BEYOND FRUSTRATING! I have tried antibiotics, topicals, you name it! And its EVERYWHERE face, neck back, chest, stomach, butt, ALL OVER. I have no idea what else to do or if the Implanon is causing this or my skin just decided it wanted to rebel at 23 instead of 16. 

I'm stuck between taking it out because it theory it sounds great and maybe I'm just that random one that gets the worst of all things or if it is in fact the little thing in my arm causing my terrors! 

Please any help or thoughts! 

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Oh Boy! Oh Boy! [Apr. 22nd, 2012|03:02 am]
[mood |confusedconfused]

Hey Ladies!
I been on the Implanon Birth Control for a little over 8 months now! It is pretty much okay, but the down side was that the first three months I was bleeding NON-STOP. I usually never cramp, but those three months I cramped a certain "part of the months". If you know what I mean. After that it has been okay, but recently I have been having my "monthly gift". I have been researching it and researching it and all I got was "If you start your period after you have sex, then you either have a disease or your vagina has been ripped" but I haven't been sexually active and I still randomly start. If you have had this same problem comment and let me know!
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What a NightMare!!!!! [Mar. 30th, 2012|07:13 am]
Hey Ladies!
I have to start by saying i'm super jealous of everyone that the Implanon has worked for. I had mine put in back in August and bled heavily for 5 months. I was really moody and cried a lot off and on for the first couple months which I figured was normal. Thank god for a supportive and patient boyfriend. After I didn't stop bleeding for the 5th month, I made an appointment  to have it removed. HOWEVER!!! I quite possibly got the worst Doctor ever! Who told me she wanted me to keep it in for a full 6 months before she felt comfortable taking it out. She recommended to take a total of 800mg of ibiprophen for two weeks to see if it would help with the bleeding.****Please note****!!!(DO NOT DO THIS!!!! not only does it thin your blood it can cause serious damage to your liver overtime!) I left frustrated to say the least. This meant I was lucky to have to bleed on my california vacation with my BF's family. Not ideal! I stuck it out and at the begining of the 6th month I FINALLY stopped bleeding for 3 weeks!! BUT once I started again it hasn't stopped yet. I've come to the conclusion that I either need to buy stock in tampaks or just have it removed. If anyone see my signs as more serious please let me know!
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