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Implanon removal? [Aug. 3rd, 2012|11:25 am]
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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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[User Picture]From: bloodpara
2012-08-03 04:30 pm (UTC)

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I has serious side effects from it, up to constant nausea and anxiety where I had no appetite and was barely eating. Two days after removal I felt better. I had no removal side effects, unless you consider going back to feeling normal and completely Implanon-side effect free in about two weeks. My first period after removal was normal, compared to almost 6 months of bleeding 5 days with 3 day breaks in between. I hope you feel better!
[User Picture]From: beast_machine
2012-08-03 08:39 pm (UTC)

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Thank you. I'm glad to see they aren't all horror stories as far as people with symptoms before AND after. May I ask how long you had it implanted? I've gotten anxiety bouts long before implanon, so I am not quite tracing any of it to that, but I feel kind of like it makes my BP spike sometimes (which is sometimes a panic trigger itself).
[User Picture]From: bloodpara
2012-08-03 09:02 pm (UTC)

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I had it for a year and a half. I got it when I was 6 month pp and was breastfeeding so I didn't have a period yet, and once I weaned a year later, I got my first pp period that lasted the whole 6 months added on to the rest of the Implanon side effects that were kept at bay while nursing. It was great for that first year, but removing it was the best thing I've done for myself after all the side effects came.
From: wamit2004
2013-01-16 08:05 pm (UTC)

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I am having my IUD removed soon due to reoccuring Bacterial Viagnosis. Was looking into getting the Implanon but was trying to get some others inputs. Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thank You.