This community is new. Having noticed the dearth of communities that encourage discussion about Implanon, it seemed like a good idea to try starting one up. Implanon is a somewhat unique form of Hormonal Birth Control and I feel given the novelty of it compared to other forms of HBC, and how dramatically differently if affects different people, discussion and sharing of experiences should be encouraged. Implanon will affect everybody differently but perhaps for those of us who share side effects, we can also share solutions.
So join, post, share your experiences. This is an open forum.
Be aware that no advice or opinion that may be posted on this journal is a substitute, nor should ever be taken as a substitute, for medical advice.
Other than that disclaimer, there are no rules, please share your experiences/ask questions!
Maybe this is a good start:
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE IMPLANON 1) How long have you had it? 2) What side effects did you experience upon insertion? 3) What side effects are you experiencing now? 4) Have they gone away? 5) How long until they went away?
IF YOU USED TO HAVE IMPLANON BUT NO LONGER HAVE IT 1) How long did you have it? 2) What side effects did you experience upon insertion? 3) What side effects did you experience a few months afterwards? 4) Did they go away? 5) If you didn't remove it b/c it expired (3 yrs), why did you remove it? 6) Did removal hurt?
Are there questions I didn't ask that you'd like to discuss? What about your experience with Implanon would you like to share?