Drug Ratings for IMPLANON

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 4  Prevent pregnancy Little weight gain NO periods the whole time while I was on it. After the 2 replacement they put in the nexplanon I recently took out the nexplanon 12/4/14 me and my fiancé wants to try and have a baby. But I have yet to receive my period. How long should I wait to receive a period F 23 7 years
12/15/2014

 1  Birth control Heavy weight gain with no change of diet and now cannot lose the weight no matter what I do. As a result I am upset and uncomftable all the time. Implanon should not be allowed to be sold. The side affects are ridiculous and the GP never advised of any of this. I can't believe they allow a product with this many issues to be sold so easily. F 33 3 months
12/15/2014
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 2  prevent pregnancy Had it for 1 year and 10 months. Always spotting, having headaches and gained 35 pounds without change of diet ! Hate it . Going take it off in two weeks. F 19 1 years
12/12/2014

 3  Birth control Mood swings Weight gain (gained 20kg) Acne Irregular periods I've had the implanon for 3 years & had it replaced about 3 months ago. I've always had a little trouble with irregular periods but they always came eventually. The longest I went without a period was 4 months, I was worried of course thinking I was pregnant but I wasn't & i eventually had my cycle back again. But this year I've had very light spotting & since August I've no longer had anything. F 22 3 years
68 mg
12/8/2014

 1  birth control Headaches,mood swings,depression,zero sex,hair loss,weight gain etc,etc. How i regret the day i decided to get this thing implanted in my arm. Since then i became a totally not me. This has cost my marriage alot (2broken rings,high counseling payments,doctor visits and prescriptions,blood clots) totally would not recomend this to any women.! It is a Poison!! F 27 2 years
30
12/8/2014
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 4  birth control I've had my implanon in for about 6 months now. I had one very light period after that and alot of nausea that eventually got better. After 5 months of no period I started feeling pregnant and even felt heartburn gained some weight and started growing a belly, but my period recently returned after 6 months and is some what heavy, And all those symptoms went away. I've had some moodiness and cramping and occasionally i will get a stinging burning feeling were the implant is. other than that all these symptoms to me seem like regular BC symptoms especially one thats ment to last for 3 years, over all its really good if you want to wait off on kids and not worry about it if you can deal with slight side effect it comes with, i understand every one is different and will handle this contraceptive differently but so far it has not been too horrible, if these symptoms continue to the point to were it become unbearable then i will probably consider getting it removed, but for now im okay with wieght gain, boating, heartburn, cramps, burning in implant site F 20 6 months
1X D
12/6/2014
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 3  prevent pregnancy I have had my implanon in my arm for a year and 2 months within the last month i have noticed so many bad side effects and wondering weather or not its because of my implant or not in the last month i have lost alot of interest in sex with my fiance and thats not okay, i really do wanna feel like i want to have sex, my fiance is starting to feel like i do not love him anymore so its causing problems relationship wise as well, and within the last week i have had a hard time having a orgasm sorry if its tmi, i am really wondering if its time to get this thing switched to something else ? Anyone else having this problem F 19 1 years
12/6/2014
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 3  not to get pregnant Not wanted to do anything ever since, spotting for a couple months, had symptom's of pregnancy. F 14 3 months
12/6/2014

 4  Menstrual cycle Headaches, nausea, fatigue, weight gain, non motivated, I hardly get my period. I have not gotten pregnant within the 5 years not have I had a scare. So yea this product works you just have suck it up and deal with the side effects, but it effects everyone different. First few months I had symptoms of being pregnant because I did not have a period therefor my body thinking I'm pregnant. F 22 5 years
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12/5/2014
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 3  prevent pregnancy I have had my implanon in my arm for a year and 2 months within the last month i have noticed so many bad side effects and wondering weather or not its because of my implant or not in the last month i have lost alot of interest in sex with my fiance and thats not okay, i really do wanna feel like i want to have sex, my fiance is starting to feel like i do not love him anymore so its causing problems relationship wise as well, and within the last week i have had a hard time having a orgasm sorry if its tmi, i am really wondering if its time to get this thing switched to something else ? Anyone else having this problem F 19 1 years
12/5/2014
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 3  As a contraceptive I have had implanon for about a year & a half now & really the only good thing is that I never have to remember to take a pill. I have gained weight on it, approx. 30lbs with no change in diet, I have horrible cramps every other month but only light bleeding that can last for up to 4 weeks at a time! Not to mention the mood swings which are here n there but also I feel like I have no libido anymore. My sex life went from great to me not really ever wanting it & for a recently engaged woman who is so deeply in love with my bf; that's awful! I guess the worst thing is that I will spot for weeks on end & it's really not enough to wear a tampon & I HATE wearing pads! It's just annoying as hell not to mention frustrating!!!! Has anyone else experienced this?? F 31 1 years
12/3/2014
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 1  birth control I just take out my implanon 2mths ago..coz of e sides effect. n after taken out my hands ar still shaking, feeling fainting ,headache, nervous,my left arm ,leg n face are weak.. im not as active as i am last tyme..i even quit my job..i regret knowing this implanon killer birth control F 26 1 days
12/3/2014

 1  not to get pregnant It makes me very moody,im always angry for no reason,sometimes i feel very emotional and depressed,its messing me up even my boyfriend complains about my moody that has changed,i've gained weight alot,my periods are just messed up,its too much for me i wanna take it out ! theres really nothing wrong with it its just the side effects are unbearable. F 20 3 months
12/3/2014

 3  So I don't get pregnant I get really bad servere cramping every two weeks with light bleeding and sometimes nausea and change in discharge Apart from the side effects I don't mind it F 18 7 months
12/2/2014
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 3  so i won't have kids for awhile First I would bleed for two months then stop four 4months and the patterns were still the same until a couple of months then my period would be light Its ok F 25 3 years
68mg
12/1/2014
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 3  so i dont get pregnant No periods and stomach ache This is my 3rd implanon i had normal periods for a year and now they have completely stopped. Is this normal F 30 1 days
11/30/2014
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 2  birth control I just wanted to let others know about my experience. I got the implant in over a year ago. I gain 20 lbs in a year and suffer with severe mood swings. I find my self crying sometimes for no reason. I had NEVER had period cramps previous to getting the implant, I bled before it was only 3-4 days with a regular flow,on a 23-25 day cycle. Now I bleed up to two weeks at times. With intense cramps. Usually starting, two days after I have sex. So I go two weeks bleeding then have sex and I will start bleeding again for two weeks. It is absolutly ridiculous. My gynecologist who put the implant in told me at my 6 month, to give it more time did tests and nothing came back. Now I'm at 15 months and it's still the same. See and the major problem now is that insurance paid to put it in my arm but won't pay to take it out. And I was quoted $400 to have it removed. No payment plans available. If your using this F 25 1 years
11/26/2014
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 1  Not to have no more kids for awhile OK I BEEN HAVING THE IMPLANON EVERY SINCE MAY 2012 IT WAS ALRIGHT NO PERIODS NO NOTHING BUT NOW ALL OF SUDDEN IN 2014 I HAVE GOT SUPER BIG I AM ONLY 5'1" I HAVE BLACK SPOTS ALL IN MY FACE FROM ACNE I GET NAUSEA ALOT LIKE IM PREGNANT HAIRS GROWING FROM MY CHEEKS AND CHIN CAUSE OF MY HORMONES I BE WANTING TO HAVE SEX 24/7 IM BLOATED I JUST DNT LIKE IT ANYMORE IM TIRED OF IT AND REALLY THINKING ABOUT TAKIN IT OUT BEFORE 2015 SERIOUSLY IM TRYING TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND CANT BEACUSE OF THIS SHIT ITS OK BUT ITS GOING TO GET WORSE AFTER YEARS GO BY F 22 3 years
11/25/2014
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 5  Birth control I had two different implanons over five years. The first six months was a bit crazy with a low moods and light frequent bleeds (though nothing like a period). I am glad that I stuck with it as for the rest of the time it has been wonderful. My moods have been very constant and upbeat, periods very infrequent and light, no period pain or back cramping, good sex drive. I am the biggest baby ever when it comes to needles and blood, however I found the insersion and removal procedures bareable and not a bit painful. As someone who previously used the pill for five years, I can fully recommend the implant and wouldn't hesitate to use it again after starting a family. The only minor side effect I have found with the implant is minor acne, however I am happy to live with this for the other benefits Implanon offers. F 28 5 years
1X D
11/24/2014

 4  to prevent getting pregnant My 3 years of the Implanon implant is almost up (I get it taken out January 2015 and it's November 2014) I don't really have any complaints until it gets close to the end of it. I have had 2 periods a month sometimes. Sometimes it's a period at the beginning of the month then one at the end or its have a period for one week be off for another week then start again other then irregular periods killing my sex life there really isn't much for me to complain about I loved it F 21 3 years
11/24/2014

 1  To not get pregnant I have horrible side effects. When I first got on implanon I was 110 pounds now I am 170 and I cannot loose or gain. I did not bev any periods for the first year but now I have heavy periods and painful cramps frequently. I wish my mother would let me take it out because I would do it asap. F 16 1 years
11/24/2014

 2  birth control I have a bad experience with the birth control this 3 years I have an appoinment to remove it om dec 13 , it help to not become pregnant ,when I got it inserted I was only 158 now am 212 pounds am very sad I have poor sex life ! I dont feel active or am always mad or simply more cuz of my excessive gain weight ! Help me ! Is it a good idea I remove it ! I do not recomend it ! I didnt get normal periods I was reall bad F 21 3 years
68 mg
11/21/2014
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 4  Birth control; period regulation Hugely irregular bleeding; lots of bleeding; nausea; For the most part it worked great, but then I started having more period days than non-period days in a month. And there was always a lot of blood. Like for instance I'd have a 3 week period with lots of blood, stop for 3 days, then have dark smelly blood for a couple of days, then I'd stop. Then a week or 2 later I'd start again. 100% irritating. Now that I have it out I'm thinking it was also a source of my nausea. I would have random really bad bouts of nausea that would appear out of the blue & then would leave suddenly. Otherwise it worked well. If I wouldn't have had the constant bleeding I wouldn't have had it taken out. F 20 2 years
11/17/2014

 4  To not get pregnant Iv had it for around a month and for the first few week there was no periods and no pain but then I got a constant period for a week and also sex has become very painful no matter what we did it still hurt after around 5/10 minuets I'd suggest getting it if your still young and can't remember to take other BC it's so easy to get it changed every 5 years and no have to worry about anything. F 16 1 days
68mg
11/17/2014

 3  was recommended Have had a constant period since I got it 8 months ago and increased mood swings. Regret having the implant, I feel the pill would have suited me better if I would have remembered to take it. F 16 8 months
30mg
11/16/2014

 3  heavy menstrual cycle had it inserted on the 3rd day of my cycle,skipped last months cycle completely,started bleeding today and it's super heavy and my period never used to be this heavy im soaking a regular tampon in 10 minutes and cramping alot,had to take a Advil it's that bad F 37 2 months
64mg
11/4/2014
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 3  Birth control My periods wont stop. I'm always dizzy and an increased appetite. I just want this thing removed i can't take it anymore. I dont have a problem with it just that i cant deal with the side effects F 25 1 days
11/3/2014
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 5  Birth control I've had nexplanon for 4 weeks now and haven't had a period. I switch from the mini pill to nexplanon. So far I've experienced cramping as if I'm going to start my period but I never do. I've also had an increase in clear vaginal discharge. My partner and I hate using condoms so this bc is perfect for us. I am also extremely overweight but not sure if it's effected my chances of getting pregnant. I would definitely recommend trying it. Everyone's body is different. F 21 4 weeks
10/31/2014

 4  Birth Control Had only spotting and no periods at all really for the first 2 implanon (6 years). Since I got my 3rd I have got my periods back again and they are random. Sometime 2 in a month and sometimes nothing for 2 months however even that is starting to level out and my last few months I have only had one per month and at pretty even times. Only usual 5 days. A small amount of acne under the chin which is definitely hormonal and bloating just before my period same as any contraception. I have been very emotional and feel very sad or irritable and lonely a lot during this time however I have been like this for as long as I can remember and on contraception of different sorts for the last 15 years so I do not really have any idea whether the strong emotions are due to the implanon or just me. All in all I have found it great to not have to worry about remembering to take contraception or go to the Dr every 3 months for an injection so I would recommend giving it a try. Technically and symptoms should stop as soon as its removed so worst case scenario, if your body doesn't agree with it, you just remove it again and you should feel back to normal pretty quickly. F 33 7.5 years
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10/30/2014

 4  To not get pregnant I bled for 1-3 months when I first got it. I get my period several times a month. But I have long periods of time where I don't get it at all. I love it! It's better then taking the pill. I don't get my period much. F 19 3 years
unsure
10/30/2014

 3  To prevent pregnancies. I had the Implanon® Implant inserted June 11, 2014. It is October 29, 2014 and I am very dissatisfied so far. Just a breif physical description, I am 5"4 and 116lbs. I have had constant vaginal bleeding 2 weeks after it was put in. My bleeding has not stopped it has been heavy, to light, to very light spotting, and then back to heavy. I have cramped, gotten headaches, gaining weight, heat flashes, nausea,and mood swings that are unusual.The only thing I have liked about Implanon® is that I did not have to worry about taking a pill everyday at a specific time and it lasts three years. Other then that it is not for me. Maybe others have had a great expierence with it but I have not. F 19 4 months
68mg
10/29/2014
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 2  Birth control Was originally on birth control pills but became pregnant since I was not taking properly. Decided to have implanon inserted in 10/2011 after I had my son. Went with that since I didn't have to worry for 3 years. Had a period for 3 months straight after insertion and after that a period every 2 weeks for about 10 days. Gained 60 pounds over 3 years even with trying to diet and exercise. Had no sex drive at all and had severe acne. Went to have it removed in 9/2014 since it was expiring and the Dr was unable to remove it even with an ultrasound. Had to go to a surgeon to have it surgically removed. It's been out for 3 weeks and already all acne has cleared and lost 10 pounds. I do not recommend. F 23 3 years
10/28/2014

 2  to avoid pregnancy don't know if its related yet but ive been experiencing anxiety, lightheadedness and palpitations, sometimes with pressure in my chest anyone experiencing anything similar? I know about 2-3 months after I got it I became really tired and yeah...the sex drive is super low...but over the last 2 weeks now having these debilitating symptoms to the point I cant work and don't want to be left alone F 26 6 months
1X D
10/27/2014

 4  contraception Only major side affect I have experienced is spotting. This is where you have little bits of bleeding here and there inbetween periods. I was mainly writing on here for those considering getting the implant who have acne. I have had grade 4 cystic acne since I was 12 and let me tell you, getting the implant doesn't help! It doesnt make it any worse, but the excess hormones certainly dont help the spots disappear! F 17 3 weeks
10/25/2014

 3  Birth control and periods Okay so I've only had the implant for 3 weeks and therefore more than likely have plenty more side effects to witness but still, I thought I'd rate it myself anyways. After reading multiple of the other ratings posted I must say I'm rather worried. I haven't suffered from many migranes, only one or two and haven't gained any weight either. I have however witnessed an excessive period for over 12 days now, it began with spotting which didn't really bother me, it stopped for a few days and within that time I had sex with my boyfriend(I am aware I am younger than the majority of it's users, but I've been in a serious relationship for over a year and a half now). After having sex my period got really heavy and since then it has been constant. I'm hoping I end up like my friends and some of the reviewers whom have claimed that their first period was extended and after that it ended completely. I don't want to take the pills that have been recommended by my gp to regulate them as they are known to cause massive weight gain. My sex drive hadn't really been effected until these last couple of days, arrousal is almost impossible which is extremely frustrating. My mood swings have been almost unbearable considering I also suffer from bipolar disorder, they have been hightened immensely since its insertation. I am hoping that my periods calm down, if this isn't the case I intend on having it removed as this was the main reason I requested this form of contraception. F 15 3 weeks
10/25/2014
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 1  birth control Weight gain and acne I have been trying to get my implanon out since march and they cant get it out. I have went in 3 times for removal with no success getting the implant out of my arm. If you are young and want kids in the future I would not recommend implanon it may be causing me infertility by being expired and some what lost in my arm. I am going to go to the hospital and have to force them to get it out that's all I can do at this point F 21 3 years
30 mg 1X D
10/24/2014
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 2  To prevent pregnancy Bled heavily and constantly for the first two months along with constant period pains, mood swings, headaches every day without fail, next to no motivation to live out my daily life and a constant itching where the Implannon has been inserted, Am definitely having it removed. Dont recommend it for everyone. F 18 5 months
10/21/2014

 1  was forced onto it F 19 2 years
10/18/2014

 1  Birth control I had my period for 5 months straight, then had to take the pill to stop my period, then didn't have it for over a year. I DO NOT recommend implanon that will ever want kids in the future. My doctor tried forcing me to put back in, including saying she wouldn't take it out until I agreed to put it back in. I had to get a new doctor. I had it for 3 years and like a month, and she still was trying to refuse taking it out when it is supposed to be taken out at 3 years. I hate that I had this put in my body. I haven't been on any birth control since I had it taken out. I want kids, and I am having a really hard time making that happen. A friend of mine has to have a hysterectomy because she got implanon. She already has one kid so thankfully she's not missing out on never having kids. But I am to the point of praying every night to hopefully have kids one day. IT WAS/IS A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE!! F 20 3 years
10/12/2014
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 2  Birth control A side effect I had was my period lasted for 8 months straight, i took out the Nexplanon at the clinic that same year. I believe I did not have the right dose for my body. Other then that in my opinion the birth control works great for people who are trying not have children. I wish I did not get it in the first place because I am struggling to have children now that I want them. But I plan on looking for help as soon a possible. F 20
1X D
10/6/2014
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 1  not to get pregnant It's been a nightmare whit this implant I hate it so bad I can stand it I been having my period over 2 weeks heavy different color blood sometimes orange, Red even brown whit blood cloths I think I should go to the er tomorrow I can deal whit this any more a rather have my period normal how I get them .this. en nothing but stressful I can take it no more I'm not going to lie it's a good way of keeping the s perm from coming in and not getting pregnant but it's been a roller coaster whit depression and mood swing and even whit the image if your body looks I hate it so much F 26 1 years
30 mg
9/29/2014
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 4  birth control It took a good 5 weeks for my bruising to go away. I have a faint scar but nothing major. When I first got it put in I had my period for a good 4 months straight. Once that passed I went 10 months without a period! It was fantastic! For about the past 4 months I'm having a hard time losing weight especially in my legs and my boobs got bigger. I seem to be extremely moody.Throughout my second year my period seems to come with my emotional changes. If I'm sad, period. If I'm excited, period. If I'm nervous, period. It's SUPER annoying. I still love the protection and was never good with the daily pills. I would still recommend this to anyone. F 20 2 years
9/23/2014
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 4  to prevent pregnancy After removal I'm having pregnancy symptoms haven't had a regular period yet.... I've been off of the implanon since March had irregular periods for a few months now it's September and I haven't had a period in a month now I'm feeling nauseous all the time and moody F 24 3 years
9/14/2014
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 3  Birth Control It's taken me almost 3 years to realize that most of the problems I've been having are probably coming from my Implanon. Some bad side effects I've been having for years now are: painful bloating more often than not, mood swings and being super emotional, absolutely no sex drive most of the time, I've gained 60 lbs in less than a year, I'm irritable, and I'm even pretty depressed most days- I can't seem to make myself function normally (like do things like clean up the house or take a shower, etc). Sometimes I get nauseous, and sometimes I get dizzy spells. I've also had a constant ringing in my ears for months now, I can't stand to be in silence because I hear it most then. My periods are on a fairly regular schedule and have been pretty light. The insertion was fairly painless, I have a small scar. The bruise didn't last more than a few days. F 30 3 years
1X D
9/9/2014

 5  prevent pregnancy i have been really satisfied with the nexplanon. I had my period for about a month after i got it placed in my arm and then i didnt have another period until recently. But the last year and a half has been amazing. I have had my period for about 4 days, 3 different times this month, but from what i understand the estrogen is lowering and i am still protected from getting pregnant. Yes, it is very annoying but i would rather not have my period for a year and a half and just now start, i think i am going to get mine taken out and put right back in. Great BC! i recommend it. F 20 1.5 years
1X D
9/4/2014

 4  just to be extra safe Ok so this was the first time I had the implant I had gotten it after my first child now I have had it in for.almost 3years this June.it will be removed but for almost 3years I have not had a period this past week I bleed for 3days normal flow and now I just been getting brownish pink stuff in my underwear so I've had to.use a really thin panny liners in the past two months inhale went from a B cup to a D cup now I've taken test but they all keep saying it's negative anyone else know what I can do or see what going on with me and why my body doing this????!!!!! I need.help!!!!! F 19 3 years
9/1/2014
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 4  to prevent pregnancy I'm on my third year of habeing the implanon and I've experienced bad headaches and pain in my side is it normal F 23 3 years
60
8/19/2014
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 5  Birth control and endometriosis I have had implanon for over 5 months. It was soo easy going in!! My doctor numbed me up, I heard a click, and didnt even feel it. For the first week after getting it, my hormones were JACKED UP!! I was soo emotional towards everything. Once the first week passed, I have been just fine ever since. It took me about 8 weeks to completley heal the incision site and bruising (the only real negative side effect I have truly felt with this birthcontrol.) My periods havent stopped completley, but they have definitly slowed dramatically. In the 5 months I have had it, I have only had 3 periods. Each one shorter in duration every time. I have noticed my sex drive isnt as strong as it used to be, but with a loving and understanding partner than there really isn't a problem... I have also been experiencing some itching at the site where the device is located. The whole thing itches at random times. After a run or when Im setting down for sleep...other than that, I highly suggest it as a birth control method for couples who dont like condoms, have trouble remembering to take your birth control, or even if female hormones arent good for you (they arent good for me since I have migranes.) Please also remember that this birth control method DOES NOT protect against Sexually Transmitted Diseases. F 21 5 months
78mg
8/7/2014
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 3  To prevent pregnancy None yet, I've been in a good mood although I've only had it for 12 hours I thought I'd write to people considering it. I didn't feel it go in at all I thought if cry like a baby, but I didn't even notice the nurse did it I just heard a click. Don't turn down the oppertunity for an implant based on horrible storeys. Some people bleed horribly and get acne and weight gain. Done people never have periods and don't expirence many mood swings. It's always differnt from person to person. Hopefully I'll stop periods and mood swings ... Fingers crossed, good luck to anyone considering it. F 16 1 days
8/5/2014

 2  Prevent pregnancy I got the implanon February 19, 2014 I have been on my period every single day since!!!! It stopped for a week and I thought it was finally over, nope it came back! Last week again it went away, came back a few days ago so all together since February I have been off my period a whole 2 weeks! I have been very moody, seems my aggression has increased! I'm dizzy a lot, I'm weak, I'm tired, I have no energy! Just recently today the site where the implanon is began to hurt now my entire arm feels weak and numb, mainly my hand. Not sure why it has never done this. I haven't had sex since getting it, as if it were possible any how with the constant period so I can't say it worlds for that or not. I deal with it simply because I don't want another child for 5 years or more! It's basically a just in case I meet someone kinda thing. F 20 6 months
8/2/2014
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 5  Birth control The best thing ever. Had my 2nd one removel & my 3rd putin. Would reccommend to any one. Iv not had to think about contraception for 6 years & another 3 to come. Yes i do get mood swimgs but i had them on the pill so i think its me. My periods are about 5 weeks apart & can last up to 10 days but are quite light & mostly painless. F 27 5 years
7/30/2014

 2  birth control BLEEDING HEAVILY CONSTANTLY INCREASED ANXIETY OILY SKIN, GREASY HAIR and TERRIBLE MOOD SWINGS F 1 years
7/21/2014
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 1  not to get pregnant Ihave severe depression and have gain alot of weight. And numb finger tip on left hand F 25 3 years
7/16/2014

 1  Birth Control Horrible weight gain 30 lbs. and can't get it off, even though I have been on a Paleo diet and exercise 5 days a week BEFORE and since I got the implant. Tender breasts, migraines, gall bladder problems and ultimately had to have my gall bladder removed because of a blockage, acne, severe cramps and mood swings, dry down there, lack of sex drive, vertigo, and could not sleep. But, I haven't got pregnant, so it works, but my body reacted bad with it. Not everyone's body does the same with any birth control. No periods the entire time, though. Having it removed. Never again.... F 32 1.5 years
1 rod 1X O
7/13/2014

 4  Birth control/ lighter periods I've had nexplanon for almost two years now. My doctor had me switch to this because I get terrible aura migraines and the BC I was on previously greatly increased my risk for a stroke. The insertion of the implant was painless because I was numb but by the next day I had a bruise over my entire upper arm (that was fun to explain to people) this lasted for about three weeks. I went about two weeks without a period then the third week I started spotting. This spotting last for over a year. It was really light so I didn't mind too much because my previous periods were so heavy and would last weeks at a time. About 13 months after I had the implant inserted I have not had a period or any spotting. Which is awesome no to have to deal with anymore along with not having to remember to take a pill everyday. The only side effect that I have had other than the spotting is really bad acne. My headaches occur a lot less often and are bearable when they do happen. Overall I would recommend the nexplanon to others. F 22 2 years
1 dose
6/25/2014
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 1  Birth control Dizziness, increased aggression, mood swings, loss of appetite, intolerance to alcohol. Had nothing but trouble with Nexplanon. Constant mood swings, slight dizziness which has proven to be irksome, and to top it all off the slightest bit of alcohol now seems to make me spew my guts up! Half tempted to get it removed, as my boyfriend and I tend to use condoms anyway. I wouldn't advise getting Nexplanon, but I also know that others will have very different experiences with it. F 18 16 days
65 1X D
6/13/2014
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 1  For birth control It snapped in half and having bad itching I realized the implant snapped after 3 days(now day 4) when i started having pain in the middle of the area it was placed. i felt where the rod broke in the middle and you can clearly see it in two when applying gentle pressure to one end. Its itching so bad and it pinches my arm every time i move it to the point i want to cry. Im having it removed ASAP and will never recommend this thing to anyone. I only got it because my Gyno wont do mirena and i refuse to get shots or go on the pill since i cant keep up with it. They didnt warn me about it breaking or even mention that it would. I only found POSSIBLE breaking on REMOVAL not while in the arm. its even shifted from its spot making me worry more about it being lost in my arm. F 26 4 days
1X D
6/3/2014
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 1  Birth Control and Period First side effect was my sleep cycle changed. I woke up in the middle of the night for a week and forced myself to fall back asleep and then I woke up for 2 weeks at 5:00am. 2nd side effect was Acid reflux. 3rd side effect was extreme moodiness. 4th side effect was acne, 5th side effect was dizziness, 6th side effect was constipation. Need i say more…. F 41 3 weeks
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5/21/2014

 1  pregnancy regulation/health concern THE ABSOLUTE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!! I had the implanon inserted into my arm around the second week of December. I had a miscarriage, and I just needed time before I tried to conceive again. My dr. assured me this would not only be a great fit for my then situation, but by me having endometriosis and IBS, birth control could help with the cramps and painful menstrals. I trusted he knew what he was talking about. He'd never failed me in the past; Within the first three days, I gained 13 pounds, my face broke out, I've been bleeding a dark almost black vaginally since then AND STILL is even though I just had it removed four days ago. He gave me some birth control pills and said it was because my uterus was thin and the birth control should help it thicken up, but nothing. Even while it's gone it's still haunting me. My mood swings are off the richter scale, my boyfriend has moved out, and because of the icky bleeding our sex life is in shambles. DON'T GET THIS! YOU WILL REGRET IT! F 27 5 months
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5/18/2014
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 5  Birth control It is mostly pain free getting it inserted. although I had a large bruise after it got inserted which took 2 weeks to dissapear. I had my period about a week after which lasted about 10 days but I havnt had any periods since which is great I reckon! I don't get any bad symptoms and I'm still losing my baby weight just fine! Love it! F 24 4 months
5/16/2014
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