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 3  prevent pregnancy/lighten periods Before nexplanon, my periods were extreme. i would stand up in the morning & blood would run down my legs. i got nexplanon inserted on 3/17, i was on my period when i got it put in. well i started my period on 4/4 & it lasted 11 days until 4/14. On the 15th, my husband & i had sex & I've been bleeding since then. its been light bleeding. im confused because i don't want to be bleeding for ever. any advice would be appreciated. F 22 1 months
4/17/2014
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 4  Preventing pregnancy, Insertion was completely painless minus the injection to numb the area. It was very quick to insert, although I nearly passed out at the time then again two days later when I took the banagde off. After 3 weeks my arm felt completely normal again. I get Mood swings normally but now they are increasing into rage fits and borderline anxiety attacks. (Both of which I usually get), numb emotions when not having mood swing, zero sex drive, Tiredness HAS improved since having it inserted - which is wonderful for me. But I have absolutely no patience for anything. One month in and NO weight gain. now I'm waiting for my body to adjust to the implanon, I think it's a great idea and will suit some people. F 20 1 months
30mg
4/13/2014
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 4  Contraceptive Have been on this for about a year and three months now. I will be honest when I first started taking it, it was hell. I bled for almost half a year non stop and had to regulate it with the combined pill, which I didn't stick to because it made me gain so much weight. However with time it calmed down, I now get regular periods which are about 5 weeks apart, and it hasn't affected my weight or given me any kind of mood swings. So now I love it! Just had to be very patient. F 24 1 years
3/28/2014

 1  Endo Insertion was not so bad. But within days I had severe flu symptoms, violent migraines, vomiting, cold sweats. My body rejected it. I'm not telling you not to try it. But have it removed immediately if you feel like I explained. F 31 2 months
3/25/2014

 1  Prevent pregnancy DO NOT TAKE THIS IS THE DEVIL . Thought it was me realized after researching not alone.. Iregular periods, pregnancy symptoms, weightloss, fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, insecure, ABSOLUTELY NO SEX DRIVE, skin changes, hair changes, depressed, complete nightmare don't even feel like myself anymore. F 30 2 years
3/3/2014

 1  Birth control Depression, insomnia, oversleeping, severe mood swings, lack of motivation, weight gain, random "periods" which were brown and smelled weird, intrusive thoughts (including violent ones), severe anxiety, acne, complete loss of libido Absolutely horrible. I have had withdrawal symptoms since getting off of it, as well, with anxiety and depression right before period. It has been 9-10 months since I had it removed...and while it is better, I am feeling afraid that some of these effects are permanent. F 24 1 years
1X D
3/3/2014

 1  birth control Where to begin at first I really didn't mind the no periods but then weight gain changed my eating habits and everything I gained over 60lbs I miss my shape. Now I believe I am suffering from depression I dont feel the way I used to I cry all the time no one can stand to be around me I don't know how my boyfriend puts up with me at this point but I am getting this taken out very soon. F 25 1 years
1X D
2/20/2014
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 2  Prevent an unplanned pregnancy I had the Nexplanon implant inserted on November 13, 2013. Initially, I didn't experience any side effects. The area was sore for about 2 days. Nothing major. THEN, about four days after insertion, I began to bleed like a regular period and I have yet to stop bleeding. Two weeks ago my doctor prescribed one month's supply of birth control pills to be taken three times a day for seven days. The bleeding stopped for two days and it started AGAIN. I gained 40 lbs with my child. Two months post partum I lost 30 of those lbs. After the insertion of Nexplanon, I gained 40 lbs. I see a personal trainer twice a week. I go to a gym three days a week. I eat healthy (food jounaling, no sodas or fruit juice, no candy or sweets). I can't get this excess weight off for the life of me. All in all, I've been experiencing prolonged bleeding which has caused me to have two abcsesses; severe headaches; and severe weight gain. I am definitely going back to the pill. I only chose the implant so I couldn't F 28 3 months
68 Mg 1X O
2/11/2014

 2  for birthcontrol I been having my period more than once a month ever since i had my first baby? Ive been having the nexplanon for a yearalready and my period wont go away one day im in it and it goes and it comes again?? F 17 1 days
2/8/2014
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 3  to prevent pregnancy Everysince I got the implant I've been having brown spotting which gets me in a very bad mood. I've been getting vaginal rashes,redness, and itching it is very disturbing and I want to know if it's normal or do I have to consult a doctor? F 19 7 weeks
idk
1/25/2014
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 2  birth control i began the Nexplanon about a year ago, after being on other methods of birth control for a number of years. 4 days after the implant i got severe BV! it freaked me out wasnt having sex at the time so no new partners, so I went right back in and they told me it was normal. I did not have a period for the first 4-6 months just weird brown spotting then after the summer.. o_O..i started to get more periods and started bleeding all the time for 2 weeks on and only days off with ugly migranes, not to mention the BV that would leave and come back in between the spotting, before the implant I never even experienced a yeast infection! I was on EDGE all the time and didnt even know it, i would have random crying sprees for no reason and felt so helpless..even more sad i started to feel normal for me.. my freinds and even their parents would tell me i seemed so happy one moment, then the next as if i lost a dear friend or my dog.. it took me a while to even consider the implant was truley the c of course youre preventing an unexpected pregnancy...but its just as bad as dealing with the severity of the un/expected side effects and the psycoloigcal distrubance that could occur F 23 1 years
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1/9/2014
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 3  birth control The only thing that I hate is that I just wouldn't stop spotting I been spotting since I got it injected im destroying all my underwear and I just need it to stop soon F 21 4 months
1/8/2014
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 1  prevent pregnancy I had this birth control after i had my son and it was great so after i had my daughter over 3years later i decided to get it again it was the worst mistake of my life i developed the worst anixety ever to the point i had to call a ambulance i was having heart pulpatations and a heart rate of 150 i couldnt go to the doctors for anything i couldnt even drive my.son to school i felt so low i had to sit in the car in the parking lot of a store because i couldn't go in i couldn't go to family gatherings etc. they tried to put me on a bunch of anixety and depression meds and yet.nothing worked i constantly fely like i was going to die i lost all sex drive i couldnt find it in me to please my fiance like i should have everything in my life fell apart i dont recommend this to any one its horrible i lost myself F 19 8 months
68mg
12/27/2013

 1  Birth control Weight will not come off. Gained 65 lbs pregnant lost 35 in first 2 months got the implant, work out hard, eat well, always active and have gained weight. Saw PCP about anxiety and dizziness that I'd never had before. Excessive moodiness that nearly ended my relationship. Exacerbated symptoms of post partum depression. Just want to feel back to normal. Can not wait to get it out!!!!! None of these things were described to me when I got the implant. And above all else I bled/spotted for 6 weeks+. I would not recommend this to anyone. Deceiving F 25 4 months
1X D
12/5/2013

 5  birth control,endo I have no complaints. I actually only got on here because before I got mine I read all the chaos on the internet. Just wanted to make it known that not everyone has a bad time or bleeds constantly. I haven't had a cramp or period in a year. Try it on your own. Don't base your choice on horror stories. F 30 1 years
10/25/2013

 4  No more kids for now/maybe ever Nexplanon has its ups and downs like every birth control, I like it so far besides the bleeding but I'm willing to stick it out since it has only been a couple of months!!!! So far I like this better than the pills because I had to try so many different kinds before I found the right one and then it goes on tv because people are suing them for all kinds of reasons, I tried the depo shot and hated it it made me gain a lot of weight and didn't like the fact of possible bone issue for long term use since I don't drink a lot of milk, and I have also tried the nuvaring and hated it with a passion it made me so sick I couldn't function!!!! But like I said every birth control is different for every woman and young girls because of the different needs of our bodies, just really talk to your doctor about what kind of BC will fit you and your needs!!!!! F 23 2 months
10/13/2013

 2  birth control It was actualy the implanton I had removed 6 days ago.. I don't know why the site is now asking me about this 'nexplanon' I came on hear to complain about the implant (I'm in the uk btw) anywho I'll still have a rant about the implanton as iv come this far already :).. I had the implant the first time when I was around 20 and it worked fine, I didn't notice any problems and it stopped my periods all together! Good times! Then I had it removed after the 3 years were up and didn't get another one as I wanted to give my body a break and wasn't sexualy active at the time.. When I started dateing my now bf I decided to go back on to the implant.. This time has been TOTALY different! More or less constant bleeding for over a year (had it inserted june 2012) I have been anxious, paranoid, had suicidal thoughts (yep), mood swings, bad skin, greesy hair, trouble sleeping and what felt like constant PMS and just all round feeling like crap tbh! I have never in my life been this way,kind of like I was constanly worried all the time.. I felt like the world was against me and my fuse was as short as a may flies life span. Omg. Nightmare.. Anyway it took me a while to realise that it was the implant that was making me feel this way.. I knew about the body changes, weight gain, bad skin ect but never about the 'mental' side. I honestly thought I was loseing it.. I was ready to go to my GP and ask to be put on some sort of meds to help me.. Then I was doing some research and stumbled across F 27 1 years
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10/13/2013

 1  birth control Bled constantly. Migraines. Extreme bloating. No weight gain but the bloating caused my pants not to fit. Had to have it removed. My doctor said they added a new warning about it causing women to have convulsions. Just get on a pill. They have been around forever and are safer. The new things aren't good for you. I'm on microgynon (sp?) Now and everything is back to normal F 23 1 years
8/15/2013

 4   Can say im happy with the implant having had it after the birth of my son had alittle bit of spotting but nothing major put on alittle weight although husband hasnt noticed lol apart from the odd tantrum I have my moods seem to be the same and would recommend it to anyone F 26 1 years
7/22/2013

 1  dont want any more childrrn I hate this thing it makes me moody, as put loads weight on, no sex drive its horrible i wouldnt.recomend it for any 1. Hoping to get it out asap F 21 1 days
7/21/2013
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 3  Stop cramps control mood swings The implanon/nexplanon is an ok birth control. 1st you gain a lot of weight. I've gained 58 lbs since feb12. 2. You have mood swings your bipolar your OCD you have depression. You wanna kill people but you don't you honestly hate everyone and don't care anymore and are very irritable. I HATE IT!! I will have it removed soon. F 18 1 years
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5/29/2013

 1  contraception I had it put in and it was terrible!! Very very moody, derpressed, tired, spotty, achy, ireggular periods etc the list goes on I do not recomend this to any1 not anymore. Worst 3 years of my life!! F 21 3 years
5/4/2013
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 1  I have one This is my 3 rod now and I got it say its the wores u can have I cum out in spots and on my lady things for about 3 weeks to 4 weeks at a time can any one help me plz because its getting me down now and I'm putting on weight again with it F 27 3 years
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4/16/2013
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 1  starting new career I have turned into a physcho I cost my relationship because now I am angry all of the time my ex said that I have an evil look in my eyes that wasn't there before im scared for my life right now I just want my life back F 23 2 weeks
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4/14/2013
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 3  Prevent pregnancy and no period Dizzy eating way to much like every 5 min opposite hand numb headaches F 17 1 days
30mg
3/30/2013

 1  baby protection I had the implanon from 08 to 11 no problems. So two months back I decided to get the rod again as it worked last time. Im not sure if its because its nexplanon now if its the prob but I hate it now and am having it removed in two weeks. I have very bad mode swings I hv gone from normal to bipolar n two months hum depressed cramps everyday since i had it. Not to mention the complete loss of my sex drive dont even want to be touched now, and it has also broken out my face so this time its not working and I assure you not worth it i would rather take my chances I hv two kids now 9 and 5 and my symptoms preg were no where near this crappy. So not to be neg but this has been my experience I guess just bec something works once doesn't mean it will again, other wise it works tho but not for me this time, If you are thinking of getting it just be aware of all side effects and please explore other options. ;-) F 29 2 months
3/27/2013

 1  not wanting children Dizzyness, headaches, month long periods, weight gain, painful cramps, tiredness, mood swings... F 21 2 years
2/1/2013

 1  I wanted a long term birth control I absolutely hate this rod. I have hot flashes. Pregnancy symptoms. First couple months I bled 4 days the first of the month then 9 days a week later or so. I'm very moody I'm extremely mean. It's horrible. When talking to other ladies wanting to get this I tell them not to. I want it removed ASAP. F 21 4 months
1/22/2013
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 5  contraception Omg. I love love love the implant. After fighting with estrogen containing pills for years and actually conceiving both of my kids on them I finally found this! Depo was great too but I use to have an eating disorder and that makes bone loss issues more likely. Anyways.. I love nexplanon. Highly recommended!!!!!! Also to the person prior.. a few women with clotting disorders got blood clots. It is way less likely to get one with the implant in comparison to combined pills. F 29 4 years
12/1/2012

 1  birth control This thing is evil. I got it after my son was born and have been extremely ill since. After many trips to the hospital being tested for everything in the rainbow they took out my implant. Sure enough that was it. Turns out it has a lawsuit against it too foe causing women bloodclots. Do not use this please!!!! I'm not the type to get online and talk bad about things. F 21 4 months
10/3/2012

 1  No periods and no worry birth contr Absolute hell. I have completely lost my sex drive and ability to be aroused, causing extreme tension between my partner and I. I experience extreme anger, manic mood swings, depression, fatigue, bleeding for weeks(up to 4 weeks at a time... Causing irritation and insecurities with being intimate with my partner) Pain during sex, pregnancy symptoms, etc... NOT WORTH IT! I will not recommend this to any woman... The effects of it are torture. My doctor actually talked me out of my original plan for bc and assured me that this was the safest and easiest bc. Having it removed ASAP... F 21 3 years
9/27/2012
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 3  birth control I have had nexplanon rod in my arm 11 months. Before that it was implanon for 3 years, before that Implanon. Before that I was on Depo-Provera. Every now and again on all of these I get severe headaches, feel naseaus, angry and have period pain without any bleeding F 39
68mg 3X O
8/11/2012
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 3  I wanted long term birth control. I feel sick often. I threw up the first few days I had it after having a beer or two. Sometimes I feel ill after eating. Especially if I eat too much. I get emotional a lot more often than I ever did before. I haven't had a period since I got on this medication. I haven't had any problems with bleeding either. This medication is not for everyone. The side effects can be awful. I'm willing to deal with the few I have because I like the idea of long term birth control, and not having a period monthly. I'm going to have it for at least another two years. 21 5 months
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7/30/2012
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 3  i have 5 kids and wasnt tryna hav 6 I'm am extremely hungry all the time.I have every pregnancy symptoms in the book.so every other day I feel pregnant.when I first got on it I stayed on my period for 8 days after that regular 4 days.now none at all.very afraid of getting extra fat.and I could. Keep going but I'm just glad I ain't fat.oh yea and my arm hurt oftenly(the one with the implanon headaches and dizziness F 26 10 months
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7/23/2012
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 1  wanted to wait to have kids Major mood swing, depression not being able to be controlled by meds, leading to suicidal attempts which now my baby is in csb care. Bleeding the whole time I had it in. No sex drive. Its not worth taking when u have to fight to get ur newborn baby back F 37 2 months
6/24/2012
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 1  birth control major cramps, dizzy spells, hot flashes, feeling sick to my stomach, depressed all the time i want to get it out but cant cause my family talkes down about when when i talk about it. its not worth the feelings it causes. F 21 8 months
30mg 1X D
5/10/2012
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 1  Birth control & to regulate periods Mood swings, manic behavior, exacerbation of OCD and anxiety, panic attacks, depression, 50 lb weight gain, severe water retention, muscle aches, headaches, complete loss of libido, constant spotting I got my Implanon 2.5 yrs ago at a women's clinic and was deceived by them. They NEVER told me of the psychiatric side effects of this thing. I've had plenty of physical side effects also like weight gain and was told repeatedly that you don't gain weight from it. I gained 50 lb since I got it. Every year I went back for my annual, I told them I gained weight, and they still denied that it was the Implanon. That's not even the bad part of this whole thing. I've had OCD and anxiety since I was a teenager that was managed successfully with Celexa for yrs. Once I got this implant, my whole world fell apart. My OCD has gotten so bad that I am constantly bombarded by unwanted, irrational, intrusive thoughts about my loved ones dying. It's absolute torture. I began having almost bipolar type behaviors. It got to the point where I couldn't tell apart my irrational obsessions from normal thought patterns. I went from being in control of my OCD to feeling like I was swimming against a current trying to just keep my head above water. I now take the maximum dose allowed of Zoloft, Xanax to sleep, and see a psychiatrist every 6 weeks. I still don't have my disorder under control. My implant is done in a few months, and I went to a new GYN to get it out and to get a tubal ligation. He told me that in women with psychiatric issues, Implanon is the worst birth control to be on because it exacerbates existing psych conditions. It would've been nice to know that before I got this thing!! F 29 2.5 years
1X O
4/21/2012
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 1  Pregnancy prevention "first of all this was complete hell for me...I am sick on a daily basis, nauseated, neck stiffness, anxiety attacks, nervousness, meaner than a bull, migraines, stiff, joint pains, tired, my eyes hurt can't focus through contacts, not controllable with actions!!!:-((I hate implanon removing it on the 28th thank god!!! DOnT TAKE PLSS! Not worth the emotionan and physical toll. F 21 1 years
1 and half
4/6/2012

 2  Birth control Break through bleeding, inability to lose weight, light periods lasting 2-4 weeks, decreased libido, pain at insertion site even now at times, withdrawal like symptoms after removal for several months, increased mood swings and I ended up withvericose veins I didn't have before implanon. 3 years of not worrying a bout a pill or shot was great but at what cost!?! Too heavy a cost of you ask me ..... And removal was horrificly painful! F 31 3 years
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3/26/2012

 2  Contraception When it was first inserted I became very angry and irrational for about a week. After this calmed down I had a great year with no periods and no other side effects. After this it began to go down hill with acne developing on my face, back and arms, weight gain, irregular bleeding and migraines. I had it removed 6 months early last week and now it's a case of waiting to see if my body returns to normal. I wouldn't recommend this contraceptive to anybody who has trouble with their hormones and think I will be trying a non hormonal IUD next. F 24 3 years
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3/26/2012

 1  Birth control Horrible weight gain, acne, no period the entire time I was on it, bloating, digestion issues, hypersensitivity in the arm it was inserted into, complete loss of sex drive, and most importantly it turned me into an angry psycho woman I would NEVER suggest this birth control--EVER. If I could give this thing a negative I would. I remember a time when I was not an angry, stressed out person, so even if you love the idea of not having to worry about this birth control, if you like to have people around you, don't use this because you will drive everyone away because you will be the angriest person they'll know. F 31 1 years
1X O
3/23/2012
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 3  Contraceptive With my implanon, the first few months were fine, until I got a 18 day long period. *sigh* That was the worst thing I've ever experienced. I like how it's a contraceptive for 3 years but it's so inconvenient! One time I was in town in my good white jeans, and you can guess what happened...I ruined my jeans because of it. I've been experiencing nausea, moody, very bad cramps ans irregular periods. But in the last week I've gotten a heap of pimples! I have never had pimples like this, I used to have 3 a year! Now I just look terrible with this breakout. I'm not sure whether to keep this for my boyfriend and I or to get rid of it because I don't like it. I used to be on the pill, but I'd always forget it. Can anyone tell me there experiences with contraceptives better than implanon out there? F 16 6 months
30mg
3/13/2012
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 2  Birth control I had implanon implanted 2 months after the birth of my youngest child. I used this form of birth control for 6 months before encountering any negative side effects. After that, it became Hell. All of a sudden, my acne came back worse than before after 2 years without a break-out. I began gaining loads of weight, and wasn't even eating a lot at that point (poor appetite). When I began taking it, I weighed 175 lbs and when I stopped taking it weighed a whopping 248 lbs. I felt so disguted with myself over this substantial weight gain. I made it through two pregnancies without ever getting over 200 lbs, and then this happened. Another reason I stopped taking it was because I didn't get my period for the last 9 months I was on it, which made me paranoid. After having it removed, I have yet to regulate my periods. They have been messed up ever since. I also am now working on losing all the unnecessary and unhealthy weight I put on while having it. F 19 1 years
1/12/2012

 1  regulate heavy periods/contraceptiv light bleeding between periods, often after sex F 26 1 years
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1/6/2012

 1  didnt want to worry about pregnancy Extreme frequent headache,acne,increased anxiety and depression, prolonged heavy bleeding, crying for no reason, interfered with my relationship, bad cramping, dizziness,weakness, anemia, clotting F 25 4 months
12/7/2011
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 1  Didn't want kids or a Period. Anger, moodiness, occasional pain/irritation from insertion site, and light but constant periods! The only reason I got this damn thing is because I was told I WOULDN'T have anymore periods! After years of constant bleeding the last thing I needed was EVEN more damn constant bleeding. Dammit! F 29 2 months
IDK
11/28/2011
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 1  Contraception. Daily headaches from the week of insertion. Crazy hormones- I'm the least angry person, turned me into a psycho and made my depression 100 times worse. Bleeding- I've been bleeding for 21 days, sharp stomach pains too. Tiredness Weepy Extreme struggle to lose weight, eating healthily and exercising but putting WEIGHT ON.] I have polycystic ovaries and only now I find out the hormone in the implant can cause ovarian cysts- already have enough! Acne has returned after 6 years of it not being present. Never, ever again. Looking after a 4 month old and feeling this awful is NOT fun. F 20 2 months
1X D
11/21/2011
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 2  Birth Control Bleeding for months at a time to the point I had to take birth control pills every time it happened. Make dang sure that who ever inserts it does it right. I had mine removed to find it was too deep and horse-shoe shaped. I went to a different doctor from the one who inserted. It was very unpleasant getting it removed!!!!!!! F 31 2 years
1X O
9/26/2011
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 1  birth control I have gained 30 pounds in a year. I have suffered depression. Emotional, mood swings. Acne is horriable- I never had acne until implanon. I have an appointment to have it removed on Oct 10th. I can not wait. This is not a good product. Not worrying about getting pregnant for 3 years is not worth all the side effects. F 30 1 years
1X O
9/26/2011

 1  Birth control Weight gain, acne, stomach pain, long drawn out periods I have gained 40 pounds since being on Implanon. I had slight bleeding for long periods of time. Lately I've had really bad acne. I would not recommend but everyone is different so do on your own accord. I had no problems with the insertion sight. F 21 5 months
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9/19/2011
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 2  contraceptive tiered. acne. constant period. for about the first year i was on the implanon it was great, no bleeding or mood swings, but after about a year and a bit i started constantly bleeding, leaving me feeling exhausted and in very bad moods. its a shame because it was perfect until recently! i have now made an appointment to get it removed and try a different type of contraception. F 20 1.5 years
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9/10/2011
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 5  for reliable contraception have had some long but light drawn out periods HUGE benefit in that it lightened my periods and made them predictable and a good deal less painful. Since getting the implant replaced 4 months ago I have only had one light period. Plus I have had three and half years (with the same partner) without worrying about condoms or pills. F 23 3.5 years
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5/30/2011
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 1  Birth Control Excessive & prolonged bleeding My first period after getting Implanon was horrible. I spent the first day of it soaking through maxi pads as well as passing several giant blood clots. After the first day, the period seemed to be "normal" but it lasted for two long weeks!! My periods before Implanon were light/average and lasted only five days. After the first period on Implanon, I had a few monthly periods that lasted anywhere from a week and a half to two weeks but for the past six or seven months my periods have lasted anywhere from 3-4 weeks at a time. When I'm not bleeding, I have brown spotting and still have to use tampons. I go through 4-6 tampons daily every month! Its really expensive to stay stocked up on all the tampons I need, so I've purchased a DivaCup to keep from having to spend so much money. A big issue the bleeding has caused is interference with sex! You cannot have a normal, good sex life when you are constantly bleeding or spotting. For this issue, I've purchased Softcups which are like the DivaCup except that they can be worn during sex. But still... It would be nice to have normal sex without having to worry about blood. After a year of torture, I will be getting off Implanon this month! I wouldn't recommend Implanon personally, but I have seen in other reviews that some women have really liked it and haven't experienced any bad side effects. But I've read more negative reviews than good, honestly. F 18 1 years
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1/24/2011

 3  Birth Control Non-stop menstruation, NO SEX DRIVE, other than that, I am already taking (generic) Adderall (10mg 3 times a day) for ADD and Effexor XR (150 mg once a day) for my long-term depression, and am not experiencing any additional depression on Implanon. I LOVE that it enables me not to have to think about birth control at all (other than having a non-stop period). Being on birth control pills worsened by depression drastically, the Nuva-ring fell out without me realizing it, and am wary of the IUD. However, no sex drive??!! No sex drive?! And when I do have sex, it has become impossible for me to orgasm. It's a concern for me and my boyfriend, since it makes us both feel inadequate and makes it feel like our relationship has become more like merely being roommates. I may reconsider the IUD... F 31 4 months
N/A 1X D
10/21/2010
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 4  Birth control Cystic acne, weight gain I would never do this again! Gained weight and I look like I am 12 with the acne. Never started my period after having it removed. Not good when your trying to get pregnant! F 28
1X D
8/25/2010
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 1  Contraception Horrible Mood Swings, Non Stop anger, Irritable, Horrid cramps, Migranes This contraception is absolutely awful. I hope that they take it off the market. It causes nothing but issues. F 21 5 months
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8/16/2010

 1  birth control and abnormal bleeding This was a nightmare. I became extremely emotional, non-stop crying, depression, anxiety. Completely killed my sex drive and ability to become sexually aroused. I withdrew emotionally from my partner and we nearly broke up. I can't emphasize enough how utterly disgusting and hopeless I felt on this, I was quite suicidal at some points. When my first period on this arrived, it never stopped until I got the rod out - I bled for over a month. This needs to come with some severe warnings. I know some women use it quite happily, but for many more it is a nightmare. The doctors hesitated to remove it until I threatened to get a razor and do it myself (which I would have, I was that desperate). After it was removed I started to feel better within days. However, 3 years later, I still don't feel as good as I did before I used it, and still suffer some depression and anxiety of a form I never had before the Implanon. IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD DEPRESSION DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. I accept that some women like it, but when it's bad, it's a living hell. F 31 50 days
n/a 1X D
8/9/2010
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 1  migraines slight weight gain uncontrallable crying anger extreme mood swings constant and irregular bleeding lowered sex drive painful sex anxiety after ten years of being on estrogen i found out i am not supposed to take the dtuff due to severe migraines. Switched to this and now i am counting down the days to when it comes out. I do not feel like me anymore i have tured int some horrrible carzy person who screams for no reason and cant stop crying. This isnt me and i cant take anmore. would not reccomend to anyone. wishing i could go back to the patch.... F 24 6 months
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7/3/2010

 4  Birth control Possible weight gain, increased PMS severity, but it was only 1 day vs several. I've never had issues with any birth control and try to be knowledgeable on side effects. I was not surprised by my side effects. I like not worrying about taking a pill every day. F 35 2 years
1X O
5/29/2010

 1  birth control Terrible mood swings - felt like I was living in a lift that would just go into freefall regularly. Awful awful product. I will never again feel completely in control of my emotions. Had mood swings which in turn lead to anxiety, feeling depressed, etc etc. Never knew when I would just burst into tears for no reason. Would be happy to see implanon banned. F 24 18 months
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5/21/2010

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