NORPLANT SYSTEM Reviews

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 1  Birth control Serious mood changes while using the Norplant, had it removed after the recall but 23 years later had blood clots in my lungs and 20lb tumor removed from my ovaries. F 47 3 years
5 stick im
12/9/2019
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 1  Birth control I started getting bad anxiety and panic attacks. I also have liver desease. I got them out within a month of getting them put in. Now 21 years later Iím still getting panic attacks and anxiety on top of depression and my liver is still bad. F 30 days
3/28/2019
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 1  BC Had implants inserted in 1993. Removed a little after 1 year. I was an emotional roller coaster wreck and bleeding weeks at a time with a day of two break inbetween for the entire time I had them inserted. DO NOT GET THEM !!!! Worst pick of birth control I have ever chosen !! F 47 1 years
3/28/2018
 1  Contraception Severe depression, mood swings, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, withdrawal, anger, weight loss, fatigue, loss of motivation, 2 x suicide attempts. No previous history of any mental illness prior to having this implant. DO NOT USE! The most dangerous drug I have ever experienced. Do not recommend to anyone. F 18 15 months
30mg
9/4/2017
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 1  birth control Terrible anxiety, hair loss, weight gain, bad cramps, blood spotting,mood swings, exhaustion.Changed my whole life and made me ill.Had to get them removed ! Do not get these implants,they will affect your health.Norplant has changed their product name to Jadelle (norplant 2) Hard to take out, bad scars F 40
1X D
6/10/2017
 2  Because i dont need more children I was inserted norplant last year november,all went well.until last month i started feeling something sharp.on my left arm.up to now the pain is still there.and around it,there is something hard like a stone Not good to me. Is better if they remove it.i donít need it. F 34 1 days
No dos
2/19/2017
 4  longterm family planning. Wooo no periods at all.backache so terrible sometimes nausea and irritability but I have controlled them coz I dot need children again .I have my 2 girls 9 years and 6 years. It does not expose .rarely can a person know ur using it F 34 6 years
not sure
9/4/2016
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 3   I got it in my arm when i was 13 im now 15 . When i got it in i started to get really bad stomach pains . They still to this day havent gone away ive gains alot of weight . I use to get us and go go go but since i got this in my arm i get really exosted . And very depressed.my mood changed like 6 to 9 times a day . It makes my stomach hurt when i eat . Some time even makes me puke . F 15 2 years
8/20/2016
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 4  I felt it good among other methods My periods are going for 2wks F 34 3 years
2 neddles cant rem m
8/4/2016
 3   1 days
7/8/2016
 1  Birth control Doctor removed it and said he dropped a piece down in my arm now you can see the sane scar on my left thigh after I had it put in I've been hospilized for 90 days ever since then I've been hospitaled at least 5 or 6times I have itching where it was now I have to take medication for the rest of my life I have a scar on my leg now please respond no periods either please respond back [email protected] thank you F 44 1 days
5/2/2016
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 1  family planing I have being experiencing weight loss no period l don't know what must l do bcz it has expared in me F 26 1 days
5yrs
1/20/2016
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 1  Birth control I have irregular periods major cramps hair poss lost of full use of my implanted arm more mood swings sever depression and a nasty scare Don't use it F 31 5 years
1/5/2016
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 3  Pregnancy prevention Inplanted November 1998 taken out May 2001 due to side effects. Mood changes, ovarian cysts, irregular periods, hair loss, left arm scar tissue, left arm shoulder problems, persistent hair loss. I was told due to my young age that Norplant would be the best choice for me. I had to take it out early due to side effects. The major issue with taking them out was the time it took to take them out and the scarring after to my muscle and arm. After I've had it out I have had excessive hair loss even after no birth control in my system after many years (10+). After extensive tests there is no answer to my hair loss and my entire family line has had no hair loss on both sides and no balding for the men. There is no answer to my symptoms except Norplant. My left arm has had painful issues since with the area around the implantation. F 33 3 years
5 rods in
12/20/2015
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 4  Most effective birth control Irregular periods (I had these anyway even before Norplant), hair loss Had Norplant inserted at age 16 and removed after the 5 yr period ended. I didn't get pregnant so I'd have to say im satisfied. I'm thin and the norplants were always very visible in my arm. Over the 5 yrs, one rod separated from the others and eventually disappeared from view. When the doctor went to remove them it took about 3 mins to get the first five and two hours looking for the sixth. She never did find the missing one. I was assured at the time it wouldn't matter and there would be no ill effects from leaving one inside my body. I think to myself now... How would she know what the long term effects would be??? They were put in in 1997 and taken out in 2002... Hadn't been too long on the market at that point. I've had hormonal abnormalities, ovarian cysts, migraines, and pervasive mental illness in the 13 yrs since they were removed. I also became pregnant (for the first time) about 6 months after the removal and miscarried. I've since had two healthy babies, one in '04 and one in '10 but the little one was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. I can't say for sure how much if any of these events are directly related to the norplants. I won't even try to guess. But I do wonder from time to time whatever became of that little silicone rod thats still in me somewhere......... F 34 5 years
11/10/2015
 1  As birth control Migraines, heavy period for 3+ weeks each cycle, severe cramping, extreme mood swings, 50 lb weight gain, nausea, vomiting, joint aches, depression, no libido, vaginal dryness, digestive distress, growths on uterus that had to be removed 2 different times. Had it implanted at 20 yrs old. I was newly married and wasn't ready for kids. I thought it would be more convenient than BC. After 8 months had it removed due to pain and misery. I gained 50 lbs in 6 months. Developed a benign growth on uterus that had to be removed. After removed, I couldn't loose weight, I have since been diagnosed as Celiac and have numerous other food allergies. I have tried to get pregnant for many years and have been unsuccessful. I truly believe that I am infertile and am now 41. I am disappointed that I used Norplant and I think it should never have been approved for use F 41 8 months
8/5/2015
 1  birth contr I had the Norplant in 1992 thru 1996 I gain 70 lbs, always felt sick, depressed, exhausted. When I finally had it removed, After 4 years, I lost the weight and the depression, felt immediately better. In 2001 I had an MRI due to numbness and headaches, as well as weekness. I had lesions on my brain and was told probable MS. In 2005 it was confirmed. I believe Norplant caused my MS. It does not run in my family. Norplant is a foreign object implanted in your body, that my body fought, and I believe continued even after removal. I had the Norplant in 1992 thru 1996 I gain 70 lbs, always felt sick, depressed, exhausted. When I finally had it removed, After 4 years, I lost the weight and the depression, I felt immediately better. In 2001 I had an MRI due to numbness and headaches, as well as weekness. I had lesions on my brain and was told probable MS. In 2005 it was confirmed. I believe Norplant caused my MS. It does not run in my family. Norplant is a foreign object implanted in your body, that many body fought, and I believe continued even after removal. F 49 4 years
5/21/2015
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 1  to prevent pregnancy After five years with the Norplant I had it removed. Rods moved up my arm and it took the Dr two hours to remove all rods. My entire arm was bruised from my shoulder to my wrist back n front. After removal I suffered several miscarriages n one high risk pregnancy. Years later I've had several tumors removed from my arm that keep coming back. No one has been able to tell me why I keep getting these tumors. I've suffer from PCOS n nerve damage. This has been horrible n I wouldn't suggest anyone getting this implant. My arm hasn't been the same since. F 14 5 years
4/14/2015
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 3  gap line between kids F 44 5 years
4/3/2015
 1  To Space Children Depression, heavy periods, loss of interest in sex, body aches, fatigue, complications that linger for years, infertility, still have a stick in my arm that cannot be removed. I initially did not want this method of birth control. My doctor at the time was adamant that this was what I needed. This was in 1991 after the birth of my son. I wanted to have more children. This terrible thing caused me all kinds of problems. My sister got it 2 months after I got it and she has experienced the same problems with it that I have. The doctor that removed the sticks after 5 years could not get one of the sticks out. I still have one in my arm. I was told I would have to undergo surgery in the operating room to remove it. Me and my sister both got irritable bowel syndrome within 9 months of getting the Norplant. I would never ever recommend this to anyone. Not only does it cause problems while it is actually active. It causes permenant problems that are incurable. I regret listening to the doctor that insisted that I have this device. I blame it on a lot of health problems that I haven't even listed here. NEVER LET A DOCTOR OR ANYONE ELSE TALK YOU INTO THIS. F 44 10 years
3/22/2015
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NORPLANT SYSTEM  (LEVONORGESTREL):  This product is a small, flexible device that is placed in the womb (uterus) to prevent pregnancy. It is used by women who want to use a reversible birth control method that works for a long time (up to 3 years). The device slowly releases a hormone (levonorgestrel) that is similar to a hormone that women normally make. This device helps prevent pregnancy by making cervical fluid thicker, interfering with sperm movement, and reducing sperm survival to prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization). It also changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. This device may also stop the release of an egg from your ovary (ovulation), but this is not the way it works in most women. Using this product does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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