I Use Implanon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    Nexplanon, actually,

    which is the newer version. I had implanon before this and was nervous about the removal and how things would go with "the upgrade". The first time I had implanon inserted was at Planned Parenthood and the site was bruised for a week and my arm was sore and stiff for a while...
    TiraVara TiraVara
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2015

    I'm 14 but my parents recommended birth control

    , and I wanted to get implanon instead of the patch , after reading everyone else's stories about being depressed and suicidal thoughts while using this birth control I don't know if it's safe for me because I already self harm and suffer very bad depression occasionally , can...
    sukiexx sukiexx
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    Things That Happen After

    As you all know I have gotten my implanon removed. It has just been a little over a month, and finally my period has returned to me. So I figured I should relay what happened to me this past month after being off it that way maybe you have something to go off of when you finally...
    auoricwings auoricwings
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    i've had the implanon

    for 11 months now and the bleeding won't stop. i also got really bad mood swings from it and gained weight... i don't want it to be removed because there's no proper alternative, does anybody now something that could help my mood swings?
    mirielara mirielara
    18-21, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Broken!!!

    i was on depo from the ti,e when i was 15-19 1/2.  the only thing i didnt like was that i got really emotional around the time my shot was dueand right after i got it. i had to switch my form of birthcontrol because my doctor said that the depo wasnt good for my bones. so i got...
    nooobabies nooobabies
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 26, 2012

    I realized my Implanon implant had broke inside

    my arm at the end of January 2013 after having it almost a year and a half. After having the worst removal process the ARNP had ever had or heard of (in February 2013), I was left with many unanswered questions. I even called Merck and they said they had nothing on file for one...
    reelchic reelchic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    Can I take a shower after I get it I got it

    down Monday .. The nurse said I could take the thang off my arm ware they cover it up with at 4:00 the next day so I did but I can't take the big band aid off till It starts to pill off it's self..
    ashlovemonkey ashlovemonkey
    16-17, F
    Jul 9, 2014

    Soooo after about 5 months of being on Implanon.

    ..and 15 lbs and a crazy amount of cellulite later....lol I've decided to get it taken out. The only problem is that they wanna charge me $175 to remove it -_- annnnd I ain't about that life lol. SO I've decided to remove it myself! The way I figure is I've had 4 dermal piercings...
    Anon2202 Anon2202
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    Okay so my Implanon was suppose to be taken out

    last September so 8 months ago. I had heavy periods the whole three years and last September my period stopped but I didn't have the implant taken out. I loved it so thought nothing about it. Well just a couple days ago I had brown discharge and have had a little bleeding today...
    Kileykatelyn0911 Kileykatelyn0911
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2015

    Brilliant Thing

    For those who don't know what Implanon is, just read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implanon It's a brilliant little thing. Lasts for three years. As safe as condoms against pregnancy. One of the best methods, in my opinion. You can't see anything once it's been put in. The...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 28, 2008

    I've had it inserted into my arm

    now since March 2014, ,most women's periods stop but not mine, I'm the total opposite, I have only 1 week in the month when I'm not bleeding, my doctor told me that it can take up to a year for the Implanon to settle, can anyone please let me know if they've had the same...
    winnie1985 winnie1985
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    I've had the implanon

    for 3 months now. At first everything was great, but in the past few weeks the depression and mood swings have gotten out of control. I constantly feel sad and angry and it just comes on so suddenly. I dont know if it is just because i'm supposed to be on my period in a few days...
    ewalts ewalts
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2014

    Had my implant since Oct 27th 2015.

    I've had about 1 month free of bleeding since then. I took a full month of cerazette to try and stop the bleeding and it's only made it worse. I had the implant previously and I had 3 years with no period but this time all I do is bleed and it's so exhausting. Does anyone else...
    Emilyaox Emilyaox
    22-25, F
    Jan 23

    Implanon: Acne, Weight, Removal

    I had the Implanon inserted March 2011 and I thought it was brill at first - no side effects, mood was normal, regular periods. However it wasn't until half year later that I started to develop acne and gain weight. The acne I have always had clear skin luckily. I developed...
    ljs2013 ljs2013
    22-25
    1 Response Jul 10, 2013

    Implanon Has Ruined My Life

    I have had my implant for over a year now. My doctor didn't warn me about the side effects. If she had I would have never put this thing in my body. She even said after she put it in "oops i forgot to have you sign this consent form. I have had a little bit of anxiety and...
    alurra17 alurra17
    26-30
    4 Responses May 21, 2013

    So, here it is, worst thing I ever did to

    myself!! I had the Implant fitted 17th October 2013, it is now 29th April 2015. In brief here Is what it's done to me. I was always very regular on my periods and I was never fat. I went from a curvy 10 to a 12 at most. I had the implant fitted and bled NON STOP from October...
    Odielouise Odielouise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    How Do You Get Your Cycle Back To Normal After Implanon?!?!?!

    Hi, I'm 27, had Implanon for 3 years during which time I not a single drop of blood. I got it removed 1 year ago, for the first few months had normal-ish periods the way they used to be before I was on contraception, except the cycle would be 35 days instead of 28. Then from...
    leahyce leahyce
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    I haven't gotten my period in two months

    since getting implanon. I felt really moody the first two months and have absolutely NO sex drive anymore. I almost want to take it out now.
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    Implanon is awful. I'm 17 years old,

    and I've had it in my arm for about 7 months. I haven't stopped bleeding this whole time. It's completely made my sex drive disappear. I've lost 18 pounds from loss of appetite and depression. I never go out anymore, all I do is sleep! This birth control has just made me feel...
    Kfrenzyyy Kfrenzyyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    I Just Started Implanon Birth Control

    So Monday I got the Implanon birth control put in my arm. If you don't know what Implanon is, it is a small tube they shot into your arm and last 3 years and works just as good as sterilization but wont make you unable to have kids. You just have to get it taken out if you...
    Nonamelids Nonamelids
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    My time is almost up with the

    implanon/nexplanon. I had in inserted back in May 2013 which was my senior year in high school. Now its supposed to expire and be removed in May 2016 *7 months from now, thank God*. Its been a blessing and a curse for me. My husband and I *more-so me lol* are ready to start...
    VaniaAbel VaniaAbel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    I have been on the Implanon Implant

    for two years now. And have never bled, or stopped having horrible symptoms of pregnancy. Up until a month ago, i have not had any. For the past 5 days, i have been bleeding intermittently. The blood ranging from light to dark brown and red, sometimes pink. I have kept up on...
    annaannabanana annaannabanana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2014

    Have Implanon But Pregnancy Test Is Positive

    i have had the implanon in for about 6 weeks now,and for the last couple of days i have nt been feeling right so decided to take a pregnancy test which came back positive as you can imagine i was very shocked but when i took another a few hours later it came back negative!! i...
    ldean25417 ldean25417
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 18, 2012

    I went to Planned Parenthood on the hopes of

    getting the Nexplanon implant. I had been reading about it and had been warned time and time again that I needed to give my body a break from the Depo Provera shot because I had been on it for ten years. The doctor at Planned Parenthood enthusiastically agreed to put me on...
    tarahlynnw tarahlynnw
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    Hi guys! So I've recently gotten my implanon

    taken out and another one inserted. I was just wondering, as the implanon has stopped my periods all together, will that change now that I have a new one in? Thanks!
    angelb1995 angelb1995
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    Removal Story...

    You may have to read my first story about me being allergic to my implanon to know a little of my story. Also I dont remember if i said this in my first post but my implanon was put in perfectly. Right at the surface where you can feel it. Monday July the 25th I went in to get...
    auoricwings auoricwings
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!! ive had the implant

    for 6 months and since the 2 month i have gotten thrush, chronic thrush which worsens on my period. i use vaginal antifungal creams which settles it for day or so but it comes right back. i cant sleep,or do anything cuz its so painful and uncomfortable!! i have no other issues...
    PlzHelp93 PlzHelp93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Yay For Implanon

    I love my Implanon! I was on Levlen ED for over a year and it basically tried to kill me slowly. Now I'm on Implanon I don't have any crazy side effects which is soooooo nice. I had killer migranes, massive weight gain, mood swings like nothing else...
    sugarburn sugarburn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    I was using the shot

    for about a year. Constant copays oy! Other than my irregular periods it is fabulous. Also makes me chuckle when my boyfriend grabs my arm, feels it and gets grossed out!
    ahaydonh ahaydonh
    18-21, F
    Apr 7

    Going Pretty Okay

    I just got Nexplanon ( like Implanon except you can see it on an Xray) inserted Wednesday and so far no complaints (getting the Gardisal shot hurt more than the insertion, go figure). The injection was a two step process, with a medical needle to create the hole for the injection...
    NessWess NessWess
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    I Might Be Allergic To Mine...

    I love my Implanon! No periods accept the first month (and of course I was trying on wedding dresses when it hit, really heavy, but did not get any blood on the dresses thank god!) I would not have to worry about it for 3 years. I dont have to remember to take it or worry if i...
    auoricwings auoricwings
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    6 Months On Implanon

    First month was a little rough, but nothing too bad, bleeding, spotting, no pain, few massive mood swings Next 5 months, fantastic, no period! No weight gain! No mood swings! Loving it! In the last month, I've had 2 periods, with the good ol' debilitating cramps where I cant...
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2011

    Implanon: The Good And The Bad

    I got Implanon in January 2010 at the age of 26. I was living with my boyfriend (now husband) at the time, and the pill wasn't ideal for us because I'm forgetful. An implant I didn't have to worry about seemed like a Godsend, and since insurance covered most of the cost, it...
    sadiegray sadiegray
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

    A Year After Implanon

    Its been over a year since I got implanon removed and all in all the year has kind of sucked. Since my last story here is what has happened... September 29th was the period I got after my story. It lasted a few days then left. I did not have a period again till December 10th...
    auoricwings auoricwings
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    Okay ladies, or gents with ladies using

    it: I've had it for a little over a year, I've had a "period" for about 8 months total (on and off) out of the year that I've had it. I've experienced decrease in sex drive, I've lost 8 pounds so far (Im very tiny so weight loss is not Good), I've had severe migraines (which I...
    CatastrophicArtist CatastrophicArtist
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Just Started Today

    i just got implanon implanted today. im 18years old. i thought it would be doing the right thing cause the nurse said i could not have my period or lighter ones and that it was very effective birthcontrol. my mother flipped on me. i just wanna cut it out with a knife. i am so...
    LizzerBeast LizzerBeast
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    I had an implanon out in

    after I had my 2nd son back in 2012. I have had it removed 4 weeks ago and since having it removed I have had this very annoying feeling down stairs. Throbbing and pulsating. It's like I am aroused but I am not. So for the last 4 weeks I have had not much sleep. Has anyone else...
    nikki5285 nikki5285
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    So I've had the implant

    for about 6 months now, and recently I've been feeling nauseas, weird twinges in my stomach, extreme back pain and obviously don't have my period. I did a pregnancy test earlier and got a negative but been told implanon can effect the accuracy of the results, but I'm sure I'm...
    cam2476 cam2476
    18-21, F
    Jan 14

    Ive had the implanon on

    for about 8 months already and ive had a period every month, usually the come on the last week of the month so im about 2 weeks late. Ive taken pregnacy tests and they come out negative but ive been craving so much and my mood swings are out of control, my breast are getting...
    krystal510 krystal510
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    Death By Implanon

    Has anyone who has Implanon birth control inserted in their arm have suicidal thoughts or have tried to commit suicide? My daughter killed herself after 2 years of SEVER DEPRESSION CAUSED BY THIS HORRIBLE BIRTH CONTROL.....PLEASE EMAIL ME, POSSIBLE CLASS ACTION SUIT. Thank You...
    MaryAnn1860 MaryAnn1860
    56-60
    25 Responses Apr 5, 2013

    Hi, I have had the implanon in

    since March of 2013, and I have had a period every month, sometimes 2 periods a month for the full 7 days each. I figured I would get the implant because you only have a period once every few months. but that's not how it worked for me.. anyways, now since ive had the implant 2...
    BeckyChelle91 BeckyChelle91
    22-25, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    Gives A False Neg.

    Just found out that Implanon can give you a false negative on a HPT. Just thought I should let everyone know. Im getting a blood test done next Friday. Hopefully its neg. If not I will love the baby. Anyone else getting Pregnancy symptoms while using Implanon?
    auoricwings auoricwings
    18-21, F
    73 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    Early Weeks Following Incision

    So I thought I would share with you all because I thought there wasn't too many stories on the early stages of incision. I am 21 and had implanon put in about a month and a half ago. Let me just say it was virtually painless because the area was numbed prior to incision. The days...
    caliboundd caliboundd
    18-21
    3 Responses May 30, 2012

    Please Tell Me Im Not The Only One !

    So I have had the Implanon for almost three years now . It comes out October of 2014 . It has been fine and I have had no problems . Until yesterday morning . I woke up and where it is , it was swollen , and it was tender . I didn't even have to touch it for it to hurt . I went...
    KayleeBillyj KayleeBillyj
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    I Hated Implanon!!

    I just hate that i got the implanon...i have not bin able to lose the baby weight no matter what i try...and i've bin really depressed and headaches never end....read my blog if you wanna hear the hole story! http://norma-sanchez.blogspot.com/
    norma18sanchez norma18sanchez
    18-21
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    Am giving the implanon birth control a try.

    I am very responsible with the pill, but my blood pressure is being controlled with meds over the last 6 weeks. No history of blood pressure issues but my doc think it could be the estrogen in the pills. any thoughts?
    LifeASMe101 LifeASMe101
    31-35, F
    Nov 20, 2014

    Does anyone experience negative feelings

    towards Their partner using there implant
    sarahrose1994 sarahrose1994
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    Feeling A Bit Helpless

    I just had the implanon inserted today. I have never used it before, and I have taken the pill since I was a teenager - 12+ yrs. For as long as I can remember, I have suffered constant headache (and I mean, literally constant)! I also get terrible migraines and it's just a never...
    nelliekate nelliekate
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    If You're Not Happy Remove It

    I cannot use the combined pill due to other health issues and decided implanon sounded the business, no remembering to take pills, very safe and no periods, sign me up. After I got the implant inserted my arm was quite bruised and sore for about two weeks, no real issue for me...
    trimc81 trimc81
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2013

    Uuuug Where To Start.

    I should start by saying that I am of course not 100% certain that any of this is related to Implanon.  It 'could' be coincidence, but having read the side effects listed on the site that seems unlikely.I have always have a slightly irregular cycle, and by this I mean a few days...
    sugarjunkie02 sugarjunkie02
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

    Can You Get Pregnant On Implanon??!

    I'm 18 and Ive been on Implanon for almost the full three years, September will make it the end of the three years. I haven't had my period the whole time nor any other problems until now. Ive been very stressed and It was two weeks ago when I last had unprotected sex with my...
    leeleebaby55 leeleebaby55
    18-21
    37 Responses Jul 25, 2011
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