I've been doing research on the contraceptive implant (Implanon) and I found this account of a woman who was fitted with the device: ""Ive had nothing but problems since ive had the implanon implant in. When i got it i thought everything would be fine and dandy... but no.... Ive had it in for just over a month now... and since having it in.... my period was late by a week, then i bled for 2 weeks straight and now having S&D. Since having it in, ive also had bad headaches and pains all over my body. These are no normal pains, they are like stabbing and shooting pains all over, and more so in my stomach and down inside. Its a nightmare. I want it out."" It doesn't exactly sound fun. I've heard nothing but problems from everyone I've spoken to about it. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone until there has been a great deal more research done on it. Considering the types of problems that come about I don't believe it's worth the immense risk.
I know this is a bit late answering, but thought I'd share my personal experience. I've had it in for nearly two years now, it's been great for me! For the first 3months I had really light bleeding but for about 2weeks light bleeding, then a break then 2weeks again. But then after that, no period whatsoever and haven't had one since!
So definately worth it in my personal opinion :) And no pain, no stomach cramps. But it is different for every person. My friend has it too and she gets light periods every month. Just varies with your body!!
Definitely reconsider. I've been doing a lot of research on contraceptive methods and the one with the least problems I've found to be the Depo-Provera shot which you get every three months. It very very very slightly reduces your bone density, and can cause slight weight gain like most other hormonal contraceptives but you don't have to remember to take a pill, it's more reliable than implanon by far, and it's very effective.
Hi, I had the implant earlier this year, and it stopped my period for 5 months, after which, ive been on ever since. Ive been to the doctors and they said its not right. Many of my friends have had the same problem, off for months, on or months.
I wouldn't advise getting one. Im having mine out soon and ive heard its painful.
It's a tiny plastic rod that goes into your arm for upto three years, and prevents pregnant like any other contraception, but apparently it has nasty side affects I've just been told on here, I may have to reconsider
Aubry, it is birth control but some people (I know I do) have trouble remembering to take the pill and keep to a schedule, so a method like the shot means you can be more care free :) it's very popular now
Its really not. But the first five months was BRILLIANT period free :p
what is it exactly? haha i know dont make fun og my cluelessness :D
oh ok, thanks for explaining. Can't you just use birth control? :)
That doesn't sound too good :/
oh ok. I see.