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Does anybody have the implant? I am currently having the Depo injection every 12 weeks, at first it was brilliant, no AF...but now I am starting to have (sorry if TMI:oops: ) like a brown bleeding for over a week at a time every couple of weeks, I went for another injection on Monday and the nurse was crap, she didn't even do my blood pressure, which I found out afterwards should be done each time, I mentioned the AF, and she said yes thats normal.
So my question is how have you been on the implant? do you have AF?
any info would be appreciated as I am thinking of having this fitted instead of carrying on with the injections.
I used to have this , mine was called implanon ( i think )
I didn't get periods with it but I'm sure it affects you in a similar way to the depo and the mini pill. I would check with your GP . I have been on all of these over the years and I had no periods.
One word of advice It is fab as in you can literally forget about it . If you are squeemish tho , when it needs removed your tissue kind of grows round it and it needs dug out . It took the doc quite a while to get mine out (All under a local anesthetic of course ):zombie:
oh my god crazyfool, you have just put me right off! it sounds horrible...think seeing as though it has the same side effects as the depo I will stick to the injection, at least that is in my bum and I dont see what is going on!!
Thought I better let you know what it was really like , that was the only bad part for me . It does have to be taken out one day though . I was advised to have it rather than the depo as I had other medical probs and they said they could remove it if it gave adverse affects . Where as the depo is in your bloood for like 12 weeks and cant be removed IYKWIM
Yes the implanon is very similer to the depo, so probably wouldn`t be good for you if you`re not getting on with the depo:smile: .
I got the implanon implant put in last year before Christmas and I've only had one period while I've been on it. I have had the same side effects as on the implanon (I think) but I like the fact that I can just forget about the implant for the next couple of years. Not looking forward to getting it out but I know I won't be able to feel anything and it will only be tender for a day or two.
I also like the fact that when you have it removed you are fertile immediately instead of the possibility of not being able to ttc for months until the stuff comes out of your system.
:wave: Hello matey,
Would the coil not be any good to you ?? I don't have periods with that, and it doesn't need to be "dug out" - well I presume it doesn't - will tell you in 3 years time :wink: :lol:
I've the implanon and the first one I had I never had a period for 3 years. Then, it was due to be changed and I had it taken out under local anesthetic and it didn't hurt at all and had the new one put in at the same time. Your arm feels sore for a few days after.
But with this one, I'm getting my period monthly for 2 weeks long! I started taking progesterone tablets as well as I had a blood test and the level for the implanon was a bit low. Well, the tablets have made no difference.
I'm thinking of getting this one replaced shortly and think it may be faulty but they have had no reports of faulty implanons so it's just a hunch I have.
But, I've no side effects either.
I had the Depo injections for 3 years (which was great, no bleeding, nothing, but had to change because of my age - a very young 40!) then changed onto the Implanon implant and I have now had this for 2 yrs/9 mths and didn't have any problems until about 1 month ago. I have had no bleeding, the odd period pain and that's it for 2 yrs/8 mths and now this last month it's as if I'm not on anything anymore - gone back to what it was like before this... This is meant to be the better option! Does anyone know if it can run out of hormones early? I'm due to have it removed (yuk) and a new one put in soon, but I'm not sure whether to have another one if this is how it's going to be from now on!
I had a rotten time with the implant (mine was the norplant, since discontinued).
Endless bleeding which led to a hysteroscopy and D&C under a general anaesthetic as they thought the cause was 'physical' rather than hormonal - it wasn't).
Removal was really not fun either as the flesh in my arm had encapsulated the implants and the doc practically had her foot on my arm wrenching it out :zombie:
So, if you're already having trouble with the injection I really wouldn't recommend the implant!
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