Hi, I've got the implanon, this is the 3rd one I've had. I was put on dianette at 14 for acne and then continued to use dianette as a contraception from the age of 17. Obviously they advise you shouldn't be on it for more than 7 years, so about 7 and a half / 8 years I stopped taking them and had the implanon inserted.
The 1st one I had no bleeding at all apart from light bleeding (for 4 weeks) after 2 and a half years as a sign of it coming to it's expiration. (keeping in mind while on pill, regular periods, severe cramps and headaches)
The 2nd implant was the same, as the 1st including expiration. I had no cramps etc also.
After having the second one out, I wanted to have a break, not to sound silly, but mid twenties i didn't know my own cycle, i'd simply been on the pill from 14 and hadn't had a break.
I had a break for 3 months and low and behold - regular periods, 3 months on trot, 30th each month. I was really pleased esp after so many years. So, here i am 3rd implanon in (aged 30!) and after a year i have small periods, sometimes heavy. I'm thinking of having it taken out.
I can't complain about my experience with the implanon implant even after having 3 of them. The putting in and taking out is easy, no pain, the only thing that hurts is the anaesthetic, it stings for what, 20 seconds when going in arm.
No complaints here. All positive.