Hi all, I had my implanon removed almost 2months ago it was just coming up to the three years since I had it inserted when i went to the doctors complaining of severe headaches.
I had been to the doctors many times over the past few years about my headaches but this time i saw a Dr who was new to the practice. She looked back over my medical history and found I first started to complain just after I had implanon. She went over a few other things in my history like tiredness, weight gain and put with the fact that my periods were irregular heavy, painful and could last up to 6 weeks at a time she could not understand why my previous gp had not suggested i have it removed.
I had gone from a size 8 when i had my implanon put in to a size 18 and was too tired to do anything icluding exercise to lose some of the weight I had gained.
I had lost my sex drive majorly but hadnt linked it to the implant, I used to have a very high sex drive but hadnt thought this tiny stick in my arm could change things like that.
I had my implanon removed on 1st of July, it was easy, pain free except for a tiny little scratch from the anaesthetic needle and quick to be removed. nothing like the horror stories I had heard from other people I know. I had a period 4 days later that lasted only a few days I then had another 26 days later, so far things seem back to normal. My sex drive has gone back to how it was before, infact it seems to be all i can think about,I dont think my boyfriend can believe his luck
We not taking precautions with the thought that we dont want to feel the pressure in trying for our 2nd child but if it happens we would be really pleased. I really do hope that what people are saying about fertility wont apply to me. Has anyone managed to get pregnant soon after having implanon removed??
My energy levels have improved but my moodswings and headaches are still present, I have also had a little boob leakage
I asked the doc about this who informed me that this can be normal as my hormone levels are still finding a normal balance. Anyone else had the boob problem?
My advice to anyone thinking of gettin the implant would be dont and to anyone who has it get it removed and find another form of contraception, I used to have the patch which was good, I wish i had kept using it instead of ever getting Implanon.