I decided to go for the implant as i'd tried the injection in 2009 and it made me moody and very depressed, so the nurse told me the implant would be better for me due to the lower dosage in hormones. The thought of the coil scared me, as the procedure for fitting it seemed so invasive
She also said all i'd experience were irregular periods. I thought why not, that's enough to handle. My boyfriend hated condoms, so we thought this was the best option. That was 6th June. About a month later I had the worst moods swings, was tired all the time, always bloated, constant headaches, crying for no reason, becoming quite violent, no energy, my sleeping pattern changed. I went from sleeping until my alarm went off, to waking up a good hour or two before it was due to go off. My sex drive dropped dramatically. My boyfriend thought i didn't fancy him anymore
Me and my boyfriend went from being the happiest couple ever, to arguing constantly literally every day and broke up several times. My period wasnt too bad. When i came on it was just light and lasted for about 10-15 days, and that was it, but obviously because it was on for so long, there wasn't much time left, before it all started again!
I became very down. When we both realised it was because of the implant, i decided to get it out.
I got it taken out at the end of August, so i suffered for about 3 months! When i got it taken out, my period was just starting, so it disappeared again and i actually managed to go on holiday and get some sun for a week!
However, i had a period about two weeks ago and it was awful. It was really heavy i had to change every 2 hours (Sorry TMI i know). I thought having it taken out would solve everything, but im still feeling very down and have even had colleagues at work say they want the old me back that smiled and was great fun to be around cos im just moody now. My boyfriend also broke up with me last week because of the arguing and he cant deal with my mood swings anymore. He doesn't seem to understand, or even remember, that 4 months ago i was a completely different person...a happy person. I have started taking St Johns Wort, just to see if that helps things move a long a bit quicker, cos i just wanna be me again! The happy person i once once before i decided to put rubbish in my body. Im dreading my next period!
I wish my ex boyfriend could see this, just so he knew that i wasn't the only one going through this due to stupid hormones. It's crazy they dont tell you about the REAL side effects you get from contraception. Obviousy not everyone suffers, but the odds of that seem very low. I really do hope more women see these posts before they decide to get the implant and it actually prevents you from doing so, because it'll be one of the worst mistakes you will ever make!