Guest wrote:i have had implanon since may 09 i have tried to get it taken out twice and the doctors will not remove it until my 3 yrs is up! i hate the implant i have gained a lot of weight and tried really hard to lose it! i will lose weight taken diet pills but as soon as i quit the weight comes right back! i have really bad mood swings an cry over everything! it is really frustrating! also i bleed very heavily an have been to the hospital bc of it! i dont recommend this to anyone!
My doctor told me I couldn't have it taken out as well a few months ago when I went in to ask for help as to why I am gaining so much weight, when I was trying to LOSE weight! She tested my blood etc but all clear. She told me to give it a little longer, so I did, about 5 months and in that time I gained another 1/2 stone or so.
All in all I've gained about 1.5 stones since having it fitted less than a year ago
A phone call to the sexual health centre at the hospital and voila - I've had it taken out today with absolutely no fuss. Just call the family planning and say you want it removing, say you'll take it out yourself if they don't lol.
I can't wait to shift this weight, the nurse that did it was fab, and she agreed that it was probably the progesterone that's caused it (she suffers from it too). It only took 10 mins to get it out too and didn't hurt one bit.
Just thought I would share my experience.