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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Implanon because I had blood clots while I was taking the pill. I have to say I love Implanon! I used to have really heavy periods with awful cramps and fatigue. I haven't had 1 period or even any spotting since the day I had it put in my arm. I experienced zero side effects. Same sex drive, no excessive hair or weight gain. Of course no pregnancy. I'm supposed to get a new one this February. I hope I get the same results!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had this birth control for 2 years now and want it out so bad! I'm super moody and my sex drive has gone way down. My boyfriend for 5 years has noticed me not really into it anymore. I got the Implanon when I was 17 and now I'm almost 20. I was very active so my doctor told me to not worry about a period it shouldn't come back until I get it out. Wrong! I have been bleeding since the day I got it in. I will get a few months with no period, then maybe spotting for like 4 days. Sometimes I'll bleed for one day. The worst is the long heavy periods. Every 2-3 months I'll get a period for about 20-25 days. Right now I'm bleeding and it's my 22 day of non stop. It works for not getting you pregnant though.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the Implanon since February 2011, it comes out in February 2014. I love it because I have not gotten pregnant but did have some issues with bleeding a lot. Went to Dr and they put me on a 3 Month supply of the pill to get it regulated and after 2 months it was fine had 1 period since December 2012. My only negative to it is ABSOLUTELY NO SEX DRIVE and it's making my husband think I'm not attracted to him anymore and that it not the case at all so I'm going to have it taken out a little early and try something different.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: When I first got the implant in I had spotted bleeding for like 2 weeks straight, and then nothing. I don't get spotting for months at a time or even cramps, every once in a while I do but at lot less then I used to. Never had anything else but this and I'm so glad because with the pill even 1 day you miss can change everything and now I don't have to worry, love it!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I am on my second implant. I've had an Implanon since I was 18, I am now 24. I think this is the best thing ever. No side effects for me. And I don't have to remember to take anything. Awesome!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had my Implanon since January 2012 at my 6 week check up after having my daughter. I love it for the fact that I do not have to remember to take a pill, I hate it more for the fact that at my 6 week check up, I was already back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, and after about a month of Implanon, my weight started to sky rocket. The other bad thing for me is that my periods are out of control. I started out having it for a month and a half straight, then it went away for a week and I got it again for 2 months. It would go away for 2 months and it would come back for a week and so on. It is very unpredictable. Overall, it serves it main purpose, but it does come with a lot of extra weight, mood swings, and lowered sex drive.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: My family has a negative history with birth control (mother, aunt, cousin and sister all tried and couldn't stay on it) however my periods were always extremely rough so at the advice of my doctor I got Implanon to help balance the hormones in May 2013. So far so very good. I have had one 8 day period since then followed two months later by a 4 day period. Both were extremely light and my symptoms were either dulled considerably or nonexistent. It was incredible! Sex drive did not change at all and I had no problems losing weight on it. I've gone from a size 10 to a size 6 with healthy eating and exercise. At times I feel some water retention but that typically happens around the time I would have started my period.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm on my second Implanon. My first one went fairly well. I spotted really lightly for 6 months and then I got a terrible period for 7 days. After that I didn't have a period for 4 years. Now all of a sudden for the past 2 months I've been getting my period every 1.5-3 weeks. It's light, but very random and hard to keep track of. I give this birth control an 8 because for the majority of my time on it, it did the job. I didn't gain weight. I only experienced slight acne. And for the most part my mood and sex drive had no change.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got this strictly to not get pregnant, for which that it works great. Had a regular period the first week, then spotted on and off for about 2 months. I've been on a slightly heavy period for almost a month now and if it goes over a month I'm taking it out and sticking to condoms. Also I can lose weight on this unlike the pill. Started using it June 2013.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: There is no weight gain on this, this is not the type of medication that has those side effects. My periods got crazy and irregular, but that isn't a problem, they warned me in advance they would be like that. I personally loved it, it lasts a long time and you don't have to do anything to care for it.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had my Implanon for 2 years now. I got it at my 6 week postpartum check up. I didn't get my first period until over a year into having it (my baby was 17 months old when I got my first period). The cramps have been awful, periods are super unpredictable- for example I had a 4 week period, then nothing for 5 weeks, then 4 day period, nothing for 2 weeks, then 6 day period. I have had a terrible time losing weight, I haven't gone back down to my pre-pregnancy weight despite eating healthy and working out. I have headaches on it, mood swings, low energy but other than that it's great. It has done it's job- in that I haven't gotten pregnant while on it so I give it an 8.
Review by Lizzie m. (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Implanon for about 10 months now. And I have to say that I am extremely satisfied with the results! I've had no periods which means no mood swings. Everything was leveled. I was worried about weight gain on this medication but its actually extremely easy to lose weight on Implanon if you are unsatisfied for whatever reason.
Truth be told I did break out really bad in the first few months, but after a regimen change my skin cleared right up.
I love Implanon and I haven't stopped recommending it!
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the Implanon for almost 3 years. It's almost time to have it taken out. I have loved Implanon all 3 years. I have only had spotting when I was extremely stressed, other than that, no periods, no mood swings, no side effects. It's great for busy people who can't remember a pill. If I wasn't planning on conceiving in the next year, I would get another one. The only downfall is you have to be certain you want it, being as it is a surgical procedure to put it in and take it out. Which by the way was not bad at all. They numb you up and all you feel is slight pressure. Before you know it, it's finished. I recommend Implanon to all my friends who need birth control.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I am 23 years old, and I have had the Implanon for almost 3 years. I will get it exchanged next month. I have not had any terrible problems. A year or so ago I had a light period that lasted for at least a month. I usually have a light period of 3 days about every month. It has not caused me bad moodswings or any weight gain.I do eat healthy and walk. Overall, it has been great and prevented pregnancy! I recommend it to my friends.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I am 22 years old and although I use condoms, I've decided to stop using them and I wanted to be extra careful not to get pregnant. Before getting the Implanon I was on Depo-Provera the 3 month shots. The shots worked better for me. Since getting the Implanon I have gained at least 7 pounds. I have decided to keep the Implanon. I am also nauseous, kind of often, but other than that I am okay. And it gives me a chance to focus on my future and one less thing to worry about in my relationship. Word of advice: Be prepared to workout to keep your shape.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: It has done its job, I am not pregnant. I have had it since Jan of 2012 and my periods have been sporadic. The first year I spotted once every few months. Now into my second year of having it the spotting/light period will last months at a time. I have been bleeding with NO breaks since May. After my concern with the thought of having to go back to the dreaded routine of trying to remember taking a daily birth control pill wore off, I remembered the reason why I got the Implanon. To enjoy intimacy with my boyfriend without pregnancy. This doesn't happen with me bleeding more days out of the year than I am not. The ONLY complaint that I have is the spotting; I've had no weight gain, no increase in acne, no mood swings, etc.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Got my Implanon August 2012 at my 6 week check. Had one period, none since. I gained a few pounds but it's my fault. My sex drive has slowed some but other then that its great.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had this in since Nov 2012 I'm giving it a 7 because I'm not pregnant which is what it's supposed to do. However, I've hardly lost any baby weight (I exercise and watch what I eat) I also get my period at least twice a month and it's heavier than it ever was before. Seriously considering getting it taken out strictly because of the weight issues. I'm in the Navy and will probably never meet my weight requirement with it in.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 25 with 2 kids, I got Implanon may 2012 I got it at my 6 week check up after giving birth and it was rough on body adjusting for another six weeks, but then it was absolutely great from then on though December. Then in Jan 2013 I started the first period I had since June 2012 and it has NOT stopped. I haven't had insurance until now so I couldn't afford to get checked out. Finally able to go and then set up an appointment to get it taken out, and that can't come soon.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got mine in January 2013 and bleed for seven months straight. I finally got fed up with it and went to my doctor and he gave me MORE birth control to take. It stopped it in about two days but after I was done taking the whole pack I got some of the worst periods.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I really liked the fact that I didn't have to remember to take a pill. I've had my Implanon since Jan. 2013. I loved it at first I had a one week period the first month. The last 3 months I've had my period non stop. I'm getting mine removed this week.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have my Implanon since January 2013. I'm happy with that so much. My period is every two months. Only one side effect is my breast pains two weeks before period.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had my Implanon since May 30th 2013. I have not stopped bleeding since I got it. I have crazy mood swings, I get extremely depressed, crave junk food, sex drive is way down, I get horrible headaches, and abdominal pain.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I give this a 5 because it does prevent pregnancy, yet so did my pill. Switched because I wanted something I didn't have to remember to take. Been on this for a year now the first 5 months were alright. But the last 7 months I've noticed my period is heavy and gets me light headed. I have more migraines which I never experienced before Implanon. Sex drive is way down, bad mood swings, and constantly tired. Before Implanon I was extremely healthy, now I feel like crap almost every day. Getting removed once insurance starts up.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 18 and have had my Implanon for a year and a half. I have not gotten pregnant or had the burden of taking a pill everyday but since I've had it inserted I have gained about 15 lbs and developed really bad acne on my face and body. I also have only had 2 periods. After the first month of having it I bled nonstop. I'm having mine removed this week.
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