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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: The Implanon worked great for me. Kept my periods regular for about 6 months then they started slowing down. After the first year my periods completely stopped! I didn't gain any weight. I get cramps once in awhile but that's about it and I never once got pregnant on it! I would so recommend this to someone! I love it.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I only give this a two because technically it is 'effective' because I haven't gotten pregnant. However, I absolutely hate it!!! I have had it about 6 months and I've had my period/spotting almost the entire time. It really interferes with my sex life. I got it because my friend has it and likes it but I would not recommend this to anyone. I'm getting it taken out ASAP.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had the worst experience with the Implanon implant. I did my research before I got the implant and it seemed to be a great choice for my first time being on birth control. I was 20 when I got it. The first month all I wanted to was SLEEP! All I did was work eat and sleep I tried my hardest to stay up and go out but i just didn't have the energy. The doctor informed me that I would bleed for about 3months once I got the implant and then I would have a period once a month. That was not the case at all. I bled the entire time I had it until a got it removed on 10-23-13(the best day of my life)! I gained 20 pounds in 7 months and it was pretty much impossible for me to lose weight. It didn't do anything to me sex drive. Do Not Get It!
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: For me Implanon has been the best thing I ever got in never had any problems with it or many side effects. stopped my periods totally but I don't mind that at all. After getting my second one in today and happy out. Definitely would recommend it as I was put on different pills before I got Implanon in and they didn't agree with me at all I felt very sick and bloated and stabbing pains I was delighted when found out about Implanon :)
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: My experience has been HORRIBLE. I got it after I gave birth on Nov 2012 and at the begginig it was cool. I have not gained weight i have just lost mad weight and it sucks I weigh less then I've ever weighed before. On March of 2013 I got my period and now is Nov. and I still have it non-stop full on period and it sucks I have an appt on Nov 13th to get it removed. I have lost my sex drive, I've been bipolar this thing had made me crazy I cannot wait to get it removed and have my life back. Would not recomend it to anyone.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I was put on Implanon in September 2011 after delivering my second daughter in July 2011. I did not have a period for several months after getting it besides a few days of spotting here and there. Within one month of getting Implanon I started getting serious headaches, and in February I began passing out randomly, I had low blood pressure, low heart rate, and was diagnosed with pseudo tumor cerebri. I had to get a lumbar puncture to relieve the pressure. A few days later I had to get a blood patch, because I got a spinal headache. I ended up needing a second lumbar puncture in aug 2012. In nov 2012 I was also diagnosed with pcos which caused acne, hair growth, painful periods, and infertility. I was told that implanon caused these.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on implanon since Jan 2011 and for the first 6 months it was great. I didn't have a cycle or any side effects but then things went down hill. I have had back pains, headaches, my cycle is unpredictable I bleed from 5-14 days and have gained a tremendous amount of weight. I've been bleeding so much to the point where my blood count has been low and my doctor has had to give me a pill form to take with implanon to slow the bleeding. The only positive thing is that I haven't got pregnant. I get this removed Jan 2014 and can't wait. I'll probably go back to depo
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had my implanon place Feb 2011. The procedure to place it was quick and painless. Prior to Implanon I had been on the Depo Shot. The insertion was less painful than the shot. I just had the implant removed 10/2013. I noticed sever mood swings right off the bat and went straight back to my doctor to have it removed. We discussed options and I decided to take a mood stabilizer for the times when I felt extra B*tchy! I spotted for a few days then had then had a period once every 3 months. For the next 3 years. I did gain about 60 pounds over 2.5 years. Some of it was my eating and exercise habits and some of it I believe was implanon. All and all it was a good experience, I just will not do it again.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had it in when I was 16 im 18 now and for the first 2 years it was fantastic until my period started messing up I would bleed for 4/5 weeks then nothing for 2 week then the same again for a few months until I had an appendicitis and had an emergency operation to have it took out it turns out slot of my pain was caused by a pool of blood in my pelvis when I bled for weeks the blood was coming back up through my ovaries and into my pelvis do had to have my rod out asap I won't EVER have it in again!!!
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Only giving it a 3 because I didn't get pregnant on it. Other wise hurt like crazy to put in bled non stop for the first year and a half (seriously). I gained 50 pounds. Couldn't loose weight even on strict diet and exercise. I 100% lost my sex drive. It would hurt where the implant was. Had acne in place I didn't know you could get it. Very expensive to get removed with out insurance. Got it removed a week and a half ago and worst pain and discomfort during removal and Im STILL bruised. Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had implanon over a year. I got it done in Dublin.
I think it is a fantastic stress free, painless form of birth control however there are side effects.
For me, implanon seems to have encouraged weight loss (along with moderate dieting but the weight is coming off faster). It seems also to have weakened my orgasms- worst side effect! Still have a high sex drive though.
Period wise it is very unpredictable which is very annoying. I can have periods ranging from 3-14 days.
People making the decision to get implanon need to decide if they can live with irregular bleeding. It has lessened period pain but not much. I still can bleed heavily and clot. For me it's worth it so I don't have to worry about contraception for 3 years at a time
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the implanon since February 2012 and I hate it. The first 6 months were okay only had 2 periods on it not got pregnant but ive gained a lot of weight more than I did when I gave birth. Before birth I was 156 now im 198. I get bad headaches and stomache aches. My back always hurts and I always feel tired. I get dizzy alot and it scares me having our little girl while im driving. It has caused me to faint 1 time at home while my husband was there. I just want my energy back so I can do the things I want to with our little girl who is almost 2. I havent lost my sex drive but my husbands job is 1week on 1week off so I guess its hard to tell. I just want to feel normal and happy again. Im tired of the mood swings and depression also.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had a bad experience with Implanon, mostly to do with my skin. I have had it for five months now and getting it taken out tonight. I have NEVER had any problems with my skin until I had Implanon put in. My skin has been really dry, lumpy, random red bumps popping up and going away and it has been stinging at times when I rub it or put moisturise on it. I still get bad period pains and random bleeding. My moods have also been really extreme.
In my personal experience and the contraception that has worked the best for me is the Depo Provera injection which you have to get every three months.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: This is horrible, going on my 3rd year. I was talked into getting this by my dr after I had my daughter. I can say I haven't gotten pregnant not only bc I'm not sexual when bleeding which is ALL the time, but bc my sex drive is almost non existent. I'm 21 I should still be a little crazy but nope it's as if it's a chore to do it. And weight gain ugh bb I hate you I was pretty small a size 3 and since I've had this in I've become to a size 3 to a 9!!!! I'm so unhappy with this and can't wait to take it out!!! Horrible
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Implanon for almost 3 years now. No period since I've had it in. Not pregnant, so it's effective but ever since getting this I've noticed horrible mood swings in the first year, major loss of sex drive and now I've had horrible acne on my cheeks for about 8 months. I'm calling tomorrow to get this thing out. It has to come out in May anyway, but I'm hoping my body will get back to normal sooner.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Implanon for about4 years now. I just got it reimplanted. If I recall correctly you do spot the first year or the first two years. I just don't remember spotting as much the third year. Your mood may change a bit. You may get some acne. You also may gain some weight. I don't know how it affects my sex drive. This is what I've experienced. HOWEVER, in comparison to other birth controls, this one is great. The bloating and backache that I got when I was on my period is nothing compared to the small bloating and backache you may get when on this. I get no cramps or fatigue. Depo Provera gave me hot flashes. The NuvaRing kept falling out.
Review by Anni 18 year old female. (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the Implanon for almost a year now. I have heard that there is always a lot of weight gain but I didn't mind that because I had a lot of trouble keeping weight on for a long time. All in all this is the most emotionally stable I've felt out of all the birth control methods I've tried, and it hasn't had much effect on my sex drive, but I'm not super active anyway so I don't see any difference as I'm sure I would if I were in a long term relationship. I originally got it because I have a rare medical condition that causes metabolic episodes when I have my period that had put me in the hospital on numerous occasions plus I had just started to become sexually active. I am very satisfied!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Implanon in after I had my son Nov 2nd 2012 and have not really stopped bleeding since only 1 time, but that is it. I have been bleeding off and on since July beside that I am gaining weight but that is not the problem. The bleeding is. I want to get this out I am trying to wait it out a little bit longer. I didn't get pregnant again so that is a plus.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Implanon for years now. Its very helpful and keeps me right. I have not had any problems with the Implanon, and I love it. I'm going on 4 years. Yay.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I love the Implanon. I have tried all other birth controls except the ones you insert in the uterus or Mirena. Anyway, my period has been nonexistent since 2010 and my partner couldn't be happier. I do have sharp back pain and cramps including mood swings basically everything that my body would do if it was "pregnant" like the OBgyn explained. I have gained 20 plus pounds but I know a majority of it is my diet and exercise so I highly recommend this to women who want something long term.
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!
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