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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I love my Implanon! Have had Implanon in for about a year and its been great! I've gained a bit of weight and have found it a bit harder to lose any extra but if you exercise and eat healthy it shouldn't be a problem. So I haven't had a pregnancy and its actually cleared almost all my acne. I guess the extra hormones actually balanced me out. Definitely going for another one when I turn 21. If anything changes I'll be sure to change my review but so far its the best birth control ever, its out of sight and out of mind.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Implanon for almost two years now, I was put on it after I had my daughter. My experience hasn't been great, my periods the first year started with a long period that I had for a month straight then no period for a year. But now going into my second year I have had a period every other week and I am currently on a three week stretch of continued bleeding. I feel exhausted all the time. I have also experienced weight gain and its been even harder to lose the weight which has affected my moods.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I love my Implanon. The only con would be the periods and their time that they last and not knowing when they are coming. This is my first Implanon and I will definitely get a new one in the following months!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Implanon for about 7 months. I put it in after my second child but I get mg period about 2x a month for a week or sometimes 3x for 3 days it's pretty weird but I don't mind mind this at all as long as I'm protected.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm at the end of my 3 years and I'm ready to get another one inserted. It's been a dream so far though my results aren't typical. I have only had one period since having the Implanon insertion which is amazing. The insertion leaves you a bit sore and makes showering a little tricky but it's only for a few days. I am a little scared for the extraction but you don't feel any pain because they numb you.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had my Implanon for almost 3 years. Right after I got it put it I had a period almost everyday for 4 months! Now I have regular periods. I was lucky to have no period. I haven't had weight gain, headaches, my acne has gotten pretty bad but mainly around the time to start. Although it wasn't an ideal experience I still loved it because I didn't have to remember anything or be extra careful.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Implanon for almost 3 years now and I plan on putting another one in as this one is removed. They inserted the Implanon when I was on my period and I haven't had a period since (yes!) I'm on a lot of acne medicine already so if it did increase acne I didn't notice. I have also gained weight (8lbs) but that could be due to the whole "freshman fifteen" it's hard to tell. I've recently lost some weight and it has been really, really hard. But again I have no idea if it is from the Implanon. All around though I really like the Implanon. I don't have to worry about taking a pill or getting a shot. It's put in (which is not very painful, only feel the numbing shot) and that's it for 3 years. I love it!
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Implanon inserted May 2012. My first few months we're up and down, I had my period every other week. But after a few months, it stopped completely. I've had no weight gain, no head aches, no period. I recommend it to everyone. But lately I've become extremely exhausted, and I have NO sex drive whatsoever.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Implanon for just about two years. The first 17 months was awesome, no bleeding (at all), & no cramps. Right at 18months I started having irregular bleeding/spotting almost every week. It wasn't bad, but it got pretty annoying. I just had it removed today, and switched back to Trinessa. I gained only around eight pounds (which was a lot for me because I have always been petite). My face was constantly broke out!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: 9 months in: The first period that I had on Implanon was about 2 wks later than expected and lasted about 2 wks long. Since then all of my periods have come within about a wk of when I would have expected them. Each period has been shorter in length, as well as lighter. (Usually there are only about 2 days of bleeding that are really noticeable but the other 5-8 days are just spotting on and off). I look forward to the day when it is just a few days of spotting, or less.
As far as other side effects go: I have maybe one bad headache every other month. I noticed no weight gain until recently (which is probably due more so to the holidays than the Implanon!). I do have a lot of acne, especially on my chest. Despite these negatives, I like it!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I was first on the pill, and could NEVER remember to take it everyday, so I was looking up other methods. I was reading reviews about the Implanon and I was scared of getting this. The initial insertion didn't really hurt that bad, only the anesthetic was a little sting. I've had mine in for almost a year and I LOVE it! I've had spotting here and there but nothing major at all. I haven't experienced any other side effects. I was worried about weight gain, but haven't gained any!
This is the best birth control I think any woman could ever use!
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Recently I had replaced my Implanon with the second. While insertion I got an infection. On the first Implanon I had NO problems whatsoever. It did not hurt and never had any side effects. I have had more problems then ever with this second one. I have had two infections since December 2012. I am on my second antibiotic now. As much as I hate to think about it, if this does not clear up after this cycle I will be forced to remove it. Despite the infections I love the Implanon, the convenience and my insurance took care of everything!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had the Implanon inserted 6 weeks after the birth of my daughter. It didn't hurt at all and I hate needles! The first 3 months I got my period regularly then twice in the fourth month, since then I have not had a period! No side effects whatsoever and the best part is! You don't have to remember to take a pill. I plan on having my second baby when it is removed just before 3 years! Definitely the best method available to women.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got the Implanon at the recommendation of a close friend. Her period completely stopped on it and she was thrilled with it. I began having daily bleeding immediately after it was inserted but waited it out. Now after 8 months, I still have "bleeding" mostly lining, etc. and it is a pain, I have to wear a tampon nearly everyday. I have gained weight (5 lbs) but its hard to tell if that's just due to aging, I'm almost 33 or not. I have dieted the past 3 weeks and the weight is so hard to lose, again can't say whether or not that's directly due to the medication. Tomorrow I'm having it removed. Back to the pill unfortunately. I would say give it a try, you may be one of the lucky ones, if not, you can remove it.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Implanon inserted in December 2011 after three years on the NuvaRing. At first I considered having it taken out again because I was experiencing non stop bleeding. But I stuck it out and by the third month everything was back to normal and I haven't had a period since. I super enjoy that. My sex drive was normal and it was a relief not to make constant trips to the doc for condoms anymore specially since I've been with the same partner for over 5 years. The insertion was very easy and fast with minimal scaring. My insurance covered both the device and the visit to have it inserted. So far I will never go back to any other birth control. As soon as I have mine taken out in December of 2014 a new one will go in at the same visit.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Implanon in October 2011 while on my period. At the end of that cycle I did not get my period again until October 2012. It was the best year ever! No mood swings, not worrying about a pill, my weight stayed the same, and my sex drive increased. I'm also a huge whimp about needles but insertion didn't hurt. However, from Oct 2012- present (Jan 2013) I've gotten my period erratically from every other week to every 2 weeks. I'm going on vacation soon and the unpredictability of the medicine is starting to seriously irritate me (and put a damper on my daily routine). I hate to give it up because the first year spoiled me so much! But I'm afraid the aggravation of the unknown may have me removing it in the very near future..
Review by Lizzie M. (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I was on Yaz for years. I didn't mind it, but I was getting a lot of headaches. I love Implanon, know its working no matter what I do, and that's very comforting.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 21 years old I had the Implanon since 2011 and I can say this is the best birth control there is. I can honestly say that this birth control should be more used and be a main option to this generation that do not like to take the pill or shots every 3 months. Its very effective I have no problems with my birth control. It is my last year with it and it has really changed my life. Yes it is expensive but WORTH IT.
Review by Avaughan1 (taken for less than 1 month):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I am new to the Implanon, I just had it inserted a few days ago. So far, so good. I've had mood swings but that's because I am a WOMAN.
What really concerned me was the reviews. These ladies are telling horrible stories about their experience with the Implanon. What they don't seem to understand is that EVERY birth control effects EVERY woman differently. I wanted to make this post to let the ladies who aren't sure about the Implanon because of some other stuff they've seen online not to let that make your decision for you. The best thing you can do it talk to your doctor, not go off of someone else's review.
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Review by Very Satisfied (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Implanon inserted in May of 2009. I was a little scared at first because I was reading all the side effects and reviews. I absolutely LOVE the Implanon Birth Control. I had not weight gain, no mood swings, and no acne. When I first got it I bleed regularly for about 6 months. It stopped, but since year 2 of me having it, I have had a regular period monthly that only last about 5 days. It is very, very effective...(believe me, it has been proven several times). I would recommend this to anyone that still wants kids, but wants them a little spread out in years.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Implanon placed at the beginning of 2010 and do not regret it. I actually plan on having my implant replaced very soon. Like with any other form of contraception there will be side effects, for myself losing weight has become a little more difficult than before inserting the Implanon but it has not become impossible, its only impossible if you stop trying. At the beginning periods were a little difficult to predict but after 6 months or so they began to become more regular. I highly recommend this form of birth control if you are looking for a long term contraception. My boyfriend and I are very happy that for the past 3 years we never had the "scare" with implant we were always sure we will be fine.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Your body will either love or hate the Implanon. I had the Implanon for one and a half years, and for me it was bad. I gained 5kgs, and would go through these cycles - two weeks on, two weeks off - of non-stop bleeding, mood swings that nearby altered my personality, and a huge increase in anxiety. I actually thought I was mentally unwell, and my doctor was so reluctant to take it out, over and over again convincing me to keep it in. But then I insisted on switching to Yaz, which worked beautifully with my body- I am myself again, losing weight was easier (I'm back to my usual weight) and my cycle is back to normal.
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Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got this Implanon back in January 2012. Everything was fine. I was losing weight and then all of a sudden I gained the weight back. I exercised and watched what I ate and the scale didn't move! So I will be getting it taken out next month. I don't want to be this size in 2 more yrs before I have another child. Mood swings were great. Around July I was having periods twice a month until November or December of 2012. No acne.
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I love the Implanon! I've had it for 2 years and have not had a single drop of blood since it was inserted. I've had no weight gain and no mood swings. The only bad thing is that I will get severe cramps about every month to two months. But I recommend it!
Implanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Implanon implanted two years ago. The first month I had my period for over 18 days. I experienced such changes with my hormone levels that I would cry, or be outraged one minute from the next and I couldn't control the way I felt. I'm a completely rational person and whatever hormones are in this literally made me want to cut it from my arm.
After the first three months, of which I had four days each of the rage/crying/uncontrollable emotions, everything seemed to level out. I haven't had my period for a year and a half now. If you make it through the first three months, it's great.
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