I've been exhausted since I had the implanon inserted over a year ago. Given, I have a 1.5 year old, but its incredibly severe fatigue and loss of interest when I'm bleeding. The bleeding is 85% of the time. Whether its blood or dark brown old blood, something is coming out 85% of the time. Could this be bc of the implanon?
Some serious & some common side effects of Implanon are:
Serious side effects:
warmth, redness, swelling, or oozing where the implant was inserted; sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; severe pain or cramping in your pelvic area (may be only on one side); sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes).
Less serious side effects may include:
pain, numbness, or tingling where the implant was inserted; minor bleeding or scarring where the implant was inserted; breast pain; acne, freckles or darkening of facial skin; menstrual cramps, changes in menstrual bleeding pattern; increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair; weight gain; nausea, mild stomach pain; vaginal itching or discharge; headache, back pain, nervousness, dizziness; runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough; or problems with contact lenses.
Loss of sex drive has not been documented or reported, however, please call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Please take care, be well, best wishes.
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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