Hi, iv had the implant for about a year now, iv found since having the implant in iv now got serious panic attacks (sweating, shaking, hard to breath, heart pumping fast) im so scared of people these days and very depressed. Iv been to the doctors are they have given me anti-depressants but they dont seem to be helping my problem. Not long ago I thought id search the internet to see if any other girls had the same problems and whether its the implant causing this and alot of girls are experiencing the same thing! So iv now booked the appointment to get it removed but I would like to know also if anyone else has been experiencing this? Will the panic attacks and anxiety go away when its removed? Thank you
Although panic attack is not a stated side effect of Implanon, depression is, so I assume it can cause panic attacks as well. If Implanon is causing the panic attacks then the problem should be resolved once you have it taken out. It's a good idea to discuss with your doctor. All the best.
These were the exact same symptoms I experienced. I had been on Implanon for about 2 years when I began getting panic attacks. It came without warning and my first thought was that it was a heart attack. My emotions were unstable and everyday was different for me. I finally had to removed it after so many things were ruled out. I felt trapped unable to catch my breath, crying uncontrollably in the middle of the night and was so afraid of people. I cried when my husband had to go on business trips and that was when I would become very depressed. All kinds of thoughts ran through my head to the point that I felt like I was going crazy and wanted to leave my family. This is a horrible way to live your life and know what other women and girls feel when they experience anxiety.
It's hard for others to understand what you're going through and difficult to explain but basically what the regular person worries about, to the person with anxiety it's like a non stop through processing and analyzing everything. The brain is constantly working and you're unable to separate worry from concern which then leads to a panic attack.
i know this thread is an old one but i have concerns about the implanon.
i had it for 4 weeks when i started getting really bad panic attacks and depression. aftter researching and found it was the implanon that was the problem so i had this removed yesterday.
how long did it take for you to feel back to normal again after having it removed?
I've only had it for 8 months and latley I've been feeling depressed alone my anxiety is out of control and I don't like to be around ppl it literally comes at any random moment then there goes my day I feel like I've turned into someone different I will be removing it and hopefully I can go back to being me again
I have implanon for 14 months now. I always had mild anxiety from time to time. But since I'm on birth control (used pills before implanon) I have panic attacks several times a week. I didn't relate them to contraception until I saw few videos on YouTube and read few forums! I actually have learnt how to live with them but now I'm definitely going to take the implanon out. Hopefully will get my old me again
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