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
Hello there, I'm on my second implanon
Ive had it 5 years just last month! Ive suffered with very bad health, including a now diagnosed blood pressure issue called reflex syncope, I suffer severe anxiety, breathing problems, sciatic type leg pain, muscle aches and pains & speech difficulty from time to time.
Ive only just googled the symptoms or side effects of the implant and I was shocked... but Im hoping when I get this out my body might normalise. I was 20 when I got it in 21 when my health went bad and im 24 now nearly 25. Has anyone else experienced any symptoms
Hello ladies! I was the original poster but had to make a new account as for the life of me, couldn’t remember my log in details!! I’m 26 now, I had the implant taken out probably not long after I posted. How time flys! Anyway my anxiety and panic attacks sadly never went away and Iv been struggling on and off for all these years, sometimes worse than others (even self harming badly that I was taken to hospital) and others where I felt normal! I just have no idea what’s happened to me, I don’t know if the implant caused it as they don’t give us answers! It’s so frustrating
I know other girls had had the implant and are seemingly fine but who knows if they’re struggling behind closed doors?
I had a baby last year and while pregnant, I actually got massively better, before that though I started self medicating with alcohol (I know, so stupid) but it helped me feel good enough to go outside (as I was too scared to leave my house) but as I said, I got pregnant and had to stop all of that and actually I felt really good, maybe I was missing some sort of hormones that pregnancy gave me, no idea but it helped and got me off alcohol. I had my baby and all was well but sadly it feels as if the anxiety is working it’s way back to me and I’m just too anxious to see anyone about it! Luckily I have a partner that’s so helpful but I feel like a failure of a parent, I’m better than I was but I’m still not good :( I’d advise anyone to steer clear of this implant incase it is a cause
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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