Hi, I've had the implant for about a year now, I've found since having the implant in I've now got serious panic attacks (sweating, shaking, hard to breath, heart pumping fast) I'm so scared of people these days and very depressed. I've been to the doctors are they have given me anti-depressants but they don't seem to be helping my problem. Not long ago I thought I'd search the internet to see if any other girls had the same problems and whether its the implant causing this and a lot of girls are experiencing the same thing! So I've 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
Can the Implanon Cause panic attacks?
Question posted by Jess2323 on 17 July 2012
Last updated on 16 July 2020
I am 19 years old and not had children.
Hi, I know this an old post, but I don't know what else to do, I've been on the implant now for just over 2 years, and all of a sudden this past week I've had major anxiety and panic attacks, the anxiety is bad it settles for a few minutes then flares back up again to where I'm struggling to breathe and I can't stop crying. I do have a history of this but haven't experienced it in quite a number of years and now all of a sudden I feel like I'm drowning and going mad. It was only because my friend who had the implant told me that it might be causing it but I'm not sure
Hiya! I originally posted the question, I’d recommend having it out and finding a less hormonal birth control! I still think the implant caused my anxiety to worsen so much that I started having attacks but haven’t had it for years now and I started sertraline a year ago after the birth of my daughter and it’s worked wonders so far, Iv been able to go out and enjoy things I wouldn’t normally :) I hope you find something that works for you!! But I would recommend to have the implant out, it seems strange that so many women have this same issue!
Have just read through your post, I had the jadelle rod for just over a year! Was having quite alot of anxiety (never ever did i know what was happening till i visited my doctor.) I was having bad panic attacks/ feeling depressed and just bad anxiety! Finally had the jadelle rod removed now I'm feeling like myself again! Happy and anxiety free!
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
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
I have had all the issues up above im only 21 I know for a fact birth control is not good especially the implant I'm so ready to get it took out I know I will feel plenty relief
Hi, I was 19 when I got the implant on and it was the worst decision I've had ever made. I have anxiety non stop. I took the implant off about 8 months after. It gave me severe depression, even after I took it off, the symptoms seem to come back depression and anxiety. I'm not the person I was before I had it inserted. It'a just awful what some girls have to deal with including myself. How are you feeling?
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
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
Hi I have had my implant removed 8 weeks ago, and I have started having anxious panicky feeling out of nower iv never been these way helpl
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?
Did your anxiety go away after you removed your implant?
Has anxiety since then stopped
I'm experiencing the same thing, out of know where I need up having Anxiety, panic attacks with depression, my getting mines removed as well but tell me have you had any anxiety attack after your doctor removed it
Did your anxiety ever go away after you removed your implant?
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.
Im going through the exact same thing an it seem to start when i got the implant, i still have the implant now and still suffer with panic attacks and anxiety, ive also thought could the implant have caused this when i was ok before i had the implant put in, seriousky getting it removed now and hopefully i can have my life back, so glad im not alone in this
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.
Not true as my panick attacks are still occurring since taking it out. Only differnece is since being on no contraception i get anxiety 1-2 weeks prior to my periods. Its been a regular pattern for a years and half now.
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