Hi there! I am 18 years old and female obviously, haha. I've been on the Implanon for 3 months now and so far it's nice to not have a period but I am starting to miss having periods in a weird way. I was on the birth control hormonal patch which made my hormones way too high and it made my periods worse so I had to change to something that was easy because I am terrible at remembering to take my meds. Before, my periods were so bad that people thought I was pregnant from extreme bloating and I had to skip school a couple times. But, on the first day of my "period week" I bleed a little bit but the rest of the week I don't bleed or cramp at all. Like I said, it's nice to not have any more periods but at the same time I miss it. Please tell me I'm not the only one experiencing this!
This is common with Implanon. As the implant gets older, it will secrete less hormones (but you will still be protected as long as you get it changed when they told you to) and with this decrease (usually happens in years 2 and 3) you may start getting some bleeding back again but the first year is often period free or just occasional spotting. No worries!
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