Coming off the implant. Have questions and in need of advice…

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
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Busy bee

@LilMonkey:  I found that when I had the implant taken out and went back on the pill, I had a major emotional crash. I have never been so depressed in my life. I persisted with the pill for a month, then went back to the gyn and said that I’m so depressed, I don’t know what I’ll do with myself. I had been on the pill for many years prior to that. I went with the Mirena option and my emotions came good.

Have you noticed the dryness/lack of libido has happened more recently? I went okay with the implant until the 18 month mark when I started to bleed all the time. My gyn recommended changing it to a new one because the hormones may have waned just slightly enough to cause me to bleed non-stop. So I got a new implant, and had the same issue again at 18 months.

With Mirena, I was on an even keel, great libido and felt fine. At around the 4.5 year mark, I started to get more irritable and my libido decreased, and my gyn said that over time, the device lets out less of the hormone so it’s normal that I’m feeling that way (I still haven’t had any bleeding). He said I could leave it for another 6 months, but due to the symptoms of irritability and decreased libido, it would be better for me to change it sooner. Maybe it’s the same sort of thing with the implant? You might find that a new one will get you back to how you were before. However, if you’ve had the same issues from the very start of having the implant, nothing will change.

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