(Closed) Is Implanon destroying my life?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know about it changing you but I think it took a year for me to finally adjust to the patch.  Maybe yours is longer?  Have you talked to your doctor about it?  On another note, the patch has been working really really well for me.  I’ve been on it for 2 years now and not even a scare. 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@canthugallcats: I hated Implanon. It’s really effective (99+% if I remember my sex lectures correctly), but the havoc it wrought on my body made it not worth it for me. There are other forms of contraception you can use, and it’s not worth continuing with a contraceptive that isn’t working for you, especially if it’s affecting your mental state.

 

My advice? Talk to your doctor about an IUD. I believe they have similar rates of efficacy and I know it’s the birth control of choice for a lot of my friends. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did the nuva ring and it turned me into a raging maniac and I went off it after 4 months.  I feel like it made me bipolar and angry all the time it was weird, I never had that reaction to  BC in the past when I was younger (used to take Low Overall).

I’m really against birth control now and refuse to use it.  It just seems really wrong and messing with the natural way of things in your body.  I hear those comercials about new products and not having a period for a year and that honestly seems really scary to me.  We use the pullout method lol I know that’s  bad, but it’s worked for 3 years.

So yea the BC could be ruining your life..I would go off it, or get it removed if you can.  It’s not worth it! 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@nontraditionalmiami: I had the Nuva Ring too – and it made me almost bipolaR

so glad I’m not the only one who had that effect from it… 🙁 Sorry it happened to you tho! I know I wouldn’t want it to happen to someone else…

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I took mine for a whole year tho… =[

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would suggest an IUD if you don’t plan on having a baby for 3-5 years, most insurance will cover it but it is expensive there are 2 kinds, one that releases a low dose of hormones and one that doesn’t at all, I would say try the one that doesn’t. I was on BC pills thru high school then when I graduated I went to the shot Depo and that was absolutely horrible I spotted every day for 9 months! Went back on the pill to regulate me and now just use condoms as I found out the BC pills were making me have morning sickness all the time.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I thought they took the patch off the market because it was causing an excessive amount of blood clots? I loved the patch when I was on it, with the exception that the sticky site smelled after a few days, and it darkened my skin around the patch area.

I guess I’m lucky in that I’ve tried ALL the hormonal BC (besides IUD’s and Implanon) and didn’t have any bad reactions besides when I used depo (that stuff is awful!). I’m coming to the realization now though that my body does not react the same as when I was younger, and they are definitely killing my sex drive now. FI and I have decided that once this ring (I’m on Nuva now) is finished, we’re switching to condoms. I’m tired of hormonal BC screwing with me, and I agree, it might be more convenient, but it doesn’t feel natural.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What you are describing is exactly what the injection called depo did to me, when i came off it it felt like poison had left my body, I couldnt believe the change. I would get it out if I were you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@LessIsMoore: ME TOO! Depo made me INSANE! That was one of the worst times of my life, it seemed! It took me quite a while to realize it was even that. So happy to be off of it. I’ve heard a lot of girls that have been on Depo and just lose their mind!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Hormonal birth control can effect you like you wouldn’t believe. It made me crazy, and I got pregnant twice on it. Pill once, depo the 2nd. If you want good BC and aren’t looking to get pregnant within a few years, talk to your doctor about an IUD (paraguard is non hormonal, mirena is hormonal). Some women don’t realize they’re so sensitive to hormonal changes, I know I didn’t. My ob/gyn told me I got a preview of how menopause will be for me. I’m scared now LOL. 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow, I have Implanon and I love it.  I’ve had absolutely no side effects.  I hope you figure out what is causing this and that if it is the implanon that you get it removed asap!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would consider the IUD.  Mirena can cause many of the same symptoms as implanon but less likely.  The paragard might work for you.

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