Nexplanon help

posted 2 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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1192 posts
Bumble bee

I think you’re going to get really varied response. I tend to notice that Nexplanon is really favorable for your or it isn’t. I have no complaints with mine except diminished sex drive.

Other than that, I break out less, face is clearer, no noticable weight gain, PMS is less severe and overall cramping/pain is less. I bleed one approx every two months, though it’s not as regular as it was without. I only tried Yazmine for a month, but would have liked to stay on that if not for the fact that I’m really bad at remembering to take daily pills.

Post # 18
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557 posts
Busy bee

Why do you want to pump homones and stick stuff in you that doesn’t belong? Scary. All this stuff gives me the shivers.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

hd0430 : I don’t think generally it’s that extreme though… Horror stories are in fact just that. You don’t really hear people going out there to post about how normal their experiences are. I don’t really know how they could insert it wrong tbh. Its just under the skin and they insert it with a needle, almost like a bigger version of those needles that draw your blood.

My OB told me the number one reason for people coming back to take it out is because they don’t like the irregular bleeding. Usually people continue to spot for a while, but if your body doesn’t regulate within six months, there are short term pills the OB can prescribe to help your body reset to the new cycle. Some people don’t seem to know that or aren’t informed by their doctors so they want it out because they think they’re going to spot forever.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

I’ve had the Nexplanon for about a year! I love it!

I don’t get periods at all, but I do get period like symptoms. For instance, I may feel bloated and a bit Irritable 2-3 days a month. I also get cluster headaches around that time (I always used to get them on my period- so I don’t think that’s a side effect of the Nexplanon, just me!), and break out on my face. But, no blood! Don’t have to worry about pads or tampons or anything. Also no other symptoms/side effects that I can tell! Maybe the only one is that sometimes (I’m a side-sleeper) when I lay on that arm I can feel a slight pinch, just kind of like a tugging, but it’s usually not even bad enough for me to roll over haha.

I will say though, I had a terrible experience with having it put in, and I wish someone would have told me it could happen so I would have been more prepared. There was no pain at all because the girl numbed my arm with a shot first (just a little pinch), but then when she went to insert it she ended up severing an artery in my arm- and it was terrible. I had blood squirting out of my arm, and they had to wrap it in these huge gauze pads really tight and didn’t let me leave until it stopped bleeding (about 20 minutes). I’m a bit squeamish- and that was a LOT of blood. They gave me a juice box, haha. I had a HUGE bruise about a quarter the size of my upper arm that was purple and black and hurt really bad for about a week. It was hard to put a bra on/get dressed by myself, and I was also a bit traumatized and was terrified I was going to open it back up (though they said that was pretty impossible- I was still a bit shell shocked). The bruise has since completely healed though. I know I’m going to hate going in to get it taken out. 

I would ask for someone who’s inserted one before, because I found out afterwords that it was the first time she was doing it and had only ever watched it being done. She even said “oops” as it went in. *shivers* just figured I’d share my experience- though it’s probably not the norm.

Post # 21
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557 posts
Busy bee

Anyone ever use a good old fashioned diaphram? No side effects, inserts in a jiffy and no yucky hormones or pokey things in you that can cause an infection.

Post # 22
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351 posts
Helper bee

merrymargaret :  …diaphragms actually increase your risk of developing UTIs. But seriously, why ride in here on your high horse and get judgy about “yucky hormones” that give you the shivers? Must get tiring…

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

merrymargaret :  You being so narrow minded in literally everything you post gives ME the shivers. 

Some women NEED those hormones. It was discovered that I had PCOS at the age of fifteen. I literally bled through super plus tampons in less than an hour for six months straight. AT FIFTEEN. I was placed on the pill with no avail. Doctors just kept toying with different varieties. Some of my pills made me so sick after ingestion that I couldn’t eat. I let that go on for over three years before switching to a new doctor who referred me to another doctor that specializes in implantation bc. Nexplanon is a god send for some people. If you don’t like the idea of having a rod in your arm, don’t get implanted bc. But don’t shit on the women who do. 

Post # 24
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Newbee

My doctor told me that 1/3 of people who get it have their regular period, 1/3 of people will have no period, and 1/3 will have heavier or prolonged periods.

Unfortunately I was in the group who got prolonged periods. I had my period almost constantly for 18 months and ended up anaemic as a result. I now have a copper coil, which my body agrees with a lot more.

You won’t know until you try it though. A friend got one and she loves it. 

Post # 25
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Newbee

I loooove mine.  I had one regular period a few weeks after insertion, and then nothing.  Less mood swings, skin is better.  Life is great!

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