(Closed) IUD vs Arm implant birth control?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Spideykiss:  That makes me feel much better! I was nervous about the insertion, and it was nothing! But I am even MORE nervous about the removal. Hopefully since mine was a more recent one, the person knew what they were doing. I know I can feel mine easily and it doesn’t feel deep at all.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

@BlondieBee28:  I had the implant, which was great for 18 months (aside from some irregular bleeding), then I started bleeding all the time. I got a new one, which was the same until the 18 month mark. I switched to the Mirena IUD and absolutely love it! I’ve had it for 4.5 years and I’ll definitely be getting another in 6 months time! I haven’t had a period in all that time, and it’s just magic. There have been maybe 2 days of really, really light spotting, but that’s all. I’ve had no issues with it at all – actually, I did have some angry red pimples on my chin which the doctor said was hormonal, but prescribed me some antibiotic acne cream, which cleared them up really quickly.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MsW-to-MrsM:  the old arm implant was taken off the market in the US – the one you’re thinking of is that one. It had a few rods together (I think Norplant was teh name). The new one is approved and is only one rod (Implanon and Nexplanon). I’ve had several students w/ the newer one and they all loved it. 

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The implant caused me to have a heavy period every 2 WEEKS !! Horrible!

 

 

 

im now back on the pill and I’m guessing it will take a month or so for my period o become normal I. I’m very sick of the constant period!:(

 

 

Everyone  is different in how their body reacts to birth control but I never had problems with the pill

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

IUD’s are REALLY expensive..my OBGYN is not recommending this for me (I need to change birth control since I was diagnosed with osteopenia…..I’m on depo currently)….It is good for 5 years, but if yoiu plan on getting pregnant it is not something that would be recommended (taking it out before the 5 years makes it really expensive….)

 

 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

@BlondieBee28: Ah, understandable! I haven’t ever had any problems with my Nuavring, but obviously I know the side effects can be dryness and such. I’m sorry you’re experiencing those 🙁 as far as your fiance being uncomfortable during sex, if you end up not switching to another BC, you can take it out? You’re allowed to take it out for up to 3 hours and still be protected. I assume this could also possibly work if you’re sore: if you need to take it out for a little bit, as long as it’s under 3 hours, I think it might help a little. But these are just some tips for the time being if you want to alleviate some of the side effects you’re experiencing right now until you switch BC’s or decide to cope. I hope everything goes well for you whatever your decision is on the matter 🙂

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@darkflame:  Maybe it depends on your health insurance. Mine was completely covered and I was told it’s a relatively new thing after Obamacare started. Removal is covered too.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is covered….BUT since we are thinking kids in the next year or so….an IUD is pointless….that’s a lot of trauma in there before trying to have children…

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@BlondieBee28:  yes, I am fairly sensitive to hormonal BC… low sex drive, morning sickness, bloated, generally just not feeling like myself.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BlondieBee28:  Implanon is hormonal, which is why I had issues 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@darkflame:  Oh, yeah, if you’re planning on TTC soon, then it’s not worth it. But if you need reliable BC for 5 or more years, the IUD actually is cheaper than the pill. I paid for mine out-of-pocket. Of course, if your insurance covers it, then it doesn’t matter.

 

Post # 43
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Helper bee

I have the implant and have never had any issues with it. No period since it was inserted proves it’s working, and aside from a slight inconvenience when having it put in, you completely forget it’s there

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