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    So I was breastfeeding and my supply was up and down so the mini pill was too iffy, I was a little grossed out by the IUD and the only contracebtive (besides condoms) was the implanon so chose that. Started out fine and periods were very regular for 2 months. Then next period came and thought it'd be the same, I've hade a 4 week, very painful and uncomfortable period and it's driving me insane!

    Has anyone else had this experience? What did you do? Did it resettle again?



    About to go nuts but a 4 week wait to get into my dr and I really don't want to have to find another unless I have to. Is this normal or should i be concerned.

    Thanks in advance!

    Candy xo

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    hey momma, no advice on my behalf, but i am "in the market" for contracepties myself. will have to read up on this one. soz about the awful period ::hugs::

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    I had no period while I had an implanon so no help sorry. i put on a lot of weight with it and it made me very moody (or moodier LOL) so I got it removed after a year.

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    i have had it since may or about then. i had a 2 week spotting type period and then a heavier period for a few days and nothing since. i have heard though that it can be heavy and last for a long time.

    mrsmac- how long did it take for you to realise that you were extra moody with it? i feel as if it may be affecting me in this way but not sure. is it something that happens from the get go or builds up?

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    LOL! DP says I've been moodier but had a bit on my plate with needing to pack pre visiting family so DP doesn't cop all the packing AND moving while bubs and I are east. Forgot to add I've been really tired too and I've lost weight (not complaining as I got pretty hefty).

    Thanks for the input.

    Moon Child-I have heard of quite a few good reports regarding implanon just seems I'm not one of them.

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    this happened to me, bleeding lasted 8 weeks and was very ehavy, i became aneamic and had it removed,
    it started off good but after 4 months was terrible
    i then had the mirena put in and never looked back well for a year anyway then took it out to fall pregnant

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    Thanks for everyone's replies!

    Any IUD thoughts kinda creep me out but I'm wierd like that. Glad I'm not the only one that has issues with the inplanon. Think I might just go back on the pill I was on prior to pregnancy. Not breastfeeding now so it'd be safe. At least I know that agrees with me.... And made my skin blemish free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollo View Post

    mrsmac- how long did it take for you to realise that you were extra moody with it? i feel as if it may be affecting me in this way but not sure. is it something that happens from the get go or builds up?
    It took a while, I have depression so am on anti ds and was still worse with the implanon.

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    I have been in implanon for about 17.5 months. I get a period every 30-50 days, no set pattern to it. I usually bleed for about 2 weeks. Last time, I bled for 2 weeks, then stopped for a week and thought ok, that's good, then I bled again for a week. That's the worse I've had it (touch wood). Mine expires in April 2011 and I think I'll just stick with it because I'm used to the irregularity. I think though if I was like you and bled for 4+ weeks I would try something different.

    I do get really, really bad PMS on implanon though. My poor DH. I think we have a major major fight and I want to leave him roughly every 30-50 days and it just so happens to occur on about day 2 of my period.

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    I had implanon awhile ago. At first it was okay, I would get a spotting type period every three months or so, but each time it would last longer and longer. It started off being a couple of weeks and after about a year and a half it lasted 8 weeks. It was at that point that I got it taken out because it seemed that there was no end in sight to my bleeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmac View Post
    it made me very moody (or moodier LOL) so I got it removed after a year.
    Just twigged today that I've been snappy of late. Realised after reading people's moods being affected that it all made sense. I started an arguement with DP about not putting his mug in the sink (VERY UNLIKE ME) and i realised it wasn't the first time I started arguing over something petty. Soooooo getting this thing out of my arm, I don't want to be grumpy anymore

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    let me know if it works 4 ya.

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