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Cast Your Vote:

    • mirena -- Votes: 5
    • implanon -- Votes: 3
mirena or implanon MamaBear✿ 2 kids; New Mexico 572 posts
18th Oct '12

I go to my 6 week pp appt on November 12th and I am not totally set on which bc method I want to use. how was your experience using these?

Krystal +2 Boys 2 kids; Kentucky 914 posts
18th Oct '12

I had the mirena twice and it was really good!! My SIL just had to haver her implanon took out cuz she bled for months

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
18th Oct '12

I have had a love hate relationship with my implanon. It was great at first. Went through a phase where I bled for like a month straight. But it seems like the hormones have kind of calmed down and I have a regular cycle now. Like a 5 day period approximately a month apart. And they have been getting lighter and shorter so I'm expecting them to stop soon. Haven't had any side effects like hot flashes or mood swings either.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
18th Oct '12

Implanon was horrible for me! I gained 40 lbs, bled heavily every 2 weeks for over a week at a time. Had terrible cramps, mood swings and headaches. I hated it. Now I have Mirena and love it! I'm still losing weight, no bleeding at all (except I spot for a day every month) I do have some irritability but nothing like with Implanon. No issues for me.

T+J=J&P 2 kids; Indiana 1179 posts
18th Oct '12

Hated both!
With Mirena I had horrible mood swings, a lot of weight gain, no sex drive, it hurt to have sex, horrible back pain, and DH could feel it.
With Implanon I bled for pretty much 10 months, constant migrains, and severe depression.
The pill works best for me.

Adam+Ali=Addy♥ TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Albuquerque, New Mexico 1298 posts
18th Oct '12

I had the mirena.
Overall it was a good experience.



Cons:
No sex drive
Mood Swings



Pros:
No weight gain
No periods (after the 3mo mark of having it inserted)
No PMS symptoms except for mood swings (no bloating, cravings etc.)
:)