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So nervous Nichole Spurlock 2 kids; Cornelia, Georgia 429 posts
17th Apr '13

I'm going to the doctor today for my six week check up (which is cake) and getting something called Implanon for birth control because we don't have enough money right now for the hubby's surgery (Implanon is completely covered on our insurance). Well I was very curious about how it worked and all so I did my homework. Apparently it is injected just under the skin on the arm and lasts for three years. The size of this thing amazed me... in my eyes it's pretty big for something that has to be injected. This thing doesn't absorb in the body... got to have it removed via scalpel and forceps after three years or else I could get sick. I have no problem getting it... I'm just nervous as hell. Has anyone else on here did the Implanon?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
17th Apr '13

Everyone I know who has it HATES it with a passion. And half of them have gotten pregnant.

Rista Kat [+ 1.5] Due December 19; 1 child; De Land, Florida 5890 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Everyone I know who has it HATES it with a passion. And half of them have gotten pregnant."


:!:
I know 3 people personally that have.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
17th Apr '13

I have it. Had it for combined 4 years now and I love it.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9362 posts
status 17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nichole Spurlock:</b>" I'm going to the doctor today for my six week check up (which is cake) and getting something called Implanon ... [snip!] ... or else I could get sick. I have no problem getting it... I'm just nervous as hell. Has anyone else on here did the Implanon?"</blockquote>




I have the next gen version of it called nexplanon or implanon NXT. I love it. I've had it since nov last year and get it removed in nov 2014. So far so good. No period, no break outs, no mood swings, no weight gain. And increased sex drive (which I don't take advantage of and it's driving me nuts lol).

Lauren ∆ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7077 posts
17th Apr '13

Had it twice for two years each time. I hated those four years. I bled constantly. I'm on the pill now, I finally have normal periods woo!

Nichole Spurlock 2 kids; Cornelia, Georgia 429 posts
17th Apr '13

For the ladies that have it: did y'all use any other form of BC?

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9362 posts
status 17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nichole Spurlock:</b>" For the ladies that have it: did y'all use any other form of BC?"</blockquote>



Nope.

Lauren ∆ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7077 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nichole Spurlock:</b>" For the ladies that have it: did y'all use any other form of BC?"</blockquote>




Nope and never had one scare.

Nichole Spurlock 2 kids; Cornelia, Georgia 429 posts
17th Apr '13

It wasn't at all bad... they gave me the Nexplanon. No one told me that the area gets numbed before they do the injection.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
18th Apr '13

I had the norplant 13years ago & I neverhad problems with it