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Implanon? BakerBabe (; Honolulu, Hawaii 422 posts
28th Apr '13

I'm thinking about getting the implanon or nexplanon or whatever is the cheapest/most recommended when we get married. But I don't have insurance? Has anyone ever had experience with the implanon? Does it hurt? Can you feel it all the time? Is there a payment plan I can do, since I don't have insurance? TIA.

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9288 posts
status 28th Apr '13

It doesnt hurt. Ive had nexplanon since November. The insertion is simple. It hurt for like 2 days because I bruised badly. Im severly anemic so that was a given that I would bruise. But you can feel it being put in because they numb you first. You can feel it if you touch it. But thats it. I forget I have it honestly.



I dont know about your other questions. Im guessing you would have to ask your doctors office.

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 3939 posts
28th Apr '13

Ive had implanon for over a year.




It didnt hurt much to go in. It bruised for a couple of days afterwards.



At first i loved it but after doing some research and some stuff I hate the damn thing.



I feel it in my arm all the time. Its moved from the original location.Its thinned out my hair. Horrible mood swings, The first 6 months i bled non stop

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1026 posts
28th Apr '13

I've had Implanon for about five months now. I had it placed at my 6 week pp check up. I love it! It didn't hurt to be placed-they numb your arm first. I can only feel it if I touch it, but the first couple of days I could feel it every time I moved my arm. If you have a planned parenthood in your area, they have payment plans for birth control. I used to have to get my depo shot there because I didn't have health insurance.



I haven't had a period since being on it, which is nice. Implanon is comparable to Depo though, so if you've had a bad experience with Depo then most doctor's will recommend that you don't get Implanon because it's the same hormone.

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 3939 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Mandi Bass:" I've had Implanon for about five months now. I had it placed at my 6 week pp check up. I love it! It ... [snip!] ... had a bad experience with Depo then most doctor's will recommend that you don't get Implanon because it's the same hormone."


I had depo and no problems with it, Implanon is nothing but trouble for me

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1026 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting BlackVelvet:" I had depo and no problems with it, Implanon is nothing but trouble for me"


My friend had the same problem... Depo worked great but on Implanon she bled nonstop and gained a ton of weight.... it was terrible. My sister on the other hand had it the other way. She had a horrible time with Depo and then convinced her doctor to let her try Implanon anyways and it worked great for her.



I got pregnant on Depo. I didn't want Implanon because I didn't trust it... but they wouldn't let me get my tubes tied (I'm only 22) and I'm not a fan of IUDs. So far I have lucked out and it's been pretty great.



EDIT: Why don't you get it removed if you're having a rough time with it?

BakerBabe (; Honolulu, Hawaii 422 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Mandi Bass:" I've had Implanon for about five months now. I had it placed at my 6 week pp check up. I love it! It ... [snip!] ... had a bad experience with Depo then most doctor's will recommend that you don't get Implanon because it's the same hormone."


How much does it originally cost, do you know? I work at McDonalds, minimum wage, ugh. For planned parenthood, if I did a payment plan, do you know how much that would be? Or even if I did a payment plan through my original dr without insurance?

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1026 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting LexyBaker:" How much does it originally cost, do you know? I work at McDonalds, minimum wage, ugh. For planned parenthood, ... [snip!] ... a payment plan, do you know how much that would be? Or even if I did a payment plan through my original dr without insurance?"


It costs roughly 450-550 dollars to have it inserted and about the same to have it removed. For my Depo I paid 50 dollars a month until it was paid for. I'm not sure how much the payments would be at a normal doctor's office. You should call and check! Doctor's typically send you a bill but also require a co pay which is different at every clinic. If they just bill you then you can contact their billing office to set up a payment plan for any amount that you can afford.