I have created this site for women to discuss their experiences of Implanon.
Before I chose it, a year ago, as my method of contraception, I researched the implant on the web. I thought I had found all of the information irregular bleeding etc but I did not find out about the Implanon's link to depression and anxiety until it was in my body and I was living through it.
There is a gap in the information provided to women about this prosthetic hormone implant and I would welcome people to share their stories so that other women can be informed.
Many of the women I have spoken to, or whose stories I have read since, did not link their states of depression, anger and anxiety to the Implanon. Like me, they thought that life that was the issue and it has taken months / years for people to figure out what is causing the emotional disturbance. In one story I read, a woman was placed in a mental health ward and administered anti - depressants whilst on Implanon. Her emotions returned to normal once the implant was removed. The underlying fact is, Progesterone contains a neurological stimulant known to cause anxiety.
After my experience on the Implanon, I believe that this form of contraception should come with a psychological assessment from your GP or Nurse to make sure that you are not suffering from inadvertent depression, caused by the steroid in Implanon. I was left for 8 months to battle with it. The day after the implant was removed, a felt a change and I can honestly say, 2 weeks later, I feel back to normal and out of the dark hole I was in.
If you have felt the same or feel the same, please share you story.
Implant Girl xxx