hi I got diagnosed with PCOS in 2019 and tried to take the pill birth control but it made me feel really flat. I’m 21 now and my symptoms have gotten worse so I’m considering my options! I want to get the Nexaplanon implant - does anyone have any experiences with it?
Polycystic Ovary (PCOS)
Loss of weight
I've never taken any kind of birth control for it :/ I took Metformin and now I take Spironolact
I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2017 and in 2018 I got the Nexplanon implant in my arm. The first 4 or 5 months it was wonderful! I never had a period I felt great and I was losing weight. Then starting the 6th month I started having my period constantly. I was bleeding for over 2 months straight and it was heavy bleeding. My mood and emotions were all over the place. I went to many doctors about this and they said not to worry. One ended up putting me on the pill along with the implant and I never felt worse in my life. Mentally and physically I just felt like crap. I've talked to other women in my life about the implant in general and they have similar stories to me. When I finally found a doctor who would take the implant out she said that this thing works like a dream for a small percentage of people but a lot more its not a great choice. After removing the implant I've been in a strict zero gluten diet and a lot more exercise. I still have the symptoms of PCOS but it's way better than the emotional roller coaster I had while on that implant. I don't want to scare you away from everything but this is just what my experience was ❤️ I know how lost you may feel and I'm crossing my fingers that this treatment works for you!
I kept the implant in for 2 1/2 years.
I have PCOS and have had my implant for 3 years, and actually getting a new one tomorrow! It is wonderful!! Especially if you’re like me and have a bad reaction to artificial estrogen in pills. It doesn’t necessarily help my PCOS but I think it makes the BC side effects not as prominent
Everyone will react differently unfortunately. I have heard from people with PCOS that absolutely swear by the Nexplanon or Implanon implants. But for me, I bled for a year straight, no breaks and super heavy and my DR refused to remove it until I finally had enough and told them I would take it out myself if they didn't do it because the bleeding was too much for me to handle anymore.
I have pcos and nexplanon and I love it. I had some spotting the first couple months, but haven't had a period now for a couple of years which is great considering I think pcos contributed to some of my pms and painful period symptoms.
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