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johnandkymberley Tue 26-Mar-13 21:40:23

hiya everyone,
im new smile and just wanted to ask a couple of questions about the implanon. Can you get pregnant quickly after youve had it removed and i have had mine in 3 years in december (having it removed in 2 weeks) and i have been noticing recently i have been getting periods. when i first had it put in i never had any periods or pains but now i am getting them. As my hubby said the other day "are you bleeding again? you had that the other month didnt you?" men........
anyway i have read that you have to wait till youve had a period after its taken out before ttc? is this true? what has anyone else experienced?
i am already on folic acid, the doc put me on it yesterday as due to other medications i have to have (a whopping..) 5mg instead of 0.4mg which made me feel about adnormal but anyway!! hubby has been to boots and got his wellman conception on the 3 for 2 offer, he was well pleased with that! We are both eager to start and excited obviously. but as you can tell we want to do it "properly" as well because of my other tablets
anyway, ill look forward to your responses
thanks in advance
J&K grin

SmileAndPeopleSmileWithYou Wed 27-Mar-13 07:31:44

I had mine removed in the November and I found out I was pregnant in the March.
Hadn't had any periods at all when I had mine in but they started straight away.

Good luck!

roofio87 Wed 27-Mar-13 09:56:33

I had mine removed in November, I had on full period 6 weeks later and 4 weeks after that found out I was pregnant, just had my 12 weeks scan!!smile
good luck smile

johnandkymberley Wed 27-Mar-13 16:29:03

Omg I hope I am as quick as you 2!!

I'm all set, hubby bought a little comforter the other day, whilst in boots with his wellman stuff lol

I'm excited but just want it to happen, NOW

Have to wait till april 18th tho sad still we are going on holiday on Friday so it might take my mind off 'wanting' lol xxx

SmileAndPeopleSmileWithYou Wed 27-Mar-13 20:45:09

It is very exciting! I hope it happens quick for u, my boy is 4 months now and it has flown by!

TryDrawing Wed 27-Mar-13 21:00:38

For me, I had it removed in September, started ttc in December and got pregnant straight away. The implant is a really low dose, so there's nothing hanging around in your system after it is removed. Good luck!

Wereonourway Wed 27-Mar-13 21:02:45

Another quickie here.

Removed in the march, first period in the April, pregnant in the may.

And that was after 3 years implant and 8 years depo

JollyYellowGiant Wed 27-Mar-13 21:04:06

You can ttc right away - they suggest you wait so they can date your pregnancy more accurately. I got mine removed in Aug and conceived in November. But I was on the pill for a month after stopping the implanon.

johnandkymberley Wed 27-Mar-13 21:57:33

Omg ladies you are getting my hopes right up!!!

At this moment I am clearing out our third bedroom, last room to do in our house- we are clearing out the to make room and money!!

Thinking of having a little bambino is the only thing keeping me going!!! Otherwise I would have walked out the room hours ago lol

Xx

johnandkymberley Thu 28-Mar-13 22:10:26

Anyone else got any more info? Xx

BourbonsAndTea Thu 28-Mar-13 22:31:25

I had mine removed 10th Jan this year.. still waiting for AF - it would make a change from the many negative hpt's hmm
I really got my hopes up that I'd be one of the lucky 1st-monthers. I guess it's still early days though

johnandkymberley Thu 28-Mar-13 23:31:33

Sorry for being thick but what does AF and HPT'S stand for??

Sending you baby dust too***

BourbonsAndTea Fri 29-Mar-13 09:51:38

Thank you smile I hope you don't have to wait to long for a BFP after the implant is out.

BFP is Big Fat Positive (in case you didnt already know)
AF is a period or Aunt Flo
HPT's is Home Pregnancy Tests
I've taken loads but luckily they're only Internet Cheapies (IC's) from Ebay.
Off to take another now but I don't feel at all pregnant.
I had loads of what felt like symptoms, for the first 6 ish weeks after removal, but I think that must have been hormones being weird. Now I feel normal, like I did with the implant in. I didn't have any bleeding with it in and haven't had since. It's not even been 3 months yet so I think I'll give it a few more weeks then call the docs.

You don't have to wait for a period before TTC that's just so that the professionals can date your pregnancy easier but you're better off just getting started as it can take some time for your body to get back into routine and you could be one of the lucky ones smile If you do get pregnant and aren't sure of dates they'll send you for an additional early scan or guesstimate based on when the Implant is removed.

Sorry I rambled a bit there..

greencattis Fri 29-Mar-13 12:33:29

I found this group helpful with lots of information:
http://community.babycentre.co.uk/groups/a3876135/ttc_after_implant

It seems that generally the hormones leave your system pretty quick (72 hours max my doctor said) and then you are just like everyone else trying to conceive. Might take one month for one couple and five years for another...
Hope that helps!

Good luck. Lots of babydust x

johnandkymberley Fri 29-Mar-13 16:59:11

Thanks greencattis ill look at that

Bourbons and tea is this your first baby you are trying for?? Thanks for the abbreviations btw (I know that one lol!!)
Xx

BourbonsAndTea Mon 01-Apr-13 11:58:35

Argh Greencattis That's just made me worry more! It seems to me that hormonal Birth control can mask any problems a woman might have with Fertility.. so within a few days of removal everything should go back to normal but normal for a woman could be fertility issues.
I might be causing my lack of a
normal cycle by worrying though..
I am trying for a baby no.2

It's hard to find any official advice regarding TTC after the removal of Implanon. All official advice is about how effective it is and how it may affect you while you are using it.

johnandkymberley Mon 01-Apr-13 13:44:56

Hmm I suppose everyone is different, but I want to know what I am going to be like. This is my first baby!

Well I'll just have to wait for the 18th of April and see what happens smile xxx

pizzaqueen Mon 01-Apr-13 16:49:14

I had my implant out at the end of February. I bled for 8 days really heavily and nothing since. Has anyone had problems with their periods coming back after the implant?

I'm not pregnant either done 2 BFN. It's good to hear these positive stories but I'm also stressed there's something wrong.

I'm really worried maybe the implant has damaged my fertility as I had problems on it constantly bleeding but kept it in for 2 years as family planning clinic wouldn't remove it for me any sooner.

johnandkymberley Mon 01-Apr-13 23:01:45

Pizzaqueen, I don't believe they wouldn't take it out!! You should have demanded it!!
I HAVE to have the implant due to other medication nothing else is suitable!

Blowing all baby dust ***

pizzaqueen Tue 02-Apr-13 08:34:15

Johnandkymberley, they said I had to leave it in at least a year to let it 'settle down' as its a very expensive method of contraception for it to just be taken out, after a year they put me on the pill with it and told me to wait 6 months. So I asked my GP to take it out and he said he didn't deal with them and I had to go back to family planning. So altogether had it in over 2 years!

I'm hoping af shows up sometime soon. I was told when I got it removed that fertility returns rights away but now I've read so many other stories that say otherwise. I can only wait and see I suppose.

Has anyone on here used Angus Castus to help af return?

johnandkymberley Tue 02-Apr-13 11:16:41

Pizza queen what a rigmarole!! My friend had her implant put in wrong and it was a nightmare for her to have it taken out, although it had snapped and everything!

Angus castus may help but did the doc recommend a time frame when AF would be here???

My AF were so irregular before the implant but then in he first 2 years of the implant I had nothing but in this last year it's all been settling down and coming on time so I'm hoping this will continue after the implant is removed!

It only takes 2 seconds to become pregnant - that's a real fact!! Xxx

FairyJen Tue 02-Apr-13 11:20:11

If it makes you feel better I conceived ds with mine still in! Good luck grin

johnandkymberley Tue 02-Apr-13 20:44:19

Thanks fairyjen, how long had you had it in?? Xxx

FairyJen Wed 03-Apr-13 10:04:38

It was my second one so about 2 years... First one went in straight after dd for full 3 years no probs and then was replaced it just randomly failed for some reason. Still I suppose gorgeous ds is worth it grin

<< ponders if could sue implanon so can actually afford ds... >>

johnandkymberley Wed 03-Apr-13 11:28:10

Lmao fairyjen!!!

When I was diagnosed with epilepsy they put me on a medication called sodium valproate, but took me off it when I got older as if i was get pregnant on that medication it could cause serious problems for the baby. A few years in I heard that a lot of mothers had been put on the medication when the docs knew they had been pregnant, they sued them and ended up with £1000.00's each!!!

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