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Implant causing problems, not sure which contraceptive to use.

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Fcas Mon 06-Aug-12 22:54:15

I have had the implant since September oast year since then I have had irregular bleeds at least 3 times a month lasting 1-5 days. My last implant before having DS I had nothing for 3 years.
I'm now fed up with this and not sure what to change to I was on microgynon..
But i am very forgetful, missed pill here & there and I now have DS as a result of my forgetfulness.
Im considering the injection, I'm not wanting to be caught out again.
Any suggestions?

TheLightPassenger Mon 06-Aug-12 23:05:40

the depo injection might be just as bad for irregular bleeding though, as all progesterone based contraception is quite likely to cause irregular bleeding as a side effect, and you need to remember to get it at the right time every few months. You might be better putting up with the implant tbh.

TheLightPassenger Mon 06-Aug-12 23:06:10

maybe mirena would be worth a try, though that can also cause irregular bleeding?

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 07-Aug-12 16:54:35

mirena is most likely to stop or reduce bleeding as that is one of the things it is used to help with (heavy periods). I had constant spotting/bleeding with the depo and put on loads of weight (common side effect) and after having cerazette (and no bleeding) for about 3 years I now have the mirena coil. It has been fine so far and have only had a few days of light spotting/bleeding and the rest of the time am period free.

GimmeIrnBru Sun 14-Oct-12 16:10:44

I've also had problems with the Implant. Wouldn't recommend it and would not suggest just putting up with the bleeds as it can have an impact on your emotional wellbeing. I would suggest a meeting at your FPC and talk over your options.

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