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Has anyone ever had a contraceptive implant???

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Question - (20 April 2009) 2 Answers - (Newest, 21 April 2009)
A female United Kingdom age 26-29, anonymous writes:

I'm a 16 year old girl and ever since starting my period they've lasted about 8 or 9 days and have been very heavy and painful for the entirity. I made an appointment with my GP to talk about it, and she suggested 2 drugs, one was specifically designed for the periods and the other was the combined pill.

I'm on strong medication for a back problem and have been for 3 years, and apparently I couldn't have the drug specifically for periods so got given the pill. However, I had a bad allergic reaction to it and was hospitalised as a result.

After a long talk I got told that the P.O.P/mini pill or the contraceptive implant could have the desired effect. I had the contraceptive implant in December 2008, on the first day of my period as advised. My period immediately stopped and I didn't get one until 9 weeks ago, and it hasn't stopped since. The pain has completely gone, but 9 weeks is inconvenient and.. expensive.

What I would like to know is other people's experiences, and whether there is a solution to this? As I was told at the time that I shouldn't get it removed until it had been there 12 months, as they cost over £100 and it would be a waste.

What do you think?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (21 April 2009):

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Thanks for replying, I think I will book an appointment with the clinic as this is lasting too long to cope with to be honest. I'm relieved to know theres a drug that could help too.

Thanks x

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A female reader, kellyxxx United Kingdom +, writes (20 April 2009):

kellyxxx agony auntI had mine in for nearly two years. The first 4months were fine then the periods were really bad. I went to my doctor who prescribed me mercilon along side with the implant. The mercilon help calm the periods and make them regular instead of all over the place. The best thing you can do is to wait it out a few weeks and see how you feel, if you feel that you can't handle the periods then go and see a doctor!! They can do a lot of things! And they can take it out if worse comes to worse!x

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