Quick Answer: Can The Implant Affect Your Mood?

Can the implant affect your mental health?

What can happen: It’s important for those considering changing contraception to know that the implant can also have an impact on your mental health.

Dr Venkat says: “Effects can occasionally include depression.”.

Does the implant make you fat?

Implant users had modest increases in body size and a 2 percent increase in body fat. A 2016 study found that the hormonal birth control implant did not directly cause weight gain. However, women who were told that the implant might cause weight gain were more likely to think they had gained weight.

What can stop the implant from working?

Some medicines can make the implant less effective, such as:medicines for HIV, epilepsy and tuberculosis.complementary remedies, such as St John’s Wort.some antibiotics, such as rifabutin or rifampicin.

Can Implanon cause emotional problems?

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as new/worsening depression), lump in the breast, unwanted facial/body hair, severe stomach/abdominal/pelvic pain, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

Does the implant have any side effects?

The most common birth control implant side effect is spotting (light bleeding or brown discharge), especially in the first 6-12 months. Sometimes the implant causes long-term spotting, or periods can get longer and heavier. But for most people, the implant makes their periods way lighter.

Is the implant making me depressed?

My implant definitely made me depressed in a way I had not experienced before. Implanon is easy to put in, and difficult and painful to take out. The doctor had to dig in my arm for ages. Doctors also didn’t want to believe me when I told them my hormonal contraceptive was affecting my mental health.

How do you tell if you’re pregnant on nexplanon?

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may notice the following signs and symptoms:a missed period.implantation spotting or bleeding.tenderness or other changes in the breasts.fatigue.nausea and food aversions.backaches.headaches.a frequent need to urinate.More items…

What does the implant do to your body?

The contraceptive implant is inserted beneath the skin of the upper arm. The implant releases a progestational hormone to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. The implant typically suppresses ovulation as well.

Does the implant make you crazy?

You may have unpleasant side effects. The Nexplanon site says about 1 in 10 women stop using the implant because of changes like these. There is a chance that there will be complications with the insertion. Other common side effects are mood swings, weight gain, headache, acne, and a depressed mood.

How long does it take your body to adjust to nexplanon?

When you introduce hormones into your body, it can take a few months to adjust. If side effects don’t improve after six months, you should talk with your health care provider.

How much weight do you gain on nexplanon?

Implant (e.g. Nexplanon): It’s unclear whether the implant contributes to weight gain. One study showed that after using the implant for a year, users had gained 0.1 kg (0.22 lbs), which was similar to the weight gained by people using the copper IUD (19).

Can the implant change your personality?

Some women using implants report negative changes in mood and sex drive, while some report improved mood and sex drive. Such changes could be caused by many other factors, so it is difficult to attribute them to implant use. A large majority of implant users do not report any change.

What happens when you come off the implant?

Overall, you should feel completely normal after getting your implant taken out. Your arm may feel tender or swollen around where the implant was for a few days. It may look bruised for a week or two. Your doctor or nurse will tell you how to wash and take care of your skin for a couple of days after removal.

What cancels out nexplanon?

Certain medicines may make NEXPLANON less effective, including: Aprepitant. Barbiturates. Bosentan.