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Old 23-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has experienced 'rapid' and 'uncontrollable' weight gain after having Implanon inplanted?

I have been on it about 18 months... one of the 'side effects' was likelihood of reduced periods - sold me!! rofl

It's been awesome - except that I have gained about 15kgs since I started using it!

My usual weight now should be around 58 - 59 kgs (mid-life I stacked on a couple of extra so say about 60kgs lol)

When I was pregnant with my second child I went up to 71kgs... and was advised to 'watch my weight!' pppffttt as if! Yummmm... lol

Anyway, lost the preggers weight and went back to my regular weight... till now

I eat very little - don't pick or anything during the day and just have a small meal at night (salad and steak or veggies... simple, no salt foods etc). Am active, don't drink yadda, yadda, yadda.

So, my only thought is that it is the Implanon

I don't really want to take it out because of the benefits (even moods, lack of period), but...

Any comments/suggestions/experiences?
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Old 23-01-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Sorry cant really help with advice, but i had the same thing Implanon = weight gain but at the time that was more important than being pregnant
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Old 23-01-2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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lol nope, never gained any weight when i was on implanon... in fact i lost about 10-15kgs
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I haven't gained any weight on it but man am having other issues with it. Doc said give it 6 months and of cause for me it has only been 3 1/2 months so far, but far out bleeding had better settle down by 6 months because I am over it so far First 6 wks was constant, now it is only every two weeks for at least 5 days I never majorly had any PMS but now geez watch out the day before....... Love the fact that I am not getting pregnant though any time soon Hubby is finally starting to realise it might be best for him to take a turn on responsibility for no more kids
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I haven't gained any weight on it but man am having other issues with it. Doc said give it 6 months and of cause for me it has only been 3 1/2 months so far, but far out bleeding had better settle down by 6 months because I am over it so far First 6 wks was constant, now it is only every two weeks for at least 5 days I never majorly had any PMS but now geez watch out the day before....... Love the fact that I am not getting pregnant though any time soon Hubby is finally starting to realise it might be best for him to take a turn on responsibility for no more kids
I had the same problem as you but i couldnt put up with it and had it taken out about a month and a bit later, it just wouldnt stop! so took it out it just wasnt me
Didnt notice anything else with it though
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ive had implanon for about 3 years or longer now and i cant say it made me gain weight. yes i gained weight, but it was due to leaving my active job for a minesite job with 12 hours sitting down and lots of bad food!
i also lost 15 kilos in the last 6 months and i am still on implanon havent had it changed or anything in that time so it def cant be it...
ive never had any problems with it. love it totally, as i dont have periods... i get them once every 4 to 6 months unless i am stressed then i get them as well...
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Old 23-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the replies so far... my, aren't we all different!

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Sorry cant really help with advice, but i had the same thing Implanon = weight gain but at the time that was more important than being pregnant
Beutey - just wondering - I get the impression that you have now had it removed (?) If so, when it was removed, did you loose the extra weight or did it stay on?
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When i had it, i stacked the weight on.... didnt lose it when i got it taken out either i was contemplating fetting one put back in though... but not tooo sure cos of the weight i gained from it
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hmmm interesting.

i had one in two and a half ish years ago and then developed a seperate medical issue which apparently mostly caused my weight gain from then to now. Was 20kg heavier than before at my heaviest. I have done some research and always felt there was more to it.

due to have it out soon so will see if it helps with my weight loss
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Old 23-01-2010, 09:34 PM   #10
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Yep - stacked it on when I had an implant. Took me nearly 2 years to lose it again,
Now have a slow progesterone release IUD - BRILLIANT!! No periods, no weight gain, no spots, no sore boobs... Still get PMT tho .
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