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    I have done my research and tomorrow I am going to a drop-in session to see if the contraceptive implant is suitable for me. What will that entail? As far as I know I fit all the criteria except I used to get migraines. Any help or advice for the drop-in sessions and implant fitting would be well appreciated. Thanks
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    Any help anyone?
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    Just keep calm, it's relatively painless as they use anaesthetic and the level of protection the implant provides is exemplary. It can hurt for a few days afterwards though as your body isn't used to having a foreign object there.

    The only major downside to the implant is that in about 3/10 women it can cause constant bleeding, which sucks (I'm one of those people!). But 3/10 women stop having periods altogether and 4/10 have periods as normal, so hopefully you'll be in one of those categories. The implant is definitely worth it, I'd recommend it highly.
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    The insertion is virtually painless and as long as you don't press is it won't hurt you over the next few days (from my experience anyway) and it doesn't bother you from day to day life. My advice would be get it in the arm that you don't write with just in case.

    Know that it can take up to a year (!!!) for all the hormones to settle down so don't be alarmed if it messes up your period for a while, and don't freak out if it doesn't come one month.

    Anyway, I love mine and would highly recommend it! Just make sure you're honest with the doctor at your appointment. Good Luck x
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    (Original post by georgiaswift)
    Just keep calm, it's relatively painless as they use anaesthetic and the level of protection the implant provides is exemplary. It can hurt for a few days afterwards though as your body isn't used to having a foreign object there.

    The only major downside to the implant is that in about 3/10 women it can cause constant bleeding, which sucks (I'm one of those people!). But 3/10 women stop having periods altogether and 4/10 have periods as normal, so hopefully you'll be in one of those categories. The implant is definitely worth it, I'd recommend it highly.
    (Original post by Kathryn JLR)
    The insertion is virtually painless and as long as you don't press is it won't hurt you over the next few days (from my experience anyway) and it doesn't bother you from day to day life. My advice would be get it in the arm that you don't write with just in case.

    Know that it can take up to a year (!!!) for all the hormones to settle down so don't be alarmed if it messes up your period for a while, and don't freak out if it doesn't come one month.

    Anyway, I love mine and would highly recommend it! Just make sure you're honest with the doctor at your appointment. Good Luck x
    Thank you to both of you. I had my appointment today and I'm getting it put in in March
 
 
 
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