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    Hi, so I've had the implant since January now and it's messed up my periods so much I'm on the verge of getting rid of it.

    At first there was no pattern but I had very long periods. Now I have periods lasting around 12 days, with about 4 weeks of no period. But in the last month, I had a 10 day period, came off for about 2 days, and have just come on again.

    Also I get the worst period pain I have ever experienced.

    How long should it take for my periods to settle down? Is it worth waiting a year? And what is another long term alternative? (Not the pill - always forget to take it and all types seem to cause same problems with periods).
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi, so I've had the implant since January now and it's messed up my periods so much I'm on the verge of getting rid of it.

    At first there was no pattern but I had very long periods. Now I have periods lasting around 12 days, with about 4 weeks of no period. But in the last month, I had a 10 day period, came off for about 2 days, and have just come on again.

    Also I get the worst period pain I have ever experienced.

    How long should it take for my periods to settle down? Is it worth waiting a year? And what is another long term alternative? (Not the pill - always forget to take it and all types seem to cause same problems with periods).
    It's worth seeing the doctor that gave you the implant and seeing if there's anything they can do to help you keep the implant in without all the issues, but you could always look into other methods like the injection or coil. Nine months is a long time for things to have not settled down
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    I agree with the above post. There are other options out there. Mine was the other way round, my period was fine for two years and then the last year I didnt bleed for two months and was then on for two weeks! You're not alone, but definitely go and see your GP.
 
 
 
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