I had the Implanon in for 3 years and then had it removed 3 days before the expiry date...
While on the Implanon I started having really bad mood swings, I gained so much weight that it was hard to control it even through diet & exercise, always felt like my stomach was bloated and had really bad acne break outs but worst of all I started falling into a really negative mind set because of all the side effects it was giving me.
The last 2 years of having my Implanon in was hell & now when I think of it, it really wasn't worth the effects & damage it caused my body & mental health just to save me from falling pregnant.
I would never recommend the Implanon to anyone unless there willing to go through all this just to save them from falling pregnant.
My road to recovery & effects after having it removed was trying to stabilize (balance) my hormone levels & giving my body time to heal & get back to normal again. My symptoms included hot flushes, unbalanced mood swings, cramps & pains, cold sweats, tender breast, head aches, sleepless nights & fragile emotions (Far from how I usually am)
However, if you are contemplating on having the Implanon inserted please make sure you are 100% certain & have read all the information about it while also expecting having these kinds of side effects.
When having it removed I would allow sometime off work if you are employed to give yourself time to recover & also make sure you have lots of support to help out with your kids as well, the state they may see you in can be just as concerning to them than it is to you so be mindful.
It took me a month to fully recover and All in all that experience was truly one to remember & a real good lesson learnt too. So happy I don't have it in anymore ^_^ will stick to common well known contraception from now on.