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I had my Implanon removed on Friday. It hasn't even been a week but I'm totally impatient to start cycling again. I really hope my body can go back to normal and start ovulating quickly.
Anyone else in a similar situation?
lovesmyboys:I was reading about Implanon on their website. It is implanted in to your arm? How does the doctor actually implant it, what is the procedure?
The procedure is actually pretty quick and painless. It is inserted in the back of your arm (usually the left). They apply numbing medication first, which feels like getting a shot. Then they make a small incision in your skin and put the Implanon in. This part didn't hurt at all, it just felt like someone was poking me. The Implanon is about the size of a matchstick and you can't see it once it's in but you can feel it when you touch your arm.
The removal procedure is similar and also didn't hurt I was pretty happy with it--it's good for 3 years and it's as effective as getting your tubes tied. I liked having a BC that I didn't have to think about.
The big downside is that a many insurance policies won't cover it and it can be very pricey. I had the insertion done for free as part of a research project, but I ended up having to pay for the removal. I had it taken out at Planned Parenthood for $75--all the ob/gyn offices I called would have charged me between $400 and $700--ouch! And that was just for the removal, so figure insertion would be even more expensive.
Wow glad to know! We are not sure if we want more than two kids. So we are looking for a method of BC that is easier than remembering the pill or nuva ring each month.
But that's getting way ahead of ourselves, I would like to get Pregnant with #2 first haha.
I'm still waiting to see if my cycle actually has restarted after 10 years-ish on Depo-Provera. I didn't get my next shot in January. I had spotting for a few days in April and then exactly 28 days later had my first real AF. Hoping that it shows up again around June 11!!!! (Or hoping that I actually did O and am PG, but probably not :D).
The wait for it to come back is so long!!!!
I stopped taking my BCP a month ago. AF is supposed to arrive in two days and I'm not feeling any PMS symptoms like I did when on BCP. Not sure what that means...
So, yes...I'm kinda in the same boat as you!
SushiNoMore:Me! I'm waiting. My doctor doesn't really want to give me provera, so I'm waiting to start things on my own.
This for me too....CD 97 here