jktoml (jktoml) wrote in vaginapagina,

Side Effects from HBC with Implanon?

 Hello! This is my first post here (or on livejournal!), although I've been following posts for awhile.  My name is Julia, I am 20 and NP, and in a relationship.  I'm sorry ahead of time is this post is long, but I want to give some background information so everything makes sense.

I went on HBC pill in June 2008 and went off in April 2010 (Alesse for a year and the Levora).  I had no bad effects from the pill, I just wanted a long-term birth control that I didn't have to worry about.  During May, I was on the Nuvaring while deciding if I wanted the Implanon or an IUD, just to try it out.  In early June, I got an Implanon from Planned Parenthood.

Since then, I have had almost nonstop spotting.  I went back to PPH two weeks ago to discuss this, and we decided that I should try going back on HBC for two months with the Implanon and see if that stops the bleeding.  On October 31st (1 week ago), I went back onto Alesse.  The next day, I started having awful headaches.  I have had them ever since-- they last almost all day, and I have some sensitivity to sounds.  No light sensitivity though.  Two days ago, I started having awful mood swings.  I have a history of depression and anxiety, and am medicated for it.  But these are extreme mood swings, and change almost by the hour. Here are my two questions.

1.  Could I be having symptoms from HBC this quickly?  It was less than 24 hours after my first pill that I started having headaches, and around 5 days later that the mood swings started.

2.  Is it possible to have symptoms like this from the pill when I had none before?  I was on Alesse for almost a year, and I had no negative symptoms like this.  Maybe the combination of HBC and Implanon is a big enough difference.

3.  If these symptoms are related, should I go off of the HBC?  I'm thinking that I should give it more time to level out, but the extreme unhappiness that goes along with the mood swings makes me wonder.

I'm going to my doctor for a physical on Wednesday, but would love to hear some of your opinions.
Thank you so much for any advice!!
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