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amandalynn27
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I'm currently on loestrin and thinking about getting implanon. Has anyone else done this? How did it go? Do you think being on the pill previously made the hormone situation easier?
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tallymaye
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Ah, I have just asked a similar question but too had no replies... What kind of pill is Loestrin?

What I am hoping, having been on cerazette 0 which is progesterone, like the implant - is that I won't get the initial erratic period etc. and side effects, because my body is used to it!

I got the implant yesterday, so if you like I can keep you posted! [Razz]

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Heather
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Hey, tallymaye: chances are that this user likely won't be back to reply to this post since it was posted last year.

I saw your other posts asking for peer replies per experiences with Implanon. I can't provide that for you, but if there's more general information you want, I'm happy to help.

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tallymaye
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I thought it was more recent because it was so near the top of the board... Damn these american style date stamps [Razz]

The thing I am struggling with is I know all the general information, I have read all the cards - but noone seems to know or even have any experience actually transitioning, and there ae other mysteries like - will muscle gain/waight loss make my implant more visible... etc.

It seems noone knows anything! [Razz]

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Heather
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You mean you can't find anyone who has previously used a combination pill then switched to an implant? That what you feel you need are first-person stories about experiences with that?

If so, I can take a look later and see what I can find for you, but if I can't find those specific first-person stories (and I may not be able to primarily because they're common, rather than unusual, even though I recognize that probably sounds like that makes no kind of sense), what are you looking for in those stories?

It sounds like you're looking to try and find out how your body will do with the implant, compared to how you experienced the pill, and chances are, other people's experiences just aren't going to predict that. But information like if changes in muscle or weight will make your implant more visible (they won't, it's subcutaneous) certainly are questions we have answers to already. They're also questions your provider should know the answers to.

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tallymaye
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Thanks - And yes, what I am most interested in is really whether I will go through the described period of irregularity in my periods, if my body is already "used" to progesterone. I have hoped and assumed I won't! BUt I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of a similar thing, mainly out of interest. Of course I know that everyone's bodies are different and it won't be the same for me as someone else, but others' experience is always interesting and sometimes useful! [Big Grin]
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Heather
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Really, I just don't think that's anything anyone can possibly predict. As well, I'd say a combined pill with progesterone vs. a method like the implant that is only progesterone, and at higher levels, are really different things in this respect.

(As well, our bodies already are "used to" progesterone whether we've used hormonal methods or not: that hormone is already part of them, after all.)

So, what I'd expect, and some of what I've heard over the years from people switching to a progestrone-only method no matter what other hormonal method they were using before, is a few months of possible wonkiness. It might not happen, but I don't think it's any more or less likely to happen based on having used the pill before this.

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tallymaye
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My pill wasn't combined - it was POP (Cerazette) [Smile]

But thanks for your answer [Smile] I am used to as you wonderfully described it - wonkiness! [Big Grin]

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Heather
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My apologies for missing that.

That given, I so think that you may well be less likely to experience big changes from the implant, since the amount of progestin released each day is awfully similar to the level you've been getting with your pill.

But again, mostly, you're just going to have to see.

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Ahh, crazy bodies can never make their minds up [Razz] -- thanks a lot though [Smile]
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