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Can the birth control, implanon cause depression?

Can the birth control, implanon cause depression?

Implanon: When considering this medication, you need to tell your doctor if you have history of depression. Implanon can cause symptoms of depression such as mood changes, sleep problems, weakness, feeling tired. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Having depression & loss of libido with implanon birth control. Which birth control should i go with next after removing this one?

Having depression & loss of libido with implanon birth control.  Which birth control should i go with next after removing this one?

GYN: There are a lot of options in terms of birth control which may or may not be appropriate for you. Talk to your gynecologist about what might be best given your medical history and response. Perhaps a non-hormonal device such as Paragard might be an option ... But best to have an honest talk with your doctor. Wish there was a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 17, Had the implanon 3 years just got nexplanon 8 mnths now, severe acne depression no period my doctors Dont say much should i be concerned im wor?

Im 17, Had the implanon 3 years just got nexplanon 8 mnths now, severe acne depression no period my doctors
Dont say much should i be concerned im wor?

Implanon/nexplanon: Theoretically any symptoms you had with implanon will be the same with nexplanon. Having said that the symptoms you describe are side effects of progesterone only contraception such as the nexplanon. The symptoms are therefore expected side effects. Speak to your doctor. Perhaps there is another equally effective for you contraceptive. Maybe the nuvaring or OCPs if remembering daily meds is ok. ...Read more

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What should I do, im having moodswings, I get depressed all the time, sad, worries, and I've been like this since I had my implanon, what should I do?

What should I do, im having moodswings, I get depressed all the time, sad, worries, and I've been like this since I had my implanon, what should I do?

Please see your Doc: It's possible that your Implanon is causing your symptoms. See your physician so you can be evaluated for other causes. If your exam and lab studies are normal, i'd recommend removal & use a non-hormonal form of birth control until a diagnosis is made. Good luck. ...Read more

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Newbaby 02-02-2013 chose implanon as preferred birth control symptoms excesv bleeding depressed cramping irritated no energy moody also on clamara?

Newbaby 02-02-2013 chose implanon as preferred birth control symptoms excesv bleeding depressed cramping irritated no energy moody also on clamara?

Implanon: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. ...Read more

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Can nexplanon cause depression?

Can nexplanon cause depression?

Yes: Yes, Nexplanon can be associated with depression. If you have a previous history of depression, this needs to be carefully monitored. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17853166 and http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/nexplanon.Html. ...Read more

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Would you recommend nexplanon? Only from reviews it seems that getting the implant with a history of depression/anxiety might be a bad idea...

Would you recommend nexplanon? Only from reviews it seems that getting the implant with a history of depression/anxiety might be a bad idea...

Yes: I have not found this to be an issue. You always need to evaluate the alternatives and your own personal situation, and Nexplanon is an excellent choice for many women. It is usually well tolerated and it is very effective, and unlike DepoProvera, which is the most comparable alternative, you can remove it if you are unhappy with how it makes you feel. ...Read more

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Do I have depression?

Do I have depression?

Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more

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What cause depression?

What cause depression?

Causes of depression: Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities. Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression. ...Read more

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What is teen depression?

What is teen depression?

Teen with depression: Depression in children & teens is much the same illness but because of age related factors expression of the depression varies. Children are especially difficult to assess due to limited understanding and communication skills. Teens bring a special set of problems to diagnosing depression; a sense of immortality, a "can do it myself" attitude, male and female hormone influences, oppositionality. ...Read more

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Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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