No, no no!!!! Don't get it! I've had a horrible, horrible experience with implanon. Like some of the others said, it's different for different people, but I'm due to get it out of me ASAP. And lucky me, I got it just before I lost my health insurance, so I had to have it for almost a year before I could get it out (I get my insurance back next week, thank goodness).
First off, the acne is terrible. I've always had clear skin, and it's just embarrassing now. Secondly, I bleed all the time. I usually get one month off, two months on my period. That's not a week a month, that's the entire month
. Generally, it's only a small amount- just enough that I have to wear a pantyliner almost all the time, just in case. It is not fun to have to say to your bf, "just one minute," (... and in my head "while I remove my diaper") every, single, time. There's so little blood that it's not really a "flow," which means it takes the blood much longer to leave the body and by the time it does, it can often be darker and even smell bad. I was so worried about this I actually cranked out the money (without insurance), just to be told by my doctor that it was normal.
So I would highly, highly recommend thinking about it more. Even if you don't have any major problems with it, you really have to think about what the "erratic" periods would mean. When I got it, I was sure it wouldn't be a big problem- I mean, what's one or two drops every now and then? I should have listened when my doctor said I would be wearing pantyliners all the time. But the truth of the matter is, you always
have to act like you're on your period. Think about what it means if TOM could come ANY/EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE. Special event? Surprise! It's here. No bathroom here? That's TOM's cue. You're either always going to have to wear a panty-liner, just in case, or you're going to have to check every few hours. And forget about wearing light colored bottoms, because you never know when or how much is coming- most of the time, it will be so little that a pantyliner should be fine, but sometimes it will surprise you with a lot more. Forget about cute undies, and run out and buy as many black period panties as you can afford! Implanon wants to make sure your toosh is always covered up with a pair of hideous period panties.
Think about what all this means for clothing, for intimacy, and for general cleanliness before you decide to let them inject it.
Also, remember the fun caution they give you about how difficult removal may be. Looking forward to that one soon.