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What if I feel moody, bloated, or nervous?

The hormones in your body will start to regulate after about six months[1].
If you have had the implant for less than 6 months, and the side effects are bearable, wait before asking to have it removed.
If you have had the implant for more than 6 months, talk with your provider about a different method. Still not working? If you have given it at least six months and the side effects are still bothering you, consider trying a shorter-acting, lower-dose method, such as patch; pill; ring. You could also try either IUD.
Try a different method: Hormonal IUD and IUD, Patch, Pill, Ring.


  1. World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (2018) Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. Baltimore and Geneva. Retrieved from https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/260156/9780999203705-eng.pdf?sequence=1

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