What if I feel moody, bloated, or nervous?
The hormones in your body will start to regulate after about six months.
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 Non-hormonal IUD; patch; pill; ring
- 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