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Thank you. I will accept your answer after we have finished our discussion. If i did take norethisterone, how many hours between each dosage should i leave and will it ony temporary stop spotting? Is there a possiblity it can improve mood or is it only likely to worsen it and will this effect stop after the 10 days ive been told to take it? I suffer from anxiety and my doctor thinks leaving the implanon in is the best for my mood as it will regulate my hormone levels so I will not get a menstruation cycle. I don't know whether to trust her advice, which is why i am asking you for a second opinion. My anxiety and mood improved after 4-5 weeks, but if theres any doubt in your mind that i'm worse off with keeping the implanon please let me know. What can i expect to happen when its removed and will i be able to roughly predict my next period after my initial period? Should i expect to bleed more only for my first period and how prolonged is it likely to be on implanon removal? Thank you for your time.
Thank you for your reply, i am sorry i have taken alongtime to get back to you, i had to go out during the day. I've accept your answer so you will receive payment. If possible though please could you tell me more about these birth control pills you recommend? In your opinion (to clarify) are you better off either having these pills or nothing then implanon in terms of regulating hormones and moods? Also from what you have told me am I right in thinking taking NE to stop spotting is a bad idea? Or would NE even out my progestrone levels as you have mentioned that spotting is caused by the progestrone not being secreted evenly and would that therefore improve mood swings or worsen? I guess what i'm asking is are you saying that i will be better off without implanon and if i do continue to use implanon i'd be better off NOT taking NE with it?
Thank you for your help.
I have my doctors appointment tomorrow, in which I either have the implanon removed or not. Thank you for your time so far, i really appreciate your expertise.
To help me decide please could you answer the following questions:
I have been taking NE for 4 days now and it has stopped my spotting. When I stop taking NE after 10days will i have withdrawal bleeding and will this be like a period? After this if my spotting returns can I take more NE and if so how much and how often and will this result in me never having spotting again? Also everytime i stop taking NE will i have withdrawal bleeding so in effect would i be having artifical periods each month? If i am to have artifical periods each month how heavy and long are they likely to be?
If I have implanon removed how irregular will my periods be? Am I likely to have a month or so inbetween or could i end up having periods that are only a week or so apart? Can i take NE to delay periods and if i'm not sure when i'm due can i just take (NE) when I know I don't want a period that particular week so i dont bleed at an inconvient time? If i usually bleed for 5 days, when the implant is removed am i likely to bleed for anymore than 1 week?( i've had the implanon in for 2 months now.) If i blled for a prolonged time can i take NE to stop this? Can NE be taken to reduce period pain and if so when would you take it to cause this effect?
My mood seems to have settled now on the implanon, is it likely to stay settled now? If i have it removed is my mood likely to be disrupted again and how long would you predict it would take for my mood to settle afterwards? If i used to suffer PMS, but my last 2 periods before implanon was put in were not bad and didnt suffer bad PMS are they likely to go back to that after the initial bleed?
Sorry to ask so many questions, i am just anxious about making the right descion.
Basically I think I would be happiest if I had the implanon out and my periods could still be controlled/managed. Can this be done just with NE? If you think this is impossible than i guess i'm best off keeping it in if you think my spotting can be permanently managed.
What do you recommend?
My doctor has given me NE which she says i can take to try and control the spotting for 10 days, but not more often than once a month. Does this mean I must leave it 4 weeks after day 10 of taking it before i take it again if i continue with this treatment or can i take it 4 weeks after day 1 of taking the treatment?
I am confused as to whether you are recommending me to take medroxyprogesterone instead of the implanon or with the implanon as an alternative to control spotting. Is this drug avaliable worldwide (uk, thailand, Austrailia) and how many times a day do you need to take it?