Does implant cause discomfort wearing contact lenses?

How our community feel they have been impacted by discomfort wearing contact lenses on implant

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Out of the 566 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported discomfort wearing contact lenses.

Reviewers that reported discomfort wearing contact lenses as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Ive been on the implant for 5 months now and it is so much easier than remembering to take a pill and the insertion seemed far less daunting than an IUD from the horror stories I have heard from that. I have a period monthly which then stops after exactly 7 days then I begin bleeding again after 5 days for another week then I don’t bleed for another month. This bleeding pattern is slightly frustrating but I am used to it now and would rather know I am safe from being pregnant than go back to my natural cycle. I have tried both types of pills and I can say that my mood levels are much more positive on the implant and I have very few depressive episodes compared to on the pill. If you’re worried about the insertion that’s perfectly understandable. I went into the process expecting for the nurse to numb my arm with local anaesthetic whereas she instead used a cold numbing spray, so if you are afraid of needles they may not use them in your local sexual health clinic. Of course, all of my experience may not be yours, everyone is different so don’t assume you will have constant bleeding or no bleeding as you can’t predict these things. Even the nurse helping you cannot predict how your body will respond, the only way to find out is to try it. You can also have this removed at any point if you don’t get along with it, so don’t be worried about that. Overall, I am happy I tried the implant after 4 years on different pills so just try and find what works for you! ☻

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

I first had an implant after my first baby & it was great. Stopped my periods & no other side effects. I then had it removed after 2.5 years to conceive again. I had the second implant in for 2 years following another pregnancy & have only recently put two & two together as to why I’ve been having real low moods, zero interest in a sex life & not loosing any weight despite exercising regularly & eating well. I’ve also had regular spotting this time round. It’s been a completely different experience to the first! I had it removed this week and I can’t wait to know what ‘me’ feels like!

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Jan 23

  •  Stopped using

To start off with the implant was great for me for the first 6 months, but then my side effects settled in and I hated it! My sex drive decreased and I had spotting all the time. Really happy to have it taken out.

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