Does implant cause migraines?

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Out of the 576 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported migraines.

Reviewers that reported migraines as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

It was my first time on contraception, I was afraid to forget the pill and had the feeling that the implant had less hormones in it. My mood was very fluctuating for the first 4-6 months but then settled. My period was much lighter at the beginning and not painful for the first few months, then actually got irregular after 7-8 months (only a few days, then nothing for 2 weeks, then 3 weeks long period...) The insertion of the implant was very easy and not too painful, been able to feel it since the beginning.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Feb 24

  •  Still using

Happy with this form on contraception

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
51 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I was on the pill for a while after my son was born. The GP then advised to go for the mini pill, coil or implant. Mini pill caused constant heavy periods. I changed to the coil which after a few months caused abdominal pain. I changed from that to the implant. At first it was great. Didn't need to remember to take the pill. No period or spotting. After 6 months, I noticed I put on weight, very sore constant cramps around uterus (4 months), feeling very tired, no energy, some acne, started spotting and on occasion got a proper period. I pushed my exercising a notch as I thought I was going through peri-menopause. Nothing worked to shift the weight. I've had thyroid and blood glucose checked and its normal. After 11 months, I'm finally getting it out tomorrow. I am hoping removal will sort these issues. I'm planning to let my body heal without use of contraception before in go back on the mini pill.

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Implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of implant reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

38% of implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness

36% of implant reviewers reported lower back pain

Possible implant side effects

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