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I'm terrified of getting Nexplanon

By July 6, 2017 - 4:16pm
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I'm 18 years old and I've recently become sexually active. I decided with my doctor that I'd get the nexplanon implant. It's giving me the worst anxiety attacks I've ever had.

I've been on the pill before, but then I l lost my insurance. My very controlling mother decided it was her way or the highway, and said that I need to get either an IUD or the implant. but I've researched it and found more cons than pros and suddenly it started making me go wacko anxious. I started by hyperventilating, which led to tears and texting and calling my boyfriend telling him that I just don't want it in my arm and that I'm terrified of the side effects, and after I hung up I just started pulling at my hair and felt the urge to hit myself. He knows that I am a major phobic of shots/doctor's procedures and he offered to go with me to both the counseling and actual insertion. My doctor also prescribed two anti anxiety pills to combat the anxiousness on the days of my two appointments. But the anxiousness I've been feeling now is unbearable and I want it to go away. I don't know what to do because if I told my mother she would tell me that I'm being dramatic. In fact bringing anything about the subject to her makes my anxiety worse. I don't know what to do, and its killing me.

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Hello tnthoulday,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

Is it possible that issues with your mother being controlling are adding to your anxiety about having the implant?

I wish I had a quick solution for you. If the implant is causing stress and anxiety, the easy solution would be to remove it. But without insurance and your mother setting the limit, that is not a solution.

Maybe one of our members has a suggestion,

July 7, 2017 - 10:06am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I'm sorry, I was recovering from my panic when I was writing that. I haven't gotten the implant yet, but I have an appointment next week. But you're right about not having insurance and my mother being controlling. I do believe that may have fueled the fire

July 7, 2017 - 2:30pm
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