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Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:27

Three Women Talk about Implanon

False Bipolar Diagnosis

Mine is a bit of a long one, so I’ll try to cut it short. I was in the Australian military when I had the Implanon put in at my request, then soon after I started to have mood swings. These were so severe that I ended up being diagnosed as bipolar, and was almost medically discharged. When a doctor I saw for a discharge medical review noted my diagnosis, and that I still had the implanon in, and he asked me if I knew that it had been known to cause mood swings. I did not know this .. maybe it was on the paperwork with the possible symptoms, but I don’t recall...
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