28/06/2019

I don't know/can't remember

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I LOVED having the implant. It was easy to fit and whilst it was in situ I did not need to think about anything. The real negative was that after about 2 years I started developing terrible acne. Having said that, I should have seen my GP sooner. I battled on for 6 months and by then I just wanted it out. Key advice: get support from family planning nurse/ GP if you notice unwanted side effects because it was amazing until that point.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

Slightly tricky as because I experienced acne I was placed straight on other medication and then had two different contraceptive pills. Personally I struggle when I change hormonal contraceptives as I tend to have mood swings.

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