13/11/2019

I don't know/can't remember

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have been using the implant since January 2019 and I honestly only have good things to say about it. Primarily this is because of the impact on my mental health – as someone who has struggled with my mental health since I was 14 (coincidentally when I started the pill), I am so happy to say my head has been feeling much clearer since being off the pill and being on the implant. This is taking into consideration experiencing some pretty difficult times since January – I feel I have handled these much better with a far better mindset than how I would have before whilst on the pill. I love that I don’t have to think about contraception every day, like I did with the pill, it is a real weight off my chest that I don’t anticipate and now I couldn’t imagine going back. In terms of bleeding, it has been a bit all over the place, with some periods lasting longer than normal, but that has settled down now and I rarely have a period. This unpredictable bleeding is slightly annoying, but is so outweighed by the positive impact on my mental health. Oh, it’s also so quick and easy for your GP to insert. Would recommend :)

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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