07/07/2021

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Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Had the worst possible experience on the implant. Completely effected me emotionally and physically – extreme mood swings, total loss of sex drive and constant bleeding. I felt like I couldnt trust my body for the first time in my life. I went to my GP twice to say something, and they told me I just had to ‘stick it out’ as it ‘cant be that bad’. 12 months later, I bypassed my GP and went to a sexual health clinic and they removed the implant straight away. At first they couldnt find it – the whole thing had shifted about 2 inches down my arm and took about 30 mins to get out. I still get tingles in my arm where it used to sit. Felt instantly better after having it removed – a cloud lifted. Unforunately now v nervous to try any other type of contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Felt like a cloud had lifted.

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