03/02/2019

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Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been on the implant two years now. Before this I was on the progesterone only pill then the contraceptive injection and was told by a doctor that the implant was exactly the same as these but a longer version. During the time of taking the pill and injection my periods completely stopped due to the type of hormone I have been using. The first 18 months of the implant were fine and I had no issues. The procedure was easy and pain free. However, 18 months in I started get irregular periods, basically lasting weeks with only a week gap in between. When I went to the doctor he prescribed me the mini pill to go alongside it to control my periods which has now stopped them but I’m not very happy about taking two sets of hormones. I won’t be replacing it once the 3 years are up.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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