About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I have the implant due to not being able to take down pills – no matter how big or small. I was on the pill when I was 16 and would sick it straight back up, whether I had eaten or not. I’ve had the implant in my arm for roughly 7 years now (on my third one as each one lasts three years). During this time I haven’t had a single period, only a slight period cramps when I’m meant to be due on, alongside mood swings here and there. I’ve noticed that since starting the implant I have put on weight, so looking forward to the weight falling off once my two more years are up! The implant will be taken out of my arm when I’m 25, and as this is my third implant the nurse informed me that if I do want to carry on with the implant, it will need to be inserted into my other arm. Having said all this, I probably won’t carry on with the implant as I would like to have regular periods again and potentially try for children (when myself and my other half are ready). I think I will try the patch next though, as it seems to be getting good reviews and more ‘natural’.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking


Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

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