27/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I got this after having my second unplanned pregnancy whilst on the pill. For the first three months I had no period, then I started getting them once every two months for about two weeks. My moods have been up and down since giving birth anyway, so hard to comment if it has affected them much, but I am spottier than I was. Weight gain hasn’t been an issue as such, as I have been sorting to lose the pregnancy weight and successfully lost around 2 stone whilst I’ve had the implant. It has its drawbacks, but generally I’ve not had any adverse problems, compared to other contraceptives I have used.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased sweating

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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