28/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
4'11"/150cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have been on the implant for a long time now and was always happy with it until the most recent one. Not sure if I can blame the implant or if it’s my change of lifestyle but I am currently having a painful period every 6 weeks or so & stress seems to bring one on as well which never happened with previous implants. I was told to give it 6 months to settle, this new one has been in for 8 months and I’m still not happy with it. Regular thrush symptoms & breast tenderness, occasional acne-type spots, PMS, etc, all a lot worse since this replacement. However, it has consistently protected against pregnancy for many years now so I am reluctant to seek out another method.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Thrush

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

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