04/07/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am getting my implant removed today after about 6 years of Nexplanon. I loved my first implant because I only had a period every 6 months which was great for me. My second implant gave me a period every 2 months which still wasn’t bad. I recently went to see a nurse and explained that my libido has completely gone. This has been getting progressively worse for a few years but for some reason I never associated it with the implant – turns out that is probably the cause. I have also put on about 13kg in weight since being on the implant. I am hoping that my libido will return and my weight will decrease after going back on the combined pill. Fingers crossed!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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