06/07/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The implant seemed a perfect option when I was on it. It was only after having it removed that I realised how down I had felt. I had gained 4 stone in just over a year, I was never full. I could eat and eat and eat. Came off the implant and I rapidly lost the weight, I could reach satiety. Whether it was my low mood and food, or the hormones and food, I do not know. I have been off the implant for 5 years and I my weight has remained pretty stable .. a couple of pounds up and down.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Latex allergy

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I have never taken any hormone contraception after the implant. How I felt on it was awful (although I only realised how low I had got until I came off it).

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