08/07/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The implant was great as it didn’t affect my mood and the side effects were really small and manageable. But I had to get it removed as I had bleeding (spotting and sometimes heavier) every single day for an entire year, even when I added a pill on top to help manage it. I couldn’t deal with the bleeding, but everything else about the implant was great and for some people it will stop your periods! I was just unlucky.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

My bleeding settled back into a normal pattern. No long term side effects at all, except I got acne which I think the implant must have been helping to mask while I was using it.

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