15/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Experienced several months of spotting, weight gain and a drastic, negative change in mood. When the implant had been in situ for 5 months, I had my first-ever epileptic seizure, at the age of 26. I now have a catamenial (hormonally-induced) epilepsy for which I take medication. Whilst I cannot say definitively that the implant actually influenced this in any way, owing to the severity of the side effects and lack of any hormonal control whilst using it, I had the implant removed immediately in case this was related.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal discharge

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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