20/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Had my previous implant for 3 years, and chose to replace it with another 9 months ago (and not consider any other types of contraception). The previous implant caused very light/irregular periods, but they were preceded by the same level of period pain and mood swings that I used to have pre-implant. Since my implant has been replaced, I have had no period pain, mood swings or periods. Obviously, some women might find infrequent/no periods disconcerting, but I am completely happy with this. Inserting or removing an implant is done with local anaesthetic, but it does bruise significantly for the first week or so. The implant really works for me as once it’s in place, I don’t have to think about it for 3 years and I haven’t had negative side effects.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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