20/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had 2 nexplanon implants that did not affect me greatly. My sex drive was mellowed our (fewer peaks and fewer lows). I had an increase in anxiety but that could have been caused by my leaving home for university. My third nexplanon implant (a new formulation) sent my mental health into a tailspin. I cried regularly and inconsolably for no reason and felt unsettled and detached from my sexual desires. These symptoms stopped upon having the implant removed.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

The crying and detachment from my sex drive stopped and I definitely felt more established in a cycle. My libido definitely changes in line with my menstrual cycle now. This did not happen when I was using the implant.

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