20/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Great for contraception, no need to think about it at all. However for the first 20 weeks I bled continuously, after which I had a period every other week. Some were very light and barely noticeable, some were extremely heavy and painful. I stopped using this method after 2.5 years as the periods did not get better.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Better skin

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I experienced very heavy periods every other week whilst on this method, returned to normal since stopping.

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