20/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

A brilliant option as you don’t have to remember to take a pill any more. Periods became rather irregular but I was approaching the menopause so it was hard to tell the cause. I had three consecutive implants which only left tiny scars. You have to wear a bandage for a few days after insertion so have to plan it a bit carefully. There are horror stories out there about the insertion failing and users getting pregnant but you should be able to feel it under the skin – if you can’t or you aren’t shown where it is, challenge your practitioner. Also the insertion equipment for Nexplanon is more reliable than Implanon.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

The small cut where the implant was removed healed very quickly. Periods did not return as I had reached the menopause whilst using the implant.

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