23/08/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have used the implant twice. The first time I had no issues the second time it was completely different. Over the 2 years and 9 months I used it I gained roughly 2.5- 3st, my skins was terrible and I had back ache and no motivation at all. I feel it altered my body greatly. My metabolism is different and I’m now having to try and lose the weight I put on.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

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

No effects

Experience after taking

I come off the implant and on the same day went on the microgynon pill. The felt my moods changed within days, I could think more clearly and I’ve now started to lose weight after my second month of the pill. What I will say is that I’ve had excruciating cramps on my withdrawal week and I don’t bleed until the 6th day which goes against what is suggested on the pill but this could be due to a transition across

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