19/09/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had the implant for almost two years and the worst side effect is the irregular periods multiple times a month, I have had month long periods with the implant and when I was on the pill (microgynon) I was very regular. I am planning to stick with it until the three year mark but will probably try a different contraceptive after that. Apart from the periods however I have had very little to no side effects.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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