19/09/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Started this contraception because it was longer term. Almost right away noticed crazy mood swings and depression. My periods almost always lasted more than 2 weeks. A lot of blood loss. I read that over time symptoms can lessen so I stayed on it for a year just to see. Mood swings stuck around and my period still lasted pretty long. I also started getting a weird pain/sensation where implant was inserted so I just took it out.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

Missed a period. Period lengths have gone back to normal, lasting about 5days instead of 14-20. Still have really bad pms and a little bit of depression. I’ve been off of it for around 4 months.

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