20/09/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Pros – Convenient – Don’t have to worry about taking it – sometimes you don’t get your period for a while – Sometimes your period is lighter – Free on NHS Cons – Mood swings – Never know when your period is coming – Started getting vaginal dryness and my sex drive dropped since starting it and hasn’t really came back now I’m off it

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Spots or acne

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My mood improved and feels more stable. I can at least predict when my period will be and know what I’m expecting as it’s now regular. I hoped coming off would improve my sex drive but it hasn’t.

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