20/09/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Having never used hormonal contraception before, I was nervous about choosing the right thing for me. Insertion was painless (other than the huge bruise which appeared later!) and I experienced virtually no side effects for the first 6 months other than my periods stopping. I had sporadic spotting and then a noticeable increase in the rate my body hair was growing. However, I have always had thick dark body hair so it was not noticeable to anyone other than me. After 12 months I began having very tender and enlarged breasts for circa 2 weeks per month which is uncomfortable but is helped with warm compresses and ibuprofen. I have also had an increase in discharge but it doesn’t bother me too much. Now I have got my head around these side effects it is fine, however they may not be worth it for some people. Overall I trust my implant, I enjoy not having to worry about taking a pill and have not experienced any long term effects and now I know the side effects my body suffers I can manage them better.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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