26/09/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Started off with no periods for 2 years, only for them to begin coming back around the time of the third year , this is still happening. I have been told by doctors that the implant is still effective in preventing pregnancy but feel safer also using condoms for extra peace of mind. In the beginning the weight gain and mood changes felt very difficult to manage, however they both started to go back to ‘normal’ after around a year. I am trying to work out if I should have the implant replaced or try a different long lasting method of contraception (bad experiences with the pill)

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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