05/10/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve just finished my three years of my current implant, and I am getting it removed with no desire to go back on it. My periods were so irregular, and sometimes I would get a period for two weeks, have a weeks break, and then have one again for a week. It was very exhausting. But then I might not have one for a month or two and that was fine. Although then you have the worry you might be pregnant, but I never was so the implant obviously was very effective. The implant was good if you struggle to remember to take pills and it was effective. But, I think if you find having irregular periods stressful, it’s not the best.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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