06/11/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

For the first 6 months I bled rather heavily for pretty much the entire time, which in turn made me feel very lethargic and fatigued. I would say that my moods can change but not necessarily dramatically. I have continued with the implant due to the fact that I am not allowed certain pills due to suffering from migraines and also because when I had the pill before I always forgot and I didn’t want to risk it. I am currently looking into other contraception and I am due to have the implant extracted at the beginning of January 2020. I liked the reliability and this was the only reason I continued using.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

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