12/12/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had an implant inserted twice. The insertion is fine, slight discomfort when they inject the local anaesthetic but no pain at all when it is being inserted. The first time I had it in for 2 years and had almost no problems with it, just occasional mood swings. My periods stopped completely after about 3 weeks. After 2 years I had it removed as I wanted a break from contraception. I later had an implant inserted again. No problems with pain on insertion again, but this time they placed it in a different location (the back of my arm, previously it was placed on the inner arm). For weeks I was getting shooting pains in my arm and my hand would go numb and tingly with the pain. I went to the doctors and they didn’t believe it was related to the implant and refused to remove it. After 4 months I finally had it removed and the arm pains stopped after about a week. Generally I would recommend it based on the little side effects but I will not be having it again due to my bad experience with insertion.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

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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