30/01/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved the fact that it was simple and easy, although I had a horrific experience where they inserted the first one in to my skin not my arm (this is very rare apparently!) My second fitting was fine and fairly painless and was great, but I had no sex drive and my mental health wasn’t good on it, but all hormonal contraception seems to do this, so I had it removed. I wish my body liked it though as it really is a good solution

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Experience after taking

I’m still waiting for my period to return ?‍♀️ but I do have PCOS so this could affect it. I’ve been told it can take up to a year

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