30/01/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m currently on my 4th implant. The first implant (back when it was Implanon) took ~6 months to settle but after that I had a ‘normal’ monthly bleed which was much lighter. The second and third were fine and monthly bleeding continued. Ive had my 4th implant put in 4 months ago and haven’t stopped bleeding since. I was given Norethisterone by my GP which I took for a two weeks and (touch wood) it seems to of put my back into a normal pattern. I love the freedom of the implant but the worse side effect has to be excessive facial hair! I find it can really knock my confidence. I’ve been tested for PCOS and it was all clear, and put down to the implant. I also get tender boobs for a few days each month, and do find it can mess with my contact lenses.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Issues wearing contact lenses

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Increased sweating

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

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