18/02/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the implant removed due to massively increased appetite, and 10 pound weight gain, and depression to the point I wanted to drop out of grad school, and zero sex drive. I have never had any of these symptoms before using the implant. I once had a period for two weeks. I only had it for 3 months and perhaps I would have adjusted more over time, but I couldn’t stand the weight and depression and just wanted it gone.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

My depression slowly improved but still comes and goes, just less and less often. I was very happy that I stopped gaining weight, but it has been very difficult to lose it and I haven’t lost any of it 3 months out. My sex drive has increased.

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