11/04/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 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

Used the implant for 6 years. It stopped my period for a while but then started after about a year. Then I had very very long periods – 2+ months , with a week or two break in between. Not just light spotting between periods , proper bleeding for weeks. Otherwise I didn’t notice any effect on my mood, weight, etc. It was great not having to think about taking a pill. Very little pain when I had first one in or had it changed.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Changed to mini pill after , which regulated my periods again. Otherwise didn’t notice any changes until I stopped taking that , then experienced heavy periods and cramps when came off all contraception.

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