24/05/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Nexplanon was an effective method of contraception for me for the almost 9 years. However, I do think if affected my mood negatively at times and not every implant had the same side effects. My first one, I stopped having periods and lost weight but was an emotional wreck. My 2nd one I ballooned and had a lot of water retention as well as being more irritable and short tempered. My 3rd one was probably the best other than painful bleeds. I stopped using it when I had a spell of ill health and intended on having a break from contraception, however didn’t go to plan and I’m now on the mini pill. The mini pill is okay for now as I’m at the age where I’m thinking of maybe starting a family in a couple of years.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I didn’t really notice any drastic difference as I started using the mini pill pretty much straight away.

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