01/06/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I got the implant last January and only have positive things to say about it. Insertion was fine, hurts a bit and turned into a bruise for a couple of days. I stopped the pill due to the frequency of taking it and how it negatively effected my mood, this so far hasn’t effect me mentally, and it makes me feel a lot safer for a more constant pregnancy prevention. I enjoy the thought that I do not have to think about contraception for 3 years and that I can feel that it is still there easily ( in comparison to a iUD). Period wise, I still got one 2 weeks after insertion when I would have had one anyway, since then it has been a light spotting/ period with some cramps and increased sex drive every 5-6 weeks

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

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