11/06/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m currently on my third implant. The first two, both in for 3 years each, worked really well for me – it completely stopped my periods, I didn’t have a period at all for 6 years. I had some loss of sex drive but didn’t have any other side effects like weight gain or low mood. So I loved it. However with this latest one which I have had for about 9 months, my period has come back and got increasingly more regular, to the point that I have been on a constant period for the last two months. So I am now going to get it taken out and switch to a different contraception. Maybe I’ve just been on this type of contraception too long – up until this year I would have recommended the implant to everyone.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

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