18/06/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the implant in for 2 years and my periods completely stopped and I thought it was amazing. Little did I know it was slowly decreasing my mood, so much so I ended up in an episode of severe depression after having the implant for about 2 years. Despite the doctors saying it wasn’t implant related, once I had it removed, I no longer felt depressed. I didn’t have a period for 2 years and then suddenly at 2 years I started having them again, slowly at first and then I would have month long bleeding non stop. It was hell! Please avoid at all costs, it really made me feel awful.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

After I got the implant out I no longer felt depressed so my mood increased a lot and although it took a whole year I finally have a regular period that comes like clockwork each month, that I never had whilst on the implant.

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