06/08/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I find that I suffer from anxiety, very low mood, mood swings and irrational upset being on thia contraception. I have also gained weight as well as gaining a hatred for my body due to this combined with feeling very low. I can have 1/2 weeks of feeling good and overnight I will plummet. I have also suffered alot with BV and UTI’S since having the implant. Especially in the first year. I have previously had the implant removed after 6 months and life became ‘normal’ again and I didn’t suffer from these symptoms. However, I was too worried to try anything like the coil so I ended up getting it put back in a year later after being told it could make me feel differently each time. However, it has made me feel just as bad. I won’t have the implant again once my current one is taken out, as I know how negatively it affects me personally.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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