21/02/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Went for the implant due to traveling for 12 months and not being able to have access to other options. I experienced no symptoms for the first three months. After this time I had bad acne on my jaw line and t zone that just wouldn’t shift. The long it was in my arm the worse the symptoms got. I was bleeding for 8/12 weeks at a time with maybe two days without, I suffered with incredibly low mood, weight gain, acne, and some PMDD symptoms.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After having the implant taken out and also having no other hormones in system I had to find my “balance”. Were the negative/intrusive thoughts I was having before genuine feelings or was it the hormones? Did I really feel that way about the people closest to me or was it the hormones. Etc. It really was a voyage of discovery to find who the hormone free me was.

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