27/02/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I think the implant is a great contraceptive but after almost 5 years on it, I am tiring of the symptoms I seem to be experiencing. Particularly weight gain, (and the inability to lose any weight) loss of sex drive and the headaches- although I’m not sure if they’re to do with the implant.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Better skin

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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