07/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

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
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I went on this method of contraception after having an abortion. When at the hospital I asked them to put this in my arm to avoid any future risks. I had previously had the pill for around 8 years. At first I hated the implant. I had periods all the time or spotting. And my skin was horrific! Like insanely bad acne for the first time in my life. The spots were constant and incredibly sore. So big and pussy as well I had to go to the doctor and get acne cream. However this has really settled down now. I use the clue app and track my periods and my periods are so regular. The app says “your period is due now” and like clockwork it starts. Periods are very light now too. I do however get sore heads very very regularly and I also feel like it makes me quite paranoid about things or makes me more worried about things than normal. Not sure I like it overall and have considered getting it out but it’s just so hassle free

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

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