08/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the implant from 15-21, the implant worked amazingly for me. The only negative thing I noticed was it made me short tempered, but otherwise emotionally fine. My periods were irregular and very light, no period pain.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Experience after taking

I only had the implant removed as I thought it was time for a longer lasting option/ less hormones( I didn’t think of the emotional side effects) after coming off and having the coil fitted, the first week I had crazy high sex drive then my mood plummeted for around 4 months. The most horrendous emotional side effects, horrific mood swings, deep depression, crippling waves of anxiety etc I started taking the mini pill and my mood increased slightly and slowly. Safe to say I’m desperate to have the implant put back in next week.

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