08/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was told irregular bleeding can occur within the first 3-6 months of using the implant so I stuck with it for a few months longer than that to give it a chance but I bled consistently (almost every day!) for the entire time I was using it (almost a year). When I made the decision to have it taken out, the side effects were awful – I had the worst period I’ve ever experienced, extremely heavy, doubled over with pain and couldn’t get out of bed for a few days. Would not recommend!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Extremely heavy, painful bleeding.

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