12/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I had my first implant 18-21 whilst at University I didn’t notice any weight gain, abnormal mood swings and my periods stopped which I liked. I took a year off any hormonal contraception and used condoms then went to get a new implant just over a year ago. Unfortunately this time round has been a negative experience, I have experienced horrible mood swings, feeling really low for no apparent reason, irregular periods sometimes lasting 2 weeks coming off for a week and starting again. In line with my low moods this time round I have experienced times with a loss of sex drive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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