26/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The one thing I wish the doctors had told me more about was the process of having it taken it. They say they just “pop” it out but my experience was far from a “pop”… The GP said the implant ‘fused’ to the skin around it & embedded itself in my arm. When I quizzed her about it, she said it was “quite common”; regardless of the fact she ‘forgot’ to tell me this when she put it in. I now have a 2cm scar on the inside of my left arm*. If it had worked for me then I wouldn’t have minded it being gouged out but it didn’t work for me at all & now I have another scar on my arm I wasn’t expecting. Morale of the story, always ask questions to your doctor before going ahead with it! *this doesn’t happen to everyone

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My emotions went back to normal & it felt like a fog had been lifted! I didn’t realise how anxious, moody & a huge pain in the a** I was being until I stopped taking it!

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