26/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
110kg - 115kg / 17st 4lb - 18st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I would not have a period for 3 months then would bleed for 3 weeks straight. I would have pregnancy symptoms every now and again (breast tenderness, nausea, plus no bleeding) and would take tests that were always negative. I experienced depression and low mood, and mood swings more than anything. I grew darker body hair on my belly and my skin was poor with lots of acne that I couldn’t get rid of traditionally. This was mostly noticeable when I had it removed and switched to the progestogen only pill after 3 years, and I felt better.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Latex allergy

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Dark body hair

Enlarged breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Spots or acne

Better skin

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After I stopped this my emotions went back to normal and I had a normal period. I then stopped having periods altogether on the progestogen only pill.

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