28/04/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved the implant until I had my first one replaced. I think my sex drive suffered but I didn’t link the two until I’d stopped all forms of contraception and switched to condoms. I had my second implant removed within 2 months because it gave me the most awful acne around my mouth and chin (never had acne in my life) that steroids or prescription tablets from the drs couldn’t fix. Removed the implant and my skin went back to normal within a couple of weeks. Also having it taken out was pretty horrible. It took 20 mins of the doctor digging around in my arm because apparently it had attached itself to a bit of muscle, and it was really painful and pretty horrific lying there whilst that was going on.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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