12/05/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m currently on my second nexplanon, during my first one my periods disappeared for two years but I did gain weight. This time around my periods generally come every 40-50 days and I have bad pms, but the periods are lighter and sometimes they don’t show up at all for a month. I like not having to worry about taking a pill, but I occasionally have a sharp but very short painful feeling in the arm the implant is in, which my dr has put down to nerves reacting to the implant. I’ve had this second implant for over a year now and its not too bad, but the pms and weight gain are the worst elements.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Better skin

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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