17/05/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I previously had an implant so I decided to get another one when that one expired and I had a completely different experience! My first experience was great, but my body reacted so differently to the second implant. I loved the fact I didn’t have to worry about remembering to take a pill etc but my sex drive was so low, and combined with painful sex… it felt pointless having the device in my body! I also experience heightened anxiety and paranoia. I have taken the decision to have it removed (as it expired) and I am going to give my body a rest to see how I feel within myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

High blood pressure

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I have only just had my implant removed so I can’t give a fair review yet.

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