23/05/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Have had the implant now for 9 years, need to get it replaced but due to covid have to wait until September. Have really enjoyed using the implant, very minimal side effects the most notable being lack of sex drive and bad skin. I had to use roaccutane my skin went that bad but since taking that I have had no issues just a few spots every now and again. My periods stop for the first year or so then as the hormones wear off a bit they come back irregular and light – so not really an issue. The insertion and removal has always been easy and quick – no pain. I like that I don’t have to think about contraception for 3 years and don’t have to remember to take something everyday (which I’m having to do now due to not being able to have a new implant)

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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