23/06/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was on the progesterone only pill before I got the implant, but struggled to take it regularly. It was painful getting it but not as bad as I thought. I love it now! No periods, just some very light spotting every few months (more frequent in the first 6 months of having it). Difficult to judge side effects as have been on hormonal contraception for many years now, but definitely noticed weight gain and sex drive is less suppressed than when I was taking the pill. Only “issue” I have is that I get pain at the site of insertion in my arm if I sleep on it. Not super painful and implant hasn’t moved or anything!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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