28/06/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I originally was on Loestrin 20 which was discontinued but was due to go travelling so opted for the implant instead of carrying pills about – first 5 months I didn’t really have any issues it actually basically stopped my periods with an odd 1 day bleed here and there – it was 6 month mark my skin because incredibly oily and I ended up breaking out in cystic acne with no previous record of ever having it before! It was only then it made a change to my mood as I felt so low as not a single treatment was getting rid of it – I also found my ‘weight gain’ was just water retention as when I ended up getting it removed I lost it all, my skin became less oily but I went back on the pill to clear my skin up fully so hard to say how quickly it would clear.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I also found my ‘weight gain’ was just water retention as when I ended up getting it removed I lost it all, my skin became less oily but I went back on the pill to clear my skin up fully so hard to say how quickly it would clear.

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