04/07/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I took the implant because my husband and I live in the UK and come from two different countries, so we can be abroad for long periods. I thought it would be best, so there wasn’t the risk of running out of the pill, for example, abroad. However, for the first year I bled almost constantly and experienced fatigue. I was tested for anemia, but didn’t have it. I get the implant taken out next week and am very glad it’s going, although it did serve its purpose with travel.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

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