05/07/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

While I was most scared of getting the implant inserted, it was quick and easy. They numbed the area and didn’t do ANYTHING until they were certain I was doing it for myself. As an 18 year old getting contraception for the first time, this was very reassuring and empowering. The area was sore for a few days and it did bruise however, for the 2 years I have been covered (3 next May) I’ve not had any issues. I can feel it under my skin in my arm when I intend to find it (I was advised to make sure there are no changes to it while it’s in) but it’s just a thin rod. For the most part, I can completely forget that it’s there and know that I’m fairly covered when having sex! I had a limited set of options, the Progesterone(?) only ones, and this was by far my best option.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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