11/07/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the implant whilst I was in university. It wasn’t too bad, the worse side effects for me were hair loss, which was very noticeable, and the fact that my periods didn’t stop for six months at a time. When they did stop, I’d be lucky to have a break of maybe a week at most, then they’d start again. They would also go through cycles, they’d be really heavy for one week, then lighter for the other three (I assume that was the week I was supposed to naturally of had my period). It was frustrating and expensive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Felt much better after having the implant out. Everything returned to normal pretty quickly!

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