27/07/2021

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved the idea of having an implant and honestly, there were elements to it that were great, namely the fact I didn’t have to remember to take a pill. However, I ended up having 1 month long periods every month and I’ve gained over a stone since I’ve had it removed and my lifestyle really has not changed – if anything I drank less alcohol. I’ve just had it removed but had to privately – despite trying it out for over a year – because my GP was not keen on taking it out and kept assuming something else was causing my month-long periods and weight gain.

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

Better skin

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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