09/02/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I used the pill for 10 years, which was great for my skin but I wasn’t very good at taking it routinely! However after this period of time my GP advised I try a different contraception. I had a local anaesthetic in my left arm and the implant fitted. It was relatively easy, but I did have significant bruising for 2 weeks (don’t get this done in the summer when its more difficult to cover up!) Once it was in, my periods stopped (with the odd bit of spotting) and I had no side effects. Only in the last year did i experience an increase in the level of spotting. I’m due to have it out soon, but I am not looking forward to it!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

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