24/05/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had nexplanon for a year. After a year I started getting periods and other menstrual cycle symptoms I hadn’t previously had. The worst one for me, was breaking out on my face having gotten over my acne. To make it worse my GP implanted the implant in the wrong place in my arm, which was not pointed out until after it was removed so even though they are not big I have two small scars from it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt more back to normal in terms of my regular cycle and the symptoms I experienced each month and my skin settled back down but not entirely.

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