19/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve had the implant for almost 3 years now. It’s great for an easy contraception that I’ve never had to worry about but periods become an issue. I bleed (sometimes heavy, sometimes light) for about 5 days on and 5 days off. Then randomly have no period for weeks. The no period weeks are great however in my personal experience I’d get a lot of breast tenderness. I’m not sure how my cramps have changed since getting the implant, they can sometimes be very painful and sometimes barely existent. As I’m approaching the date to get my current implant removed I’m questioning whether I want to do it again.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Latex allergy

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

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