19/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the implant removed after a years worth of month long periods with only a few weeks break between each period. My GP said it’s not uncommon and tried to fix it by having me take the mini pill for 6 weeks straight which did stop the periods completely for a couple months but they then returned again month-long with even shorter in between. My skin was bad and my moods were horrible. My boyfriend of 3 years says it’s like having the old me back since it was removed and I’m much happier and even-tempered now.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Migraines

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Issues wearing contact lenses

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My skin improved straight away along with my mood. It felt like a cloud had lifted and my motivation and enthusiasm returned.

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