19/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 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 almost constant bleeding with the implant, I kept it for a year and tried combining it with contraceptive pill (on the doctors advice) to stop the bleeding but none worked so I eventually had it taken out. I wasn’t really having sex because of the bleeding so it’s difficult to tell if it was the contraceptive that affected my sex drive or just the side effects that did. After I had it taken out I realised that it had made me extremely tired and I was falling asleep for a few hours every day after work which stopped almost as soon as I had it out. I found the whole experience of having it very challenging and was so glad to have it removed.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I was really happy having stopped this contraceptive and my side effect vanished really quickly. I didn’t realised untiI after I had it removed how much it was affecting my life. I found the process of having it taken out painless but afterwards had a lot of pain in my arm so would recommend taking some pain killer prior to having it taken out.

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