25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The implant was comfortable and perfect for the first 5 years (other than the acne). However, The last 2 years brought me great stress due to severe monthly episodes of anxiety, depression (leading to suicidal ideation), thrush, swollen vulva (after sex), dry vagina and back ache. I didn’t experience a period for the 7 years I had the implant. As soon as I had the implant removed and my period began again, the manic episodes and physical side effects disappeared completely.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Back pain

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It has been a year since the removal and I have not experienced thrush, swollen vulva (after sex), dry vagina, or back problems since. My mental well-being improved drastically. I noticed the change in mood within a month of the removal. I was offered medication and I entered a therapy program when I was ill, but none of those things compared to the removal of the implant to help me recover.

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