25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 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

While it was great not having to think about contraception and I had less periods than now, my sex drive was not existent and mood swings came on quite abruptly. I put on a lot of weight using the implant due to it making you hungrier.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Issues wearing contact lenses

Dark body hair

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Issues wearing contact lenses

Spots or acne

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I have lost all the weight I put on over the 4 years. Much more sexually active now and mood swings are a lot less. Happier and am not on no contraception to let hormones to return to normal.

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