25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

First 3 years were fine, when I had the implant changed all these problems started; weight gain, depression, no energy, mood swings, period like pains after sex. Had it taken out and within a month none of these symptoms are present.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

Everything returned to normal, I am now on a combined pill however now. I don’t find anything is permanently ruined by the implant apart from weight gain, after I had it changed, in a year I put on 3stone but I find cravings are more bearable.

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