25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Worst contraception ever used! I gained 2 stone in 3 months and couldn’t lose it despite trying several diets and joining a gym (lost very quick as soon as I had it removed). My mood swings were horrendous and my anxiety went through the roof. I could go from being happy to laying on the floor in tears. Constantly bleeding in between periods and when I had a full period I couldn’t even get out of bed from stomach cramps and felt so low.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Impact after using

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

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

As soon as I had the implant removed I felt like a weight had been lifted. Weight started dropping off me and my mood went from horrendous to actually feeling normal again.

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