25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved the implant for the first 6 months, I was very slim, I was happy I didn’t have to taste a horrible pill in the morning but then after 6 months i began to have severe breakouts and mood swings, my sex drive increases but didn’t feel I could have sex because my confidence was very knocked from my chest back and face acne. I had it out after 16 months as I started to spot blood after having no period since insertation and decided that was my body telling me it was a big NO!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

After stopping the implant, it felt like I had JELLY in my abdomen as my body prepared for my first period in 16 months. It was very heavy but I was actually very relieved and felt much better once my monthly cycles returned and I went back onto the contraceptive pill!

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