25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Until I changed contraceptions, I hadn’t realised that my loss of sex drive and mood swings were as a result of the implant. I also gained a lot of weight which I lost quite easily through exercise after changing contraception. My periods stopped which was good but also a bit worrying that I wouldn’t notice if I had got pregnant

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I lost weight easily after changing contraception and also noticed that my mood swings and sex drive lifted. It does take a few months for the hormones to leave your system so I didn’t have a period for a few months

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