25/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have been on the implant for 8 years. My 1st one left me without any periods untill the last 3 months when I started to bleed irregularly & frequently. Then my 2nd implant took about 9 months to settle to a regular period, it was like clockwork every month, although I had increased mood swings. Now these mood swings have continued untill now- 2 years into my 3rd implant & since I got it in I have bleed for at least 2&1/2 weeks out of a month. These periods have been heavy & painful. It has also made sex almost impossible as after a few mishaps I know I can never been to careful as it could appear at anytime. I also feel a loss of sex drive. My 1st two implants were positive experiences & I really do recommend it for preventing pregnancy! However my 3rd has not been pleasant & am ready considering getting it removed early.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

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