26/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had a constant period which never settled. Eventually my doctor put me on a contraceptive pill to take at the SAME TIME as the implant to try and control the periods. What were they thinking!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

It’s hard to say because I stayed on the contraceptive pill that I was taking alongside having the implant. I felt lighter in my mind but the pill still altered my mental health somewhat.

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