26/06/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

After the first two implants my experience was very positive. With my third i started to get severe acne on my face, neck, back and chest. It was so bad, when I went to my doctor the first time, he thought I has shingles. I decided to ride it out but since my fourth implant, my acne flares up, I have heavy, irregular and often prolonged periods. Sometimes months at a time before not having one for 6 months. It worked so well to start with but I’m looking into other options and getting it removed now.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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