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    Condition: Birth Control
    7/26/2016 1:25:13 PM

    Reviewer: Laura, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I get the occasional headaches but my issue is weight gain. Apart from the weight gain it would have been the perfect option for me. Alas I've got to get it out because I cannot deal with being overweight

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/21/2016 11:30:49 AM

    Reviewer: Kirby59, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I wish I could give this negative reviews! It was awful for me. First began the constant headaches. Okay, I can deal with that. Then the big painful cystic acne. Okay I can deal with that. Then came the AWFUL anxiety and panic attacks. My relationship suffered, I didn't feel like myself at all. My sex drive was non existent. This may work for some people but was an absolute nightmare for me!

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/20/2016 10:38:21 AM

    Reviewer: Colorado Springs, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had the Nexplanon put in on a Friday because the NP was unable to insert a new Mirena. I was told that a different and better type of progesterone was use in this than is in the Mirena and there were very minimal side effects. That evening I felt extremely fatigued and the feeling carried through the weekend along feeling very emotional. Mid-morning on Monday, I found myself feeling very short o ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/18/2016 4:02:10 PM

    Reviewer: kgordon , 19-24 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I got nexplanon in august 2014. Still have it in now. I love it, all except the variation in my periods. They are always light never last more than 7 days. But sometimes I skip 1-3 months with out a period. No weight gain. Overall fairly pleased with how easy and preventative it has been. It comes out next summer unless my husband and I get baby fever.

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/15/2016 9:34:34 AM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    A lot of people review drugs when they cause bad side effects, so Nexplanon gets a bad reputation for being difficult. Since going on Nexplanon, my periods come for maybe 3 days every month and they are so light I barely need a tampon. I don't have any cramps, acne, or weight gain. Sometimes on the period I will have a bad headache, but Advil takes care of that and then I'm fine until the ... Show Full Comment

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