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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Nexplanon subdermal.

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Condition: Birth Control
2/3/2016 9:35:33 AM

Reviewer: gloryrose, 13-18 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: 1

Comment:
My mom made me get this when I was 17, about to turn 18. I have had it for about 6 months, and I am ready for it to be taken out. It has really messed with my periods. Before, I was only slightly crabby while menstruating...now it's like I'm at Defcon3...and it effects those around me as well. I don't like how I always have to be careful about doing stuff with my left arm. I used to sl ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/2/2016 3:16:56 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
when I first had the nexplanon put in my arm I was excited because I didn't have to worry about bc for the next 3 years. Now bleed extremely heavy to the point when the clots come out it looks like I'm having a miscarriage, I have mood swings like I'm bipolar, and I gained almost 60 pounds. I don't recommend this birth control to anyone,

Condition: Birth Control
2/1/2016 1:43:08 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
For those who have never used BC before: This was my first time being on BC for more than a week. I am pretty sensitive to hormones so I figured I would have some side effects but nothing like this. My first time was with the generic pill from Planned Parenthood and I felt like a blubbering crazy person for a week and felt much better after I stopped taking it. When shopping around, I knew I did n ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/31/2016 10:31:06 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been using nexplanon for nearly 4 years now.. which means I have had it replaced at the 3 year mark and liked it enough to renew. The replacement process isn't pleasant, but generally painless and quick. I was told that no studies had been done on the effectiveness of nexplanon by plus size women (like myself). I'm currently about 275 lbs and have had zero issues with effectiv ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/29/2016 1:29:08 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Got this put in in Feb 2014 so I am just approaching 2 out of the 3 years. I had crazy mood swings and headaches for the first 2 weeks with it, after that I was totally fine. I get my periods every 6 weeks or so, but they do last a couple of days longer than they used to, maybe 7-8 instead of 5-6. I have not experienced any weight gain hair loss or acne. My only side effect has been headaches whic ... Show Full Comment

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