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Condition: Birth Control
5/28/2015 1:57:39 PM

Reviewer: amarie , 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: 4

Comment:
I got Nexplanon inserted in November 2014 and was uncertain how my body was going to react. I had tried pills in the past but it was extremely difficult to keep up with them every day at the same time as my work and travel schedule was constantly changing. My doctor recommended several options and I went with the implant. At first I was really concerned as I was breaking out heavily on my face ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/19/2015 12:11:28 PM

Reviewer: toxicst222, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This birth control has caused me to gain 50 pounds in a year, mood swings, and no sex drive. Although easy use and not having to worry is a benefit it is not worth the side effects. I just had it taken out over a year and had to go to a surgeon for the procedure because it was imbedded to deep for the gynocologist to remove. I would not recommend this birth control to anyone.

Condition: Birth Control
5/14/2015 9:02:55 PM

Reviewer: Annn, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I received the Nexplanon 1.12.14 it was a simple process to inject, the soreness lasted about two days. The first year to adjust was difficult. My periods would last for 2 months at a time. After a while I didn't get a period for months at a time, but when I did get them it was long. Acne was a problem I had to use proactive again, and still i would get blemishes. The biggest thing was gaining ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/12/2015 1:00:20 PM

Reviewer: KayWisdom, 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: 1

Comment:
I have had Nexplanon for almost a year. I've not stopped bleeding since it was inserted in June 2014, it's now May 2015. It's given me very bad mood swings, to the point where my husband and I almost got a divorce. I've gained thirty pounds since it was inserted, and my eating habits have only improved. I am a full time nurse and I also work part time in a pharmacy so I walk at lea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/7/2015 1:22:33 PM

Reviewer: LPHT89, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had it inserted at no cost because under the Affordable Care Act, you should not have to pay a cent for it. The first couple of months were rough. I had mood swings and I was bleeding a little bit all the time. They say it can take up to six months for your body to adjust and this is normal for Progestin only birth control. My uncle is a OB/GYN and he really put things in perspective for ... Show Full Comment

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