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Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: This thing really does work. I got mine August 2013. I've had regular periods always light and slightly longer.. But the last 2 months I have bled so badly to the point I have developed anemia and my doctor is making me take extra birth control with the shot which is pointless because it really does work.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got this in 8 weeks after I had my baby, and I didn't have a period for a few weeks, and now I've been on my period for almost 4 months. NON STOP. It hasn't gotten lighter, and it's not spotting. It has made me super moody, and it started to make me gain weight but I got back on my ADD meds so it evened each other out. The only reason I'm still on this is because I wouldn't remember a pill. Oh, and I've never had any bladder infections until I had this. I had one almost every month since I've had this.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got my Nexplanon in October 2013. My first period was normal 7 days very light. My second period was about 3 days real light. And my third was a week light as well then 2 weeks after I spotted for a week. Symptoms I have noticed is acne I've never had such oily hair and skin before, and also some weight gain. I love Nexplanon because I always forgot my pill. I would recommend every girl to get it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had the Nexplanon for about four months. It was annoying for a good month and a half almost two from constant bleeding and spotting. But after that I have not had a period. It's great, only now I sometime realize it gets itchy but than the urge to itch goes away. Would definitely recommend to others. If having the bleeding and spotting for long times I would hang in there. It gets better just have to wait it out.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Nexplanon inserted 5 months now and the first 3 months I was spotting non-stop and after that I would lightly spot once a month for 2 days which I assume is probably my period. In the beginning, I had a horrible time with the nonstop bleeding and the crazy mood swings but stuck through it and now everything is clear blue skies! Definitely a great option to consider if you're forgetful and can't remember to take a pill everyday.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had mine for about a month now and tomorrow will be my 10th day on my period! Getting it out tomorrow also. That's crazy. Some people I've heard had their period for 2 months straight!
Other than the period thing nothing has changed. No other side effects.
Review by junebug1993 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: For me, Nexplanon is perfect. I've had it for almost seven months now. I haven't had any side effects besides last two months. No periods until about when the two past months came up. Spotting every now and then for one month, then every other week its like a heavy period for the second month. I feel fine though, no cramps or anything, but for some reason I keep losing weight but that might not be the implant. All around, I love it and would recommend it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I love Nexplanon. I got it November of 2013. They made sure to numb my arm so insertion was painless. My arm was sore for about a day but no worse than a harsh workout. I did have mood swings in the first few weeks but nothing out of control. Then I had my period for about 4 weeks which I'm told is normal. Since then I've only had a few days of spotting and nothing else. I'm on a nutritionist guided weight loss plan and have managed to lose 40lbs. So far while on Nexplanon so no problems with weight gain. I get the occasional acne here and there but again nothing too bad. Overall I rate Nexplanon high and its so great to no longer have the responsibility of taking a pill every day.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Nexplanon put in on August 8, 2013. Two months after I had a baby boy. I had my period throughout my pregnancy & this is the first birth control I have ever been on. I have also been breast feeding. I got my first period a week or two after I got it out in & so far I've only had two periods. The first one was heavy & lasted ten days & the second which was in October lasted almost a week & was really light. I have some weight gain, a lot of mood swings, headaches every now & then, & sometimes my arm hurts around the insertion area. Otherwise I enjoy being on it with all of these side effects I greatly recommend it to every new mom.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Nexplanon inserted on 2 Sept 2013 and its the first method of birth control I've tried. I'd read where it is the most reliable, so went for that option. No pain during insertion or afterwards. Only had a period the first month and nothing since then which feels a little odd but is also bliss! Completely forget it's even in my arm most of the time, however my moods are horrendous, I cry far more than I ever used to, I snap at people and I never used to, I feel very anxious or conscious and often feel exhausted. I don't know if these are side effects of Nexplanon as I'm in my final year at uni so it could be stress etc., but I'd imagine it is the increased hormones. All in all I'd say I've had a good experience most of the time.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Nexplanon for about a year and 2 months now. It's really great to me. The insertion was painless. My cycle is kind of off balance though. I can say I had my period four times and every time it was for like 3 to 4 days. The acne is horrible I get it in my face, back and chest. No weight gain and slight hair loss nothing major. But overall I do recommend it. It beats getting a shot every couple months and taking a pill everyday.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I absolutely love Nexplanon. I got it inserted in July 2013. Since then I have one extremely light period that lasted two days. I have no experience weight gain. I have always had very little acne and Nexplanon did not cause my acne to increase. I also haven't experienced a changes in moodiness. I recommend Nexplanon to my friends all the time. I also have a friend that has it and she really likes it although she has experienced some weight gain. I am very surprised so many people have had such a terrible experience. If you are considering getting Nexplanon do not let these horror stories scare you away. Everyone has a different experience so you'll have to see if it's a good birth control option for you.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: So far my experience with this birth control method has been fabulous, I got it 6wks postpartum & had one period that was very light bleeding and lasted about a week, I haven't experienced weight gain nor hair loss. The insertion was 100% painless.
Review by t89_smith (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Implanted June 2013. Experienced no pain inserting. My arm was numb for a few days from Lidoderm. I spotted for about a month and a half, which I expected. It's been 8 months now, and I seriously only bleed once every few months. I'm surprised to see so many reviews of non stop bleeding. I've had nothing like that.
My only side effects I notice are acne and night sweats. No mood swings or emotional thoughts.
Love this birth control!
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Nexplanon for a little over a year now and I have not stopped bleeding since. I'm not having full periods but I'm constantly spotting throughout the day. I guess you can say it's a effective birth control due to the bleeding everyday I CAN'T HAVE SEX. The implant does sometime cause pain at the insertion area and lower back pain. I sometimes experience horrible migraines and I'm constantly tired and extremely moody.
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Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Nexplanon for almost a year now and I have to say, it seems like I have experienced every side effect there is! Hair loss, yeast infection, frequent discharges, and especially weight gain! No I'm not fat but I have gained some weight. I believe that this is good birth control because you don't have to worry about remembering to take a pill everyday or getting the shot but it has it's ups and down. My sex drive totally left the building and mood swings are crazy. My boyfriend hates it but I need it!
Review by annie451013 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Nexplanon since June 2013. I bleed two to three weeks every month and have became extremely emotional and hormonal. My boyfriend wants me to get it removed and I am honestly thinking about it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had Nexplanon put in October 2012. I had bleeding and spotting non stop for an entire year. I've gained 15lbs and there has been no change in my diet. My skin is very oily. My hair gets very greasy. I sweat a lot now. I used to never sweat. I break out all over my face, chest and back. I'm 25 years old and I've never had acne. I've been super moody. To the extent that my antidepressants needed to be increased. Anxiety has gone up. It wasn't until early November 2013 that my period finally stopped. It's been 3.5 months with no bleeding. I've had almost every bad side effect, but I can't get pregnant on it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I'm 17, and this is the first type of birth control I've tried. I got it inserted in October of 2013, and have been bleeding ever since. It's not heavy, and I don't experience any cramps. Although it's still a huge annoyance. I have experienced a lot more acne problems than before, I had completely clear skin, and now I get painful, large pimples. I have gained a little weight, but I'm quite skinny, so I don't mind. I haven't noticed any more mood swings than normal, I am a teenager and that teds to happen a lot anyway.
I've had it in for about 5 months, and my doctor told me I might experience bleeding for up to 6 months. If it continues after 6 months I plan on getting it removed.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got the Nexplanon inserted in November, 2013 and bled for all but 10 hours in the first two months, then started bleeding only every other week and now I'm back to bleeding nonstop. It's been a terrible experience for me considering my doctor told me the bleeding would stop for good after 3 months.
Review by alice109 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: 21 years old, I got Nexplanon put in 6 months ago, on Sept. 4th 2013. Before that I was on the Depo-Provera shot, which made me break out all over my chest and back, and the jawline - hormonal areas for acne. I cannot take estrogen birth control because of migraine issues, and so progestin only was the option for me. Nexplanon PROS: Periods stopped completely, did not affect my mood - always felt like myself, very effective method of birth control so I did not have to use condoms. CONS: Weight gain of 7lbs in 6 months, and the biggest con of all. ACNE, ACNE, ACNE! I used to have clear skin, even before I went on estrogen birth control. I would have stuck to Nexplanon if it did not give me a pizza face.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I will start off saying that the only reason this got a 3 rating is that I realize that everyone will react differently. As a smoker over age 35, my options for birth control were limited. My experience has been very bad. Insertion - not much pain; bruised for about 2 weeks. First 2.5-3 weeks, no bleeding. Been bleeding non-stop ever since except for one time for about 2 weeks after trying an Ibuprofen regimen recommended by my nurse. That has not helped since. Had some bad mood swings the first month and have had a minimal amount of weight gain over 6 months (3-5 lbs). Have had worse cramping than I used to have. Can't verify if it is an effective birth control as my husband won't touch me due to the bleeding. Having it removed in about 1.5 weeks.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Honestly I haven't had a problem with this birth control other than irregular bleeding and prolonged bleeding. I haven't had any other side effects (headaches, acne, etc.) except for a little bit of weight gain but I can use it because I'm already really skinny. I have had a great experience with this birth control except for the bleeding.
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