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Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: My son was born 4 1/2 months ago and my mother suggested I get the Nexplanon. I agreed because no period and 3 years of protection sounded great. None explained to me that I would bleed for several months before the period stopped. I'm on day 42 of my period with all the symptoms. On top of that, my arm constantly aches where the implant is especially if I hold too much weight. Though I would get this again since it prevents pregnancy long term with one application, people should know exactly what to expect.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had a baby about four months ago. At the 8 week postpartum checkup, I got the Nexplanon implant. Many women (according to my midwife) go for the IUD (Mirena or Paragard) but the thought of a piece of plastic sitting in my cervix/uterus after I've just had a baby seemed like a minor form of torture. So I asked which birth control methods could be taken while breastfeeding and she recommended Nexplanon. I've had no period, no mood swings, and it did not affect my milk supply. I don't even remember it's there 95% of the time. I would recommend this method of BC esp if breastfeeding. Also it's covered by Medicaid.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had Nexplanon for close to 8 months now. I have had a few heavy periods but just mainly constant spotting and heavy discharge. I haven't had a period in a month and a half, or spotted so I'm hoping this means the periods and spotting are over. I was pretty miserable for a while but I am pretty confident in the effectiveness of this now. I honestly think its worth all the side effects that come with it. It honestly just depends on the person though. Each person has a different experience with it but I think it's definitely worth a shot.
Review by JayLatrice (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had this birth control since May 2013 it's the 1st of December. My doctor said after 5 months my period would go away. The first few months my cycle was normal, around September my cycles got longer and came close together. I cant remember when they began or ended. Now I just have to carry extra undies and tampons EVERYWHERE I go. Its terrible not knowing when your cycle will began and end. If my period doesn't get it together or end soon I think I will be getting this removed. My side affects are: mood swings, depression, I sleep a lot more, and I eat like a grown man fresh out of prison.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had this birth control for four months. No extra weight gain, in fact have lost weight. I got my period the first month but not since. The initial insertion was quick and easy. It poked me for like two days which was kind of annoying but after that it's been great. A little moody around the time that I would normally get my cycle but other than that no complaints. I will get it again when it's time to have it replaced.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had the Nexplanon for almost 1 year. It is great! I had an awful time with birth control pills and couldn't remember to take them. The numbing shot for the insertion hurt and I was sore and bruised for a few days. I did have spotting for a few months and some moodiness. After a about 4 or 5 months, it stopped and I have no periods! I certainly recommend it and will probably get it again when it's time to remove it. Like all medicine, it's not for everyone, but I like it the best of all birth control I've used.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Age 22. I have no doubt Nexplanon works as birth control. The only downside for me was the side effects. I got it inserted a few days after my cycle. I noticed my next cycle came a little earlier. I've had it for about 8 months. My cycles are so close together its really difficult to tell when one has ended and a new one has started. I usually don't bleed heavy, just every now and then but it has been a constant flow. It gets really annoying always being on my period. I thought it would end soon. I'm also a lot moodier and get depressed a lot. I'm having it removed, its just not for me.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Nexplanon for over 2 months. The insertion process was very simple. Felt like just a minute and only initial pain was the numbing shot. The insertion was done on my 3rd day of my menstrual cycle. My cycle ended briefly right after.
The only noticeable side effects I've had was my skin does get more oily. I also had a brief increase of appetite but once my body got use to it (2 weeks) all of the symptoms went away. I feel like myself and I haven't gained any weight. I continued with the diet I was on and I still was able to lose the weight easily. My incision area still itches from time to time. That's about it. So, no increased acne, weight gain or extra moodiness.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Starting Nexplanon about four months ago (7/20/13), yesterday (11/20/13) I had it removed. At first it was alright then a couple weeks in I started being moody which I didn't notice was the birth control. All the while having my period which didn't stop for the whole 4 months except days here and there. Four days ago I felt symptoms come back even worse; experiencing mood swings, manic depression, suicidal thoughts, back pain, anxiety, heavy period. I could only take a couple days of this before I needed it out.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Getting it put in was super easy and painless although I was sore for a few days after. It's super convenient since now I don't have to remember to take the pill. At first I experience a bigger appetite and a bit of weight gain but after a few weeks that stopped. I would say it does cause a good bit of mood swings. I got my period the first month but since then I haven't at all. All in all the good outweighs the bad.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I just wanted to post my encouraging experience. I got mine done 2 months ago after being on the pill for 3 years, prior to my appointment I couldn't help reading all the horror stories. I decided to change to the implant because it is the most reliable contraceptive method.
The procedure was so simple and only hurt a tiny bit, and only left me with a small bruise which I had for about a week. I got the implant inserted on the second day of my period and the bleeding stopped the same day. After 3 week with the implant I had another period around the same as what is normal for me, maybe slightly lighter. other than that, no weight gain (lost 2lbs), increased sex drive and much happier in general!
I love it! Definitely worth a try!
Review by amazingbc (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have had Nexplanon in since March 2013 and I really love it. I had a regular period (5 days) a week after I got it put in, and since I've only spotted twice, each so light I only had to use a liner, and only lasted for a day. But, I've gained about 15 pounds (no appetite change, that's the weird part) and had to start using acne face washes (not bad, I just wash my face with it in the shower and then use an oil free moisturizer). Overall, I think its great and such an easy process putting it in, and then you don't have to worry about it. I recommend it highly, but be prepared to have a few side effects.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I went on Nexplanon after a horrible experience with the pills. They made me nauseous, gave me headaches, and made me super hungry (I basically didn't feel like myself at all) I decided to go on Nexplanon and I am SO glad that I did! Its insertion was painless (only a little bit of soreness in the following days) I did have some mood swings for the first couple of weeks but now it is totally fine! I feel great and just like myself. I do notice that my periods are irregular and I discharge for a while after my period is over. If you are worried about going on Nexplanon because of the "horrible" side effects, I am here to tell you to go for it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I had my Nexplanon device inserted about eleven months ago. The only side effect I think I've experienced is spot bleeding. For a while it wasn't so bad- I wouldn't have my period for a very long time (like two months) then I would have it for longer than I used to with a different consistency (over a week). Now, I pretty much bleed randomly all the time. It makes my sexual life difficult. I will probably get it taken out at my next gynecological exam.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got the nexplanon put in sometime last May. After 2 kids and 24 years this was my first birth control, I figured it would be most convenient because I am horrible with taking pills. For the first 2 weeks it was fine but then after that I bled for 90 days straight. I didn't feel any side affects until after that 90 days. I started feeling anxious all the time and I don't want to get out of bed some days or even do any of my normal daily activities. I have been married for 5 years and having sex with my husband was never a "duty" but on this birth control I am never up to it it's horrible. Although not having a period ever now is nice having all the other side affects are not worth it so I am having this implant removed next week.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I was on the pill for about 3 years and it was hard for me to remember to take it every day. I also did not know that if you are take prescription while on the pill, it "cancels" out the birth control, so I ended up getting pregnant and had a miscarriage after 7 weeks. I wanted to switch birth control so I asked my gyno about my options. She suggested Nexplanon so I said why not. I have been on it for 8 months now and its working for the birth control part, but I have had my period every other week for at least 6 days and have gotten quite a bit of acne on my face. I do want to stick with this but I hate the side affects.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: Been on this for 6 months. Best birth control. No weight gain. My periods are basically all discharge, no heavy bleeding anymore. For the first time in my life my periods are regular. No mood swings. I broke out a little bit for the first 3 weeks but everything is back to normal now. I did not develop a ravenous appetite like some say they have. It works for me, you won't know unless you try it though everyone is different.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Nexplanon for 4 months now, and its the best birth control i've used. The pill made me gain weight and I often forgot to take it. I had an iud for almost a year, but it moved in my uterus and had to be removed. My doctor recommended nexplanon. The insertion was painless. I had some spotting for about a month after, which was a pain, but i'm so glad i pushed through it. I experience no side effects; no weight gain, no acne, no mood swings, etc. I don't get a full period, but i do spot a tiny bit randomly. I don't worry about pregnancy at all with this method. I highly recommend.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I wish I had read these seven months ago. My fiance and I were preparing to marry, had never had sex before and were waiting for our wedding night to give ourselves to each other completely. Our wedding was beginning of July, so after reading a few reviews we had Nexplanon placed in May. I was fine until end of June when I couldn't stop bleeding. For 20 some years we had waited for this, and now I was going to bleed right through the wedding/ honeymoon, etc. I have now been bleeding almost constantly for almost 5 months. I get a week off here and there, but its miserable. We were so careful to save ourselves sexually, and now we can't even have sex because I can't stop bleeding. Getting it out tomorrow! It is effective birth control tho.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on nexplanon for a little over 2 months and love it. I have also experienced most of the negative side effects such as acne, heavy bleeding, weight gain, moodiness, hair loss, and increase in appetite to the point of nausea. Here's what I've done: washed my face more often, adjusted my diet to healthier foods when the appetite comes on, started taking a multivitamin to help with the hair loss, and sucked up the bleeding for the first month. Now I am worry free about pregnancy, have a clear face, and fuller hair. The bleeding has pretty much stopped, and my moodiness is much better because I don't stress about the other side effects. Every great thing takes work. If you work around the side effects like I did, you will love it.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Nexplanon since March of 2013. I was fine for a few months and then BAM I got a period that lasted for about two months. I was okay with that. It stopped, and now I don't have a period at all. I don't break out, I don't have any real bad side effects except the mood. I am taking Celexa as a mood stabilizer, which helps ENORMOUSLY. Overall, I am very happy with my choice. Its worth it, if you can stick it out.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I've had my Nexplanon for about a year and I have had no problems. The occasional mood swing and a little acne on my arms but besides that its great. The one thing that scares me is since February I haven't had a period, but I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on nexplanon for about 5 months now and I like it as far a proctection from getting pregnant but not as far as the hormone changes. I get very bad mood swings, I also get depressed sometimes. The worst part is I get very bad acne i have never had this issue and now one side of my face looks very ugly!!!!!! They may want to chnge the hormone effects with this considering acne problems. It has also started acne on my back as well!!! My boyfriend hates it! and so do I
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: I got Nexplanon and my doctor told me in advance that its possible to bleed for 3 months but if it doesn't stop after 60 days, then you should remove it but if you can power through its worth it. I didn't bleed but my side effects were terrible acne and minimal mood swings (both can be managed.) Now I absolutely LOVE it as a birth control. It's the most effective form out right now and has eased my nervousness about pregnancy. I don't need to remember a pill or a shot or to take a ring out. I love it. The only cons are that it hurt when I got it in, and the amount of acne I got, but I think it's worth the effectiveness.
SIDENOTE: for 99% of others I know who have it, negative side effects stop after 2-4 months
Nexplanon (etonogestrel) for Birth Control: In one week I will have had Nexplanon in for a year. Although it took two months to regulate, my period is now 5-7 days of light spotting every 2 months. I don't have acne, but I can't help but think a weight gain of 40 lbs in a year is related to it. I thought it broke at one time, but I had a doctor check it and he said the skin probably grafted around where it was bent from me checking it one time and stayed that way. My main issue is that sometimes I have this pain, like it's stabbing me in my arm every once in a while. Overall, I absolutely love Nexplanon. And I haven't gotten pregnant with my boyfriend, and we ALWAYS have unprotected sex, multiple times a week.
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