I got the implant (Nexplanon) about two months ago, and I haven't had any noticeable major side effects. I had my period on time the month after I got it, but now I'm eight days late for my period. I know that the implant can stop your periods entirely, but how quickly does this happen, and is there any chance I could be pregnant (as I have had sex without a condom, but about a month after I got the implant)?
You are about 99.9% protected against pregnancy with Nexplanon so it is VERY effective. It is a side effect of the implant to stop your period. How fast it happens is different for every woman. Some women stop altogether for a year or two and some have irregular periods and mixed spotting. The device secretes hormone slowly but usually around the two year mark, periods will begin to come back again as the hormone level begins to taper off (not enough for you to become pregnant, just enough that you begin shedding uterine lining again). Just enjoy the convenience of no periods! The only reason to use condoms, once the implant has been in the initial waiting period, is for STD protection. You dont need them for contraception-the implant does that work. No worries! You are fine!
I was on it for a year, and my bf and I were in the early stages of our relationship, no shortage of sex, and no condoms, I didn't get pregnant, but watch your weight, I wish I had been told to watch my weight, I just kept my norm eating habits, I could eat anything and everything and stay at 110 lbs, until the implant, if I had eaten a lot healthier I'd have been fine, I gained 122 lbs on the implant, its been a year since I got off and I've lost 75 lbs thanks to super strict diet, I don't eat sweets soda, mostly no meat, lol all I can afford is salads and ramen noodles, so that's what I'm eating, but I monitor that, no milk, no fried foods nothing, I drink water, and coffee with calorie free sweetener, same for tea, to help keep my bowels regular but its still extremely hard to keep the wight off, I am succeeding though,
your periods on the implant will become either nearly or completely non existent, which was nice, you'll be moodier than before but it works great to prevent pregnancy
Hi I'm on the nexplanon and have been for about 4-5 months with normal regular periods and last week my period was really light and a brownish colour. I also woke up this morning and feel really sick and one nipple keeps going hard and itchy for no reason??
I have read loads of people have got pregnant on this ??
Someone help ?
Hi. I had my baby after about 4 weeks I had sex with a condom but you know I heard my bf say it broke so I ask him if he came inside because 2 weeks later I got the implant .7days later I got my period at the end of the month and 3days like it always happens but it's going 2 hole months I haven't had a period .I don't feel no pregnancy signs but I'm scared cus my bf said the condom broke and u know men think they got condoms they just be coming
I had it inserted 6 months ago after giving birth, awful bleedings all the time, irregular periods, cravings, pregnancy like symptoms... Will probably remove it at one point, the constant spotting is annoying... Just don't know what to use instead... tired of hormones... But the moment i stopped I got pregnant immediately...
I'm actually going through the same thing I got mines on August the 18 and haven't had a period yet I'm 8 days late and I'm so freaky out pray to God I'm not pregnant I feel a lil secure because you going through WAT I'm going through so I kno that it's just might be the implants that's inserted
- Nexplanon Information for Consumers
- Nexplanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexplanon (detailed)
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