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User Reviews for Etonogestrel to treat Endometriosis

Also known as: Nexplanon

Etonogestrel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Endometriosis. 13% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

Etonogestrel Rating Summary

4.1/10 average rating

8 ratings from 11 user reviews.

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Reviews for Etonogestrel

Umiuu · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 19, 2017

“Having endometriosis Nexplanon is really useful for me, especially with only being 24 I don't really want to face going in for lapraocopic surgeries as it'll leave more damage in the long run. I get the side effects of; prolonged bleeds (theyre not periods as my gynaecologist informed me), slight back pain, weight loss. So far my mental health improved and I feel mentally better than before having it in, and acne whilst still existing has dramatically reduced. Hopefully it should stop the rest of the cysts and endometrium from building up on my ovaries!!!”

9 / 10
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Nexplanon Freak17 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 18, 2017

“This is actually my 2nd implant after the 3 plus yrs on the other one! When it is time for you to get it removed, your body is EXTREMELY tired, at least I was. I already suffer with depression but sometimes I am sadder than normal. I got 2nd one put in by this freak Planned Parenthood nurse who does not believe that someone can be celibate for 3 plus yrs! She yanked the other one out and shoved another in the same spot, then she tied the bandage around my arm too tight! I loosened it when I got home that night, nurse from hell! That device is $800 dollars, the removal and the re insertion. What freaks me out the most is the loss of my period, it stopped in July 2017, its September, I actual miss it. Where did it go and why do I get yeast infections.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 23, 2017

“I got nexplanon put it in to treat my heavy, painful, & length periods (anywhere from 7 - 30 days) that no pills helped. Can't have estrogen because of chronic migraines. Since getting it inserted in late July, I have had 4 weeks in which I didn't have the same heavy, painful periods 24/7 (It's late February now). I went to the ER twice for severe dehydration (I managed to not be anemic enough to require a blood transfusion) and received 2 liters of IV fluids each time. I was prescribed meclizine for the constant dizziness from both the hormones themselves AND the constant dehydration, and zofran for the constant nausea. At almost 8 months, it's coming out next week because my body is just deteriorating. Back to square one. Sigh.”

1 / 10
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Catch20two January 11, 2016

“I got the Nexplanon implant in August 2015 due to having extreme menstrual cramps and was desperate for a remedy. I have to say, it has worked for me well in that regard. No nausea, vomiting, crawling around on the floor for 2 days begging for the pain to stop as I had done for several years prior. The tradeoff, however, is that I have been bleeding from around end of September 2015 to now. Because of other health issues, I am limited in choosing other methods but I can't bleed like this forever! No other side effects except the occasional twinge of pain at the insertion site. Now I'm really weighing my options to have it removed and risk the return of the godawful cramps that brought me to the decision, or no cramps but bleed out.”

5 / 10
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Pvalenti · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 19, 2016

“I have struggles with pain during my periods as a result if Fibroids. Tried various different birth control pills which did not work so Nexplanon or a hysterectomy were my last 2 options. I decided to go with the Nexplanon and save the hysterectomy as the end result if this didn't work. I had my Nexplanon implanted on April 30th, no period so no pain in May then on June 5th it came. Today is June 18th and it's still here. I have had no acne, no bloating, no weigh gain, mood swings, no negative side effects, I just wish my period would. end. Its very annoying.”

6 / 10
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Twistie · Taken for less than 1 month October 14, 2015

“So I've had the Implanon NXT in for a few days now. I have a huge bruise where it was inserted and having a lot of headaches. Really hoping the headaches will pass. I have already noticed my period slowing down massively and my skin clearing up heaps so definitely a plus with this device. It was recommended to me because my periods are generally very heavy and I have become iron deficient. So as I said, hoping the side effects will pass.”

5 / 10
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Katieboger · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 25, 2016

“My doctor convinced me to try Nexplanon after years of extremely heavy and prolonged bleeding. I tried many types of oral contraceptives to control the bleeding but nothing helped. I had nexplanon inserted and had spotting for 3 months, my doctor said it would quit within 6. It didn't, so I was told to wait 12 months. Still bleeding every day, some heavier than others. I still had cysts and side effects similar to birth control. The only thing that stopped the bleeding was additional birth control pills. I kept it because up until 2.5 years I was told it would quit, and constant light bleeding was better than extremely heavy bleeding I experience on over half of days. The only positives were ease of insertion and effective birth control.”

3 / 10
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Valerie5876 March 23, 2016

“I have had heavy bleeding for 9 months straight with only a two week break with no bleeding. I go through sanitary products like crazy and now have anemia from the blood loss. It's been incredibly frustrating . I got checked for STDs and am all clear so I know it's the bar. I went on this for excruciatingly painful periods. Only every second period isn't painful and now I have anaemia.”

3 / 10
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Brebnjb3 June 4, 2016

“I have had it for 2 years how. It does its job. When I first got it I had me period for a month. But after that once every 2-3 months for 3-5 day. I never experience pain like I used to during my periods. The weight gain is horrible it started with 5 pounds and turned into 30, but it stopped my period symptoms so I continue with it.”

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Moondie · Taken for less than 1 month May 11, 2015

“Just go my first rod in today. Unlike some I have not had children I'm 23 & I am trialling this in hopes that any circumstances will be better than the constant pain and heavy periods I face without any contraception. I regularly have huge clots that make my face go white & are bigger than a whole pickle. So I'm crossing my fingers that implanon might give me & sort of reprieve. Some of you should possible look up thyroid symptoms & get your levels checked since its pretty common to have thyroid issues causing some of your symptoms before assuming it's the actual implant. Also for those who are staying they have gained weight and lost sex drive, maybe less sex aka cardio might be your cause for weight gain?”

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Caitmon · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 2, 2016

“I know everyone is different, but for me, this must be the worst thing I could choose. The first few months were fine, no period, a little bit worse acne, but that was about it. At about the 6 month mark I started a pretty involved workout routine and my symptoms got a thousand times worse. My acne was taking over my whole body; face, chest, and back. I would get my period for 2-3 weeks EVERY MONTH and the symptoms of my period were overwhelming: an emotional basket case being the main issue. I also cannot loose weight. I workout at least 4 days a week, most of that being cardio and I'm eating better and drinking more water than I ever have in my life. not one pound lost. Getting it taken out next week. I'm 25 and 150 pounds with two kids”

1 / 10
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