Nexplanon birth control

posted 1 year ago in Babies
Post # 2
2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

chrissybee :  one word… AWFUL. I switched from Yasmin pill to this and went 1 month no period to 1 month sporting to 3 months no period to 3 months of non stop light day flow. I hated it and actually considered allowing my father to remove it at thanksgiving (surgeon) I was miserable. Switched it out for an iud and have no regrets. I have friends though who had no adverse effects and love it!! 

Post # 3
30 posts
  • Wedding: Waimanalo Beach, Oahu

I absolutely love it. I’ve had it for 3 years and recently just had it changed out for another 3 years. I’ve had zero side effects and no periods!! Mild bruising when they do the insertion and mild pain for a few days at the insertion site but otherwise it’s so easy. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone!

Post # 5
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

chrissybee :  I think it’s personal preference and trying to find the best one to suit you. It’s common to have light bleeding/ spotting with the nexplanon. I’ve had two and both times I’ve had no bleeding for around a year and then frequent spotting. I didn’t really notice any other side effects of it, though.

Now I have the Mirena, and have 2 days of very light spotting every 28 days so it’s much better for me. 

Post # 7
2879 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018


My doctors switched me back and forth between four- five different pills before I told them I had had enough. I switched to a new doctor and she immediately suggested nexplanon. The insertion wasn’t bad but the numbing shot was pretty killer and my arm was sore for about a week and a half. After that, total BLISS. I had it for about a year with a light period once every four months, no period at all for the second year and first half of the third year, and then a completely regular cycle the last six months. I then got it again for a second time and have had just about the same results but with minor spotting about once a month. 

I think it is key to go to an OB/GYN who specializes in this form of bc. Most of the issues that occur with the nexplanon implant are from it being placed incorrectly into the muscle whether that be too deep so it travels or too shallow where it pushes out of the skin. 

Post # 9
2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

chrissybee :  yeah everyone is sooooo different so it’s great that we have so many options to see what is best for us as unique individuals. 🙂 good luck!!

Post # 10
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had Nexplanon for just under 2 years and at first I loved it – no period or spotting, didn’t have to worry about taking a pill, no weird mood changes or anything like that. I thought I’d hit the BC jackpot…BUT with no other diet or lifestyle changes, I steadily gained 26 pounds in the course of the first year!! I tried watching my weight, eating better, going to the gym but no matter what I did, the weight kept coming. It was awful, all of my clothes stopped fitting, I went up 2 sizes in pants and felt horrible in my own skin. 

At the 2 year mark, I decided to take it out and within the first six months of having it removed, I had dropped 20 pounds with basically no effort. I know these hormones affect everyone differently but for me, they were obviously the culprit behind my weight gain. It’s been over a year since I’ve had it taken out now, and the weight all dropped off and I am back to my previous, steady weight and size. 

Good luck! Otherwise, I absolutely loved it. 

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