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9/5/19 6:20 A

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Thanks for the update. I am also glad you had a doctor who responded well.

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9/5/19 12:03 A



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That's good. Let us know how you get on.

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I have told my doctor and she is removing it soon. In the meantime, she is transitioning me to Lo Loestrin pills, but leaving the implant in place as back up until they take effect. It seems I have no luck with progestin-only long term BC. I've tried multiple methods. Nexplanon was also making me bleed or spot almost constantly.

I have been on Lo Loestrin for about a week now and I have to say I have not bled since I started and the cravings seem to be a bit more controllable so far, but it's still early. I really hope this works out for me. I saw the number on the scale yesterday, highest it's been in a while but instead of feeling down, I felt motivated, and positive that I would start seeing lower ones from here out.



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9/3/19 8:01 A



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It would appear that Nexplanon has weight gain as a common side effect:
www.drugs.com/sfx/nexplanon-side-effects.h
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I'm glad that you are seeing your Dr. In the meantime, perhaps, considering you want to eat sugar all the time, have you thought about nibbling on dried dates? If you chop one up to relatively small pieces, every time you want that sweet hit, nibble on a piece. I'm sure that the calories consumed would be a lot less than otherwise, and at least you would be getting decent nutrients at the same time.

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9/3/19 4:58 A



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CBELLE02,

Have you told your doctor that you've gained 20 pounds since being prescribed
the Nexplanon ? How long did it take to gain that weight ? If it was a short period of time, you should ask your doctor to check all your vitals to see the gain caused any changes.

There are lots of other medications they could prescribe that may not effect you the way the Nexplanon did.

Ask your doctor what your other options are, because this isn't working for you.

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9/2/19 7:37 P

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Not fun! I would raise your concerns with your doctor.

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9/2/19 6:00 P

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Anyone else on Nexplanon have these issues? I feel like I want to eat all the time, especially sugar, and it's much harder to fight these cravings than it was before I got the implant. I am getting it removed soon because it's caused other issues too. But this has set me back over 20 pounds! Ugh!



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