Contraception Reviews

Birth control shot vs Birth control implant

Birth control shot

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Overview

Rated 2.8

9 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.3

23 reviews

Every 3 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot


Birth control implant ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control implant

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

Period pain

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Birth control shot reviews

9 reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


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Birth control implant reviews

23 reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  today

  •  Still using

Love this! I decided to leave a review because when I was looking into getting it all of the reviews were bad. You have to realize that if you don’t like something, you tell 9 people, if you do you tell one. Most people who like the implant simply never leave a review because they kind of forget it is in their lives. That’s how easy it is. I’ve had it for 4 months. I feel the exact same. My period STOPed! My boobs are a bit bigger and sore but i don’t really mind that. If anything i maybe gained one or two pounds:) Insertion was not bad at all. Try it out and you can always take it out after! But for me, I love it so far!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I went up several cup sizes from 32C - 32G/H


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
44 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I had the Nexplanon Implant for 8 months. After only having it for 1 month I got a yeast infection. Shortly after I got another one and then another one. Yeast infections seem to come every month while using probiotics. I have never had this many infections in my life. I am going immediately to have it removed.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  today

  •  Still using

Love this! I decided to leave a review because when I was looking into getting it all of the reviews were bad. You have to realize that if you don’t like something, you tell 9 people, if you do you tell one. Most people who like the implant simply never leave a review because they kind of forget it is in their lives. That’s how easy it is. I’ve had it for 4 months. I feel the exact same. My period STOPed! My boobs are a bit bigger and sore but i don’t really mind that. If anything i maybe gained one or two pounds:) Insertion was not bad at all. Try it out and you can always take it out after! But for me, I love it so far!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I went up several cup sizes from 32C - 32G/H


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
44 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I had the Nexplanon Implant for 8 months. After only having it for 1 month I got a yeast infection. Shortly after I got another one and then another one. Yeast infections seem to come every month while using probiotics. I have never had this many infections in my life. I am going immediately to have it removed.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

a roller coaster of emotions. everything got worse before getting better.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I have been using birth control for abour 3-5 years i want to know why i feel a beating sinsation when i took a pregancy test the results were negative i still feel a shocking pocking since while off my peiord and periods are heavier with the implant


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Still using

uh chaos


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
42 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  30th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I love it and has been an absolute god send but I will say my partner has mentioned dryness down there.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  29th Dec 23

  •  Still using

No serious side effects other than spotting


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I decided to give the implant a try after having my 3rd child. Almost immediately after I got it I noticed my body changing. My mood swings were so unpredictable! One minute I was normal then the next I'm screaming and reading over something so miniscule. I hoped it would stabilize or get better over time, but it hasn't. My periods are extremely long and seem to overlap. They're not always heavy though, so that's a good thing, but I can "spot" or bleed lightly for WEEKS! I've went to my OB about this and explained to her my concerns. She heard my concerns and advised I take birth control pills to help stabilize my hormones and help stop the bleeding. My implants expiration date is QuickTime approaching in March and I couldn't be more excited! I may even have it removed early. It's giving me soooo many problems since I got it put in my arm. I'll never have the implant again.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Dec 23

  •  Still using

just nausea


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