Nexplanon is making me feel like I am pregnant and I'm not


Q: I am currently on Nexplanon. It is making me feel like I am pregnant and I'm not. I have taken multiple test. What is a better method of birth control?

Symptoms:  tired, nauseated, smell making me sick, back hurts

A:   Hi!!  Nexplanon is a type of long acting reversible contraception and It is one of the most effective forms of birth control. You didnot mention in your question how long you are using it?? Mostly Nexplanon is effective for 3 years. Depending on your need (for how long you need contraception) you  can opt for other methods also. Other long acting reversible contraception methods are Mirena and para guard , Mirena is a hormonal type effective for five years and para guard non hormonal type effective for 5-10years. But remember no birth control is right for everyone and there  are risks associated with each type. As your test results are negative but u feel like you are pregnant it's better to consult your gynaecologist and take the required tests done and if possible you can change the contraception on the doctors advice.

Related Q&A

Q: I hVe taken two extra days worth of levlen ed for birth control by mistake and just wanted to no if i should wait two...

Q: I'm taking Ashlyna for birth control. I'm reaching the end of my pack, this week is my scheduled period and I just ha...

Q: Hi. I am currently taking ortho tri cyclen birth control. I am worried because I've have been have nipple discharge, ...

Q: Shortly after giving birth, I have noticed a small dark purplish small bump on my labia.

Q: I just recently recieved a birth control prescription, and haven't started taking it. My last period was August 5, an...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon