Three weeks ago, I had the Mirena IUD implanted to help regulate and control pain from Endometriosis.
Since then, I've gained almost three pounds. (Roughly a pound per week.) I've not changed my diet, I've not over eaten and my activity is about the same. I have been on Weight Watchers for about six months and steadily loosing two pounds a month. But I'm gaining--and I'm really upset about it.
Does anyone else have an IUD and have you experienced any weight gain/loss over the time you've had the device?
Added 10 Nov 2012:
I should also state that I've been spotting ever since, on a daily basis.
It has the same type of hormones as the pill does so it can make you gain weight just like the pill does. but I really hope that this helps you with your endo pain. When I was suffering from endo, I really only had the pill and I also tried Lupron, but could only take that for 6 months. I ended up having my ovaries removed and that finally stopped the pain. I so hope that you get relief from Mirena! Good luck!
Hi, Give the device time to do it's thing, 3 weeks is a short time your body will adjust just like any new drug. Stick with it, I had this device put in for the same thing. The spotting will soon get better, having this device does tend to put the weight on. But to be honest I had very minimal side effects with this device over time, but we all are different and this device really helped with the pain. Give it a few more months and it should settle down, as well as the pain. It is well worth carrying on with this, you will see in a few months things should be a lot better for you. If not talk to your doctor who fitted the device and have it checked out. Good luck to you and take care , Liz.
I had the Mirena implanted in May 2012. It is now January 2013 and I have gained 20 pounds! None of my clothes fit! I have never had children but my periods have been nightmares since I was 30 years old. Extreme pain, lots of bleeding, and worse. My doctor at the VA listened and sent me to the gynecologist who suggested the Mirena. I told her that I gained weight very easily and that if the Mirena caused weight gain I didn't want it. The gynecologist told me several times it didn't cause weight gain. The periods stopped but let the weight gain commence! Well, here I am wondering if the VA will pay to have this thing removed. I can't recommend this product to anyone.
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