anyone gain weight on the pill? cause its the same hormones at a much lower dose given directly to the area its needed.
in saying that
my IUD went through my uterus
and is somewhere in my tummy (im gonna need surgery)
I had mine taken out in June, after having it for just over 3 years. My complications (at one point I was convinced I had ovarian cancer) came on suddenly about the 3 yr mark (March) and lasted until removal. Two days after the removal, I literally "bloated" up to 167 (was 161 at dr 2 days before), my ankles were TRIPLE in size to the point I thought maybe I was having heart complications, but drank *several* bottles of water and walked that night and I kid you not, the next morning, I had shed FOUR (4) POUNDS of water weight. "Mirena tummy" went away the night I had it removed, too.
Fast forward to now, back on the pill (Microgestin Fe 1/28), this is my 2nd month with a period, one huge thing I have noticed, is my appetite has gone from a raging craving pregnant woman with an insatiable appetite, to now I can eat just a protein bar for lunch on busy days at work and I am just fine until dinner that evening. (I eat b'fast every day)
oh, and I have lost 19 lbs, from the heaviest of 167 (currently 148)
hope this helps someone with a similar experience. )
Hi, new here but not new to the diet/excercise world. I had my son in July 2010. About a week after he was born, I weighed in at 6 lbs less than I weighed before I got pregnant with him. 5 weeks later I got a mirena put in. I have gain 20 lbs since then, have extreme insomnia as in I rarely go to bed before sun up. Thank god my husband is home in the mornings to watch our son while I sleep. I have had bouts of anxiety and depression. I crave nothing healthy at all which is very unusual for me, especially in the summer. I also am not ever hungry until the late afternoon and then I just eat whatever. I gained the 20 lbs over about 3 months after getting the iud. About 6 months ago I wnet on Atkins hard core and started a three day a week/ 1hr workout program with a workout instructor and after a solid month on both, I didn't lose a single pound. That is unheard of for me, on any diet plan I can typically drop 5 lbs a week for the first month and then I drop back to like 2 lbs a week. After that huge let down and the let down from my midwife telling me over and over to just give it more time not to have my iud removed. I just gave up. I figured screw it, its not coming off, my midwife is pressuring me hard core to keep this thing in, so whatever, guess ill lose weight when I'm ready to get pregnant again. Well, I've not lost or gained a single pound since and I don't work out at all and like I said before, I eat whatever I want once or twice a day and I'm at the highest weight I've ever been which is about 70 lbs higher than the range I hovered at for the majority years. Now I'm fed up and really thinking I'm going to go to planned parenthood and just ask them to take it out and just not go back to my midwife until I'm pregnant again in a few years. She'll forget all about it. So I am thinking that I can expect to atleast have the sleep/anxiety/depression and cramping after sex which I never have because that drive has been shot too, poor husband, cleared up and maybe lose the 20 lbs I've been storing since I got it. I don't mind working at the other 50 lbs, that's easy as long as it is actually coming off. Its when your working your butt off and not a damn thing happens that's hard. Working out and eating right is so easy when your seeing results, you start to crave that burn because of the results and I used to crave things like chicken salad and watermellon like it was going out of style, now its just non breaded hot wings, whole milk, and chicken strips with ranch/barbique sauce. I once went a year eating nothing but caeser salad followed by a year of avocado chicken salad. Now the thought of salad just is not appetizing at all.
Anyway, anyone have issues like this that were cleared up by removing the IUD?
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