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7/21/15 10:43 A

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My weight gain is due to the Mirena. I'm 100% sure of it, because this is my 2nd Mirena, and I took a 9 mos break between the IUDs. During that time, I dropped 30lbs without changing anything in my life. I ended up back on the Mirena because my hormones were making me baby crazy, and I was not making great choices in men. I was dating men that I'd make beautiful babies with, but not necessarily be great partners with. My period was crazy heavy as well. Got it reinserted, and slowly gained the weight back. In Sept 2015, it'll be the fifth year on this Mirena. I'm starting to lose weight without trying, and I think it's because the hormones are less.

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7/19/15 12:40 P

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I am 47 i am in my second cycle of mirena when i had the first one out in after a year i gained 15lbs while running marathons and eating healthy i owned my own salon and fitness center teach zumba yoga and aerobics the next few years thought it was muscle weight but then everything started going wrong acne for first time mood change milky discharge from breast dr kept sayin was age
I run even at this time 2 to 5 miles every other day and work as a courier for fedex and i wear a fitbit and jump on and off my truck about 100x a day and pit 6 to 8 miles on it 5 days a week. Still no luck finally after putting second one a year and in my whole world just changed after almost 2 years i was 155 in the beginning im now 200 pnds i have had all kinds of testing gyno said im in pre menapause and i am having it removed tomorrow. So i will keep u updated on my rd without it ues it mirena works for aome but its been hell for me.

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7/16/15 7:52 A

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I have 2 kids and since my last child(5yrs) i inserted mirena. I had it removed and put in another one last year. From what i remember i have always weigh in the 180s . Ive been eating less and alot of exercising but no change. i was recently talking to my mom about it and wat she told me was that I should take out the Mirena. That it might be not helping me in loosing weight. So i decided to google it and it brought me to all this. Apparently Mirena is a huge thing out here and I didnt even think of it. Now im more convinced on taking it out and giving it a try and see if i can loose some weight. Now my question is to those who have had it removed and lost weight
After getting it removed do you guys go on a diff BC or just use condoms? I dont want ro get preggo as of now and Im married
Please help and im open to opinions and advise!!!!!!
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6/25/15 3:57 P

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Hi guys! I stopped paying attention to this site after having my Mirena taken out, but I was reminded of it today and wanted to report back with my progress! I initially gained roughly 25 lbs when I had my Mirena put in in June of 2013. I had it removed in February of 2015. Since then, I have not changed any dieting or exercise habits and have lost 15 lbs! It has been kind of a rollercoaster waiting for my hormones to settle down. Periods came back with a serious vengeance but are starting to level off again. My boobs also grew about two sizes while on the IUD (I had never experienced that when I've gained weight before), and they are slowly getting back to normal as well. For those of you who just had them out, have patience. Things will get better, and maybe even faster for you because I'm not really trying.

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6/14/15 2:29 P

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I am now 32 and I had the Mirena placed back in 2007 till 2012 then replaced with a new one to current. I am so tired of the weight gain yes I'll lose it but gain it rapid, sucks. My emotional state is wacked, memorie lost, migraines, out burst, mood swings , depression, and anxiety. It says there's no side effects that's crap, I was never mean or down but with this mirena my hormones bounce ever where, I can't wait to take it out again and pray I can addapt to not having it since I had 2 equalling a total of 7+ yrs I need my energy level up again my motivation and means of life. I need to lose this weight and see how all goes from there.

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5/28/15 9:38 P

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OMG! I had the Mirena for 3 years and just had it removed today. I am glad to see I am not the only one that had issues with it. Since having the mirena I have gained 40 pounds and can't seem to loose 1 pound no matter how much I diet and exercise. My primary couldn't figure out what the problem was. We did all kinds of test and blood work and nothing was wrong. We finally agreed to remove the mirena to see if that was causing my issues. Not only did I have weight gain but I also have gone on anxiety meds, I am tired all the time, no libido and have had horrible skin issues since having the mirena. I thought I was going crazy. So nice to know that I am not alone with this. I hope to start seeing results soon.

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5/22/15 5:57 P

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I have had Mirena for 2 years now, after my 5th child was born. I am 31 yrs old. I have had no problems with the actual device, and I still have periods, but they are fairly light and completely random... I have been suffering from many physical issues since my son was born, and it just recently dawned on me that it could be the Mirena causing side effects. I have seen my doctor many times for these problems and have had a full and extensive blood work up, and she can't seem to find anything wrong with me. So I did some research and read many forums about Mirena and was shocked that ALL of my problems could be related to Mirena. So I have another appointment with my doc on May 27th to have it taken out! I will try to post again after I have had it out for a while and let you know if any of my symptoms subside. But here is a list of what I have been dealing with that I never had before Mirena: Weight gain (20 lbs), impossible weight loss, odor & discharge, yeast infections, water retention, ZERO libido, mood swings, insomnia, irritability, and migraine headaches... I exercise every day, I have completely changed my diet, I take tons of supplements, and NOTHING seems to help. And, as I said, the doc can't find anything wrong physically and I was starting to feel helpless and alone, thinking all of my problems were in my head!... I hope you find this post helpful if you might be suffering with any of these symptoms with the Mirena. And I really hope that getting mine out will help ME! Do your research and really listen to what your body is telling you!

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5/21/15 11:45 A

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Hi, I have had the Mirena inserted in October 2013. Before having it inserted, I weighed 164.3lbs. This was a weight number I was comfortable with; however, since the Mirena, I now weigh 189lbs. I have gained 25lbs!!! I have read most of the threads for this. This is the heaviest I have ever been. I was always 145lbs however, that weight number disappeared when I was on depo. That was a bigger regret than the Mirena IUD. I have had some spotting which is not very often, however, the reason I decided to go on the iud is because of severe migraines and heavy periods. My family doctor suggested the iud would be a more convenient approach for me since bcp's were not recommended because of the migraines. As for my emotions and mental state, I am fairly still the same person as I was when I had the iud inserted, just that I gained a lot for no reason. I jog, participate in tae kwon do, I do hiking, canoeing and kayaking. I am a little disappointed with this weight gain, but other than that, I have no other problems. I still get migraines (with aura), I also experience chest pains on the left side, most of the time I am very tired, but I work 7am to 4pm, plus I live an hour away from my work site. I do sometimes experience very bad cramping, usually when that does happen, I do expect some light spotting to occur which does happen. I also experience very tender breasts with a milky like discharge. I had addressed my concerns to my doctor but she said its completely normal. I was thinking about having the iud removed for some time. but then again, I don't want to get prego. I was on the bc patch and it was too strong for my body, that I experienced fainting. I was also on depo, which had me gain about 40 lbs. I was on bcp's but had to get off of them since I have migraines with aura. the best bet for me would be the iud. I have three kids, my youngest being 7 and my oldest being 12. I am 30 years old.

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ANDREFELECI Posts: 2
5/13/15 12:40 A

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Hello. I had my mirena inserted March 2009 and removed January 2015. I have always been no more than 135lbs and 5'8" making me a size 4-6 depending on the brand. Since removal I gab gained approx 30 lbs. Very dramatic change and my eating habits are fairly the same. I can admit to an appetite increase but this weight gain is traumatic! In 4 months I can't fit ANY pants I bought just last summer/fall. I've never had to diet or work out for results so this is extremely uncomfortable. Not to mention the bloated stomach and the pregnancy rumors. Can this be side effects of Mirena? Or am I just getting the middle age spread? PLEASE HELP! Thx!

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5/13/15 12:39 A

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Hello. I had my mirena inserted March 2009 and removed January 2015. I have always been no more than 135lbs and 5'8" making me a size 4-6 depending on the brand. Since removal I gab gained approx 30 lbs. Very dramatic change and my eating habits are fairly the same. I can admit to an appetite increase but this weight gain is traumatic! In 4 months I can't fit ANY pants I bought just last summer/fall. I've never had to diet or work out for results so this is extremely uncomfortable. Not to mention the bloated stomach and the pregnancy rumors. Can this be side effects of Mirena? Or am I just getting the middle age spread? PLEASE HELP! Thx!

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4/30/15 11:19 A

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I went on Mirena in November of 2009. For 5 years it was the best thing that ever happened to me. No issues, no weight gain, no blemishes, no periods! In fact I lost weight and my skin cleared up like I had never seen. Fast forward to November 2014... I had it removed and the doctor was unable to get a new one in. I was to go back but at that point my insurance wouldn't cover it (another post for another time) so I just didn't get it put back in. Now 5 months later... my skin is a wreck, my weigh is going up and up despite my regular exercise and eating very well. I did some research and I found out that I could be in a total hormone upheaval due to the levonorgestre released by Mirena and my body not making its own progesterone. I have come up with my own system to see if I can reverse this... vitamins, foods, sugar detox. After this (21 days) if nothing has changed I will bite the insurance bullet and get some tests done. This has been crazy...



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4/28/15 3:58 P

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I had the Mirena put in last December because I've had problems with heavy bleeding and it was supposed to help with that. My weight loss completely stalled after that, and I had been doing pretty well up to that point. I had headaches, anxiety, and I was spotting every day. My blood sugar was also higher than it usually is. The Mirena came out on its own at the end of March. I started bleeding really heavily and my doctor put me on Provera pills for ten days to stop it. Right now I've gained back 20lbs of the weight that I had lost. I'm determined to get my weight loss back on track.

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4/28/15 10:07 A

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Hey It's Gwen,
I am noticing there is a lot of people that are sad about this weight gain. I am currently looking for 15 or more people to start a challenge for May. It's called the 28 day Healthy Living Challenge This is a program by Arbonne and it's backed by the Mayo clinic, and even with my IUD in I had lost 20lbs and 5 inches off my waist. This is an all Natural program I would love to help anyone interested, Please contact me ASAP because May is coming very soon. Feel free to send me a message gbrissette@new.rr.com

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4/28/15 12:26 A

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I went to the dr today and told him that after I had my daughter Jan 5 I wasn't breast feeding and I was almost back down to my pre pregnancy weight and now I weigh more now than I did in my pregnancy im at 193 I was down to 169 I gained 20 pounds! My dr then wants to tell me hes not going to remove it because its only been 2 months I haven't let it work its course and he told me its not the iud its me or my eating habits, I eat healthy Im about to start herbal life, oh did I mention he checked my thyroid ( I've never have had any issues!)

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4/27/15 9:12 P

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Hello my name is Gwen and I may be able to help you lose weight, I had the same problem with the IUD until I started a thing called Argonne,, I was at my last string I was so sad and unhappy with myself and since I have done this I lost 20lbs and 5inches off my waist no its not a hoax or some pills or anything like that contact me if you are interested I would love to help you.

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4/21/15 10:35 P

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I had my iud put in the month of September. From the very beginning I had issues!!!! Really bad cramps and periods that would last 20 days or more. I was bleeding to the point that I had to wear pads and tampons (tmi I know) every time I called the nurse on call they would say it was normal. Then I got really sick light headed dizzy vomiting etc. I called the dr they said it may be a stomach bug. In February my period last the entire month heavy as well as light. At this point the dr said this wasn't normal and to come in for an ultrasound. Went in they said everything looked normal. The month of March had a light period for one day. So I began thinking okay maybe things are getting better. Well mid March I began having the worst back pains ever!!! Goggles the side effects of Mirena and to my surprise these were all side effects. Spoke to the dr again they said this was normal and not to worry. April 1-19 heavy periods every single day at this point I was over it!!! I called the dr and they told me to come in the next day to have it checked. I told them I wanted it removed!!! Went in the next day and they couldn't find the strings smh... Lucky me now I have to have surgery in a week.... Not only that I was only 170 pounds when I got on Mirena now I'm 226. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy this iud is EVIL!!!!!!

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4/20/15 2:52 P

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Good luck at losing weight !!! I removed mine the first weel of December & nothing yet !!!! Im sooo discusted !!! Been exercising & eating better & still nothing !!!! I think my gyno is right , told me IF NO CHANGES WITHIN 2 MONTHS, for me to come in for bloodwork, that the mirana may have my horemones in an up roar !!!!! Im making my appt tomorrow !!!!! Im 5'4 & now weigh 190 lbs....i weighed less while i was pregnant !!!! My normal weight is 120 to 135..at best !!! Ugggg, i now have NO SELF ESTEEM & CAN NOT STAND MYSELF, ALSO BY FEELING THIS WAY , MY FAMILY IS SOOO UPSET WITH ME !!! Though, they just do NOT under stand !!!!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU !!!!

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4/20/15 2:16 P

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I have had the Mirena for a little over 2 years now, and it was the worst decision I ever made to have it inserted. My doctor recommended it to help control my periods which were very bad, so I decided to give it a try. I have constant cramping, periods that last 10 days, and of course the weight gain. So far I've gained 20 pounds and keep packing it on. I saw my doctor last week and requested the Mirena be removed. Was so happy to finally get rid of it! But she couldn't find the strings, so am now waiting to see the gynaecologist to get it removed, and an ultrasound too. The time can't come soon enough. Am hoping after it's removed that I'll lose some of the extra pounds it packed on!! Good luck to those of you who are struggling with it as well.

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4/15/15 6:03 P

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Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any updates about being able to loose the weight after having the Mirena removed. I love my mirena but am all of a sudden having weight gain, bad skin, return of spotting and some other symptoms. I don't want to jump to conclusions and assume its the Mirena but if others are seeing these symptoms resolved after removal I would definitely consider getting it removed. Thanks in advance

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4/9/15 9:01 A

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When I first had my IUD put in, over the next year I did gain some weight. In January I was looking in the mirror one day at 190 pounds (5'4), and said I am changing this. I created my goal weight of 150 pounds (what I have always been), and I am currently at 160. I've lost 30 pounds with the IUD within a few months, so it's definitely possible!

There were many times when I tried dieting and exercising for a few weeks and seen no changes, and simply blamed the IUD. It took intense exercise and completely healthy eating, and most of all consistency! Don't give up, because I almost did by blaming the IUD.

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4/9/15 12:06 A

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Hey guys I Too have gained weight since mirena and my bf notices it as well. Some days I feel like a fat cow. I also been having trouble finding the string for about a week. I feel something poking me whenever I put my finger there but it is not the plastic itself, it's like it is behind something and poking out. It did not feel like this at all the first month. I have an appointment to have it REMOVED on Friday. I do not feel comfortable with it and I am scared that it has moved out of place. I don't know why I listened to the doctor about this. I will take another type of BC after this, I just can't deal with the fear of having this thing migrate. Anyone else know anything about mirena?

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4/4/15 1:06 P

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To the last girl who posted...i too weigh 190 lbs...and im 5 ft 4 ......Dont feel bad, im right with ya....ive never weighed over 135..until mirana !!!! Had it removed & havent lost one pound !! Im fat & miserable now !!! Good luck to you !!!

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4/3/15 1:00 A

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Hello Everyone, I keep searching to see if anyone has lost any weight after the mirena removal but not much luck. So I decided to use myself so people can compare and possibly help any of you with the same questions. I'm 5'4 and weigh 196.6lbs pretty big I know, I had my mirena inserted after two back to back pregnancies. I have a 5 and 4 year old boys which are hyper and always keeping on my feet. Well back to the fatness, I never had a chance to loss the pre-pregnancy weight and had the Irena implanted on the 60day mark and here I am still stuck with all this extra extra cushion. No matter how hard I tried I could not lose no more than a few lbs just to later gain it back. I'm a pretty discipline person when it came to diet and exercise but all that hard work never paid off. The only thing that would slim down would be my legs, I looked like a freaking weirdo. I defined my body type as a ice cream cone with a scoop of ice cream on top, (skinny from the bottom and big muffin/kangaroo on top grrrr). I was so emotional, sex drive lowered dramatically(and I loved having sex) my eating habits didn't change much but I would get urges out of nowhere to eat everything in sight but nothing I couldn't control because I was determine to murder the fat out my body but no luck. Well anyways I had the Mirena IUD removed March 31,2015(2days ago) I felt so relieved to have that evil little plastic out of me. I have had little cramping as of now. I will happily informed you my appetite has dramatically gone down and when I do eat I literally have a few bites and I'm just like yeah I'm so full; I do get some crazy bloating like a blow fish. I'm not emotional anymore, I would cry about everything. What else my feet are not swollen that much anymore( they used to look like two loaf of breads in my flats lol) I'm just overall so much happier and I know my body needs a lot of healing and recovery from having the Mirena in for so long. Oh yeah I had it in for a little over 4 years and didn't get a period for most of the time in. Yeah that can't be good and I started to feel kind of butchery like a man. Well it's just the beginning but I try to check in next week or so. Hopefully this helped but also women want to know if you lose weight and I hope I can help with that question in my next post. Best of luck to you all.
-Nessa

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4/2/15 8:02 P

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Did anyone have success losing weight after mirena by going on oral contraceptives for a period of time? I have been with out mirena for 14 months now and after trying several detoxes I have had no luck losing the weight. I eat extremely healthy and exercise regularly and am with out luck shedding the weight that is concentrated around my hips. I have been curious if I went on oral contraceptives (estrogen and progesterone type) for a couple months and then got off them if this would initiate a weight loss at all. I would love to hear if anyone has had success. Particularly @catsandcarbs

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4/1/15 10:32 A

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I have been reading through the posts on this thread, and I just want to say that I went into this Mirena thing with a totally open mind. I researched on the internet, and saw that there were side effects. Some women loved it, some hated it. I had the paraguard for 10 years and had no problems whatsoever, some women have horrible side effects on the Paraguard. I think it is a body chemistry thing that, unfortunately, most women don't realize until they actually have the IUD inserted and have lived with it for a while. I found this site/thread through a search for weight loss after Mirena, not weight gain. I wanted to know if women had trouble losing the weight AFTER it was removed. I gained 15 pounds in 6 months, eating and exercising normally. I also went on a diet at one point- 2 shakes and one meal a day, and continued to gain weight. For women who are "allergic" to Mirena (and again some women thrive on it), the side effects are real, and they should have a forum to discuss their issues.

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4/1/15 10:05 A

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I only had the Mirena IUD in for 6 months-I am 47, 3kids, last one was born 11 yrs ago. Had the Paraguard IUD for 10 yrs no problems. After talking to my dr. Mirena sounded good, especially since I will probably be heading into perimenopause in the near future. Wow what a mistake that was. I gained close to 15 pounds in 6 months and every month I just kept on getting bigger. Lots of other weird side effects. Had it taken out last week and feel like a weight has been lifted off my life.
I think Mirena may work well for some women based on their body chemistry (just like I had no problems on the paraguard copper IUD), but my body just doesn't like synthetic progesterone and I am assuming most women here have had the same unpleasant experience.

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4/1/15 10:00 A

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NIKKAKEKE: Have your hormone levels checked. Mirena uses a synthetic form of progesterone. The longer you had Mirena, the less your body had to produce its own progesterone. After removal some women have trouble getting their bodies to restart progesterone production (especially if you are 40+). Your estrogen/progesterone ratio might be out of whack and that's why you can't lose weight. Also have your thyroid checked-hormone imbalance can slow your metabolism and mess with your thyroid. Hope this helps.

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3/27/15 8:31 A

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Hi ...I also had the merina in afew years back ...I am short so I am only 5'1 and never weighed more than 130 unless it was baby weight i went up to 150 ...Once I got the Merina ..yes it had it's good points at first but then I noticed the weight gain the mood swings the bad skin ...irritable and my periods lasted 10 days ...needless to say I took it out and once I did about 2 months latter I started losing the weight but many years latter I have inflammation issues, pelvic issues, and abdmoinal issues ...not to say everyone will react this way but be careful and do your own research and take those questions to your dr because it is true all the side effects it depends on how your body is going to react but weight gain is a guarantee from my own experience and others that I know have had it.
Best of luck to those that do well on it and those that havent rest assured your not alone.

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NINAKEKE Posts: 9
3/26/15 5:41 P

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Finally. ....i found the post !!! Couldnt get to it so i wrote on another topic, grrrr.....TO THE LAST LADY WHO POSTED......GOOD LUCK TO YOU !!!! MY STORY IS EXACTLY LIKE YOURS !!! MY IUD HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR ALMOST 4 MTHS NOW & I HAVENT LOST A POUND !! GRRRR, WTF IS GOING ON ???? I GAINED ALMOST 60 LBS IN A YEAR FROM THE MIRANA....NOT GOOD !!!! NOW ITS BEEN REMOVED & STILL HAVENT LOST 1 LB......I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO !!!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU HONEY !!!

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3/26/15 8:38 A

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I am new to this site and like someone mentioned in this thread, only stumbled upon it by googling 'mirena weight gain'. I've had some health issues lately (including a massive weight gain in a fairly short amount of time) and I can't help but wonder if my mirena was to blame and was wondering if anyone has had an experience similar to mine...? I originally had my first Mirena placed after the birth of my second baby and had absolutely no problems at all - I LOVED my mirena. I didn't have to worry about birth control, I had no side effects, and if fact, I ended up losing a lot of weight. When I decided to maybe have a third baby, I simply had my IUD removed and was pregnant within five months. My pregnancy went very smoothly and I was able to maintain my weight during and (shockingly) even after. Since I had had such a great experience with Mirena the last time, I made it clear to my OB that I would be having another inserted at my 6 week check up, which I did. At first, everything seemed to be fin. Aside from some random, painful cramping, I didn't notice any problems at first. I was able to be very active and lost even more weight - however, that weight loss did not last for long. I first started to notice weight creeping on (despite my best efforts) about 3yrs after having the mirena inserted. And once it started, it just kept on coming. I valiantly tried to do everything that I knew to do - I changed my already decent eating habits to try and be even better, I joined a gym and splurged on a personal trainer and did everything he told me to do - but no weight loss. In fact, I continued to gain. The weight seemed to come on faster and faster and at first, the IUD never crossed my mind as a possible reason why. Eventually I started to notice an increase in my mood and irritability, became depressed (probably because at that point I'd put on over 50 lbs in less than two years. It was then that I bean to wonder if the IUD could possibly have anything to do with it. At first I dismissed it because my OB had made it clear that weight gain was not a side effect...but, still, I couldn't figure out any other reason why I would be gaining weight so rapidly with the inability to lose even a single pound. So, I started doing some online research and was stunned by what I found. I could not believe that SO many women out there were also having weight issues that they too linked back to their IUD. I was so relieved that I finally had an answer and I immediately made an appointment to have it taken out thinking that my weight issue would finally be solved. I had my mirena removed in April of 2014, but to my complete dismay, I have not felt any better and I have certainly not lost any weight - in fact, I've gained 20 more pounds. So - I can't help but wonder if my weight gain/health issues have anything to do with the IUD or not. It seems like it's a good possibility that it had at least something to do with it, but I don't know. Does this story sound familiar to anyone else....or am I looking in the wrong direction? Thoughts??

NINAKEKE Posts: 9
3/25/15 1:26 P

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Good luck on losing weight after getting mirana taken out.!! I had mine removed first week in December & i still havent lost a pound !!! Gained over 50lbs with that iud !!!! Ugggg...

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Im getting my mirena taken out Thursday.. I haven't had any symptoms. But what u do hate is the weight gain I'm damn near 270 I've never been close to that weight a day in my life.. Even after u had my kids I weighed less before I got pregneat. I hope the weight comes off fast once its removed.. I'm praying for it

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3/19/15 11:17 P

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I just got mine taken out and I am so excited and relieved! The best of luck to all of you!!

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Ugh!!! Got Mirena IUD Last October. Went through the holidays with headaches almost everyday for almost 3 months, was tired all the time (and I was running bleachers and working out had lost 25 lbs.!) gained what I thought was holiday weight, spotted for the first 3 months and cramps like I have never had before. I finally Google searched and found this site and am so thankful!!! I was still having all these symptoms and enough was was enough. I went back to my doctor and told him I wanted it OUT! He began to harp on me, that I was making a medical mistake by taking it out. I think he's lost his mind when he told me that there are no calories in an iud!!! It's out as of today so I better start loosing this weight!! I worked too dang hard to get it off!!!!

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Thank you for sharing your story !!!! I too had the mirena taken out the first week of December & NOTHING !!!! No weight loss, mood swings are the same, feel like still throwing up everyday & ive got severe cramping while on period which last 2 weeks now !!! Ive NEVER WEIGHED OVER 135 MY WHOLE LIFE !!! WITH MIRENA I KEPT GAINING & GAINING WEIGHT TO THE POINT I WEIGHED 175 TO 185.....I HAVENT LOST A POUND YET !!! Its been over 3 months now !!! Im depressed im fat my stomach hurts every day, i DO NOT WEAR JEANS ANYMORE CAUSE THEY HURT MY STOMACH SOOO BAD !!!! I live in sweat pants every day & IT SUCKS !!!!! I DONT CARE TO HAVE SEX ANYMORE CAUSE OF MY WEIGHT !!! I am ruined !!!! I dont know what to do anymore !!! Have to make appt with doc soon. He told me if my weight , stomach issues & mood DID NOT IMPROVE BY FEBRUARY then i need bloodwork. ..that mirena REALLY MESSED ME UP !!!! Doc says 2 mths is all it should take to get out of system if not IT MAY HAVE CAUSED SEVARE PROBLEMS & HORAMONES ARE MOST LIKELY OUT OF WACK !!! IT SUCKS & I WISH I READ THIS SIGHT B4 I GOT IT PUT IN !!! THANK YOU EVERYBODY !!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!!!


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This is real, I have been a spark member for a long time, but with all of the ads I went to myfitnesspal now. I appreciate your skepticism about these claims but the stories all sound like mine only now I have liver and inflammation issues. I got the Mirena out a year and a half ago maybe even two years ago. My body didn't respond, it stayed in a slump. I had never weighed over 150lbs unless it was baby weight and normally my range was 125-140 at 5'3". Now I am up to 198 lbs and have periods that last up to two weeks out of the month, my sex drive hasn't increased and my insatiable hunger is/was not manageable. I also had insomnia and depression and so much abdominal pain that I couldn't even wear sweat pants. The reason that I switched my story to past tense is because I recently had my Fallopian tubes out on Jan 14, 2015 and I couldn't walk well for about 4 weeks and since that I am able to control my hunger and the abdomen pressure is relieved and I am happier and I have lost 7 lbs in 4 weeks and I haven't been exercising regularly, actually probably sitting more since I prepare taxes and its tax season. So, please be careful if you are thinking about using this IUD. I am waiting on more liver and inflammation tests that just may be permanent... Plus, I haven't heard of any law suit paying out to anyone that didn't have the Mirena taken out in the case of an emergency. This is real, the Mirena is a horrible and misleading product and I for one attest that it ruined my life.

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Also...by NO MEANS am i trying to tell girls not to get this !!! It works for some people & not gor others. ....just beware,.....if it doesnt agree with you then YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL SAME RESULTS THAT OTHERS FELT !!!!! we are NOT saying, Do not use....just becareful......also...i am sure that people make these post up BUT NOT EVERYONE IS A PHONEY LIER & GETTING PAID TO KNOCK DOWN MIRANA !!! I FOR ONE , AM BEING TRUELY H ONEST ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS I ENQUIRED! !!!!

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First off...i have to different user names on this thread !!! My first one FOR SOME REASON would not let me on any longer !!! Also, you can have your opinion about this site BUT When there are hundreds of people with the same problem your having, YES...YOU BELIEVE IT TO BE TRUE !!! FOR "YEARS", I HAVE ATE & EXERCISED THE " SAME AMOUNT "....NOTHING CHANGED EXCEPT ME GETTING THE MIRANA....AND BOOM,...60 LBS HEAVIER IN A YEAR !!! ALSO, I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE !!!! Along with other side effects !!!! So until you are in our shoes & the mirana isnt working for you DONT KNOCK THIS SIGHT !!!!! ALOT OF PEOPLE FIND.IT USEFUL !!!! ALSO, MY DOC DID TELL ME THAT THE REASON FOR MY WEIGHT GAIN LIKE THIS , " WAS DUE TO MIRANA & I SHOULDVE CAME IN FOR REMOVAL ALOT SOONER THEN I DID " !!!

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Here's ONE example of an individual with multiple accounts:

First post by this individual:
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In this post, she states that she's gained 30 pounds in over 2 years. The ticker at the bottom of the post says she weighs 155 lbs. There's no Spark Page, of course, and, with 30 spark points, it's obvious that this person is not a regular user of this site.

This person made an additional account, about a week later, and posted once under this account. It's obvious that it's the same person because she wasn't very creative about making a different, unique, user name.
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This time, her ticker says that she weighs 254 lbs. She says she has slowly gained 30 lbs in 3 years, since she got Mirena. Again, she does not become a regular user of this site.

There's no followup with this person. She's not a user of this site. She made AT LEAST two accounts (a week apart). Perhaps she got more creative with picking user names for other accounts, so it wouldn't be so obvious it was her posting again. Or, maybe she just stopped by here two times while she went around all the sites she could find on the internet to post her story.

A LOT of women will slowly gain weight like that. A ten pound weight gain over a year equals overeating less than 100 calories per day, even fewer calories if someone becomes less active, doesn't have time to exercise as much or...

As for the rest of the accounts with one or a few posts.... I'm certain that at least a few other individuals have made multiple accounts with different user names.

ANOTHER problem that's going on with this thread (and this is HUGE)...a problem that some of the recent posts have highlighted, is that, yes, this thread does come up when people do a Google search. But, I actually looked and it doesn't come up if someone searches for things like Mirena, Mirena IUD or even Mirena reviews. NO. The search that will bring up this thread is MIRENA WEIGHT GAIN. Now, who do you think is online, Googling for information about Mirena weight gain? It's not the thousands upon thousands of women who are happily using Mirena. It's mostly women who are already looking to blame their IUD for their weight gain. Then, there are the women are are Googling that who are afraid that it could happen...

Now, I'm not saying that Mirena never causes anyone any problems. I'm sure that it does and there are some posts in this thread, made by people who are obviously users of this site (who have spark pages, multiple posts about other things, etc.) where they talk about how Mirena was not for them and caused them some problems. Overall, though, the posts by actual users of this site tell a very different story than the posts made by people who just pop in after having found the thread by Googling Mirena Weight Gain. Posts by users are much more positive about this form of birth control.

But, the posts made by people who found this thread by Googling Mirena weight gain are posts by a self-selected, and hugely biased, group of people. These people are largely individuals who were looking to find other people who think they are having weight gain from Mirena. These individuals were not online looking for honest reviews--they were looking for problems. Of course, you can always find what you are looking for on the internet.

I have no vested interest in Mirena. I don't have one and I don't work for Bayer. I'm just a user of this site. All I wanted to do was to point out the bias in this thread and how it's pretty unusual for something like this to occur on Spark People.

There's absolutely no scientific evidence that Mirena is a horrible product. My gynecologist, who I recently asked about Mirena, says that the good majority of her patients who have tried it really like it and that, no, it is not associated with weight gain. She says it is one of the things she recommends for women who are concerned with weight gain on other forms of birth control. I absolutely believe her. She's a fabulous doctor and very honest. I also believe my sister, who had one for 5 years and told me it was wonderful and completely rid her of her horrible periods (she had to be hospitalized once because she hemorrhaged). She said she would absolutely get another one if she were still menstruating and, no, she didn't gain a pound while she had it. She actually lost weight. I also believe one of my husband's coworkers who I know who has Mirena and says she loves it. I seriously think I may get one myself. My best friend says that, if I get one and I like it, that she's going to get one.

If I do get Mirena, I will give it a fair trial. If it doesn't agree with me or causes me any significant problems, I'll get it removed.

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Perfectly said !!! I only posted here one time but i hope it helped others...when i first read other people's post i was extremely happy knowing that others felt the same way & that i wasnt crazy !! Sure the iud works for some but unfortunately it wasnt meant for me !!! Ive had it out now for almost 3 months & i still dont feel or look like my self !!! Next step is going back to doctor so he can do blood work...my doctor says that i probably have messed up horamones now due to mirana & now he needs to check how bad it screwed me up !!!

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I agree! When I saw the response, I too thought about responding. However, I was looking for support in this forum, not a debate. I myself have only posted on this thread once but that doesn't take away from what I am going through. I am not saying that the Mirena doesn't work for everyone, I am just saying that it's not working for me. It is okay to voice your opinions on the topic but as you said, the approach of this person was a little harsh. I would never read something on the Internet and make a life decision based on it. I kind of feel like that is what this person was implying. I have researched this topic as well and just used this forum to release my frustration. It was nice to see that similar people understood what I was going through. I'm not sure why this topic was taken so seriously but I hope that people will continue to feel free to tell their stories without being attacked do to their personal experiences with the Mirena.

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I replied only because I've been searching for responses based on this topic. These are a few of many patient responses that popped up first in Google that weren't biased or unreviewed medical reviews. I don't think you should actively discredit what could be valid opinions, because at that point, you're doing more disservice than good.

There were a few comments posted saying that some women exhibit little to no side effects, and that should be kept in mind. People should always be wary of what they read or hear. But a lot of us do experience side effects, and when the doctors accuse us of being liars, we need to be validated. That's the point of this.

You should perhaps develop a level of sensitivity to things that are, based on actual research, being felt and experienced by many, many women with one root cause. And maybe not be so protective of a pharmaceutical rather than the people reacting to it.

If you were a statistician, you could not reasonably point to the root of so many people' troubles as being a radical, mass change in diet and exercise across continents and cultures. It doesn't make sense.

Rethink your approach.

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BEEPERMAD, you are yet another account with a single post here on Spark People...

This is exactly what I was writing about earlier.

Like I wrote before, I suspect that one or a few individuals are making multiple accounts/have multiple user names for the sole purpose of posting on this thread.

Just pointing out that people should be suspicious of what they read here in this thread. There's nothing else like this going on anywhere on the discussion boards here on Spark People (meaning a thread with so many posts made by accounts with a single or just a few posts, no spark page, etc.).


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Lovekitties...or whatever...

Your post is disingenuous, and people's reactions to Mirena are real. You're just diminishing them when it's happened to hundreds of women. While implying their reaction may not be from a "real person."

Rethink your approach.

I'd also like to add that I posted this because I was e-searching for things that would make sense to what I was going through. And this is not the only forum discussing this topic and its reactions. Your posts just pissed me off.

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You don't need to have a health problem to gain weight. Overeating by just a few calories per day will add pounds, and lots of them, over time. If you eat just 120 extra calories per day, you are going to gain about a pound each month. The same is true if you are a little
less active... Many, many women put on weight over time, as they get older.

To the previous poster, I do hope that you are a real person and that you will continue to use this site, post more, set up a spark page, use the food tracker, etc. It's an excellent resource for getting healthy and losing weight! I lost almost 100 lbs, most of which I lost while using this site. Having said that, I have a bit of advice for you. Please take it in the friendly/helpful spirit in which it is intended. :) :)

You said this...
"I even went on a whole healthy kick with cleansing, walking over a mile daily, raw veggie diet, and appetite suppressants....and guess what? NOTHING!!! Maybe a pound here or there but it would come back later that day or the next day...so aggravating!"

Cleansing, raw veggie diets and appetite suppressants...these aren't healthy ways to lose weight and actually it could be really unhealthy. People who use these sorts of things to try and lose weight typically experience exactly what you've described. They lose a few pounds and then the weight just comes right back. Many times, it's just fluctuations in water weight and not actual weight loss. Walking is good exercise, but walking a mile is, sadly, not going to burn many calories. The key to weight loss is consistently eating within a specific calorie range. Losing a pound or two each week while eating a healthy, varied, diet is the best way to go. Exercise is excellent for the health benefits, but you really can't exercise your way out of eating too many calories.

If you enter your stats and goals into the Spark People tracker, it will advise you on how many calories to eat, and on recommended intake of carbs, proteins, fats, fiber, etc. Track your food and slowly work your way into these ranges. I highly recommend using a food scale to weigh all of your food. I was never able to lose weight until I started using a food scale.

Gradual, sustainable, changes in diet, activity, etc. that lead you to a new, healthy, lifestyle are the way to go and the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

Best wishes.

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I agree with the post prior. You should always ask your doctor but it doesn't hurt to look at forums like these either. I JUST made my spark account when I googled "difficulty losing weight with Mirena IUD"...I felt like I had people to relate to with similar issues. I personally had gone to my doctor and she did a bunch of blood work and said I was perfectly healthy so I KNOW I don't have other health issues but I do suggest getting checked out by your PCP before suggesting the mirena has anything to do with your weight gain/loss or any of the other side effects mentioned. And FYI...I am a real person, not a bot or a troll...just putting that out there! ☺

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I have read this entire thread and I encourage anyone else who reads it to consider the following:

The majority of the posts on this thread are made by people who have posted once or twice. Then, there are a bunch of posts made by people who have posted a few times, with all of their posts being about the Mirena IUD. I don't really consider these sorts of posts to be reliable and these are the posts that make up the vast majority of this thread. I also strongly suspect that many of the posts made by individuals who post once or a few times are actually not made by many different people, but, rather, by one or a few individuals making multiple accounts. It's really suspicious.

So far as the rest of the posts...the ones made by people with many other posts (or at least more than a few posts), where the individuals have set up Spark Pages, etc. and seem to be actual, individual, people who are actively using this website (or used it for a while) to try and lose weight... The majority of these people who have thought that the Mirena IUD was causing them to gain (or not lose) weight and who have had the device removed have typically not magically lost weight after removal. All you have to do is look at the weight loss tickers that are at the bottom of a lot of these posts. Or, visit the posters' spark pages. Also, many of the other negative things that many of these individuals were experiencing that they thought might be due to the IUD did not clear up after removal. Some people found out that they had other medical conditions which were causing their problems (again, visit the spark pages and see how people are doing now). As a side note, the poster who originated this thread posted, after considering things, and said that she used to eat a lot less and thought her weight gain might actually be related to increased calorie intake.

Overall, I would say that I think that this thread is not a good source of information about Mirena and I am highly skeptical of most of what's written here. As I read through the thread, there do seem to be some people (actual people, with spark pages, blogs and posts about other things, etc.) who have had difficulties with Mirena and there are some people who have really liked the IUD. Remember, though, that the vast majority of people who are happy with something like Mirena are not going to be posting about it on the internet. It's unhappy people who post and, in some cases, these people post and post and post everywhere (all over the internet). Also, sometimes, some individuals have motives that are not obvious (e.g. has anyone considered that those mirena lawsuit lawyers would love to stir up a bunch of people) or there are those individuals who seem to become obsessed with something and do stuff like making multiple accounts to seem like they are many different people.

Anyway, I'd say it's best to talk to your doctor about things like this and get his/her opinion. Your obgyn should be able to tell you what experiences their other patients are having with Mirena. If you don't have an obgyn that you feel you can trust...it's time for another doctor! Also, talk to your friends and family about this stuff. I'm way more likely to believe something that someone I actually KNOW tells me about her experience with this than I am to believe something I read from some random person on the internet. Finally, if you do read stuff about this on the internet, consider the source. Here, on Spark People, ask yourself if it is someone who has been around a while, has a Spark Page, has made multiple posts about a variety of things, seems like a reasonable person (from what you can tell from that person's other posts and blogs and Spark Page), etc.


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Thank God I'm not the only one! I have been trying to figure out why it has been so hard for me to lose weight, never expecting it to be my mirena! I even went on a whole healthy kick with cleansing, walking over a mile daily, raw veggie diet, and appetite suppressants....and guess what? NOTHING!!! Maybe a pound here or there but it would come back later that day or the next day...so aggravating! I'm scheduled to get mine removed tomorrow...hopefully I can actually lose some of this weight!

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I was so shocked to read as many negatives about the Mirana! I have slowly (past 4 months or so) watched myself transform into someone I am not! I was so terrified and almost convinced I was pregnant these past few months. I have 4 children now so I know what it feels like with that early pregnancy symptoms. Every test I took said negative yet my mind said POSITIVE. So I finally went to a dr. After so many labs its for sure I am not pregnant (thank u Lord)! Yet in the past 4 months or so I've gained about 30 lbs, yike! I am 5'2" and cannot carry that kind of weight. I crave sweets ALL the time, I'm super moody (out of the blue sometimes) I don't sleep well to name a few things. Oh, let me say also about one month after having this put in (I've had it about 6 months now) I began to hemmoragh so badly I had to call 911 and go to the ER!!! I was told just to rest and take it easy. Luckily later that day the heavy bleeding let up. But in the last half a year I think I can count on one hand how many days I have went with out a pad or pantiliner. Totally not acceptable. All of these symptoms are not normally how I am at all, its like I'm in someone else's body screaming for help. I also was not told any of these dam side affects before PP implanted me!!! But thanks to stumbling upon this site I have found I'm not crazy, and I will be calling my Dr tomor to schedule to have this evil, foreign object removed!

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Thanks every one on their experiences . I had mirena in last April for heavy bleeding, the side effects are slowly creeping up, have bloating mood swings etc most of which is 5kg weight gain. I walk briskly 8000 steps 5 days a week recently after noticing weight gain have put my self on 1200 cal. A day no red wine also. Weigh in this morning lost .2 of a kilo which is nothing after all the work . After reading this I am off to the doctor on Friday to request removal. By the way don't need for birth control I am over 60 . Will keep you posted. Thanks again girls for info.

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I do know one thing... I am so happy that I stumbled across this page! I had my youngest daughter over two years ago. I just turned 35 and could not understand why I was not losing weight! Don't get me wrong, I am not a person that exercises daily and eats "right" all the time. However, I never did either of those things on a regular basis and still was able to keep a nice figure! The last two years has been pure hell with my weight gain. I even took a pregnancy test the other day because it has gotten so bad! I can't even tell you how much weigh I recently gained because I refuse to step on a scale. I'm 5'7 1/2 and the last time I stepped on the scale, over 6 months ago, I was 205. My pre-pregnancy weight was 175. Oh how I miss my curves and flat stomach! I USED to be bottom heavy which now feels like back in the day. Now, I'm just heavy all around! I can tell I have gained more because I can't fit any of my clothes. For the first time in my life, I bought a pair of 14 pants. I was so disappointed. At the moment, my weight gain started to become very real to me. Everyone kept telling me that it was because I was getting older.... I wasn't staying consistent with working out,... Blah blah blah... I never even considered that the mirena had anything to do with my weight gain or lack thereof until yesterday. I was sitting at the table with my cousin telling her how I had recently took a pregnancy test because of all the weight that I had gained. She then told me that she thought that I may have been pregnant as well (how rude) . I explained to her that I didn't understand why I was gaining so much weight! She then said "maybe it's your birth control". I'm like no... can't be! The mirena doesn't make you gain any weight... So I thought!! I decided to google mirena and weight gain and low and behold, I found this page. I still can't believe everything that I have read here! All of your stories sound so much like mine! I think I will be looking into getting my mirena taken out and getting my tubes tied! Thank you everyone for sharing!!!

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The more I read these stories the angrier I get..I feel like we as women have been so misled about the side effects of this birth control! Like you, I was told it DID NOT cause weight gain and was an extremely low-dose, safe hormone to help prevent pregnancy.
But now I know I not nuts..something has not been right with my body ever since I had this inserted roughly 6 months ago.

I agree that the Mirena does seem to work for some women, I had a friend who loved hers and never had issues. But it is clearly not working for a LOT of us, and doctors need to acknowledge this even if big pharma won't.

I am getting mine out in 6 days and I am truly hopeful that I will start to feel better. I have gained 20 lbs in 6 months without a corresponding change in lifestyle. I wasn't tiny before, but I was curvy and felt fairly attractive. Now I am as heavy as I was right after giving birth, but my body isn't carrying the weight in the same way, so I look and feel much worse than I did at this weight post-baby. My stomach and breasts are huge..I resemble one of those fertility statues with the swollen bellies and the droopy boobs..pretty depressing. I have never felt so uncomfortable with my body. In addition to the gas, bloating and weight gain, I have also noticed I am more moody, I get frequent headaches, I have spotting and discharge almost daily and my depression has gotten worse.

Thank you all for sharing your stories, maybe if enough of us come forward than we can increase awareness of the side effects that doctors try to downplay or dismiss altogether. So please, if you are reading this thread and have a similar story, please share..we need to get the word out to women who are suffering and don't know what is going on with their bodies and are being told there is no way their problems stem from their Mirena. TRUST YOURSELF. YOU know your body better than anyone else. The doctors who are telling you there is no possibility your Mirena is making you sick are either misinformed or getting paid by Bayer to sing the Mirena's praises. Either way, they are acting irresponsibly and they need to start giving more credence to the complaints they are receiving from their patients.

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The mirena made me gain a lot of weight even though I had it for only 4 months. I couldn't lose the weight no matter what. After a lot of research I stumbled upon this video on mirenadetox which helped me a lot with losing the weight and getting rid of my excessive bleeding, and finally made it clear to me that the mirena was the cause of all my problems.


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THE GOOD: I don't worry about getting pregnant while on the Mirena. First time in my adult life I haven't had that worry in the back of my mind. Also, before the Mirena, my 5-day flow was so heavy, even Ultra tampons weren't absorbant enough. (sorry if TMI) Had to take 800 mg ibuprofen every 8 hrs for the cramps. Now, I just spot for 2-3 days, and never cramp.

THE BAD: Like so many women on this forum, I have gained 20 pounds in the two years I've been on it, and I still don't think my weight has leveled off. The weight is all centered in my abdomen. This is all despite the fact that I work out usually twice a day, am very active, and am mindful about my nutrition. I DO TRIATHLONS for goodness sake! I've had lab work done and seen two different endocrinologists who ruled out thyroid or other hormonal factors. My primary care doctor believes I should see a therapist for my "body image issues." I'm sorry, but I don't think it's a psychological issue when I am 50 pounds overweight!

I go back and forth between wanting to get the IUD out, and considering getting my tubes tied, or just waiting it out and hoping for early menopause. I'm 40 now, and know I do not want any more children.

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Mirena causes all kinds of side effects, hormonal imbalances, estrogen dominance, silicona and copper toxicity, etc. I recommend everyone who is serious about stopping all their unbearable side effects to watch the video on this page: mirenadetox


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I currently have the mirena have had it for 4 months my son will be 6 months old.. ive had issues to were I cant loose weight I hve cut gluten products and soda. I constantly work out and walk 7 miles and I have yet to loose a pound but gain it... I have no clue what to do next... its not like im sexually active but I dont want to even bother with takin a bill.. I did before and thats how I ended up pregnant.

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I had the same experience with Mirena. I switched to Levora and the weight fell right off. My depression seemed to get better, but my anxiety got worse (which I had prior to being on any birth control). If you're not prone to anxiety, I'd definitely suggest Levora, though. It works great except for the fact that I want to cry a lot.

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I have been on Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo, Depo Provera, and Mirena and I have yet to find anything that didn't make me gain so much weight. I think it's relative to a cat or dog when you go and get them spayed or neutered they start gaining all kinds of weight. The hormones messes with your body.

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So I'm planning on getting the mirena but after reading all these comments and weight problems i starting to change my mind

So my question is what birth control doesn't make you gain weight and get acne?

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So, I've had my Mirena out for 15 days.

-My acne got horrible around my chin, jawbone, and my neck. Its clearing up.
-My sex drive, well I'm not testing that out until I have a period to track, which I haven't had yet.
-I lost 2 lbs the first full day of removal.
-I have experienced headaches, dizziness, and light headedness from the "crash."
-Some days I feel happy, some I'm moody as crap.
-I am tired.
-I am drained.
-I mostly want to stuff my face with chocolate.
-I still cannot eat enough.
-No longer feel bloated though...


I will never get the Mirena again.

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I feel so relieved that other women are sharing their terrible experiences with the mirena. I feel free to share mine.
I am 18 years old.I lost my virginity with my boyfriend in march of 2014, so I started to take birth control pills. I used to go to the gym basically every day, I loved how I looked, never looked better. In two years of healthy eating and heavy workouts, I lost 44 lbs on my own. My body fat was around 14%, I had muscles and was very happy about it. I worked hard to get my beautiful beach body and it felt so good because I was a little fatty since I was a kid. So, with de birth control pills I was gaining like 2 pounds every month, and of course, I was working out and eating well like I used to. In 6 months I gained 15 lbs, no matter what I did, I could not lose them.
So I stopped with the pills and my doctor told me that I should use the MIRENA because I wouldn't get fat at all, it was good, I wouldn't get my period after a few months using it... So I've had mirena in me for like 6 months now. MIRENA IS TERRIBLE. I got pregnant? No. Ok, that was the only positive effect I got. I am depressed as hell, no sex drive, my humor sucks 90% of the time, I continue to get fat even with the workouts, I can't lose the extra weight, and believe me, I've tried HARD. I'm losing my hair, I'm always tired, and I used to be really active.
I'm totally getting it out of my body in 3 days, and I hope my body goes back to where it was, I hope to lose this fat and feel good about myself again. I hope to be the woman I AM, not the woman I became after this mirena experience.


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Mirena is a scary nightmare that I had to fight to wake up from. I had inserted an IUD to control my bleeding during my periods, because they were too heavy and I was losing Iron. My Dr. referred me to a Gynecologist to have my IUD inserted and it was covered by my insurance so I thought to try it since it was going to help my condition. I gained 15-20 lbs, mostly around my abdominal section. I looked like a 7 month pregnant lady. I was cranky, moody, sad, emotional, and had completely lost my sex drive. I don't recommend it to anyone, it is horrible, I am surprised no one has sued them yet.

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I'm 22 years old. I had been on birth control (pills) for several years because I was sexually active, wanted to manage my acne and period. Two years ago I was diagnosed with factor V Leiden, and blood clotting disorder, so my doctor told me it was not safe for me to be on the pill. I went a while with no birth control, just using condoms and being safe. But my periods were heavy and painful, my acne started getting a little out of control again, and let's face it, condoms arnt fun for a woman either.

So August this year, my doctor told me I could try Mirena as a birth control option. I had read some decent reviews and it seemed safe so I got it. two months into I started getting acne around my mouth and chin, but I figured it was stress from my new job and moving. But it only got worse. PAINFULLY large pimples are all along my jaw and cheeks. I'm now getting acne on my body which never used to happen and random chin hairs (ew). I bled for three months and only got a two week break from the bleeding til it started up again

Not only the acne but my weight has increased a lot. I'm young and like to be healthy. I was actually proud of how I looked bc I worked hard to get there. I was about 130lbs of solid muscle (I like to lift) I love being active. But the fat is now stuck to me like glue I went from 130 to 145 since I've had mirena put in 5months ago.

I'm constantly tired, I have no interest In sex, and I'm a cranky bitch. I haven't felt like myself for 3/4 of the time I've had it in.
I'm now experiencing severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, depression, very heavy bleeding and bloating.
I WILL be getting this removes asap and I don't recommend it to anyone.

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I will agree the IUD sucks bad. I didn't gain weight but it shifted and caused constant cramping. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.



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Let me tell everyone the IUD sucks..Nothing but problems for me ! Had in for a year and one month !! 50 lbs over weight now, mood swings & NAUSEA EVERYDAY !!! No interest in sex ! Became a different person !!!! It was horrible ! Just removed it a week ago though, so I will fill you all in as it goes....only thing different now is I DO WANT SEX, FIRST TIME IN A YEAR !!!! Havent lost weight yet so WE WILL SEE .........WISH ME LUCK !


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Hello!! I'm new here, and was browsing the net about this awful thing, the Mirena!! April 2015 will be 2 years of having the Mirena, and I won't be making it to that, because I am having it removed!! :)


When I was 16 I was put on Depo Provera and was on that for about 5-6 years; I was active. I played soccer, I roller skated 5 days a week; and I went from a size 8 to a size 12-14. I came off of that and tried a few different pills (I don't remember them all) and even the patch (AWFUL and only last 4 months). Fast forward to May 2011, I got married, and quickly separated November 2012. I decided that with my outgoing lifestyle I had taken on, with going out and such, that I should get the Mirena. My DR pushed for the implanon, and I refused. So I got the Mirena put in 4/13, weighing a whole 180-185lbs.

Since January, I have been signing up for 5Ks, 10Ks, everything.. counting macros, watching what I eat, Even working out with a personal trainer 3 days/week. I have not lost any weight, I've gained weight. I now weigh 220 last I checked... I refuse to step on the scale. I have gone from a size 10 to a 16! I have never been in a 16 in my entire life!! I cannot button my firefighting turn out pants, I am so self conscious, and I find myself getting mad or sad about the most ridiculous stuff. My face also breaks out more than normal.

I have had my thyroid checked twice in the past 4 months. I've had blood work done. I've been on a Rx medication to help me lose weight, with no help. I even went to talk to my OB about this lovely device. She seems to think that since Depo did this to me, so is Mirena, and maybe these hormones don't do well with my body. She suggest a low low dose BC pill to me, but reading about those, they cause severe headaches ( I have migraines anyway) and bad acne... NO THANKS!

I go to Disney World after Christmas, and I don't want to deal with periods or the suspense, so I am having my Mirena removed on 1/5. I am looking at options to go to after the Mirena, or possibly just going without and tracking my cycles myself. Mirena is NOT the option for me.

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How soon after your IUD placement did you notice weight gain and skin problems?
Within a couple of days my skin was horrible and I have felt so round and bloated
It's been a month at best since I've gotten it and honestly, I'm already thinking of removing it.
I hate feeling like this

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I had my son in April 2012. By June I had lost all the weight I gained and was back to my regular size. I got he IUD in February 2013. Since then I have gained 25 pounds. Doctors said that it wasn't related to the IUD. LIES!!! I have never been this size in my life. I am depressed and I have mood swings. Every since I have gotten the IUD I have had so many issues. I have fibroids and cysts. My cramps due to my cycle are worse. I start a new menstrual cycle every 20 days and bleed for a week. I hate it. This board has helped me so much. I want to thank the women for being brave to share your experience. I am so glad that I came here because I feel the frustration and I am ready to remove the IUD.

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So I am 26 and currently at 205lbs. The biggest I've ever been and I'm only 5'2. I had my Mirena put in right before I got engaged in February of 2013. At that point I was at 140 lbs. since I had it put in I've had nothing but trouble. I was at 180 at my wedding in July of 2013 and even had to get my dress altered cause it didn't fit anymore. :( I had Severe pain right after my mirena insertion(as usual) and for weeks after insertion (not normal). Major weight gain, depressed, mood swings ALL the time, acne like never before, excess facial hair, lack of energy, constantly tired, and horrible eating habits since then. I am wanting to get it out, In hopes that I'll go back to being my REAL me! But not sure of what to use instead. I've never been on any other birth control ever. We want to try having children within the next couple years. So I don't want anything long term. Idk what to do. I just want to yank it out myself. Especially since I don't have insurance anymore. Oh and I'm constantly depressed. Anything triggers it... Bleh

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Mirena... what a nightmare!!!!! I had that thing on for almost 4 years..... I gained some 40+ pounds and felt into the worse time in my life.... depression.... that lasted exactly all the time I had it on. 10 days after the doctor took it out I was able to feel much better.... it was crazy.... I was crazy..... the dosc always told me that there was no connection between my depression and the IUD. I felt so cheated!!!!! THANKS GOD is over and I have been doing great since then....



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Hi there. I have had the mirena removed a month ago. I had it for just over a yr. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and suffered v bad acne which i never had before. I also experienced really bad breast pain and chest pain all in my left side. Even a month later, my left breast espeacially is extremely sore around the nipple with discharge. Nothing helps. Doc gave me breast exam a month ago also to check for lumps. Its just getting worse and im at the end of my teather!!:-(

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Did anyone have issues with hair falling out during and after removal? I had mine removed about 2 weeks ago and its still coming out in clumps!

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I'm so glad that I wasn't the only one who taught the mirena was causing all those side effects. I had the mirena for 5 months and gained 10 pounds in 5 months, I was having severe abdominal pain,cystic mild acne,mood swings, dry mouth, anxiety,anger etc... I decided to go and pull the plug yesterday, I literally felt I was plugged and puffing everyday. The first day I had it in me I felt I was going to pass out, my blood pressure went down, and I couldn't walk. All in all I'm glad I took it out, I felt relieved and my skin color went back to normal I started my cycle today again. I can't believe I say this but I did missed my periods. I also researched a little more about the device and found out that the silicone in the mirena besides the hormones were causing me all those problems. I feel like myself now.



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I gained 20/25 pounds after the mirena. I had a baby....lost all the baby weight and then some... felt great.had the iud put in three months later and then... boom.... gained ask that weight. I've been eating better then ever plus exercise my butt off and can't shed one pound. I know it's from this iud..... this isn't normal.

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I went to the doctor a week ago to talk about having my mirena removed. My problems included weight gain (even with increased dieting and exercise), acne, no sex drive, pain during sex, and cramping.

I could tell my doctor was hesitant to take it out so she suggested some blood work first. The blood work showed very low vitamin D, and high biliruben. Tomorrow I am having an ultrasound to check my liver, and depending on those results, I am getting this thing out!

I am 21 and have never been pregnant. I just want to feel like myself again.

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I had Mirena IUD after my 4th child, who came after a failed Essure procedure. I was back down to under 150 lbs, a tolerable weight, although 140 would be ideal. I got Mirena when my youngest was 6 months old. I kept it for almost 4 years and I just got my tubes tied a week ago and had it removed. In the almost 4 years I had it, I gained 20 lbs, but only in the past year and a half. I hope to get my hormones regulated through healthy eating ( which was not working no matter how well I ate,) and exercise and supplements like amino acids and B complex vitamins. Looking for more ideas to get healthy. I am 37 years old, almost 38.

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The mirena made me gain a lot of weight even though I had it for only 4 months. I couldn't lose the weight no matter what. Also, it caused me all kinds of side effects, hormonal imbalances, estrogen dominance, silicona and copper toxicity, etc. I recommend everyone who is serious about stopping all their unbearable side effects to watch the video on this page: mirenadetox.

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Hi ELLEPHANT10, was really interested in reading about your Mirena experience as I have come to the conclusion after trying everything to loose b/f and battle monthly bloating that the only option left is getting my Mirena removed. Had it replaced last summer and have had nothing but bloating and weight issues with it!!! So wondering how has you weightloss been since removal, did you experience the mirena crash and any other advice you might have!

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I have finally gotten my Mirena IUD removed today and am so relieved! I had mine put in September 2009, so I had mine in for 5 years. During those 5 years, I had a slow but steady weight gain (10-15 lbs), even though I work out 4 times a week and also teach dance classes on top of that and my eating habits were erratic and fueled by a body that didn't know itself.

I am generally a very happy person, relaxed, calm, and had a very healthy appetite for sex and food before I had my Mirena inserted. Two weeks after I had it inserted, I remember waking up and feeling so depressed I could not understand what the hell was happening to me. I was suicidal, spotting like crazy, and with a severe brain fog that has been quite consistent through the entire 5 years that I had it. I got over the suicidal thoughts, but then have felt a very vague depression, I didn't feel terrible but then I just never felt like myself either. I have been to talk therapy since then and my therapist asked if perhaps my lack of ambition and drive for anything was due to something else. Everything else in my life was pretty normal...The light bulb finally clicked on and then I have been wanting to get this damned thing out for about a year now.

The iud unfortunately migrated to the upper part of my cervix and the strings were nowhere to be found. I went in for the hysteroscopy today and thankfully it was painless and over within 5 minutes. Already, even though I just got this thing out today, I feel better. I can't quite explain it, I just feel like myself, like I am finally able to be the woman that I know I am, naturally caring and intuitive and affectionate and just back to being my happy and healthy self. Now, it is different for everyone, but the relief I feel is unbelievable, no longer having "le petit diabla" in me. Thank God!!!!


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I've had mine for over a year and am still having inconsistent bleeding. My doctor said my periods would go back to what they were before I was on BC. I went on BC because of irregular periods.

Overall, I think it's a good product and much healthier than other BC methods.

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I love the mirena and I have a unique experience with it. I have had two mirenas and two paraguards all within the past two years. I had my first IUD paraguard placed when my son was about 8 months old. I had the IUD in for three excruciating days. The IUD was placed improperly so I was in constant agony. Pain shot down to my feet and while I slept, I dreamt I was in labor I hurt so bad. On that third day I went to the clinic and had it removed. Fast forward a month, I figured I needed some sort of BC, and I am not a candidate for any BC with estrogen. I made an appointment with my doc who gave me the Mirena. I loved it! My periods were gone by four months post-insertion and I had no pain. Shortly after I started gaining weight. I had worked very hard to go from 170 to 135 and I could not stand seeing the scale creep up. So again I see my doc who tells me that in studies the mirena has not been linked to ANY significant weight gain in patients. The average gain among women in the study he references was 5lbs over a 12 month period. His words fell upon deaf ears as I already decided I wanted it out, and the paraguard in. I was sure the copper IUD would solve my weight issue. My doc obliged and my paraguard was placed. Five months pass of endless bleeding and cramps. I could not take it! Worst of all, my weight stayed about the same. Back I went to my doc, who reluctantly places another Mirena after removing the evil copper T. I then took a step back and really looked deep into my eating habits/stress level and exercise regimen. Even though to me, my extra snacking and eating out did not seem to be much, they were the reason I was gaining weight. I am sure the lack of sleep and strsss from RN school played a part in it as well. I have had my new mirena for over 6 months now and I love it again. My bleeding is more than before, but I can deal with it. My current weight is 119 lbs and I am 5'7. I watch what I put into my body and exercise hard at least 3 times a week. Weight gain can be due to such slight things changes in diet, especially the older you get. I am 27 and have noticed a difference in my metabolism compared to when I was 24. The mirena releases such a scant amount of hormone compared to other systemic forms. Yes, although docs say that the hormone only acts locally in the uterus, some will diffuse throughout your body. The amount is scant and progesterone has less effects on weight opposed to estrogen. I am not saying the IUD is right for everyone, and that all of the weight gain women report with it is not directly linked, I am just suggesting those considering removing it look at other factors first. (hypothyroidism, cushings syndrome, depression, dietary changes (even slight) stress, sleep quality etc) I wish I would have when I had my first one removed, I miss the whole not bleeding thing.

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9/29/14 1:23 A

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I was so glad to see your post about your problems with the Mirena. I've had mine for 6 months now. I have friends who love it! I do not. I'm still bleeding monthly and I have gained 14 pounds since I got it in. It has been impossible to lose them. I haven't changed my eating habits or exercise since I got it put in and couldn't figure out why until my doctor said it could be the hormones. I hadn't put the 2 together and was so relieved to have some kind of answer that made sense. I am seriously considering having mine removed after hearing from other people they've had the same problem. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

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I think that like everything, it effects everyone differently. For me I don't think it effected my weight directly but it did mess with my moods which effected how I ate. I have been on it for almost 5 years and I swear my body wasn't this hormonal when I was a teenager. Acne, PMS, inconsistent cycles, it is like puberty strikes again. I really have to keep up with self motivation and not look too much into what is happening on the outside, how do I feel instead of how do I look, it is a lot harder but doable.

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I had Mirena inserted when my son was 4weeks with prolonged bleeding but this normalised and i do not have any periods now. However in the 4 weeks before Mirena i had managed to loose weight and was 10ibs to my prepregnAncy weight. After Mirena i gained about 10more ibs which i put down to poor sleep etc when i stopped bfeeding i went on reduced calorie diet, walked 3ce a week boot camp 3ce a week but the weight didnt shift at all. Now 17 months down the line i am 25ibs from pre preg weight, tracking my food, body pump 3ce a week, spinning 2ce, zumba 2ce and still not more than 1-2 ibs flunctuation in weight. I am sad and depressed but scared to take out Mirena just incase its not the cause anyone removed and was able to loose the weight?

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I didn't like that mirena IUD it moved around on me and I had to go to the emergency room and have it taken out



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The mirena causes serious damage to the female body, and the only way to get rid of these side effects for good is to remove the mirena and take natural supplements, herbs and foods and consider natural therapies that will eliminate estrogen dominance, help restore the balance of progesterone and estrogen hormones, and detoxify the body from all the toxins present in mirena such as silicone and copper.


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I wanted to give a positive post removal story, so here goes... After having the mirena 2 1/2 years I could not lose weight I gained from quitting smoking. I too looked pregnant. I also began to have suicidal thoughts, which to me were bizzare because I wasn't really depressed. They were quick, scary thoughts that I had never experienced even though I have suffered from depression off and on for 20 years. After completing a survey for a natural medicine type specialist I got curious about the mirena being the culprit. After reading discussion boards and blogs I was sure I was right. I was uneasy about speaking to my doctor about removal because of so many of your reports of negative responses from physicians. He wasn't against it, but told me it was highly unlikely that the mirena was causing these issues. It's was not painful to remove. I spotted for a few days and had no mirena "crash". I lost 2 pounds the first week and 3 the second week. (I had previously been exercising 1 hour a day, 5 days a week and eating well for roughly 8 weeks. And lost about 3 pounds total) I was now convinced!!! I lost weight and was not exercising or dieting!!! No more suicidal thoughts. My doctor recommended a copper IUD stating I could be just sensitive to hormonal meds. And that the copper IUD had no hormones. I declined for now since reviews on that one are worse that the mirena. I did attempt ortho cyclen for about 12 days. I was again exercising and dieting to get to my weight loss goal, but began gaining again. Maybe I am sensitive to hormones. I quit taking them 4 days ago and this morning ended up in the ER with a kidney stone. The only other time in my life I have had a kidney stone was while pregnant. I don't drink soft drinks. I can't help but suspect that the oral contraceptive had something to do with this too. At this point I may just tie my tubes. I probably just met my deductible now!!! I would like to say that I am glad I went with my gut and I will continue to even though as my doctor said, "there are going to be more negative responses online than positives because people report those more and there are crazy people online". I know I am not crazy. And I know that pharmaceutical companies make millions and can make research appear in their favor. I seriously doubt there are studies about the mirena after long term use. Only our complaints.

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I have the mirena, actually this is my third, used this type of birth control method for 13 years. The first 5 years was wonderful! I came out of depression had tons of energy. Never bled, no PMS. The 2nd iud put in I started having a few drops of blood, here and there. Still felt good mentally, physically. Until about the last 6 months before time to replace it. I started having these fits of outrage toward my fiancÚ and anything would set me off. I was diagnosed with extreme rapid cycling bipolar disorder. I couldn't understand what was going on, I was sucicidal and just a horrible person. It was time to have it removed and a new one put in. Went to have it remove and the dr. Couldn't take it out in the office so I had to have it surgically removed. When the new iud was put in everything got worse! My moods became horribly worse! I couldn't stand myself. I just figured this is how I was and had become that there was nothing I could do to change it. But I wasn't like this before. Until I started researching the side effects of this iud I had no clue the mirena could have such effects. Especially with this being my 3rd one and not really having side effects until the end of having the 2nd removed. I still question if it's the iud or me. Considering taking it out but not sure what to do for birth control. Any ideas?

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There's a very informative site with lots of information on how to lose weight and get rid of the mirena iud side effects and find other natural birth control options. Check out: mirenadetox . com/mirena-weight-gain/ Her detox has also been immensely helpful to my recovery and I seriously recommend it


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Sorry if this was already answered, is the weight gain (and bloating) still there with paraguard, if that's the one with I hormones?

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my IUD is the Paragard. It's horomone free!! I've had it it over a year now, it's good for up to 10 years!!! I love it.....no weight gain and my periods are actually normal now...like almost to a T.



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The only symptoms I can honestly attribute to mirenia is dryness and no libido. As far as weight loss I have been on T for 4 years lost 20 lbs in a month an 90 lbs my first year. That is with calorie counting an the gym on at least 5 to 6 days a week for an average of 2 hours a day. I do still get cramps and have started to get libido back as well as light periods. I am happy with mirenia as my friends all have about 4 kids each back to back and after my second I feel in control over how many kids I will have. Although after next year I will have it removed and do old fashion way of birth control.

**Elena Maria**



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5/2/14 11:47 P

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I couldn't take the cramping and pain no more and after reading all the blogs on everyone who was having the same trouble I decided to go to a different doctor and ask his opinion and he said some peoples bodies just reject the mirena and cause all kinds of problems, so I asked him to remove it and as soon as he pulled it out the cramping instantly stopped!!! I couldn't believe it and by the next day I had no pain at all he put me back on a pill and i am loving life again!!! I just wish they would have told me all the things that other people are experiencing when telling you to get this iud it would have saved a lot of pain!!

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I lost 5 lbs 1.5 weeks after Mirena removal. Turns out I wasn't crazy afterall! ;)



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I am so glad I found this! I know I'm not crazy now! I got the Mirena April 2013 after an unexpected pregnacy and a miscarriage. After I lost the baby, I had excessive bleeding for a month and anemia, My Dr. suggested I get a Mirena not just for BC but to control the bleeding. I was about 180 when it was inserted. I am 37, so I know your metabolism slows with age and I am lightly active and I eat fairly healthy. But I have ballooned up to 205lbs and it is very upsetting. I didn't weigh this much even at 9 months pregnant with my children. I have very bad acne and mood swings. I am trying to get it out asap.

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4/17/14 2:47 P

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Life back after Mirena!
I had my Mirena IUD put in Oct 24th 2013 and felt fine for maybe the first month. At my 6 week check up I had been feeling really depressed, crying uncontrollably all the time. I thought that this was due to recent events in my life that happened right before I had the Mirena put in. My Dr. warned me that the depression might be due to my IUD.

I had never been depressed in the past and am not normally a crier. My Dr. said that I should wait till the 3 month mark and if I was not feeling better I should have it taken out.

Over the next few months I developed acne, constant nausea, was bloated, sad, dizzy, spotted for weeks at a time, major cramps, no energy, and gained 10 pounds on my 5'2 frame. Oh! and ZERO sex drive and could not get wet for the life of me..... My poor boyfriend.

In February I was rushed to the hospital with severe pain in my abdomen. Ended up needing emergency surgery since a ovarian cyst was bleeding. I almost lost an ovary. My surgeon said my cyst was most likely caused by my IUD. WTF.
A week later the same thing happened to my cousin, she ended up losing an ovary and a tube.. weeks later my friend had to go to the ER lost a ovary and tube as well. We all had the IUD. This was getting scary.

So, last Friday April 11th 2014 I had mine removed. It has been a week and I feel SO GREAT! have already lost 4 pounds, acne clearing up, sex drive is back with a vengeance, Happy(no tears) no dizziness, cramps or nausea. I cant believed how fast I feel back to normal. Im so happy I removed it. I will never go back to the IUD.

So ladies, if you don't feel like yourself you need to get it removed. I lost just over 5 months of my life to a person that wasn't really me. I'm so Happy to be back.



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