There can be, just like with most BC. I've been on mirena for 2.5 years (plus a year in between my two pregnancies). Personally, I never *noticed* any weight gain associated with it and I haven't had any issues losing weight on it. Everyone is different though. From what I recall weight gain associated with BC is usually only around 5 lbs (water retention from the hormones). If you've been on it this long and started gaining weight awhile into wearing it, I would suspect there is another culprit. Have you begun tracking again and trying to lose what you gained?
If you feel bloated and constipated, I would think there is an issue with your diet. Is it possible you've developed a food allergy or intolerance? Are you getting enough dietary fibre? Have you asked your doctor about your symptoms?
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/21/2012 (06:56)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
| current weight: -1.4 under