Ok, understandable if it is a risk of less gain. And yes, a lot of BCP have weight/BMI requirements. My docs ideally didn't want me gaining anything. My experience with the hunger side effect of Mirena hasn't been that bad, but the exhaustion is horrible, but it felt like I gained everything I ate for 3 months. My cycles have new non-existent on it, but my body is so messed up that it isn't a surprise.
now that's interesting, she said that she didn't want to try any of the other pills in the cerazette strain (mini pills? I get the types confused) because of it, but that I have a lower risk of gaining with either the mirena or the implant, and there was something else she couldn't give me because of the chance of blood clots
I am already taking 1500mg of metformin a day and have modified my diet.
This is why I'm asking a few opinions though. I am doing my own research and have seen that some people report weight loss rather than gain on these forms of bc. From what she was saying, because of my bmi and my history of such a drastic gain with the different types of pill, my options are more limited
Frankly, if weight gain is such a concern I am shocked that your doctor would recommend Mirena or anything else progesterone based. I currently have Mirena to treat precancerous uterine polyps, and my endo and oncologist were very concerned about weight gain. I gained about 10-15 lbs in the first three months, and now am strictly following my diet and have lost 9.
Ladies I need some opinions/advice/experiences here
I visited my dr today about possible methods of birth control and hormone type treatments. My bmi is currently too high for things like Loestrin (that I took before and was fab) and mini pills like Cerazette and Noriday cause me to gain huge amounts of weight. Think 2.5 stone over the course of about 6 months so that isn't an option
My Dr recommended that I either get the mirena coil fitted, or that I get an Implant. I've heard good and bad things about both but if anyone has had these methods of BC how did you get on with it?
She said that medically she wants me to be on some kind of hormonal birth control as I am not having periods on my own. I have a few days to decide as I have a course of Norithestrone? to take to try and force my body into having a period, and I'm hoping to have made a decision by then
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