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Old 07-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #31
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Re: Mirena and weight gain?

I didn't have any of the other side effects but I did have problems losing weight. I was working out like crazy and eating healthy foods, and I couldn't lose weight--in fact I gained 6 lbs. I took the Mirena out and lost 6 lbs with zero effort.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #32
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I am really thinking about switching to paraguard. I believe I am going to call and talk to my gyno monday.

As far as my thyroid.. I had it checked about 4-5 months after I delivered and all was well.. because I was having horrible depression and mood swings.

It really bothers me to work out every day super hard, eat right and then not lose a pound for weeks at a time. Something isn't right. But no doctor will believe me because I am fat and I've always been slightly overweight. So I must just be lazy!
I tracked everything and took it to the doctor. The FDA has s/e of Mirena listed and weight gain IS one of them.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #33
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My only advice in regards to Paraguard is that I've heard it causes crazy heavy periods and cramping.

I can't even try it because I have a contact allergy to copper.
I am not cool w copper being in me...just seems more UNNatural than hormones.
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Re: Mirena and weight gain?

Since I've had it removed... I've lost 30 pounds..
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Mines been out about 7 weeks think. I know this is my second cycle...I have lost 9 pounds and my BP is back to normal. I loathe the Mirena!!

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Since I've had it removed... I've lost 30 pounds..
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For you mamas that have had the mirena removed, how much did it cost!
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Wo insurance, no consult I was quoted $80. But PPH would have done it for 25$
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #39
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Re: Mirena and weight gain?

I pulled mine out myself, so it was free

I posted two months ago, but I've had mine out for about 3 months and I've lost 20 lbs now, with zero effort.
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My only advice in regards to Paraguard is that I've heard it causes crazy heavy periods and cramping.

I can't even try it because I have a contact allergy to copper.
I had para guard twice and I had super regular periods and zero cramping. Before I was put in the pill to lessen my cramps because they were debilitating. I had Merina once and it was so horrible. The dr wouldn't give me paraguard because they were out she said and I had my Merina removed within 6 months. The first three months I was psycho and the last three I never stopped bleeding and cramping. Dr said it was cause of my age. Yes. Ironic that my "age" related symptoms stopped within a week of having my Merina removed. That dr is not only not my dr anymore but no longer an employee at the mtf because I was not the only person she treated like this.

Search on here there are tons of posts about the evils of Merina. If I were to do another bc for long term it would be paraguard hands down. For short term I use the Nuva Ring especially for after birth before af comes back but usually we use nfp because it works for us.
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