Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Weight SUCKS

I know it's only been 2 weeks since I've gotten my IUD out, but I am so pissed/frustrated/upset that I haven't lost a single pound. What is the deal, seriously?? I work my stupid ass off at the gym, eat salads when what I really want is a fat cheeseburger, and try to remain positive. Nothing still. I mean, is it the hormones? Are they still lingering around? Is my body still traumatized? I just don't even know anymore. That stupid inch and a half of plastic has just ruined my body it seems.

To those of you who have had the IUD removed...how soon did you notice weight loss results? A month? More?

33 comments:

surine said...

I know the feeling!!! I am like a yo yo. Training with a personal trainer, eating a low cal diete and just one look at something nice and boom the weight is back!!!!!! I have my 15th wedding aniversary, a trip on a friends yacht and a school reunion this year and I CAN'T LOOSE THE WEIGHT!!!!!!

kamy said...

I am getting really frustrated too. I want to look good this summer..my weight yo-yo's like crazy and my stomach bloats up on a moments notice..I see folks writing that they lost 16 pounds in 2 weeks..is this even possible..i have not lost a single pound in 2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

I think you need more patience. The sythetic hormones take a while to leave your body and your body needs to rebalance itself. For some people this takes 3 months, for some it takes longer. I didn't really have a weight problem (lots of other problems though), and it took me about 7 months to feel more normal again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this sight and al the input. I have had Mirena in August of 2006. I thought i was going nuts with these symptoms. My hubby thought that i was having some kind of double personality issue. Made me really really angry. I have always been a big framed person (35 years, height 5.8) but recently i gained 35 lbs. (on top of being big) which is same as me being nine months preg. with my second one. She will be five in this April. I had suspected Mirena but was just very afraid of getting pregnant. (way too fertile). I am not only overweight, i have acne on my face and on my scalp. Never had acne in my life. not even in my teens. I feel pain and numbness in my feet and arms. I am always tired and always cranky. I have had a period of about three months last year where i went through UTIs and y. infections. I got all sort of tests done and spent lots of money but no outcome. I look like i am preg. or have beerbelly.

I appreciate this sight. I will keep checking. Needless to say that i will make appointment to remove it first thing tomorrow morning. I wish you all the bests. Keep us posted.

nic said...

What a splendid idea to write this whole blog you have going on. It's helping me realize maybe I am not insane and it is the IUD. I really wish it'd work out for me, but I know my body and it's begging me to get this thing out ASAP! Which I am going to do.

Anonymous said...

I just had my Mirena out today. I am so relieved! Please do not get discouraged that you haven't lost weight yet, you will eventually... many years ago I was stupid enough to get one (only one) dose of Depo and it made me such a heifer!(and on the verge of crazy) I was told that even though I only got that one dose it could take a year before it was really out of my system...well I did eventually get my body (and mind) back (only to be stupid enough to try Mirena years later...) Mirena is evil! I really trusted my current OB/GYN (I am very doctor phobic...but this one I really trusted he delivered my baby a year ago) and thought he wouldn't steer me wrong...said the hormones were concentrated in the cervical area and would only enter my blood stream in small doses...now what kind of BS is that? ANYTHING that is in your body will enter your blood stream right? BIG mistake! I can't even think of what my baby has been exposed to through breastfeeding while that thing was in!...we discussed that I would be breast feeding ahead of time! How could I be so naive? I don't think I will ever trust a doctor again...they just want the money. It was like a thousand dollars to have it put in. I had almost every side effect. Mirena is no good and the information you receive is misleading. Thank you so much for this site...I am so glad you are spreadin the word! Yeah! Condoms are looking really good right now and I am lucky my husband is mature enough to care more about my health than to worry about a condom getting in the way...besides he said those strings hurt sometimes. I am staying away from all that bc crap...I am convinced it is all poison.

Anonymous said...

When I got my f*** device out, it took loooong more I expected to loose the weight I gained. My doctor gave me Sibutramine to help me with the anxiety eating. After 7 months I've lost about 10lb, I was not required to make a diet because of my stressful lifestile, but still there's another 20 lb to loose. Good luck.

Marlies said...

When I had this horror mirena taking from my body I felt good right away but felt SUPER in about 5 months. Give the bloody thing time to get out of your system, be patient and feel better than ever once you're back to your own self. Mirena sucks in every possible way. Don't take it!!!!

Marlies said...

Don't do mirena! When I had taken it out I felt great right away but wait 5 months and be glad to back to your normal self... No headaches, no sad feelings no in between bleeding, no mood swings... I tell you, stay away from this no-hormone-promising-rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god...I can't even believe I didn't connect the dots of all my issues to the MIRENA. Only now am I realizing that the weight, the zits, the depression, the numb arms, the VERTIGO (that now comes and goes) is attributed to the frickin' IUD. I can't wait to get it out. MONDAY! I will update you on my weight loss - hopefully it's sooner, not later.

Anonymous said...

I would like to share my experience with Mirena. I had my Mirena in for 4 years without experiencing any side effects, in fact I lost weight. Then in April of 2010 within a week I noticed my jeans barely fit, which they had always been loose. I felt like I had gained about 5 lbs in a week! I am a Registered Dietitian and have always had a healthy lifestyle.
When I went for my yearly check up in May I told the Doctor my symptoms. He checked my TSH and hormone levels and they came back normal. In June I had to have a cervical biopsy and the OBGYN accidently pulled out my IUD. Great I thought, as I love the freedom from having a monthly cycle. Over the summer I continued to eat well and would cycle about 80 miles every weekend, but still no change in weight. I researched like crazy thinking I may have adrenal fatigue as I had been under so much stress the past year. I did everything that was recommended for adrenal fatigue. I finally noticed the weight slowing coming off in November 2010. So basically 5 month post-mirena removal. Thinking adrenal fatigue was the cause of my weight issues, I decided to have the Mirena replaced in early November. It was them my weight skyrocketed. I feel like I am gaining a pound a day. Still not making the possible connection to the Mirena, I went to a hormone specialist. They did a more extensive blood work up also checking my thyroid antibodies and additional hormones. The more I read the more I feel the cause is related to the Mirena. I have also had dry coarse thinning hair and hip pain. My breast are getting bigger, and I have headaches every afternoon. Granted these symptoms are the same for hypothyroid, but my gut insticnt in the IUD. I get the results tomorrow. I decided that if my tests were normal then it must be the Mirena, which I think I may get it removed even if my tests come back positive. I feel like if I just look a food I gain weight. I will keep you updated.

Anonymous said...

Update from my original post on January 17, 2011. All my labs were normal...whew. So i had my answer, the Mirena was coming out! I discussed my issues with my doctor since having my Mirena inserted and ahe said that she had heard a lot of her patients complain of similair side effects. I feel better already. Will update any progress on weight loss.

Lou said...

I'm so greatful i stumbled across this blog. I have been really beating myself up about my weight gain,huge huge boobs, mood swings and acne and now realize it's not my fault. Having it out next tuesday and will be counting down the hours!!!

skinnymini said...

I am a 24 year old student who has never had kids and got the Mirena inserted in April 2010. It was a painful insertion but over the course of 6 months, I went from 107lbs to 1271bs I never could gain weight in my life and now, I was gaining 5lbs a month. I am 5 ft tall so I looked bloated in my face and tummy. Plus my thighs stuck together and I would sweat there...it was really gross. After working out twice a day and not losing 1lb, I had the iud removed and was optimistic that the lbs would fall off. NOT! I am 3 months post mirena and I have lost a whopping 3lbs. My hair is still thinning, though that is tapering down thank God, and I still have those sensitive bumps on my scalp. Thank you for the info because I was literally going NUTS. My husband has been really supportive so that is a silver lining. I will give it a few more months and keep yall updated. Oh and whoever wrote about memory loss....ummm hello! I thought I was losing it! I couldnt remember little things. That is slowly tapering off too now. THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE!

bjennings said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I have been beating myself up since I got the Mirena inserted in March of 2008 after having my first child. The first symptom I noticed was my complete lack of sex drive which I contributed to the stress of having a newborn. After I had my son I left the hospital wearing my prepregnancy clothes, but two months after having the Mirena inserted my jeans no longer fit and again I discounted the symptoms because my OBGYN assured me none of these symptoms could be attributed to the IUD. I then became very forgetful and felt that I was losing my mind. I was diagnosed with clinical depression and put on anti depressants which did nothing for me. Finally in January of 2011 I passed out for the first time in my life (wondering if anyone else has experienced this drastic and scary symptom). I found this blog and realized that my story was so much like everyone else's and I called and made an appointment with my OBGYN to have the Mirena removed this Friday. I can't wait to have my life and marriage back!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog. Just like most of you, I had several symptoms. Belly bloat, like I was pregnant..I even started working out harder and more often and nope nothing helped. Acne..I am 41 years old! Numbness in my arms. And lots of spotting and early periods. SO I felt like I always had it. It is very depressing when you are not sure what is going on. My libido went away basically. I attributed this to being tired with the kids, getting older etc. Um, no...it is teh Mirena..too many things have happened. I got it removed two days ago and am really happy I did. ANd for those of you that say their Doctor's won't take it out..seriously? It is your body and your choice so they need to listen and do what you request. They also need to report better on these potential side effects. I told them I would let them know if my symptoms went away in a few months, so they can tell others about this. Ofcourse, they won't since it wouldn't make the Company any money. Best of luck to all, listen to your body and take control of it. No one else will!!
I will report back to all of you as well re: the symptoms.

Anonymous said...

I had my mirena inserted two years ago after having my first daughter and its been a horrible experience! before my pregnancy I was 130 and I am now 240! I gained about 40 lbs from my pregnancy and lost 15 when I went in for my six week check up. I am now 240 After loosing 35 lbs on the hcg drops. so I have gained about 75 lbs. I have practically lived at the gym every day and did not loose a single pound. My sex drive went to nothing and I had horrbile depression. Really bad hair loss, migranes, acne and so on! I felt like a completly different person and I was lost. After seeing a diet doctor he infromed me that my weight gain seemed to be from the Mirena. After alot of thought I decided to have it removed today and I could not feel any better. I have recently read of the side effects after Mirena with depression. For those who do not know the mirena releases hormones into the body that a pregnant women has when she becomes pregnant. Side effects that we are experiencing such as depression, hair loss and weight gain are like we experience when we are pregnant. Our bodies think we are pregnant!!!...How can that be good at all.... I will keep an update of the weight I loose but I would recommend the HCG drops to anyone looking to loose weight. I have recently lost 30 lbs on the drops in a little over a month.

Anonymous said...

It has been two years since I had the Mirena IUD placed in my uterus. I am having it taken out tomorrow! I'm 26 with a long-term boyfriend and am scared about the bigger chance of pregnancy with condoms but get this: in two years, I have gained 60 lbs, am throwing up throughout my period (which I still have), am moody, and have a liver tumor from the hormones. I was on the pill and got a blood clot. Back to condoms, and if they break, plan B!!!

The five important bits of the day said...

Just created a FB page. Mirena sucks. Check it out.

Wife had it for two years and Dr attempted to take it out. Well, it perforated the uterus and was free floating. Took over 3 hrs to remove and cost $20,000. Wrote to Mirena and the denied all wrong doing saying this is a known side effect. They don't tell you it's going to be $20,000 surgery in the pamphlet. This device is not safe.

Anonymous said...

I am 22 years old and I have had the mirena for 8 weeks nearly, i had the coil fitted after an unexpectedregnancy and termination. I am a model and have always been a size six. I have gained 14lbs in 2 months, I have acne and constant headaches. The weight gain has been making me so down. I have also been experiencing light bleeding and abdominal cramps on my left side. The mirena has caused me to develop BV and am taking medication to clear this up. I really did not expect this to happen and am looking forward to it's removal this week. I do not advise this at all.

Anonymous said...

Omg!! I'm calling my Dr tomorrow to have it removed!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found this blog. After having my first child in January 2008 i got Mirena in February 2008. I did not gain weight at first but a few months later the weight started to come. None of my habits changed so I always wonder why I gained so much weight. I was smaller when I was full term pregnant than I am now. I went from 197 (9 months pregnant) to currently 235. I am 5'10 so i carry the weight ok but i have no confidence anymore. It is time to now have my Mirena removed and I am so glad. I also have headaches all the time and mood swings and just have been thinking im crazy but was to embarrassed to seek help. I now think it is because of the Mirena. Cant wait to get it out. I really don't want to get on birth control anymore but my partner and i do not want to have kids at this time. I dont want to start another birth control method and have other negative side affects.

Nikki said...

Thank you for all the info! A lot of issues I have been having could be attributed to the IUD Mirena. I had mine placed five years ago after my second son was born and removed today. The first six months I had terrible bleeding and then no periods at all. I had gained a lot of weight during my pregnancies but was unable to lose any weight. I have had persistent memory loss and acne. I just thought there was something wrong with me until I started doing reasearch on Mirena. So glad to be done with it and hopefully I will start seeing some changes in the next year.

alicia said...

Right after I had my daughter I literally lost all the pregnancy weight and went back to my pre pregnancy weight easily. About two months later I went on mirena and my weight skyrocketed to a whopping 25lbs. Within 3 months. I never over ate and my lifestyle habits were the same before.id by new clients but then by the next week they would not fit!! On top of that I have an in an if pain that feels like it is on my left ovary.the doctor said its possibly a cyst which is common. Not only that but lime everyone else my sex drive diminished as my moodiness seemed to elevate. I feel so lethargic and lazy as well add depressed. and the mirena had caused me to feel pain in my stomach where I couldn't stand or sit and made me vomit while feeling insanely weak and tired all at once. Don't do it don't take mirena!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share my story really quick as this blog and all the comments have really made me feel like i'm not so abnormal. I got the IUD put in almost 2 years ago and the first 6 months were absolute hell. After insertion I had to pull over on the side of the road and vomit because the cramping was so painful. For 6 months after words I would deal with this same painful cramping on and off with no spotting or bleeding except for semi-regular periods. Eventually the random cramping stopped and the periods got more and more irregular. The timing was sporadic and periods ranged any where from spotting for 3 days to 10 days of very heavy bleeding and debillitating cramping. I'm currently on my 4th "period" in a row that was less than a week after the last one and very heavy and very painful. I would have had this awful thing removed long ago, unfortunately I lost my health insurance shortly after insertion. In addition to bleeding and cramping, I also gained about 30 lbs on the IUD, I was able to lose 45, but quickly jumped up another 25 over the course of the last 3 months. I've never had acne in my life, but since having this evil peice of plastic put in my body, acne has run rampant on my face and chest and I can't get it to go away. I've taken anti-depressants for about 5 years now and while I haven't noticed any major changes in symptoms, I have noticed that I cry much more easily and get irritated much quicker. My libido is also almost non-existant.

I just finally was approved for an individual health insurance plan and the second I get that little card in my hand, I'm going straight to the OBGYN to have this thing removed. I can't wait. I'm so exhaused all the time and bleeding and in pain. I just want my life back. Pregnancy prevention is not worth all of this.

Michele Dubose said...

I had my son in Jan and lost all the baby weight, I had the Mirena inserted April 2012 and had problems from the start, I would sporadically bleed for days, my hair began to thin, I'd have back pain and cramps constantly.I have been so tired, and lack motivation. I just got it out a few days ago,but got a bacterial infection, and have to take antibiotics. Not to mention I have gained 50lbs, I've tried to diet and exercise like I use to, but nothing happens. I feel like I was gaining every week, and helpless. This has caused so much heart ache with in my marriage, my weight gain has caused my husband to no longer wasn't to be with me. This crap has ruined my life, I just how these hormones leave fast so I can stay to get my life back, and start a new chapter with me and my kids.

Anonymous said...

I decided to get the mirena after my second child was born. December of 2011 it was inserted. Im very fertal, the pill nor the shot work for me. I end up pregnant so, my OBGYN recommened this. After getting it, nothing seemed wrong. After a few months i noticed i wasnt losing the weight like after my first child. I was also gaining weight. I get constant headaches, migraines, dry scalp, dark hair around my chin, NO sex drive, among other things. With the weight gain i draw away from people, specially my husband. He still thinks im beautiful but, ive never been this big. I had no idea all my syptoms were because of the mirena until i read this blog. I think its about time i get it removed and see what happens. Hopefully i can find a birth control that will work for me! I wish i would have known this years ago!!

Anonymous said...

Hi All, just want to let you know that all of experience is the same with mine. It's not only u.t.i I experience over and over again ...I am also having depression,and almost angry every time. so wanting to thank you all for the ideas it is so helpful.I will have my I.u.d remove as soon as I have my period...thanks

Soooo pissed said...

I'm going to get right to it. Joint pain in neck shoulder elbows wrist and fingers. Right side hip pain, hip pain and arms are worse at night, to the point were I sleep sitting upright. Muscle spasms, head aches, mood swings, jaw issues TMJ, depression and anxiety, I can go on and on. Ive had tons of blood test. They kept telling me I was fine. When I was told I might have fibromyalgia, she told me to speak to my psychiatrist to have my lexapro increased, which suggested this was all in my head. I've been told I might have chronic nerve and muscle pain, and that I would have this always and their is plenty of medications to keep me comfortable. I've been told I might have systematic lupus, Lyme disease, and last but not least, a brain tumor. I have everything the doctors told me. Join the gym they said. Get a therapist, get massages, start physical therapy and go to a chiropractor. I must have had a false positive for Lyme, I could keep the antibiotic down, so I had an IV for 2 months along with prednisone and 4 other Meds. Nothing changed of course. My husband even told me at one point it was nervous ticks due to stress. He kept getting mad at me, cause I was constantly moving around and stretching my joints and stretching my jaw constantly. It's been horrible. I don't no if this is due to the IUD, I hope it is. I'm making an appointment on Monday to schedule it to be taken out. I'm going to lie and say it moves, and when they tell me it's ok, I'm going to have them take it out anyways, because at this point I'm really pissed off and inpatient. If this IUD is the cause of my problems in the past year I swear to god I'm going to sue. No were does it state any of these side affects and for some even after removal have still felt with pain which could possible take years to recover from. These aches and discomforts have flipped my life upside down. Calling out of work, missing get together, missing my husband being nice to me because I'm always a b*tch. If my OBGYN tells me none of this joint pain is true, I will flip my lid. Let you no how it goes. Today is Saturday August 29, 2015. And I'm really pissed off that I wasn't made aware of these side affects, because in reality it's about good business and money. That's all they care about.

Unknown said...

I have had the mirena for 3 years. It has been great until about 2 months ago. Severe hip, knee, ankle and wrist pain. So bloated I look pregnant. Thinning hair/falling out. I can hardly do normal day to day activities. I have talked to everyone and they keep telling me "its called getting old".. Umm I'm 27! Don't think I'm 80 yet, but that's how I feel. Going to make an app to get this out! Hopefully they find it! I'm so scared now and pissed that all of these symptoms seem to be mirena related :(

Allie Gropp said...

Hi - I can completely relate. Did your jaw pain and anxiety subside after your removal? If so, how long did it take?? Thanks in advance

Maria Mckenna said...

I also have very similar jaw problems and pain down left side, neck, shoulder, back, hip and even foot. I wake up in pain most nights due to tmj and now convinced Mirena is the cause. Had it take out 10 days ago- slightly better to start with but had a couple of really bad days since. Hoping when I get my period things will calm down. I would love to know if you found a difference after removal and if so how soon??
Thanks xx

Maria Mckenna said...

Hi Allie, did you have similar pain and yours removed? Any idea how long it takes to feel better?