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what was your results? .bread.head. 1 child; Nevada 2482 posts
5th Feb '13

I have been trying to lose weight. I've changed my whole lifestyle. I'm eating healthier, working out, saw a nutritionist, ect... I've only lost 15lbs. It seems like I'm stuck in a rut. I did a little research and learned that Mirena can put a hold on weight liss and make it almost impossible. I have been contemplating for a while actually about getting my Mirena removed because I just eant my body to go back to normal. After reading what I read today, I called my doc and made an apt to have it removed...
My Question, is: has anyone gone though this? Was it easier to lose the weight after getting your Mirena removed? How long did it take until you saw results?
Thanks in advance Ladies.
~Sam

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
5th Feb '13

Idk about after having it removed but when I had dd1 I lost 20 lbs right away. Got more a at 6 wk pp visit and gained it all back. I couldn't lose any weight until I went off bc.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
5th Feb '13

I don't have experience with Mirena, but I always gain and keep on about 20lbs when on hormonal birth control. It's one off the main reasons I wont take it.

E☮M♥M♫A 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Tennessee 2643 posts
5th Feb '13

I actually lost weight while on Mirena. I was working at the time at a hotel (2 days overnight washing and folding laundry for 8 hours, which included taking trash from 4 stairwells, 3 floors each and I never used the elevator) and 2 days just working front desk. Once I had to quit and we moved, I became a SAHM again and gained all the weight back :( I didn't change my diet while working either, it was just from the exercise alone.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
5th Feb '13

Never used Mirena, but I think most hormonal BC works the same and has the same side effects. I had the depo shot for a year and gained 20 lbs. When I got off of if, I lost the 20 lbs. During all this I had no change in diet or excersize, so I am quite sure the weight was 100% because of the hormones in the BC. I have the Paragard IUD now and it's hormone free. I have not gained any weight since I've had it.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
5th Feb '13

I had the same problem with mirena. Once it was out the weight just fell off. Like 20lbs right away and I just kept losing until I got pregnant with my second.