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Weight loss/gain & IUD?

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March 31st, 2010, 04:58 PM
ASailorsWife's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Has anyone with an IUD noticed a gain in weight or difficulty loosing weight? DS is 11 months and I have had the Mirena IUD in since he was about 8 weeks old. But I can not shed this baby weight. Just wondering if maybe the IUD is part of it. Any thought would be great, thanks!
*Emily* Wife to a Sailor & Mommy to Alex

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May 5th, 2010, 03:43 PM
momma_d's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Indiana
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Hi I'm Dani, I'm new to this particular board on JM!

I have the Mirena and haven't had any problems losing weight, but I'm not sure if that is a side effect or not. If you go to the mirena website they have a whole list of side effects, and it could be one of them. Since everyone's bodies react so differently to things it could be...
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May 5th, 2010, 04:55 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Weight gain is one of the side effects of the synthetic progesterone in the Mirena.
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