Posts by lehigh27
|Weight Loss||Merina IUD and weight gain||Aug 11 2010
The reason I went with the Paraguard was because it was hormone free. I had been on and off the pill many times throughout my life and I could always count on a 10lb weight gain whenever I went back on it. I knew it was the hormones causing the weight gain, so I thought the Paraguard was the perfect solution.
I starting gaining weight immediately after having the IUD inserted, but I had read all of the manufacturers stated side effects as well as spoke to my Dr., and both mentioned nothing about weight gain. It wasn't until I had gained almost 30 lbs and gone up 3 dress sizes that I started to do a little more research. It appears to be the way your body reacts to the copper that causes the weight gain.
|Weight Loss||Merina IUD and weight gain||Aug 10 2010
I've always been a size 6/8. I've been active my entire life, running, biking, hiking, horseback riding......I eat well and take vitamins/supplements every day.
I had the Paraguard Copper IUD inserted in September. By the time I had it removed in April, 7 months later, I had gained 25lbs!! I did not make any changes to my routine or diet during that time frame.
The IUD has been removed for 4 months now and I've only managed to lose 5lbs. I'm extremely depressed about this. I don't fit in any of my clothes and here it's summertime and I won't/can't wear a bathing suit. I'm not sure what the IUD did to my body, but it's certainly taking longer than I expected for it to bounce back to the way it was less than a year ago.
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