Hello fellow GBS friends! It has been a LONG time since I have been on here! I am curious if there are any women using Mirena IUD as a form of contraception who have experienced depression, anxiety, and weight gain but to mention a few - I am looking to speaking with you!
I've had my Mirena since I was pre-op. No depression or anxiety. Weight gain- not that I can directly associate with Mirena, but I often wonder if it has to do with my not getting further along in losing.
5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI
I got my IUD a couple months pre-op, though I got Kyleena, by Mirena, so I'm not sure if you were directly asking about the actual brand?
since I got it in December and had my surgery in Feb, I really can't say if my mood swings are caused by the IUD or the post-op hormone dumping. And I'm losing weight at what seems to be a normal/average rate compared to other WLS patients for whatever that's worth.
HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150
Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)
I chose a non-hormonal IUD so I wouldn't experience the possible side effect of weight gain. Sorry to hear you may be experiencing it with Mirena.
I had mine put in 3 month before surgery, almost 2 years ago. I have experienced heightened anxiety that I struggle with daily. For me, I believe it's more from the severe diet change after surgery and that food is no longer my #1 coping mechanism. Food was my drug of choice and I miss it. It's all I can do not to allow myself to go back there.
SW 309 CW 163 GW 145
M1-25 M2-20 M3-13 M4-11 M5-12 M6-13 M7-11 M8-11 M9-13 M10-4 M11-8 M12-3 M13-5 M14-3 M15+9 M16+4 M17-4 M18-4
I had a Mirena IUD for six years related to irregular, excessive flow. It was placed under sedation at the same time as a D&C procedure. The only anxiety I experienced related to the Mirena was knowing I was the unenthused keeper of a foreign object. It bothered me I never did find the IUD string like the doctor said I should have been able to feel. My first time seeing the IUD was when it was removed at the doctor office. The actual size was far smaller than I imagined. This made me realize my anxiety was over nothing more than a teeny-tiny thing that could accomplish so much resolve.
I love my IUD and have had no issues
Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below Goal and 101 pounds lost, then 7-10 pounds regained and now losing again.
I've had two Mirena, one before pregnancy and one after. It's been nothing short of magic. Hooray for no periods!
Are you having trouble with yours? Or are you considering it but concerned about potential side-effects?