Mirena IUD and weight gain post-op?

on 6/11/18 5:03 pm, edited 6/11/18 5:04 pm - Canada

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!

on 6/11/18 6:16 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

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

Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/11/18 7:40 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I had one for 7 years (post menopause, only just bothered having it removed this year) and experienced none of the problems you cite.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 6/12/18 6:50 am
RNY on 02/15/18

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

CW: 245

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

on 6/12/18 7:09 am

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.

Amy Liz
on 6/12/18 7:48 am
RNY on 11/21/16

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 150 GW 145

on 6/12/18 8:38 am
RNY on 05/03/18

I had Mirena inserted about 2 months pre op and also appear to be losing at a normal weight. I also feel the same as I felt on Yaz, which I took for 8 years prior to getting Mirena, so for me is hasn't affected my mood or weight loss.

25 years old - 5'5" tall - HW: 260 - SW: 255 - CW: 144.2

Pre Op - 5.0, M1 - 25.6, M2 - 15.6, M3 - 14.0, M4 - 13.4, M5 - 10.8, M6 - 13.8, M7 - 9.8, M8 - 7.8, M9-?

on 6/12/18 10:07 am - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

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.

Maritonia R.
on 6/12/18 4:32 pm
VSG on 03/28/17

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 Goal M7 5 M8 3 M9 3 M10-12 3

Below goal of 135 lbs in 6 months. Total 101 lbs lost, then 15 lbs regained and now losing again. New goal - maintain in low 120s forever.

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 6/12/18 7:44 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

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?

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!

HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170