In an exiting news, I have developed balloon-like qualities over the past week. Clothes that fit me two weeks ago are now ridiculously and uncomfortably tight (and in many cases, un-do-up-able).

I’ve been rather good about the exercise/diet and after a bit of lamentation and passing conversation with CrazyHyperGP during my footzapping, I decided this was worth investigating a little further …

Could it be the very thing which was supposed to be my salvation be my undoing?

Mirena side effects

  • Change in menstrual bleeding, such as frequent, prolonged or heavy bleeding, spotting, lighter bleeding, irregular bleeding or stopping of bleeding
  • Development of fluid filled sacks (cysts) in the ovaries
  • Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (oedema)
  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Breast pain
  • Painful menstrual bleeding
  • Acne
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Inflammation of the cervix
  • Hair loss or hair growth
  • Skin reactions such as rash or itching
  • Genital infections, including pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Migraine
  • Abdominal bloating

Yay! I score 14/22. Though I will leave it as an exercise to the reader to establish which ones.

I guess I should be really pleased that my hair is not falling out.


2 thoughts on “removal?

  1. You are very kind! I was verging on chubby when we had dinner, but I'd estimate that I've put on a dress-size in the past week(ish) since you saw me.

    That dress I wore? I can barely get it over the thighs/stomach – there is straining at the seams! I need to get me to the muu-muu shop.

    I tell myself that I'd be able to cope with the fatness (who am I kidding?) if it wasn't for the depression, anxiety, itchy skin &etc.

    I agreed that I would wait until May to see if the mirena worked, but at current rate of progress I'll be a size 22!

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