Got the Mirena IUD inserted about 2 months ago. I’ve gained an additional 15 lbs (ON TOP of the 15-20 I got from trying various birth controls for the last 8 months to stop my period). All this so I can prevent painful zero days on trail (I have EXTREMELY painful periods from my endometriosis. I usually get cysts that form on my ovaries that twist and tear and absolutely no drug helps. Well, maybe heroin would but I’m not willing to take it that far).
Oh AND I’ve been crying like a crazy person over the stupidest things. An old lady and her husband were walking their dog and I just couldn’t stop sobbing in my car. Someone’s nice to me and I’ll start crying. Don’t get me started on seeing the Sarah McLachlan animal cruelty ad. I swear, my roommate thought I was going insane. He even suggested I see a therapist (NO JOKE!). I don’t think he believes it’s just the power of the hormones coursing through me. Hahaha
From what I’ve read (since that’s all I have to go on for now) all the excess chubalub should fall off anyway when I’m hiking day after day so I try to reassure myself that, every time the roll that develops around my belly gets sweaty or when I stretch and feel my back fat (which I’ve NEVER had before). And hopefully the hormones even out within the next few months.
I yoga at least 2-3 times a week, I hike every weekend and sometimes throughout the week – double digits – and I stay active otherwise, eat healthy and have cut off sugar (minus wine here and there). It’s absolutely depressing walking around with this fat suit on. I’ve never been this big before in my entire life.
God, I hope this is worth it!
Au Revoir! Fatty McFattelstein signing off.
3 thoughts on “The Things I Stick Inside Me For The Trail…”
I’m not on trail this year due to some of the same exact issues. Had to put off the PCT for next year (I really, really hope). Having surgery next week for cysts and endometriosis. I, too, got a Mirena IUD and gained some weight. However, my doctor said endometriosis is often accompanied by a low thyroid. She did some tests and sure enough, I’m now on thyroid meds. I’m feeling a lot better and losing that extra weight. You’re going to be fantastic – you already are! I’ll keep following your blog and rooting you on! (…but maybe get your thyroid checked for good measure when you have a minute.) Cheers, friend! May the wind be at your back… 🙂
i gained 30 lbs on Mirena and couldnt lose 1 lb for the life of me. I just got it removed and couldnt be happier of my decision!
Best of luck!
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Glad I’m not the only one having issues with it!!! I got mine removed too. The extra weight was really affecting my backpacking
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