WARNING: Severely TMI post!

Seriously. If you do not want to read about my body and periods and IUDs and cramping, just stop reading. I am mostly writing this because holy hell is it ever hard to find a woman on the internet that has lost weight, has an IUD, and has been diagnosed with PCOS.

Most women, from what I have found, don’t really even try to lose the weight. Everything I found is about weight GAIN, and I do not have that problem.

That’s probably making me feel a little bit better than all those women right now, too.

Yesterday, I started having some period cramping. This is normal. I’ve had my Mirena IUD since September 2009. I freaking love it. I bled for a long time when I first got it, but there was hardly any cramping. After my body got used to it, I would cramp, bleed for half a day to two days, then be done. I thought this would be the same.

Not so much.

I am bleeding heavy enough that I have to wear something (haven’t had to do that since I first got it in), and every last bit of my reproductive organs are screaming at me. Uterus, cervix, ovaries; they all fucking hate me. I have had a hot bath, ibuprofen (1200mg), caffeine, and even a beer to relax me. Nothing has helped. No heat pad, which kind of sucks, but it comes with the fact that I had to leave everything in Portland. I haven’t a period like this in over a year and a half.

There are a couple of possibilities for this. I find the second one more likely.


I’m finally rejecting the IUD and my body is trying to expel it, or the IUD itself has damaged my insides and that’s why I’m bleeding and in so much pain.


My hormones are finally balancing because of weight loss. This makes sense. I’m now 10% lighter than when I was last seen by my OB in Colorado, and she kept telling me that 10% loss will definitely help my hormones balance out a bit. Now, there’s a chance that because of this hormone shift, my body is having to readjust to the hormones from the IUD.

I would be able to verify it if I could find any woman that has lost weight, has PCOS, and has a Mirena in. But I can’t… I very much pride myself in knowing how to do a Google search pretty damn well. I did four or five different searches and all I could find was information on the Mirena (thanks, I have that), weight gain with the Mirena (that’s one thing I can happily say I do not have a problem with), and that women love the Mirena when they’ve got PCOS.

Not once did I find someone that was trying to lose weight because of their PCOS and had some hormonal shifts because of it.

Normally, I wouldn’t be so irritated by this. I’d go ask my OB what the fuck was wrong with me and be done with it. Since I don’t have insurance, I get to keep an eye on what’s wrong with me and just log what I am going through.

Hopefully this eases over the next few days and I have nothing to worry about.

Unfortunately, for you guys, it means you get to read what’s going on because I do not want other women out there thinking that they are alone.

I apologize to you all for putting you through this, but I find it necessary.


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