Marena, Diet and Exercise

Marleen - posted on 06/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies

I'm being fitted with the Marena on Thursday and would like to know if one can continue running and exercising as soon as Thursday afternoon?
Did anyone also gain weight on the Marena? This being asked in conjunction with a healthy diet.

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Jessica - posted on 07/03/2011

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I had mild cramping (less than menstrual) after mine was placed for about a week. Spottting for 7 months. I don't think I gained any weight but I was breastfeeding so I was losing because of that.

Claire - posted on 07/03/2011

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You'll be fine to do whatever you feel comfortable doing right after it's in. Just wear black underwear because the betadine stains if you don't get it all off.
That being said, I had somewhat heavier bleeding for about 3 months then much lighter to almost nothing (2.5 years later). Yes, weight gain, which sucks, but obviously it isn't the end of the world, I'm still plenty active with my kids and don't let it bother me.

Rebecca - posted on 06/28/2011

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I felt pretty decent after mine. After having a baby, it seems pretty minor however; I was expecting much worse. I had bleeding for 6 months and I have finally had some relief. I did not put on weight with Marena. If you can get through the intial bleeding, it works quite well. The pain is much less than a copper IUD and the bleeding ( after the first few cycles) decreases and not much cramping- in my case anyway.

Katherine - posted on 06/28/2011

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No, you are going to feel very uncomfortable. I would ask your doctor though just to make sure.

I didn't gain weight but I bled for 6 months and finally had it removed. I did not have good luck with it at all, but I have very adverse reactions to any birth control.

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