Our expert says:
This is indeed a problem. I gather from what you say, that if you use standard contraceptive pills you develop migraines, but now that you have had the Mirena inserted the migraines have stopped, but you are gaining weight. I would recommend that you firstly return to your gynae or doctor to discuss these side-effects, including the cessation of menstruation. The doctor will have to decide if you can continue with the Mirena or if he/she needs to change your contraceptive treatment once more. There is no method of decreasing the amount of progesterone what is being released into your system from the Mirena, except by removing it.
If you are overweight, then you can try reducing your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day.
I hope you can get this problem sorted out.
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