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Anyone believe their hypo was caused by the implant?

I used to be really skinny as in size 8 when I was pregnant with my son I was a size 10! After he was born however I got the implanon put in and that when my weight started to balloon I went from 8 1/2 to 10 stone in about 6 weeks and ever since then I have struggled to loose weight I am currently 12 stone despite eating less than 1000 calories a day.

So I was wondering is it possible the implant triggered my hypo?

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Jodyfmurphy, it's more likely your pregnancy triggered hypothyroidism which presented once you'd lost the protection of pregnancy hormones post partum. Weight gain is often one of the first hypothyroid symptoms to present.


I couldn't say if the implant triggered your Hypo, but my niece had the implant and put weight on, she has always been very slim.


Is this hormonal birth control? Birth control can interfere with thyroid.

I think Dr. Bergman discusses it in this video.


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