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Old 07-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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tubal ligation

Hi all. I just posted in induction but has anyone else had a tubal ligation? Had a miscarriage in December and tubal ligation early March. My weight has absolutely ballooned and I've gained 50 lbs within about 8 months.

Not sure if depression or side effect due to hormones. Any input?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #2
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that's a bummer. I know I gain that fast if I just stop counting every bite I take and staying hungry all the time, but I don't think that's common...

the first thing is always: have your thyroid checked. Free T3 and Free T4. look on the thyroid board here for more info.

If that were a common thing with TL I think we would hear about it. Doctors would be extremely reluctant to do it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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That seems odd to me. So 8 months ago means that you started gaining weight before the tubal, right? I would chalk it up to the depression. Are you eating on plan or have you just thrown it out the window? The reason I ask is because I can easily put back on 50 lbs in that amount of time if I havent been on plan the whole time. You can always call for a blood panel but it seems to me that the problem started before the tubal and closer to the m/c. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #4
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I noticed after my tl (LONG time ago!) that my periods were "off" for the 1st time in my life. I had always been every 23 days. From the time I started, till the tubal. I also had mood swings and very heavy periods. I heard similar stories from other friends as well.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:20 AM   #5
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I had no problems with my tubal ligation. I was lowcarbing at the time and I didn't gain any weight because of it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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Yeah I made that mistake myself years ago - TL tends to throw off your estrogen/progesterone balance because no matter what the doctor says, bloodflow to and from the ovaries is impaired and finally the ovaries shrivel up and die. So now it's up to your adrenals to produce progesterone - most of the time they're too busy making cortisol (which is their primary function, so that overrides everything else). If you have estrogen dominance, that will mess with your cortisol output, stress goes up and that will mess with your insulin and the end result is really bad cravings, overeating and weight gain.
Progesterone is SO SO important to us - if that's off, everything else will be off, including your thyroid since progesterone aids in converting T4 to T3. For some weird reason endo's and other doctors don't seem to know about this "big picture" of womens' hormone system. Estrogen is produced by fat cells, so the fatter we get, the more estrogen we put out and the more estrogen we put out, the more imbalanced we come and boom! Estrogen dominance. And this is on top of all the xenoestrogens in our environment, in plastics, cosmetics, the water etc. And people wonder why there's an obesity epidemic sheeesh!
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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Zoe - this is all very interesting. I had 2 c-sect and opted not to have a tubal. My doc seemed shocked but DH said he would get the V so we went that route. I am more and more happy with my decision. My father in law is an OBGYN and also suggested I skip the tubal if DH was willing but he didnt go into great detail as to why.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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Zoe I had no idea. When the time comes for sterilization, we'll have to look into other options.
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