Infertility and weight gain

Please tell me I’m not the only one struggling with weight gain! In South Africa we are moving into spring, the clothes layers are coming off and my skin is showing again after months of cold. And oh. My. Goodness, what has happened to my body??!!! I knew I had been steadily gaining weight but this is just horrendous…. I am officially the fattest I have ever been and 10kgs heavier than when I got married. I know weight gain is a common side effect of some of the meds but I’m really starting to feel desperate! Is anyone else in the same position???

8 thoughts on “Infertility and weight gain

  1. I have about 6 to 8 pounds that don’t go away after my first IVF. It doesn’t matter what I do, how I eat, or how I exercise. My husband kept saying it’s for a good cause. But it’s very disheartening….

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    • So disheartening! My husband is also very sweet about it… Says I’m beautiful anyway and is so chuffed that my boobs have exploded but personally it just makes me feel even more alienated from my ‘old self’… If that makes sense?

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  2. Definitely not the only one. I’m certain it’s the hormones. Last year when I took a break from TTC I was 135 lbs. Within 3 months I was down to my normal weight of ~125. Took Clomid for one cycle and gained about 3 lbs. Not a lot but if I don’t get pregnant this months and keep at it, it will add up.

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  3. Not alone at all! I just finished my third round of clomid…and each round has softened my shape a bit. I try to run, especially when it is a bad day, but it doesn’t seem to change this trend. Hang in there.

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