I had never ever heard of this before. I mean who gains weight after not being pregnant anymore right? Who gains weight after they miscarry their baby is the real what the F and why don’t you pour salt into the wound type of stuff.
So if this has happened to you or someone you know please know you aren’t alone and there is a silver lining in this whole shitty situation.
I miscarried my little boy at 14 weeks a day before Christmas Eve on a ski trip.
I will someday do an entire post on that whole experience but I’m just not ready to let myself feel all those emotions again yet.
I started noticing a dramatic weight gain about 2 weeks after my miscarriage and thought maybe it was due to being sad or extra wine.
I continued to gain weight even after working out and dieting. I have never in my life had an issue with losing weight.
I had several people say well you are getting older and I thought F that I know my body and something is off.
I asked around and thankfully a couple of girls told me the same thing had happened to them and it turned out that their thyroid levels were off. I am so thankful to the girls who opened up to me or I would have never known.
I hope this can help someone too and can get more people to talk about miscarriage.
I made an appt with my OB and we did labs and guess what my thyroid was all out of whack! I was almost relieved for it be so now I knew it could be fixed.
Also let me be clear here it wasn’t just the weight gain that sucks because that sounds superficial it’s the constant reminder of something went wrong with your body and your body couldn’t carry this baby you so badly wanted.
It’s the worst feeling that you aren’t in control of your body because you miscarried but also not in control of your body because you miscarried is horrible.
I have taken Synthroid for a month now and my levels are normal again and I am slowly going back to my old weight, my old self and don’t have this constant reminder of something went wrong.
I hope this helps someone and I am so sorry if you have gone through this but I always say this too shall pass. Keep your head up.