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02-02-2014, 07:37 PM
I've read in a few magazines that being on birth control makes it much harder for a woman to lose weight. Does anyone have any experience with this? Are you on birth control and able to lose weight? Did you go off birth control and saw more weight loss? Thanks!

02-02-2014, 09:29 PM
ive been on birth control for the past 12 years, although different kinds...at first it was the Ortho Evra patch and then various pills mostly dictated by what my insurance would cover

I can lose weight on birth control but I HAVE TO watch what I eat very closely, I HAVE TO exercise and I HAVE TO watch my carbs and sugars.....if I fail to do any of those (and sometimes even if I do all of that well) I will not lose weight no matter what

all of my weight lost on my ticker has been while on birth control pills but it's a definite struggle

02-02-2014, 09:35 PM
I take Marvelon for about 3 months at a time, then I stop for a week. I've been on b/c for years for endometriosis and I've been able to lose. But I think every woman is different. I've had friends who say they've gained weight on the pill, not so for me.

Secret Swan
02-03-2014, 01:52 AM
I started again a couple of months ago, right at Christmas. Because I indulged quite a bit then, my weight did go up, but it dropped down and I continued to lose at more or less the rate I expected. It does make me FEEL kind of bloated, though.

Mrs Snark
02-03-2014, 10:40 AM
I've been on birth control since I was about 18 (with some time off it throughout the years for various reasons), and I'm 47 now. It has never affected my weight one way or the other.

02-03-2014, 10:44 AM
I just started Gildess a couple days ago. So far, no change in weight and I'm in the stubborn vanity lb stage. Also, no cravings. Will try to report back!

02-03-2014, 01:18 PM
I think it varies greatly from person to person. I gained weight on BC and felt hungrier but that was years ago and it was maybe 5-10 lbs.

I'm off BC and will not go back on for any reason. Rough on my mental health.

02-03-2014, 04:17 PM
I started on BC at age 16 and lost over 200 pounds while on it... Would it have been easier or quicker not being on it? I don't know, but it certainly can be done!!


02-03-2014, 06:20 PM
I was on them from 16-26, never had any impact on my weight.