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Old 02-28-2015, 07:35 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Birth Control Pills survey

I am being put on birth control to help prevent another ovarian cyst from forming and I am very worried about gaining weight. I have a few questions for those who are on or have taken birth control pills.

1. What pill are/were you on?

2. Did you gain weight?

3. If yes, was it just an initial gain or did it continue?
If no, would you recommend your specific pill to others?

4. What are/were the worst side effects?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:11 AM   #2
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I'm on Ortho Tricyclen. I felt bloated the first week and didn't feel like doing much - basically like I was on my period. It did not cause any weight gain though.
I'm more picky with food now and my stomach is more sensitive. I've had a few migraines since starting, but learned that these are easily prevented by not going the whole day without eating, and taking Advil when I get a headache.
I still feel bloated occasionally, but it's probably just in my head because I'm quite a bit lighter than when I started the pill. Losing weight has been pretty much the same. If you're worried about weight gain, I'd recommend this brand - although I should mention it's the only one I've tried.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #3
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Hi there,

I am no longer on birth controls but in my past have taken many kinds (I think about 7 or 8 different ones).

I had some birth controls that I felt gave me more appetite and some that decreased my desire to eat.

Everyone react different to the pills, my recommendation is to chose one with low hormones.
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