I've been on BCPs since I was 12, (for bad menstrual periods, not for promiscuous reasons...) and I did gain a little weight when I started them, but it seems now that I am on Seasonale, (a pill where you only have a period every 3 months,) it has been a huge battle to lose weight!
I was doing really good for a while. I went home for Christmas and ate 'normal' food, (not in excess, but by normal I mean, say, spaghetti or homemade potpie.) This is instead of the "rabbit food" aka salad that I used to eat. I was only there for 4 1/2 days and when I got back home I had gained 5 lbs! That is a little more than a lb a day! I didn't indulge in sweets or anything like that either.
Here's what frustrates me... I have only been away from home and on Seasonale for a year and I have only had a really bad weight problem for a year... (I gained 20 lbs in 6 mo after I moved to Arkansas, I though it was stress but now I wonder...) What this means is that I had my mom's food for YEARS and YEARS and didn't have a weight problem until last year. Since then, every pound has been a struggle to lose..
My mom seems to think that these BCP have royally screwed up my metabolism. Can they do that? Is there something I could talk to my doctor about as far as boosting my metabolism?