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Does Birth Control effect weight?

I've been taking birth control pills for many years, and it seems like I do lose more weight when I stop taking them for a little while (a month or so). Maybe it's not related, but I'm just wondering what other people's experiences are.

Wed. Jul 19, 12:45pm

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just so you know- there was another thread about this awhile a search for it and im sure it will pop up.
I believe the short answer was "yes, for some people. If you think its hindering you weight loss, chat with your dr about getting another script)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 12:59 PM

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Some people say it does, some say it doesn't. I think it really depends on each person. I used to take birth control pills but I never noticed a difference in my weight going on or off them, so it didn't affect me at all.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 12:59 PM

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Weight gain is a common side effect of bcps. I began to lose quite a bit more easily after I changed to a non-hormone-based IUD.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 1:04 PM

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The pill didn't cause me to gain much weight, but holy cow, it was a monumental effort to lose any. Like the above respondent, I'm about to get a non-hormonal IUD/coil for that reason.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 8:18 PM

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I gained 45 pounds starting right at the time I began taking BC and had very little success taking it off until I stopped. I felt as though I was hungrier more often and less satisfied after I ate. I was certainly more irritable and emotional (and if you're an emotional eater this may also be a factor). I am on the IUD now and love it!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 9:06 PM

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