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Old 12-30-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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is it possible to lose weight while on birth control pills?

I have been taking birth control pills for a little over a year now. I have a goal to lose about 5-10 lbs. Is it possible to lose weight while on birth control, or should I go off of it? I really like the bcp's because my periods are light and regular and I'd rather not stop them.

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Old 12-30-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: is it possible to lose weight while on birth control pills?

Yes, you can lose weight on the pill, it's harder, but you can. I went off the pill for the very same reason, to lose weight faster, and now I am regretting it. I have SUPER heavy periods, and they come every 20 days! I am going to go back on them--this is DEFINITELY not worth it! Hope this helps...
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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Re: is it possible to lose weight while on birth control pills?

Actually I lost a good amount of weight on the pill. I started going on the pill in high school and dropped 2 sizes. I used to snack more though and started eating a lot healthier. Instead of munching on chips when I would get home, I would skip the snack or eat some fruit or veggies if I was hungry. My dad had high cholesterol so my mom's very healthy cooking helped too. I was in a dance class and would work out at the gym, so I lost about 20 pounds and went from a size 7 to a 3. I was never really big, but I wanted to weigh less since every little bit showed up on me since I'm not tall (5'4"). So yes, I would say if you change your eating habits and exercise habits while on the pill, you can most definitely lose weight! Good luck!

FYI.. I have been on the pill for 5-6 years.

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Old 01-02-2007, 03:44 PM   #4
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Re: is it possible to lose weight while on birth control pills?

Im sure it is possible, but I think it also depends on the kind of pill you're on. I am actually having a similar problem as you. This past summer I started taking Avaiane (sp), since I started taking it 8 months ago I gained almost 20 pounds!!!!!!!! Not only did I put on a lot of weight but I also was breaking out so bad. Recently I went to the doctor and they informed me that it was a bad hormone combination in the pill I was taking that was causing this to happen to me. They put me back on Ortho Tricyclin Lo, (which I was on before), and in this past month I have noticed quite a decrease in my hunger, and my acne is completely gone! Im so aggarvated because I don't loose weight easily and now I am going to have to work super hard to loose the weight I gained from taking a medication that was supposed to HELP me. So if you feel that the pill is causing you to gain weight you might want to get that checked out.

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