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Old 02-02-2004, 10:02 AM   #1
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Do u lose weight after getting off BC pills?

Hi, Last year I took BC pills for about 6 months.
I stopped taking them because it was not making me feel good at all. I gained about 10 Lbs.
I thought that was due to my thyroid since I have a problem with it. Now the Thyroid level is leveled out so I didn't think it was cuz of that.
I went back to the Obgyn I like this year and he told me my weight gain is from the BC pills. some people don't have a problem with them but he said I am one of them that can't handle them. I used to get sooo bloaty, not feeling good at all. He couldn't understand why the lady Dr I saw (only once) would kept me on it knowing I was not feeling good. I didn't like her at all. Anyway
It's been about 3months since i stopped the pill... Do people lose weight right after getting off the pill? I think I lost about 5 Lbs after but I think that was all water.
I only took BC pills twice in my life so not sure how this all works.
Thanks.
Christine

 
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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Re: Do u lose weight after getting off BC pills?

Oh most definitely! I lost at least 7 pounds after getting off of them. I too gained around 10 pounds during the time I was on them and they made me feel awful all the time. Blech

 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: Do u lose weight after getting off BC pills?

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Oh most definitely! I lost at least 7 pounds after getting off of them. I too gained around 10 pounds during the time I was on them and they made me feel awful all the time. Blech


Hi : ) thanks for the reply...
For me it's already been 3 months since I went off
the pill so if I would to lose, I would have already by now? or does it take time?
Thanks : )
Christine

 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:22 AM   #4
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Re: Do u lose weight after getting off BC pills?

If memory serves it took about 6 months to a year to get off all the weight I had gained.

 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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If memory serves it took about 6 months to a year to get off all the weight I had gained.


Hi! and Thanks for the reply.
I guess I will wait it out. I'm Trying to eat healthy and being more active so only time will tell. Hope not too long.lol
Thanks again.
Christine

 
Old 02-03-2004, 08:24 AM   #6
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Re: Do u lose weight after getting off BC pills?

ya i gained about 30 pounds on ortho, i got off and lost it all within 6 months or so. got back on ortho tricyclen LO and haven't gained any weight, thank god!

 
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ya i gained about 30 pounds on ortho, i got off and lost it all within 6 months or so. got back on ortho tricyclen LO and haven't gained any weight, thank god!

Thanks for the reply.
I didn't know it takes time to lose the weight. I thought once u get off of them u lose it within a month. I just want to lose this extra Lbs.
It wasn't my choice to take the pill. my thyroid Dr told me it would be best until i get my treatments done. I guess I just have to really watch what i eat. haaa~ what women has to go through..lol
Christine

 
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