I have been on the birth control for about 7 years now and I gained 70 pounds of weight. I have since lost 30 but I'm trapped at 181. I cant seem to go any lower no matter what I do. I'm going on the Para-guard IUD in a couple weeks and Im curious if not having the hormone levels that are in the oral contraceptives will help me loose more weight. I know estrogen makes it hard to loose weight.