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Weight Loss board

Anything to do with Anti-depressants and birth control has different effects of different people no matter what anyone says. I have done a lot of research on this issue and have found that both can cause weight gain in some people and weight loss in others. For example I was on Paxil for a while and could not stop eating and gained tons of weight, then switched to Wellbutrin and lost way too much weight. Birth control pills have the same affect. I tried various ones and when I stopped taking them I got my old body back. Ofcourse I am also younger BUT my mother was on birth control pills and estrogen and boy did she gain weight, poor thing hardly ate. They changed her birth control several times but the outcome was always the same = weight gain. Last year when I got married she got off everything and lost about 30lbs in three months. Eating the same as before and exercising the same way.
I wish you luck, I know how frustrating it can be.