Plantlover, I am in the exact same boat you are. I have been on Ortho-Tri Cyclen for the past 4 years, but since I got married I have gained a lot of weight, probably at least 20-30 pounds. A few months ago I got switched to a generic form of Ortho Tri Cyclen called Trinessa, and I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I started working out back in August, and just within the last month I have actually lost weight (10 pounds to date). So, maybe see about the generic form? Dunno if it will help, like everyone's saying, everyone's body reacts differently to medication.