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weight and the pill

I'm busy losing weight and was wondering wether stopping the pill would make it easier or harder? My gynaeocologist wants me to stop taking the pill for the next 3 month (not trying to conceive). And I remember that girls used to say at school: "Since I'm on the pill I'm gaining weight easier." Is it the other way round when you stop? I know, every body is different. Just would like to know what to expect. (There'll be mood swings, that's for sure. -Poor hubby of mine, but I allready warned him. He promised patience.)


Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Apr. 12, 2009 in Health

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  • hmmm... i dont think so. i was on the pill and it made my mood swings worse and didnt make me gain weight. but i stoped taking it after 4 months. and my mood swings went away and i still didnt gain weight.

    Answer by krstqt123 at 10:51 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • No.. certain pills can cause weight gain, by increasing your appetite.. same concept as a hormonal fluctuation. By stopping them, you might lose the weight you have gained from them.. but it is doubtful. You have to adjust your diet and get lots of exercise.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Some birth control pills can cause weight gain. Actually some form of birth control can cause weight gain. I know people who had Depo shot and they gained 20 or 30 lbs while on it. The amount you could gain on bc pills isn't that much. Just watch portions, fat and calories and exercise. If I added the exercise part, I would be a okay!!!

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2009