Is there any method of birth control that doesn't make you gain weight?

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abs0726

Asked by abs0726 at 5:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2008 in Health

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  • Since birth control effects your hormones, some women gain weight. Others don't. The same can be said for more/less acne or energy, changes in mood or appetite, etc. Everyone's body is different, so it's really a matter of the birth control~user combo.
    KDW211

    Answer by KDW211 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • It is the change in your hormones which causes the weight gain. Any B/c that does not cause weight gain? Condoms! LOL
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 5:27 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • idk the exact medical reason as to why it makes you gain weight, however i think that it sucks equally as much as you do. I have mirena iuc and i haven't gained any weight with it.
    LoftisLove

    Answer by LoftisLove at 5:49 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • Birth Control Pills
    Birth control pills (BCPs) or oral contraceptive pills or have been used in .... Contrary to popular opinion, taking BCPs should not make you gain 10 or 15 ...
    www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_health/ssc/bcps.htm -
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 5:54 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • WikiAnswers - What birth control pill makes you lose weight
    The worst birth control pill that makes you gain weight depend on the ... Can you lose weight on birth control? Does birth control make you lose weight? ...
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    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 5:54 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • NFP is an option if you don't want to do condoms.... It's NOT THE rhythm method... and when practise correctly it is effective as any BC.... It just requires self-discipline on BOTH partners. If you want I can give you more info, just PM me or Google it.
    SAHMinIL

    Answer by SAHMinIL at 6:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • I do not gain weight with bc. I use the Nuva Ring now and did not gain from it. This is a myth that has been disproved.
    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 6:28 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • Get a non hormonal birth control. There are non horomonal versions of almost all kinds. The only other thing I would say to try is to try a condom...that won't make ya gain weight...LOL. I have the IUD and have had no problems with weight gain though.
    HeatherTurner

    Answer by HeatherTurner at 6:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • i am using a pill called YAZ and i havent gained any weight and it helps wit cramps a lil and i have taken it for almost a year now
    Liams_Mommy2291

    Answer by Liams_Mommy2291 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • Weight gain is only one of a whole list of side affects you can encounter when manipulating your hormones with birth control pills. NFP is a great option. www.tcoyf.com has some more information along with a book and software you can use. Also there are several forums here at cafemom like NFP Moms where you can find out more information.
    rasbneon

    Answer by rasbneon at 9:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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