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Can the pill stop you losing weight?

x Alex x

Silver Member
S: 13st3lb C: 13st0.2lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 26.9 Loss: 0st2.8lb(1.51%)
#1
Fed up, Its been a year now and all in all my weight hasn't changed. yes its gone up and done +/- 3lbs but overall i haven't lost.

i've been on the pill for nearly 8 years now - does anyone know if this can stop you losing weight???

Thanks in advance
 
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Dreamer

Gold Member
S: 237lb C: 224.5lb G: 198lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 12.5lb(5.27%)
#3
Taking the pill affects your hormones, and most pills increase your appetite because of it. So they don't stop you losing weight, but can make it harder on your willpower. I purposely chose a progesterone only pill (Yasmin) because it doesn't cause appetite increase. The doctor doesn't usually suggest this pill as it's more expensive (to the gps...not to you as it's free being a contraceptive). I asked for it because I knew about it from my mum who's an ob/gyn. I've managed to lose about 35lbs from my maximum while on it. (Of course I've also gone up and down a lot, but that's common with weight loss)
 

Ria.

Silver Member
S: 15st0.2lb C: 14st0.7lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 31.7 Loss: 0st13.5lb(6.42%)
#4
i think it depends on you as a person, i've been on the pill for 4 years and have lost nearly 5 stone this year
 
S: 17st11.5lb C: 14st8lb G: 13st3.5lb BMI: 35 Loss: 3st3.5lb(18.24%)
#5
I dont know about the pill but I put on 2 stone while on the depo provera jab and I'm led to believe this is quite common. I am now off it and the weight losses are great each week.
 
#6
I was really surprised when the nurse told me that I would really struggle to lose weight if I stayed on the pill. I gained a massive amount of weight in a very short space of time whilst on it :(

I am now off the pill (progesterone only) and am losing weight, it seemed to play havic with my whole system and I am now feeling better all over.
 

Dreamer

Gold Member
S: 237lb C: 224.5lb G: 198lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 12.5lb(5.27%)
#7
I was really surprised when the nurse told me that I would really struggle to lose weight if I stayed on the pill. I gained a massive amount of weight in a very short space of time whilst on it :(

I am now off the pill (progesterone only) and am losing weight, it seemed to play havic with my whole system and I am now feeling better all over.
That's interesting skyepie, as I went to the doc yesterday about some headaches, and he told me to come off my (progesterone only) pill immediately as once headaches with visual disturbances come on, it can lead to stroke with the pill. I'm reluctant, because I work in a very busy environment, and this is the busiest week of the yr, and this current headache, the worst one, has happened after 4 days off the pill (pill free week) so I don't think the pill has caused it. Plus mum gets these migraine like headaches and she's never been on the pill. I only take it to stop my period (tricycle it, 3 months on, 1 week off, which has been shown to be safe), and I would hate to come off it as I tend to faint on my period as I'm pretty heavy. Anyhow, given what you're saying, it sounds like a few people must struggle on the pill, from what the nurse has said, and you yourself seem to anecdotally feel the same. I might just finish this last pack, which will take me to the end of my holiday trip, then come off it and hope my periods are better now that I'm lighter. I'll see if I find the weight loss any easier. Worth a try :)
 


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