The pill and weight gain

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  1. MissHP

    MissHP Silver Member

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    Not sure if i've posted this in the right place, sorry if i haven't.

    I'm sure i have a bigger appetite when I'm on the pill. I came off it a couple of years ago and lost weight (i was also healthy eating and exercising at the time too). I'm back on it, and have been for over a year and i seem to be losing weight very slowly even though i'm sticking to plan.

    I'm not sure if its just a coincidence, has anyone else noticed weight gain whilst on the pill, or that they have struggled to lose weight or lose very slowly when on it.

    Thanks

    Helen
     
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  3. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

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    Hello,

    I know that when I was on the mini.pill i found my weight loss was good but the combined pill had it a lot harder.

    I think you just have to take it as it comes but if its getting you down talk to your doc. I know there is loads of different types of pills (doc changed my pill when I found that it caused me problems) it was a combined pill but it was a different make

    Sorry if I'm not much help x
     
  4. kerry b

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    I put on loads of weight when I first started on the pill. In less than 3 weeks I jumped from a 12 to a 14 + from a 36b to 38c in a bra. It was awful. My weight did settle after a few months but It wad too much of a coincidence for it not to have been the pill. Good luck getting it sorted
     
  5. MissHP

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    Thank you both for your replies. I think i'll go to the doctor in the New Year and see about going onto a different one.

    Helen x
     
  6. kirstabubble

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    I feel your pain...I had my Implanon put in three weeks ago and I have noticed my appetite increasing loads. However, when I'm hungry, I make sure I eat superfree or free foods, and if I eat something synful, I still write it down.

    I'm still losing weight though - your body might slow up a bit but give it time, and it should even itself out.

    If an increased appetite is the only bad side affect you're having, I suggest trying to control that, rather than go on a new Pill, purely because the side effects from others can be much worse!

    Good luck

    xx
     
  7. Stupid

    Stupid I'm a greedy pig

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    sorry for barging in


    .in general i have found drs to be very good/sympathetic about medications [no matter what type]and weight gain or possible weight gain so i would go to your dr if your upset/ worried about it
     
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