weightloss on the contraceptive pill

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  1. rhuba

    rhuba i really don't know life

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    i restarted my pill a week and a half ago, after taking a two month break. i've found myself grazing (or at least craving snacky foods) way more since then, and am a bit peeved as i was doing so well!!

    does anyone else have this problem? and how do you combat it?

    i have changed pill about 13 times, because in most the balance of hormones causes my already-bad excema to flare up to monumental proportions. i have finally found one that doesnt (yaaaay!) but it clearly wants me to be fat (boooo!)

    i would happily be off the pill permanently coz it deflates my libido a bit (rubbish-is that how it works lol?) but kids are just a big nono, and i'm allergic to latex.

    anywho, basically i have to take the pill as other homone-based things flare up my excema but i dont want to fail on this diet! what shall i dooooooo?
     
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  3. rachee29

    rachee29 Full Member

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    have you thought about a non hormone coil
     
  4. rhuba

    rhuba i really don't know life

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    i spoke to the doctor about that but she said it was only really recommended for people who had already had children.

    i keep eating!!! arrrgh!

    trying to stick to healthy snacks like sugar free jelly but it's getting hard. why can't i control this??
     
  5. Crazybecky5

    Crazybecky5 Green tea advocate!!

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    I have a major problem with hormonal contreceptives. I had an implant put in June last year - from June until Jan this year (when i had it removed) i put on 2.5 stone!!!!
    The doctor now has me on a pill, but to be honest i think the hormones are whats slowing down my weight loss, its a constant battle!

    I drink shed loads of green tea in the morning to keep the hunger away, and then graze on grapes in the afternoon - its the only thing that works!!
     
  6. rhuba

    rhuba i really don't know life

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    yeah, i'm on fruit teas as well. i eat sugar free jelly and smoothie ice cubes as well as frozen grapes (last longer!!) to keep my picking-tendancies at bay.

    even though i pick on healthy stuff, i still feel like i'm eating loads, and that can be disheartening as i feel like i'm constantly peckish!
     
  7. little*red

    little*red Don't worry, be happy :)

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    I had the same problem with hunger when i first started taking the pill again after having my girls, plus it gave me really sore head too.
    I find that if i take it later at night then I don't get the hunger pangs or headaches as i'm asleep by the time it kicks in. I usually take mine about 8pm and it has made the world of difference from taking it when i woke up in the morning.
     
  8. rhuba

    rhuba i really don't know life

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    wow, that's interesting. i take mine at 8.30am. i only really do that because then i'm awake for the 12 hour window (just in case i forget it) but i barely forget it any more as i set a recurring alarm. i will try that, thanks littlered.

    if that works it'll be great, coz i've tried so many, and this is the only one that doesnt affect my excema!!
     
  9. Stupid

    Stupid I'm a greedy pig

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    i can only suggest eating as much healty foods as you can, pleanty of exercise and a slower than normal weight loss may be possible[and a compromise between all your problems]...

    poor you..
     
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    I Have the coil fitted and feel this may be causing my struggle to lose weight (maybe thats just an excuse am using), i was told any contraception may cause 4 -5lb weight gain..

    does anyone esle have this problem?
     
  11. jennikay

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    I've just been on the pill for 3 months (come off it now, yay!)

    It didn't directly cause me to eat more, but the moodswings made me want to comfort eat :(

    xx
     
  12. rhuba

    rhuba i really don't know life

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    well, roll on the day when men can get contraceptive implants, i say! lets let them have the side effects - maybe then they'll understand why we can be slightly tempremental at times!!!
     
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