birth control mini pill and have weight gain?
Topic: birth control mini pill and have weight gain?
April 26, 2019 / By Clay Question:
hi everyone. i am on the mini pill as i was breastfeeding .. i stopped breast feeding 2 months ago but doc said i could finish the mini pill until pack finished then go back on normal pill. since stopping breastfeeding i have put on 7 kilos and no matter what i cant lose it. because im on the mini pill i dont get my period could this be a reason i have put on weight ?
Best Answers: birth control mini pill and have weight gain?
Amory | 8 days ago
mini pills aren't supposed to even cause weight gain it's not usually even listed as a side effect. It just might say "could cause weight gain" but even then it's minor, like a few lbs, less than 5.
It's not lack of periods that causes weight gain it is the pill changing the way your body stores fat or giving you food cravings causing you to eat.
Maybe you have put on weight because you just have and because your body is different now. Breastfeeding helps you lose weight so now you have stopped breastfeeding you have stopped losing the weight. I don't know what you mean by "no matter what" but if diet and exercise but most importantly time doesn't do it then you need a blood test. Get your thyroid checked, 7 kilos is quite a lot. I don't know if you are still putting it on but it will take a long time to lose that much weight.
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Originally Answered: Did your birth control make you gain weight? Is it possible to lose weight while on birth control?
Weight gain is a side effect of birth control pills and thus, it is more difficult to lose weight while on the pill. I was on the pill for 3 years and gained 10 pounds despite doing a lot to lose weight (eating well, exercising, etc).
It's just something you have to deal with if you are going to take the pill. I believe that ALL birth control options have this side effect--the shot, the ring, etc. It's a hormone issue.
If you don't want that side effect, don't take birth control. Use a condom every time if you are sexually active (which you should do anyway if you are not in a committed relationship) or simply don't have sex.
I started taking the pill in January and I've actually LOST weight without even trying. It affects everyone differently though. Some woman gain weight from it and others have no change at all. You won't really know what it will do until you try it yourself.
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I could be part of the reason, the mini-pill does increase likelihood of water weight gain.
The other thing is you stopped breast feeding, so your body is now still producing milk and storing fat which could defined increase your weight.
I would not worry. Either way with time it will go away.
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Originally Answered: losing weight after getting off the birth control pill?
I would guess that at this point your problem isn't coming off the pill, but your exercise technique and chosen diet. Hormonal birth control can add water-weight and increase appetite and fat storage, but only while you're on the birth control. Once you're off birth control it has no effect.
Do some research about effective weight loss. Cardio (running) won't get you anywhere unless it's high intensity training. Lift weights if you want fast, good results. Remember to have a proper diet too.
Ignore anything you read in a woman's magazine - yes, even fitness mags targeted at women. Train "like a man" with high resistance and intensity workouts. It's what celebrities do to get in shape for their movies. Gaining muscle is very important to looking fit - and no, you won't end up looking like a body builder because you will have a nice, genetically-controlled layer of bodyfat sitting on top of your muscles.
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