Weight Gain on new BC– anyone else? (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo)

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was just switched to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo in August. Haven’t noticed any changes in weight that I can attribute to it, actually helps less with acne than the one I was previously on. I don’t think 5 lbs is a large enough gain to be concerned about regardless of weight. When I first started taking BC pills 3 years ago the only side effect I had was gaining two full cup sizes, but I haven’t any side effects since then. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs_Amanda:  obviously it’ll vary by person, hopefully the weight change it’s only a short term thing! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I was on this BC for a while and just recently stopped taking it. Although it did wonders for my skin, I too gained about 5-10 pounds in the first few months. At the start of taking it I developed this stomach pouch thing. Idk how else to describe it but it was like a little lower belly bump. I worked out every day and did ab blast workouts, pilates, yoga etc and nothing seemed to help that. It has stuck with me through the years, even after I lost 11lbs. Weird stuff that I can only contribute to the pill. I have been off it for about a month and I am waiting to see if my weight fluctuates on it’s own.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I take the generic of this, I don’t think I gained much weight but my boobs did get bigger, which was awful because I already had a giant, unwieldy rack. :/

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