(Closed) BC and Weight Gain

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When my sister went off of them, she gained abot 70lbs within a year. It totally screwed up her hormones (and we’re guessing her insulin resistiant levels) and thats when she discovered she had PCOS. However, that does run in my family (I have it too) so that may not be the case for you. So don’t think its that!



How much weight have you gained? Hopefully thats an okay question to ask here lol! I hear many people can gain up to 10lbs when they stop BC pills. It really does mess up your hormones. Eventually your body should readjust itself. If you are really concerned though, I would get some blood work done by a doctor.


Post # 5
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I gained 5lbs the 3 months I was off the pill before I got pregnant.  I was shocked.  While I was on the pill I had problems with low blood sugar and would snack in the afternoon.  I continued the habit after I stopped the pill even though the blood sugar issue disappeared so I attribute the gain to that.  I thought the pill was stopping me from loosing, guess I was wrong!!

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