(Closed) Did anyone GAIN weight after getting off birth control pills?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sure did. I gained 40lbs in two years. I’m so thrilled.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I definitely did.  I gained about 25 pounds and most of it right in my middle.  It took me a little work and some time to get back to ‘normal’.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was 120lbs when I went off of them. The weight really started coming on around last summer.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Yes. But I got pregnant.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

ooo i dont like the way this thread is turning out – i stopped taking my bc in february, right after my wedding – i’ve noticed a little weight gain but nothing too crazy yet – now im nervous.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Uh…..be sure the weight gain isn’t from a little bun in the oven. It’s been known to happen.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@artbee: *like* LOL!

I went off just before Christmas and I’d say yes, I’ve gained some weight, particularly around my middle. I’m hanging out with Jillian Michael’s and the 30 Day Shred again while chanting “bikini… Costa Rica… summer….” over and over. It’s terrible.

I’ve also broken out like there’s no tomorrow which didn’t start until about a month ago. I hate it. My skin is changing and it’s gross. I’m hoping it’ll regulate itself though after another few weeks and a new skin care regime I’ll get back to normal. Ugh. Until then, I’m getting bangs cut to cover up my new pimply friends!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes I did about 6 pounds and it will NOT budge. Very irritating.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@pinky44: I think my problem is linked to a thyroid issue.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

So you mean that the weight gain isn’t water retention?

I should really stop convincing myself that I can retain 10 IBs of water lol

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

March isn’t that long ago… give yourself some time to adjust… it still could go away.  FWIW, I didn’t gain weight the one time I went off birth control, but I was also only 19 or 20.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did, but I think it was because I figured that since I went off the notorious weight-gainers, I could eat more.  I’m back on them now and kept gaining weight bc I ate more.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

10 lbs, right away, around my midsection. And I break out worse then I did when I hit puberty. I stressed about it for several months (went off last July), but I’ve accepted that maybe it’s my new normal. I just keep on my exercise routine, and try to eat healthy, and not stress about it. We’re TTC, and right now I’m more concerned with staying in shape than losing the weight. 

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