(Closed) I’m so scared of birth control pills. How much did you gain on it??

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1642 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AliaH:  ZIP! Pretty much nothing changed except that my periods were more manageable. I know you’re more likely to gain weight with the depo shot or a patch rather than the pill.

Post # 4
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I gained nothing. Actually I gained 10 lbs this summer, but that was 4 years after I started so I’m not sure I can blame the pill.

ETA: I did get larger boobs though (which was good), but I started the pill at 16, and started my period at 15 so it might have been a coincidence.

ETA: I’m on Loestrin Fe24, but I’ve also been on Sronyx which was equally good. I was briefly on Yaz and it did not agree with me at all (but that varies person to person).

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


Post # 6
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AliaH:  I gained about 15 pounds, but as soon as I started watching what I ate and cut out the bad stuff, I lost all the weight I gained.  I think it just made me crave bad stuff more than normal, so the weight gain was my lack of discipline, not because it made me gain weight.  So I think you might need to just watch yourself a little more when it comes to food, and you should be fine.  =)

Post # 7
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didnt gain anything. I think I might have even lost weight πŸ™‚ I used to be scared to go on the pill for the longest time because I thought I would gain so much weight after seeing one of my friends balloon up in highschool who took the pill. I later realized that she didnt gain weight from the pill but from eating McDonalds everyday with her then boyfriend LOL!!

Post # 8
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

None! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I lost weight.

Post # 10
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve lost almost 20 pounds since being on the pill.  I think it all depends on what you take.  I’ve heard the weight gain comes mostly through increased cravings and stuff, so just watch what you eat and you’ll be great!  

Post # 11
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I lost weight and gained only when going OFF the pill πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
14497 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t gain any either.

Post # 13
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I didn’t gain weight from the pill either.  I always hear about this, but never met anyone who gained from taking the pill.

Post # 14
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada β™₯ EDD- April 2016

I know this isn’t helpful, but I was watching 16 and Pregnant last night and the mom was like “why weren’t you on birth control pills?” and the pregnant 16 year old was like “because I didn’t want to gain weight”. Then her mom burst out laughing. Hhahah, sorry this thread just reminded me of that πŸ˜‰

When I was on BC I didn’t gain anything, but I did have friends who gained anywhere from 5-20 lbs.

Post # 15
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

None..Ive taken Yasmin for about 2 years and before I tok minygynon and some other one and gained no weight. Most BC on the market I daresay do not cause the average person to gain weight. I lost 42lbs while on BC and countng calories and with minimum exercise.

My friend used to take Diane35 and that works well for excema and acne but boy does it bloat you up.

Post # 16
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t gain anything when I started BC pills.

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