(Closed) Need to Lose Weight / Birth Control

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you are ok with the way you use it, I recommend NuvaRing.  I think it’s probably the best birth control on the market.  I’m a physician assistant and when I worked in Ob/gyn I ordered this for everyone who wanted birth control and who was agreeable to using it (you insert this small flexible ring into your vagina, leave it in for 3 weeks, on 4th week you take it out and get your period, or you can just insert a new ring and skip the period)  Sounds gross and weird but honestly it’s no worse than a tampon.

I’ve used it myself and I loved it.  I tried taking oral contraceptives (yasmin) and for someone with very light periods, no PMS it made me have heavier period and terrible moodiness.  NuvaRing didn’t cause me any of these side effects.  I didnt’ gain any weight with it and my skin was better on it than off. 

Hopefully your insurance will cover it, I would give it a try.  Can’t hurt. 

Post # 5
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i reccomend the implanon, it goes in your arm for 3 years, or you can take it out before. ive been on it since december ’11 and i love it. Dont even feel its there and im worry free. i was on the pill and depo provera before and i gained alot of weight with them too.

Post # 6
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Everyone is totally different — some people love Depo, I gained over 50 pounds. Some people love NuvaRing — I know of two people who got pregnant on it. Some people love Implanon — my friend bled for 6 months straight. Some people love the pill, some people go totally crazy.

I think what you’re doing to lose weight sounds good. Cut down on carbs, sugars, and processed foods. Cut out artificial sweeteners. Drink lots of water. Exercise if you can.

Post # 7
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I second nuvaring. I used it and had no side effects. I put implanon in for the convenience and gained 20 pounds in 7 months. I’ve lost those 20 since I took it out in May, but couldn’t lose anything while I had it in. Like pp every bc works differently than others. 

(I’m also 5’11 and experienced the same, ‘holy shit, how did the scale creep up so high?!’ moment a couple months ago!) Good luck, you’ll get there! I’ve been doing very low carb and seen awesome results. 

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The EXACT same thing happened to me when I went from triphasic to monophasic!! I switched back to triphasic and instantly dropped 20 of the pounds (like within a month without changing anything else!) and have now just started exercising more/eater better to get the other 10-15 pounds off.

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not licensed yet, still in school… but I will give you my two cents. Progesterone causes an increase in appetite … it doesn’t necessarily cause you to gain weight, just makes you more hungry. If you eat the same you won’t gain the weight. I DO NOT recommend implannon OR Depo because it is entirely progesterone. I would try a low dose triphasic (with lower progesterone part of the cycle) or the nuvaring like a few other girls have said. Nuvaring may not be covered by insurance and its 80 bucks a month if its not. 

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