(Closed) Weight Gain After Getting Off Birth Control

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I really can’t offer any solid advice, but maybe your body needs time to readjust? If you are gaining 3 pounds in a day, that seems really high, and I would may give your OBGYN a call and ask.

Post # 5
Member
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mweiler:  I just went off birth control last week (not to conceive, just to have normal hormone levels again). I’ll let you know!

Post # 6
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I went off birth control after about ten years and did not gain weight, in fact I lost about 10 pounds. I definitely felt my hormones going crazy but I didn’t overeat or over indulge in cravings like I know some ladies do.

If you find yourself still gaining weight definitely talk to the doctor as 26 pounds in about three months is quite a drastic change.

Post # 7
Member
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

3 pounds per day is likely just your water weight swing. Unless you are eating 10,000+ calories above what you burn, it’s not actually possible to gain that in a day.Your grocery bill would be astronomical if that was the case.

Has anything else changed around the same time you started gaining weight?

Post # 8
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1 posts
Wannabee

 

Were you ever able to find a solution? I stopped taking my bc in June right after my wedding and am experiencing the same problem!

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