Post # 1
I am researching birth control options. I was on Loestrin 24 but found that I was gaining weight on it. Can anyone name other viable options, i.e., IUD, Depo, or other birth control pills that have worked with not side effects?
Post # 3
Depo helped me gain 16 pounds in about 6 months, so I wouldn’t recommend it. And it killed my sex drive.
I’m using nuvaring now and I love it. No noticeable side effects.
Post # 4
@MandaMack: Thanks. How long have you been on Nuvaring? Is that the one where you have to see your doctor every month to have it reinserted?
Post # 5
Any birth control method is going to affect each person differently, so just because 100 ppl on WB have a great/bad experience with a type of BC, doesn’t mean it will be the same for you. Just something to keep in mind. That being said, I am on Lutera, and have had a pretty good experience–not much weight gain, if any, and no mood swings or anything.
Post # 6
I echo hilsy85. We can’t tell you which one won’t give you side effects, because BC really does impact each woman differently. It’s a bit of trial and error, i’m afraid.
Post # 7
Thanks to all who responded. I will ask my doctor for suggestions.