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    Hey girls, can I ask you something personal? What is a good birth control pill that won't make you gain weight?

    Before you answer though, I will explain more of the specifics. Right now I am on Lo-Ovral. It's a single cycle pill (all of the pills are the same) and I take the active ones continuously. The reason for this is because I have a hormone problem and I take them as sort of a therapy (the doctor says I'm too young for the old-people hormone drugs). Anyway, I think over the past couple of years I've put on around 15 pounds. That doesn't seem like it sounds like a ton of weight, but my butt is bigger, my thighs are bigger, and my tummy is starting to hang over my waistband. I feel bloated too. My clothes don't fit and I just feel disgusting. Plus I keep having total strangers ask me if I'm pregnant! I read all of this stuff about how birth control pills don't make women gain weight. But then I've also read countless testimonies from women that they have. So what do you girls think? Could it be the pills? And what do you think would be a good pill to try?

    Hehe... I'm waiting for my doctor's office to call me back as I write this. I'm hoping I won't get brushed off by the phone nurse.

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    Ortho worked for me. But then again, it also gave me 2 beautiful children. So ummm.....
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    Just be careful not to take in too much estrogen because that can lead to certain types of breast and female reproductive cancers. Trust me, I know first hand.
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    I don't know if what I'm taking now has estrogen in it or not? I just know if I don't take them, then I feel really awful. Its like having menopause when you're only 26.

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    Okay... doctor's office called back. They actually had the nerve to tell me to stop eating bread! I eat whole grain bread... not a ton of it. But I like to have a sandwich for lunch. Sheesh...
    Anyway, she told me I could try Levora. I've never heard of this.

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    Is it possible that you also have a thyroid problem? If you have this other hormonal problem, I wouldn't be suprised if something was up with your thyroid too. My mom and her sisters and my grandmother all have thyroid problems and it makes them blow up (until they get on the synthetic thyroid stuff and they go back to their post-blow up weight). My husband's sister has thyroid problems and her weight yo-yos. She gets really really thin then really really fat. I don't know exactly what it does, but it affects your metabolism.

    I have been on Triphasil for six or seven years and I haven't gained but maybe 10 pounds, but I admit that is because I don't excersize like I did when I was in school now that I work full time.

    I'd have the doctors office do a full blood scan on you to see what all is going on. If you don't have health insurance, the county health department should do this for a nominal fee.

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    I take Trivora. It's been great for me. I haven't gained any weight from it and i've even missed pills here and there...and nothing has happened. But idk, maybe everyone reacts differently (?)
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    Nashville - They checked my thyroid already. It's fine. My pituitary gland is the problem. As a result, I'm low on estrogen. I've been thinking about this a lot and I don't think I really started gaining weight until I started taking these pills all the time. I know that everyone puts on a few pounds in their 20s as their bodies change... but I remember the doctor even commenting on my weight 2 years ago. She said I had put on 7 pounds in 8 months. And now I think it has been another 7 pounds since then. LOL! I don't think I'm really fat or anything. I have just noticed I've had to go out and buy clothes because nothing fits anymore. Plus I have this little pooch thingie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    I don't know if what I'm taking now has estrogen in it or not? I just know if I don't take them, then I feel really awful. Its like having menopause when you're only 26.
    Yes, monopause totally sucks!!! I was drop kicked into it @ 30.
    Talk about gaining weight!!! Plus I was on super high dose steroids (an IV bag once a week and pills the rest of the week) for 7 weeks. I am so unhappy with the way I look right now I could cry!
    So I know how you feel.
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    ^^^ What happened there Alicia? LOL!

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    Zombs - Don't be so hard on yourself. I'm sure you look just fine.

    Anyways, I read a little bit about this new pill and it appears it has a lower dosage than the one I'm on. They say switching to something with a lower dosage can help with weight gain if the pill was indeed the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    ^^^ What happened there Alicia? LOL!
    I think she was trying to "Quote" me but clicked the "edit" button.
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    ^oh my gosh, i'm sorry!!! i meant to quote what you said...my bad, LOL!!! i fixed it though....

    anyways, what i meant to say (and not edit, lol) was that from your pics you look great. you have no reason to feel unhappy with yourself! i mean, sometimes i feel the same way but then i just realize that things could be worse...like at least i can change my weight. idk...just my thoughts.
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    Alicia, those pics are of my daughter modeling the bag for me. She weighs like 90 lbs. Do you think I would be complaining if I were that small?? I would look like Nicole Richie pre-prego! LOL! If I were that small and complaining about weight then I would have major problems.

    Anyway my daughter is going to modeling school so she likes to "model" the bags and do you know the look I would get if I asked my DH to take a pic of me modeling a bag?? LOL!

    Thanks for the kind words but it is a battle that I will have to deal with.


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    ^^^ LOL! Zombs, its okay.

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