Do birth control pills really cause you to gain weight?

xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
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Yes I have gained weight on birth control pills!
rihanne , The Vixen , cicispizzaisyummy , SecretKinksters , karenm
5  (17%)
No I have never gained weight on birth control pills.
SMichelle , Zandrock , TheirPet , RedKyuubi , LikeSunshineDust , twelve13 , kendra30752 , evie.amor , Love the look , LavenderSkies , ginnyluvspotter
11  (38%)
Other?
xOhxSoxScandalousx , Lildrummrgurl7 , loveme , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , comatose-kitty , deltalima , Bleu , Willowe , souviet , XxFallenAngelxX , Fenneced , MasqueVivi , SweetSaffron
13  (45%)
Total votes: 29
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03/03/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
My first try with birth control pills, I was prescribed a tri-phasic pill and my body did not like that one bit. I had CRAZY mood swings, suicidal thoughts, and I gained 20 lbs. Of course, I don't blame all of this solely on the pills since a few weeks after I started the pill, I lost my best friend. I'm sure my grief did contribute in a large way to my symptoms. However, when I stopped taking the pills a few weeks later, my mood swings and suicidal thoughts stopped immediately. I also stopped gaining weight.

I can't really say if my 20 lb weight gain was from the pill or my grief.

When I started taking my current monophasic pill, I had absolutely no side effects. No weight gain, no mood swings, nothing. It's nice
03/03/2013
loveme loveme
Not necessarily. What they do is cause cravings. It really depends on your self control.
03/03/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am not on birth control pills but I am on the depo shot. I have never had a issue with my weight being on it, but know some people who said they have had issues.
03/03/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I'm not on birth control so i dont know
03/03/2013
rihanne rihanne
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
i did and it sucked.
03/03/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
I did gain weight but I worked it off at the same time.
03/03/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
When I started taking the pill I got really irritable and gained about 20 lbs. I was then switched to a low estrogen pill and that put me back to normal. I know a few friends who also happened to gain a bit of weight when starting the pill too. Hormones can do crazy things. Part of it might be caused by appetite being affected or water retention.
03/03/2013
Bleu Bleu
I have been on them for years and I can say that it's true that I have gained weight, but not TONS of weight. I gained around 5 pounds the first few months then lost it after I controlled my urges to just randomly eat and snack. I am on the low version of my pills, which I think it better but hasn't affected me a whole lot.
03/03/2013
Willowe Willowe
I've been on the pill for six months and although I haven't gained weight, I'm not losing weight as easily anymore.
03/03/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
They cause some slight increase in water gain. So you can gain 1-2 pounds in water, but this goes away quickly. So no they do not
03/03/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
i have not, but yes they can.
03/03/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I'm not sure. I have heard both, from friends.
03/03/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I didn't gain weight but I'm pretty fit and watch what I eat.
03/03/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Nope
03/03/2013
Fenneced Fenneced
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
I've been on ... six? seven? different kinds of birth control pills, not counting generic vs name brands of the same one. I'd have to say it's not really predictable! There are probably some that are more or less likely to cause weight gain, but it's such an individual thing. I've gained weight, lost weight, stayed the same, gained weight only in my boobs, had the gain or loss only last for x amount of time - you name it!
03/03/2013
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
I've never been on pills myself, but I hadn't heard of weight gain from others before so I can't really comment.
03/03/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I haven't with the pill. I've heard that depo is the only hormonal birth control method with published data that links it to weight gain.
03/04/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
No birth control ever made me gain weight.
03/04/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by twelve13
I haven't with the pill. I've heard that depo is the only hormonal birth control method with published data that links it to weight gain.
I've been on Depo Provera for about 7 years due to having endometriosis and it never caused me weight gain.
03/04/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
It really depends on the pill they put you on and your own body. I was on a low-estrogen pill and I never gained weight.
03/04/2013
SweetSaffron SweetSaffron
I just gain boob, at an uncomfortably fast rate when I first started.
03/04/2013
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
I gained since starting years ago, but I don't know if it's directly related.
03/04/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
I haven't gained weight using the pill.
03/16/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
Never did and never heard of gaining weight on the pill the shot yes
03/16/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
I always hear from many women that they gained a lot of weight after taking birth control pills.Is there any truth to this?
No I have never gained weight on birth control pills.
03/16/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
I gain weight while on the pill.
03/16/2013
karenm karenm
Yes, it made me gain weight and it made my complexion much worse. But it's different for everyone.
05/16/2013
Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 27