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Will birth control increase appetite? which pill has the least side effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Individual response: Birth control pills can increase appetite. Women's bodies are different and some women will have fewer side effects on one type of BCP compared with others. Finding the BCP with the least side effects for a particular woman may require some trial and effort. It is important to establish good communication with the doctor prescribing BCPs, so that you are comfortable discussing any side effects.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Which is the preferred birth control with the least amount of side effects?

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
Gynecology 45 years experience
No answer: Best birth control is differne for each individual.
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Hi, I just took my 1st pill (birth control) for this month but I want to switch to a different one because of the side effects ...Can I do that now?
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It depends: This depends upon what type of oral contraceptive you are using now and what you are switching to. I would contact your pcp or ob/gyn to clarify for ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Has anyone ever had any side effects from birth control pills? What can I expect?
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Does gelnorex vita interfere with birth control pill Tri Femynor ? Im having double with my Appetite so that pill helps?
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
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A 38-year-old member asked:
I went to planned parenthood & they gave me these birth control pills. What are the side effects ?
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wenanswered
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Most common side eff: The most common side effects of the birth control pills include nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, irregular bleeding, and mood changes... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
What are the side effects of "contraplan" birth control pills? And if pregnent, could I use abortion pills?? Thank u
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