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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of Birth Control Weight Gain

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How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

Good nutrition: Although the oral contraceptive pills do slightly affect thyroid levels by increasing thyroid binding globulin the minimal dosage of the pill no longer causes "estrogen bloating and water retention, a leading cause in weight gain. Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and you will not "look like the stay puff marshmellow man". ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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I take lyrica (pregabalin) (150 mg) , want to quit smoking and start birth control how do I prevent weight gain? Recently lost 30+ lbs previously.

I take lyrica (pregabalin) (150 mg) , want to quit smoking and start birth control how do I prevent weight gain? Recently lost 30+ lbs previously.

Chantix, diet, ...: Chantix is a medication that targets nicotine receptors in the brain and blocks nicotine from reaching them. diet, exercise, sleep, low stress and visit your doctor on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can weight gain have an effect on you if you're trying to get pregnant. I am 4'11 & 168lbs and have not been on birth control for 7 years.

Can weight gain have an effect on you if you're trying to get pregnant. I am 4'11 & 168lbs and have not been on birth control for 7 years.

Yes it can: Weight gain can affect your ovaries ability to ovulate. If you have been trying to get pregnant for awhile and/or are having irregular periods then schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. ...Read more

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I want to get the birth control shot, but i don't want to gain weight. What is the normal weight gain when using the shot?

It varies: Technically, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) should not cause weight gain although I have had patients gain up to 25# when using this medication. Weight gain from birth control is usually no more than 5 pounds. Still, any weight gain may be a problem for some women. ...Read more

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I am 21 years of age and i am over weight. What remedy can I use along with exercise to get rid of the weight. I am also taking birth control?

I am 21 years of age and i am over weight. What remedy can I use along with exercise to get rid of the weight. I am also taking birth control?

No remedies needed !: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I went off the birth control pill in february and I have gained about 7 lbs that i cannot get rid of. I eat healthy and workout regularly. Help!

I went off the birth control pill in february and I have gained about 7 lbs that i cannot get rid of. I eat healthy and workout regularly. Help!

What is healthy?: Suggest study: big fat lies, mgovern's report, science for smart people, mary enig, the men who made us fat, gary taubes (books ; videos), peter attia, eatingacademy.Org, nusi.Org, fatchance.Html, robert lustig, dietdoctor.Com, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, eric westman, loren cordain, stephen phinney, the men who made us thin, sally fallon, nora gedgaudas, etc. ...Read more

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Which birth control would give me the most weight gain?

Which birth control would give me the most weight gain?

Depends: The amount of weight gain on different birth control methods entirely depends upon you and your body. Some women gain weight on any hormone preparation. Depo-provera can cause a lot of weight gain due to the hormonal imbalance it systemically produces. Low dose pills usually cause about a 5# weight gain. Condoms, diaphragms and paraguard iud do not usually cause any weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more