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I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and I'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?

I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and I'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?

Consider an IUD: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can result in weight gain because the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stimulates the appetite - if you eat more you will gain weight. A non-hormonal contraceptive such as the copper iud would offer excellent birth control with no effect on you weight. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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With the Depo-Provera birth-control most side effects are weight gain. What does it mean for your body when it makes you lose weight?

With the Depo-Provera birth-control most side effects are weight gain. What does it mean for your body when it makes you lose weight?

Depo-provera: Depo-provera is progesterone (long acting) and can cause increased fluid to accumulate in your body, which raises one's weight. It does not cause increased fat nor does it cause loss of weight. Weight loss can be caused by increased stress and many other disorders, so see your healthcare provider if this continues. ...Read more

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I started taking the Depo-Provera shot for birth control immediately after I started gaining weight, I weighed 125 now I weigh 175 three months later. Help!

Pick another bc: Weight gain with the Depo-Provera shot is not rare, but rarely this much. I'd suggest you consider another bc option--such as an iud (very effective, very easy, and not likely to cause weight gain). 50 lbs gain isn't healthy. You can find better bc. Talk with your dr. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot a year. I've had mood swings and weight gain. Is there a diff. Birth control I can take that has less weight gain side effects?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot a year. I've had mood swings and weight gain. Is there a diff. Birth control I can take that has less weight gain side effects?

Avoid depot: Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depot Provera) stimulates the appetite center in the brain and via this mechanism can lead to weight gain in excess of 30 - 60 lbs. Birth control methods that contain ethinyl estradiol and a progestin, like birth control pills or the nuvaring, or intrauterine devices have a much better body weight profile. ...Read more

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Which birth control can help lose weight or not make you gain at all?

Which birth control can help lose weight or not make you gain at all?

Birth control: The purpose of oral contraceptives (OCPs) is to prevent pregnancy, not to lose weight. Some women may gain weight on higher dose OCPs vs lower dose or progestin only like DepoProvera. Everyone reacts differently to OCPs, so if you want to lose weight focus on a healthy balanced diet, 6-8 glasses of water daily, and 30-60 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. ...Read more

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Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Gain: If you are taking hormonal pills they frequently can cause you to retain water and thus gain weight. But remember, you are taking the pills to avoid getting pregnant. Any time that you do something there is a risk and there is a benefit. Yes, you may gain a little weight but you get the benefit of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy. Your choice! ...Read more

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I have pcos I am gaining weight bad and my hair growth has worsened a lot also I have the birth control implant in arm what can I take 2 lose weight?

I have pcos I am gaining weight bad and my hair growth has worsened a lot also I have the birth control implant in arm what can I take 2 lose weight?

PCOS and acne: First of all, depoprovera is probably the worst birth control for someone with pcos because it is very androgenic. See if they can switch you to one called mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel). The Progesterone in Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is much more friendly and helps the acne and hirsutism (hair growth) that are so common with pcos. In general noerithindrone-like progesterones are very androgenic (testosterone-like) and bad for pcos. ...Read more

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Are there any birth control pills that help with weight loss? I gained a lot of weight on Depo-Provera and would really like to be back at a healthy weight.

Are there any birth control pills that help with weight loss? I gained a lot of weight on Depo-Provera and would really like to be back at a healthy weight.

The best pill to be: On where you will not gain weight and it will not inhibit you from losing weight is loloestrin - only 10 mcg of estrogen, no bcpill will make u lose weight, if you want wt loss u need caloric restriction, I offer my pts the HCG injections and 500 calorie diet, I did it mtself 14 months ago, I lost 24 lbs in 28 days- it works and it is safe, it is not fda approved though, insurance won't pay. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control to help lose weight?

Can I take birth control to help lose weight?

Not recommended: Birth control pills are medications not intended for weight loss. Some people actually gain weight from them, but not in significant amounts. Do not take birth control pills to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Yes: When you take birth control, your testosterone levels fall. For a few women this can lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight after birth control?

How can I lose weight after birth control?

Eat less, more exercs: Women tend to gain weight as they approach menopause, as our metabolism changes. As with losing weight any time, you'll need to exercise more, and eat right--and make long-term changes in diet, not just a fad diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight and still be on birth control?

What is the best way to lose weight and still be on birth control?

Exercise and diet: Exercising more than 30 mins day with moderate exertion and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can ensure your success towards reaching your desired weight and still being protected by a birth control of your choice. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight if I'm been on birth control for over 10 years?

What can I do to lose weight if I'm been on birth control for over 10 years?

Eat healthy, eat less: To lose a pound a week, eat 500 calories less a day than you regularly eat. This can be accomplished by increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. Have at least two servings of fruits and vegetables at each meals, and vegetables generally have less calories than fruit. Try to avoid fried and fatty foods. Consult a nutritionist for more information ...Read more

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What to do if I gonna have to start birth control how do I still lose weight?

Work at it: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) determine weight loss-the pill does not prevent loss. ...Read more

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Should I go off birth control pill and lose weight or stay on pill?

Should I go off birth control pill and lose weight or stay on pill?

Both: Birth control pills do not prevent weight loss. It is possible to lose weight while still preventing pregnancy. Women gain a lot more weight with pregnancy than they do with the pill. ...Read more

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What diet pills do you suggest and are they safe to take with birth control? I wanna lose weight, but I also what to stay safe.

What diet pills do you suggest and are they safe to take with birth control? I wanna lose weight, but I also what to stay safe.

Pills not the answer: No diet pill is the answer you must make a lifestyle change. Stop soda, carbs and sugar cardio exercise 15 to 30 minutes to start. You need to be supervised by a md. See www. Weighstation. Net for more information. Check out faq's and newsletter for help. Start now! ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

Probably not: Ocp's are an effective way to manage pcos. However, ocp's do not cause weight loss. Many women think that ocp's cause weight gain, but that is not supported in the very large studies done to evaluate weight changes on birth control pills. ...Read more

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I have pcos and it makes it so difficult to lose weight. I excercise daily, eat a diabetic diet, and take birth control. What can I do to lose 60 lbs?

I have pcos and it makes it so difficult to lose weight. I excercise daily, eat a diabetic diet, and take birth control. What can I do to lose 60 lbs?

Diet, Exercise, Meds: Many women with pcos gain weight or find it hard to lose. Moderately low carb diets (south beach, weight watchers), complex carbs instead of simple: brown rice, whole wheat bread/pasta, less sugars, more protein, can help, as well as portion control. Exercise - do weights and cardio at least 3 x a week: weights increase muscle mass, burns more calories. Some lose weight on metformin treatment. ...Read more

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I have pcos & have been losing my hair. I'm now on medication & birth control & working to lose weight to treat it, but will my hair begin 2 grow back?

I have pcos & have been losing my hair. I'm now on medication & birth control & working to lose weight to treat it, but will my hair begin 2 grow back?

Possibly: I know that may not be the clearest answer in your case but first, you are doing all the right things to stay healthy and lose weight. Your hair loss certainly may be linked to the pcos but you should consider seeing a dermatologist to evaluate what is going on. Hair loss can occur in a number of settings, some of which resolve, but others don't. ...Read more

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I've gained a lot if weight on birth control. I'm trying to get my body back can you loose weight if your still on birth control?

I've gained a lot if weight on birth control. I'm trying to get my body back can you loose weight if your still on birth control?

Yes.: The weight gain can be controlled to some degree by food intake. The weight gain should only be mild. If you diet and are careful you can maintain a better weight and still take birth control. YOu may want to consult your doctor for better advice on weight control and dieting.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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