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Ortho Cyclen And Weight Gain
Changes in weight: Cryselle and ortho cyclen can both result in decrease or increase in weight. Both contain Estradiol, though slightly higher in ortho-cyclen. Both also contain progestins, and are monophasic agents. To reduce weight gain, increase physical activity /reduce caloric intake (reduce portion size) reduce fatty foods, increase veggies/ fruits, always remember to practice safe sex. Use condoms. Stay safe. ...Read more
Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills? Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.
Just started tri-cycline birth control (off brand of ortho-tri cycline) and want to know if it will cause weight gain?
Weight gain issue:
it's commonly thought contraception, particularly oral choices, cause weight gain however objective studies looking at this issue have found weight gain occurs with or without a contraceptive. As we all age our metabolism slows and without diet changes and maintaining an active lifestyle we all gain weight.
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Only indirectly: The modern low dose birth control pill has no measureable direct effect on your weight, as demonstrated by many studies. However, be aware that it can slightly enhance your appetite or can make you more susceptible to depression, either of which can lead to weight gain. You should always aim for the lowest dose pill that is effective. ...Read more
I'm 32, was on ortho lo but too $, now on triprevifem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) but doc wants to change to gildess 1.5/30 & skip my periods. Sideeffects? Weight gain? So afraid
Afraid?: I am not sure why you are saying you are afraid? Changing from one pill to the other is not a big deal and if the new brand will save you money this is a good thing. ...Read more
Bad stomach pain, loss of appetite and rapid weight gain. Is it a concern when taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for 2 wks? Ortho DR told me take it for Back sprain.
TheOrtho cyclen pills could cause weight gain? What are the worst secondary effects? I have irregular and long lasting periods. More than a month.
Insulin effects, CVD?: It may cause potential insulin resistance and is also may contain a progestin that has some male hormone effects which can cause thinning hair, hair growth in unwanted places. In smokers deep vein thrombosis may occur in overweight and obese women who smoke with CVD and worse. Low dose Orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) may cause bleeding between cycles, while the full dose drug can in obese cause breast and uterine cha ...Read more
Control portions.: There's going to be a lot of great, caloric foods around at Christmastime, and you're going to want to eat them. EVERYBODY is going to want to eat them. And you can, just this once, as long as you watch your portions. Have a little sampling of all the delicacies and your weight will not be affected too much by the holiday. ...Read more
Is your weight: Unhealthy? If yes, 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
Many causes.: Weight gain can be caused by a multitude of reasons. Medications such as some antidepressants and hormone replacement can cause weight gain. Smoking cessation and sedentary lifestyle are also culprits. More serious reasons can include hypothyroidism, diabetes, renal failure or congestive heart failure. A simple visit to your doctor and lab tests should be able to diagnose these conditions. ...Read more
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
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