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How does weight gain effect birth control hormone?

How does weight gain effect birth control hormone?

Occassionally: Some of the low dose pills may lose a slight amount of their effectiveness with significant weight gain (20-30lbs) We also know that some forms of birth control are less effective in overweight individuals ...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


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Will the weight gain, side effect of prednisolone, be EASILY reversible After I lower the dosage?

Will the weight gain, side effect of prednisolone, be EASILY reversible After I lower the dosage?

No: In today's society, it is not easy to lose the weight gained.
Suggest you exercise a hour 3 to 4 times a week (make sure there is some weight training) while cutting down on the carb intake. It is not easy but not impossible to lose the weight. ...Read more

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How quickly is the weight gain side effect of birth control occur?

How quickly is the weight gain side effect of birth control occur?

Most don't gain: Most pills or other methods of birth control don't cause weight gain for most women. Placebo-controlled trials (comparing women taking sugar pills with those taking bc pills) have shown that both groups of women gain weight, but that women taking bc pills didn't gain more than those who were taking inactive/sugar pills. Depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) bc shot is more likely to cause wt gain. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

To some degree: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) in most cases, either decreases appetite or has no effect on it. The most important way to avoid weight gain is a healthy balanced diet and exercise. Celexa may increase appetite but it is the number of calories consumed and not spent daily is what causes the weight gain. ...Read more

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I'll be on oral prednisone for 12 days for an MS relapse. Is there anything I can do to control the weight gain side effect?

I'll be on oral prednisone for 12 days for an MS relapse. Is there anything I can do to control the weight gain side effect?

YES: First, recognize the need to keep low salt intake, with some supplementation of potassium. Second, fluid retention mostly "water weight", and a mild diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide is useful. Third, if you take all your dose once daily, side effects may be lower, and med still works fine.
Am I missing something? You do not list a specific ms drug! If no dmt on board, get this started. ...Read more

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Statistically, or scientifically speaking, which is the average Seroquel (quetiapine) intake for starting developing the weight gain side effect?

Statistically, or scientifically speaking, which is the average Seroquel (quetiapine) intake for starting developing the weight gain side effect?

Depends.: It is not always dose dependent. Even a small dose of 25 mg. Cause weight gain but higher doses like 300 + (maximum dose recommended is 1200 mg. Daily), length of time taking this medication, can definitely increase the risk of weight gain and metabolic problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take weight gain to take effect after working out / lifting?

How long does it take weight gain to take effect after working out / lifting?

Depends: It entirely depends on how many calories are being consumed versus how many calories are being expended. ...Read more

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Is weight gain a side effect of using an iud?

Is weight gain a side effect of using an iud?

Depends: The copper t iud is non-hormonal so weight gain cannot be attributed to it. There is another iud, mirena, (levonorgestrel) that contains a progestin hormone.In the md information for mirena, (levonorgestrel) weight gain is listed as a common Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effect, occurring in at least 5% of women (an exact percentage is not given). However, because these studies did not compare women not using it, hard to prove. Prob no relation. ...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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Is weight gain a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Was taking Depo-Provera provera but experienced weight gain so I stopped. What are common side effects of Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Is weight gain a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Was taking Depo-Provera provera but experienced weight gain so I stopped. What are common side effects of Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Not weight gain: Depotprovera stimulates the appetite center in the brain and makes women taking in more calories than needed - you may gain 60 lbs. Combination birth control pills containing estrogen make your body retain water and you may gain 2-3 pounds. While in the majority of women weight gain on birth control pills may not be an issue, individually women may gain much more for reasons not understood. ...Read more

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Is chocolate milk good for weight gain, and it's side effect in the future?

Is chocolate milk good for weight gain, and it's side effect in the future?

Occasionally is ok: The difference between milk and chocolate milk is that the latter has lots and lots of sugar. It's been said that eating some dark chocolate each day can have benefits, but the "chocolate" used to make chocolate is not beneficial, but is mainly sugar. Sugar is bad because it forces ones pancreas to work harder to make more Insulin (thus wearing out the pancreas) and eventually leads to diabetes. ...Read more

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Is weight gain a normal side effect of paxil (paroxetine)?

Is weight gain a normal side effect of paxil (paroxetine)?

Pretty common: There used 2 b a website called "paxil porkers" try to avoid carbs. ...Read more

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