Can you gain more weight with nouvaring than the birth control pill?

Not on low dose. When compared with women using nonhormonal methods of birth control, women using NuvaRing or low dose pills do not show any difference in weight gain. Unfortunately, most women tend to gain weight as they get older, and this probably has more to do with the slowing of the metabolic rate than anything else.

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Could I have gained weight because of the birth control pill? I hear varying opinions about that.

Not usually. Most studies have shown that women do not gain weight by taking birth control pills. There is a definite belief this is not true among patients but reasonable studies have suggested otherwise. In the past, pills containing greater amounts of estrogen seemed to increase weight; whereas today's low dose pills do not seem to. Of course, any individual person can gain weight on any pill. Read more...

Please tell me, is weight gain inevitable when on the birth control pill?

No. Their is no evidence to support the idea that birth control pills cause weight gain. If their is a relationship between the two it is unusual. Most women do not gain weight from taking birth control pills. Read more...

Need expert opinion on when gaining weight from the birth control pill-is it water weight or actual fat?

Weight issues. Studies suggest that women that go on birth control pills can either gain weight, not gain weight or remain the same. Most people that gain weight are looking for answers why. Taking medication at around the same time can give a suggested connection. However most likely one does not exist. Read more...

Does the birth control pill make you gain weight or become infertile? I am 18 and have been on it for 3-4 years

Oral contraceptives. Birth control pills are designed to stop ovarian function temporarily and hence there effects are reversible even after long term use including fertility though it may take a few cycles unless there are underlying issues at the time bcp were initiated regards weight gain they do have a high level of estrogen which can cause fluid retention despite myths there should not be a gain of more than few. Read more...