Birth Control Options

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I have been on the IUD for ten years. It has served it's purpose of not having anymore children BUT I have gained 40 pounds in the years and I have always gained and never been able to lose more than 5 pounds at a time!!

I am done....I am having the IUD removed Friday. At first I was going to get a tubal ligation but after some research I have decided that is not by best option when coming to weight loss.

I am leaning toward a BCP called Yasmin. It is a water weight pill that is for a clearer complexion but has some reports of weight loss as benefits. I am a little scared. I am very healthy and never have any cramps or headaches or sickness. My problem is weight.....That is ALL!!

I really feel that hormones are the key to my weight loss. I need a change. I am tired of eating and exercising and not losing one stinking pound.....DONE!!!
In the past I have gained 40lbs on the Depo shot and another 15 on the Lunelle shot. I have been on the Nuvu Ring and did like that...Options???

Anyone have any experiences that they would like to share??
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    I'm surprised an IUD had any effect on weight. And given the litigation surrounding Yasmin, I'd hesitate.
    2394 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2014 4:48:44 PM
    I can't help much. I'm on the pill (the generic of orthocyclen) which I take to manage particularly nasty PMS symptoms. I've never noticed weight change one way or the other and I've been on the pill since I started grad school and I couldn't afford to lose 2-3 days a month because I was curled up sick on the bathroom floor.
    2400 days ago
    A tubal has nothing to do with weight loss.....
    2400 days ago
    I wish I could give advice in this area, but I can't... there are so many more options now. What does your OB think? Might she have some insight in terms of your goals for weight loss AND for birth control?
    2400 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    I hope you find what works for you. I have been celibate for 5 years, so I don't have any advice.

    Have a great day
    2401 days ago
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    I have been on a patch (high hormones, gained 30 pounds in a month), went to a low hormone pill (lost that 30 lbs in a month), I was on the nuva ring (gained 60 lbs and didn't like it), went on the pill again (lost 60 pounds, had an overproduction of estrogen, super PMS-y), now I'm on Implanon (progestin implant in arm for 3 yrs). Love it. My side effects a little to none. I'm losing weight at a normal rate not super fast or not at all. Check it out. Super easy no pain, just a big bruise that went away after a day or two.

    Do what's best for you? Every one reacts differently to Birth Control. Good LucK! I hope you find the one that works for you!
    2401 days ago
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