Birth Control Pills
Friday, May 22, 2009
Ok, so I don't want to be one of those people that is all like my birth control pills made me fat because I know that's not the case. However, I am starting to wonder if they could possibly be playing a role in losing my last few pounds.
I have been on the same pill for years and years to regulate my TOM (only have every 3 months) which I love. Looking back I was actually doing Weight Watchers briefly during the time I started my pill and do remember having quite a bit of a gain in the first few weeks (maybe 4 lbs, obviously I was tracking what I ate) but brushed it off as temporary. Ever since my weight has had its normal fluctuations and such.
In the past year however I have noticed that while most women are complaining that their period makes them gain weight and feel bloated and have cravings, my period has the opposite effect. By the end of the week after not taking my pill all that week my weight is often down 2-3 lbs. Two to three days after starting on my pill again the weight is right back on. I am seriously wondering if there is a correlation?
I am wondering if I should talk to my doctor about switching or if this is just a fluke or something?
Has anyone else noticed this? Has anyone switched pills to find weight loss success? Any other helpful comments?