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Gottagetthrough posted 12/10/2013 23:50 PM

I have pcos and am having a heck if a time losing 10-15 lbs. I was at about 130 (thin for me) during a stressful time, then slowly gained to my normal 140. Then i got on the pill about 7 months ago and I immediately gained 10 lbs!

I just got off it, and have been peeing a lot. I'm thinking I have some water weight. I also am just not as hungry as I was on the pill and have been eating less.

Anyone had these symptoms after going off the pill? Did you lose the 10 lbs pretty quickly?

Something's going on, I just don't know what! :-)

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 12/11/2013 01:02 AM

Ummmm.. are you having sex?? Because I also have PCO and that's what happened to me when I was first pregnant. So, no, I didn't lose 10#.

Metformin and low-carb diet worked wonders for me.

Gottagetthrough posted 12/11/2013 06:25 AM

I dont think its that, my Dr told me a few months ago that the weights probably fluid. (I went off the pill for other side effects, and mentioned the extra 10 lbs I had gained the first month when starting the pill)

(Sorry if this is tmi)......
I have thought that with the extra peeing, but that's the only symptom I have. I am just hoping that its all water weight and I will pee 10 lbs worth of fluid out!!

tushnurse posted 12/11/2013 07:18 AM

Weight gain is very common with BCP's and was supposed to be less impactful with the tricyclic type pills where the dose of hormone varies throughout the cycle.

I personally always experienced a weight gain with any of them. Plus I didn't tolerate them well at all as I got older. Made my PMS, and mood swings a bit insane.

Gottagetthrough posted 12/11/2013 13:08 PM

oh man, tushnurse! that is me!! I loved the pill in my early 20s, and then got off while I was having kids. Got back on in my early 30s and have gone thru three types... They just don't agree with my body like they did when I was 20.

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