I'm interested in learning what kind of impact the Pill has had on your weight (or lack thereof). I went on the Pill 15 months ago and weighed a whopping 125 lbs. During this time (and before I started taking it) I had been living in a rural indigenous community where I had no choice but to eat a raw foods diet. I had noticed feeling heavier, but without a mirror, scale and wearing a wrap around skirt daily, I hadn't realized the extent of my weight gain- 20 lbs in 10 months. Yikes! Fast forwarding to present day, I am now back to living in civilization and have been eating healthy and exercising for the past 5 months. I fluctuate between having dropped 7-9 lbs BUT my measurements have stayed the same. That's right- I look as heavy as I was 9 lbs ago even though the scales say I shouldn't. I'm only 25 and knew that something was off so I went to the doctor to have my thyroid checked. I tested negative and was starting to believe that I'd just have to live a healthy lifestyle with the goal of weight maintenance when it struck me- my weight gain started shortly after I went on the Pill. A quick glance at the complications chart was all I needed to confirm it- weight gain is considered a "common symptom" with more than 1/100 women experiencing this side effect. What a relief! Next month I'm going to go off of it to see if my body will start deflating. Here's hoping!
My question for you: If you have ever been on the Pill, did you notice a change in your weight that you believe to be the result of it? If so, what were the results when you went off of it, if you did?
Thank you for sharing!
| current weight: 127.5