i believe this simply because there is more of our body. surely some of the pill will get absorbed into the access fat making the pill less effective. to combat the problem take 1 pill plus a tiny bit of another!. will this work! i wonder!.
I am sceptical of all studies until I see details, but as an RN I can tell you that fat cells store hormones. This fact is tied to an increase in certain types of cancer, so it's not such a streatch to believe that those fat cells could be storing a portion of the birth-control hormones meant to control ovulation
3/11/2010 10:03:14 AM
Sorry I don't believe any of these warped studies of like 16 people these people pump out. I agree with the idea that extra weight places a strain on the body that would be obvious to anyone. However, I actually at 20 got pregnant while on the pill and the doctor couldn't believe it until the blood tests. I was in great shape at the time and finished the Water Safety Instuctor PE class in college about a week before I delivered. Only problem I had was I couldn't swim deep enough to pick up the brick due to pregnancy. After my second child, a son, was born, i decided to research myself. Finally, I decided that the solution for me was a 1500 year old device but not in metal but plastic - the IUD. This device worked wonderfully for me for many years and I am now going through menopause without sweats and more drugs.
12/9/2009 2:11:09 PM
This is interesting. I've been on one or another birth control pill for many years, some of those years at a normal weight, some overwieght, and some obese. Never conceived. I guess I'm one of those weird stats - I don't fit the norm.
The sad fact of the matter is though, that you CAN (and usually do) gain weight while on the pill, and is thought to be a side-effect of using birth control. Especially with the kind of birth control that ensures that you *don't* have a period. I don't use birth control pills. We use OTC products just fine. No unplanned pregnancies, and no side effects. I'm fat right now because of ME! LOL!
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