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Animica
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Right now, I weigh about 90 pounds and I'm almost 5 feet tall, and within the past say, 2 years, my weight has been between 87 and 96 pounds, no more, no less. I've been considering BC for a couple of months now, and I've been doing some research. I've seen that some BC pages say that they have been tested on women 90+ pounds. I've also read effectiveness can be compromised if you're overweight, but I've read nothing about being on the other end, about what happens if you're below, or at the lowest weight for which the BC has been tested on women. Is low weight an issue? Could side effects be more/less, given that my weight and height are below average?
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Honestly, birth control effects vary from person to person and method to method. If you've not already talked with your doctor about this, that's something you're going to want to do. While we obviously know what we want, doctors can often help us to pick methods and brands that best fit us per our bodies, medical history, etc. But really it should be a problem.

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Okay, thanks for the quick reply. I'm going Ob/Gyn hunting tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll find a good doc. [Smile]
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Good luck (and edit to above, I meant it shouldn't be a problem - sorry about that.)

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Oh, I didn't notice. I read it as 'shouldn't' from the beginning. And thanks. [Smile]
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You're welcome [Smile]

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