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sweet_thing
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I've always had a little bit of a sweet tooth, and I always crave a little chocolate around my period, but I've noticed recently (within the past month) that my sugar cravings have gone crazy. I have an incredibly hard time controlling myself. And of course, once I eat one sweet thing, two hours later I crave even more. It's become a vicious cycle. I recently switched to a new brand of pill about a month and a half ago. Is it possible that the change in hormones has caused my insatiable sugar cravings?
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Karybu
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It's possible, yep. Cravings for certain foods aren't one of the more common side effects, but that's not to say it doesn't happen. Since you've only been on this new pill for a month and a half or so, give your body another month or two to get used to it, and then if you find this is still an issue and a side effect you don't want to deal with, you can talk to your health care provider about switching brands.

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