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teeniegirl04
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so im considering taking the pill so i tried to do some research and ended up terrified! all im hearing is how much weight women gain from the pills! yikes! is this true?
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orca
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That really depends on your own body and how it reacts to the hormones. Usually, the weight gain is only about 5 pounds and it has to do with the fat cells expanding a bit (which is also why your breasts may appear larger). If it's really that big of an issue for you or if you'd just like to look at different options, you may want to take a look at Birth Control Bingo!

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teeniegirl04
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thanks! that was a really great page it helped some! = D
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SailorTsukino
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i've been on the pill about 6 months and have gained about 10lbs unfortunatley but then again i think its because it has increased my appetite
if i had the will power i'd probably be the weight i started at i guess

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allik10
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Just a different perspective here... I started BC pill around 6 months ago and have probably lost 5 pounds...I was anemic and had very long and heavy periods and I'm not an athlete by any means. I am short but definitely have curves and found that the pills did not have any impact on my weight. I think it also might have to do with my lighter periods = lighter pms if any = less sitting around eating for 5 days a month? Who knows, everyone's body is different but 5 pounds either way really shouldn't make you feel different about your image. Good luck!
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