Understanding how to avoid weight gain on birth control is one thing that just about any woman who uses certain contraceptives wants to do. There are many forms of chemical contraception that have the potential of gaining weight as one of their side effects. Of course, effective birth control is important so going off of it just to lose weight isn’t really a viable option.
The first thing you should do if you have noticed you are putting on weight too quickly is to talk to your doctor. She will be able to see if it’s the contraception causing the problem, or if there is another underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. If it’s the contraception, she may decide that a different prescription would be the best thing to get rid of some weight. (Read more…)