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Gaining continuous weight on pill

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is it normal to put continuous weight on when using the pill?i know i havent been exercising a lot lately and thats part of the problem but on average how much weight could you put on and when should you be concerned?when i started the pill i started on the white as the dr said to start taking it when u have ur period.so now when i come to the end of the packet i generally finish on a tues and then start a new packet on the wed?is this ok? i always finish my period in 4 days and generally it falls on days mon-thurs sometimes earlier.so sometimes even though i am finished the period by thurs/fri i still have white pills left.so i take the fri white one as it falls into sinc with the new packet and the days.is this normal?sorry its a lot of questions its questions ive been curious about.thank u


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replied September 2nd, 2010
Birth Control Answer A15862
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
It is normal to put on weight while being on combination hormonal pills, depending on the hormonal dose in it. The problem of weight gain increases if you do not maintain good diet and activity levels.
The pills should be started as advised by your doctor (as you have done) and as you finish with the pack, start the new pack as scheduled. You will tend to have a pretty regular cycle with the days remaining similar for starting your periods and starting the next pack. The pills help in regulating the period cycle and bleeding pattern (flow and duration) such that the blood loss in not much. Continue to take the pills till the end of the pack before starting on new pack, since they usually contain iron to make up for iron lost in menstrual bleeding. Following the pattern correctly will ensure that you do not have any hormonal irregularities.
Take care.



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