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Weight gain after pill change

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Walgreens switched the brand of my birth control to one they said was similar . I have gained 10 pounds and can't think of what could be different besides the birth control. It's been about 3-4 months if I switch back to my old one should I loose the weight ? Or what can I do ? My eating is the same

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replied February 10th, 2018
Birth Control Answer A63114
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This is actually a myth relating the birth control with weight gain. It's often a temporary side effect that's due to fluid retention, not extra fat. A review of 44 studies showed no evidence that birth control pills caused weight gain in most women. And, as with other possible side effects of the pill, any weight gain is generally minimal and goes away within 2 to 3 months. I suggest you to exercise regularly and avoid high calorie diet.Walk more and try to skip one meal if you do not feel hungry.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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