Birth control and weight loss?

Raven - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My youngest is 9 months old and im on birth control now (depo).. But now i cant lose any weight..Has anyone tried anything that worked?

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Rose - posted on 11/15/2016

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Mummy magic weight loss tea helped me losing some extra pounds. I lost 35 pounds in two months while drinking this tea three to 4 times a day.

Raven - posted on 03/14/2011

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I have a dr's appointment friday for an appointment for anxiety and was going to check my other options. i was told the depo can stay in your system for over a year.

Adriane - posted on 03/14/2011

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i got the depo shot and gained weight and there was nothing i could to do lose it. My experience with depo isnt a good one. after the last shot i received it took me over 2 yrs to get my period back and the weight stayed. I also would get hives for seemingly no reason. To try and get the extra pounds off I went to the gym to work out 3 days a week and i walked daily. I also couldnt get prego durning the whole time i didnt have my periods. And my hubby and i tried and tried. Now that the depo is completely out of my system i have lost all the weight and then some (only to gain it all back because of pregnancy!) and no more hives and i have had two babies and one on the way. my personal opinion ditch the depo and use something else. do some research on it as well, that stuff is pretty yucky.

ADUNOLA OLAMILEKAN - posted on 03/08/2011

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my youngest is ten months but i still havent lose anything , i gained 61lb while i was pregnant, i feel the same and i cut back on how i eat still no change but am still breast feeding, i can wait to lose about 40lb, pls share with me if anyone know what i can do, thanks

ADUNOLA OLAMILEKAN - posted on 03/08/2011

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my youngest is ten months but i still havent lose anything , i gained 61lb while i was pregnant, i feel the same and i cut back on how i eat still no change but am still breast feeding, i can wait to lose about 40lb, pls share with me if anyone know what i can do, thanks

Raven - posted on 03/07/2011

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I find that im eating more.. Theres a week were im not that hungry and then im always hungry the rest of the month.. I dont feel any bigger but my clothes dont fit and my husband 'hinted'.. I've always had a problem with my weight and now its worse..

Karen - posted on 03/07/2011

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I need help too! I lost the baby weight when he was 3 mths, stopped pumping (he couldn't nurse due to medical issues) and gain btwn 15-20 IBS!!! I am very controlled in my eating and have only 3 wks left of my excersize class. I only lost 5 Ibs in 3 months! I'm at a total loss what to do now.

Lerato - posted on 03/06/2011

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Hey Ladies,

I am also on depo and my lg is 9months old. I am also struggling to lose the weight. When you say you gain weight, do you mean that you have a huge appetite or do you gain weight from just being on it?

Thanks,
Lerato

Elizabeth - posted on 03/06/2011

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I waited until a year before going on birth control. But with my first, I lost 25-30 pounds right away and the rest of it never started coming off untill he was around 9 months. I lost all but the last 10 pounds before I got pregnant again but it took about 18 m. My second is 9 months now and its the same situation, the weight is just strarting to come off now. Be patient, it took 9 months to put on and it will take even longer to come off! Good luck :)

Elizabeth - posted on 03/06/2011

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I waited until a year before going on birth control. But with my first, I lost 25-30 pounds right away and the rest of it never started coming off untill he was around 9 months. I lost all but the last 10 pounds before I got pregnant again but it took about 18 m. My second is 9 months now and its the same situation, the weight is just strarting to come off now. Be patient, it took 9 months to put on and it will take even longer to come off! Good luck :)

Raven - posted on 03/05/2011

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I had a bad couple of years too.. We got pregnant a little over a year ago and in 3 months i gained 30 pounds. We lost the baby and 3 months 12 days and maybe 5 weeks after we lost the baby i broke my leg... As soon as i was able to walk again i ended up pregnant.. So im bigger than i've ever been and weight loss has always been hard.

Kasey - posted on 03/05/2011

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I am in the same boat... I gained 80lbs with my first pregnancy and didnt lose much before getting pregnant again... I have Mirena and cant seem to lose a pound... after the baby I lost 30 lbs ( i have HUGE kids) and im back up 15lbs since getting Mirena... Unfortunately I am still 65 pounds more than my pre-pregnancy weight... its extremely depressing...

Raven - posted on 03/03/2011

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I lost 18 after the baby but in 9 months i've only gained 4 pounds but it feels like 40

Heather - posted on 03/02/2011

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Birth control works differently for everyone as far as weight goes. But I've heard that depo is the hardest one to lose weight on, but the easiest to gain it. I was on depo a long time ago and lost weight at first, then out of no where I gained like 40lbs in 2-3 months. I ballooned!! My sis was on it after she had her daughter and couldn't lose weight either. As soon as she stopped she started shedding the pounds off like crazy. Talk to your doctor and he/she should be able to help you find something that will work for you.

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