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New birth control is making me fat. Need an alternative.

Asked by LeavesNoTrace (2532 points ) April 29th, 2014

After my cervix rejected my second beloved copper IUD, I finally faced reality and admitted that even though I loved the thing, it just wasn’t for me. Disappointed, I decided to give the Nexplanon a shot since, like the IUD, it’s highly effective and doesn’t depend on me taking a pill.

Three months in and I’m starting to notice the weight gain. I wasn’t skinny when I started but this has tipped me into the territory whereI start to feel FAT.

This makes me nervous because I had a terrible experience with hormonal BC as a teenager where I gained 20–30 lbs and was legitimately overweight for over a year. I don’t want that to happen and want to stop this before it becomes a problem.

Has anyone had success with a birth control that hasn’t made them gain weight? I do want children some day so it can’t be anything permanent.

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