Weight gain after stopping BCP?

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Weight gain after stopping BCP?
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 8:03pm

I stopped BCP just before my wedding, about 6 weeks ago. In that time I have gained about 5 pounds, which doesn't sound like a lot but it is so weird to suddenly gain 5 pounds in a relatively short amount of time. My lifestyle is exactly the same - I work out, I have a healthy diet, especially since I've been TTC. I was stressing out about this, because every time I step on the scale the number is inexplicably higher (and unfortunately I'm not pregnant). The only thing that has changed in my life in the last 6 weeks was stopping BCP.

Did anyone else experience this? And was it temporary??

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Registered: 10-02-2003
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:52am

I didn't find any increase in my weight with stopping BCP.

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Registered: 11-03-2009
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:57am
I also had some weight gain right after
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Registered: 03-01-2009
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 3:35am
Your hormones might be a bit wonky still and your body trying to process what's going on, but a few pounds isn't anything to worry too much about. Keep your eye on it and if it gets out of control you can ask doc about it.
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Registered: 11-26-2010
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 9:37pm

I actually gained a bit after stopping BCP, too.