Our expert says:
Most female hormone preparations list both weight gain and weightloss as side-effects. How you react to female hormone therapy is an individual reaction and I would say that in your case the Ovral may well have caused the weight gain. If you have ovarian cysts then you may suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome which is often linked to insulin resistance (IR). Ask the dr if this is the case, because IR responds well to the use of a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet and exercise which then improves weightloss. To read more about low-GI foods Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI.
Try to keep up the exercise when you are feeling better, as exercise is beneficial for weightloss and IR.
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