Posted by: Bevels | 2008/05/24

Weight gain Yasmin Contraceptive pill

Hi, please can I have your advise. I havebeen on Yasmin contraceptive pill for 3 years now. In South Africa there are 28 pills in the pack, I am now in Ireland and I have switched over to Yasmin in Ireland that have 21 days, ad you dont take the pill for 7 days. In the last 2 months I have blown up in weight and managed to put on 10kg, I eat a pretty healthy diet (following the TLC diet) and drink plenty water etc, no sugar, no fat and salads as well as white meats, and I am still battling to shake the weight off. I normall get my period on day 2 of the inactive strip in SA, but now when I go into inactive period that Idont take the pill, it takes 5 days till I get my period. Are the hormones different, why am i gaining so much weight. I power walk 35 minutes every morning, and evening, and sometimes in the evening, I do 65 mintes. Iam carrying the weight on my bum, tum and boobs. Please help, I am getting depressed....
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The pills should be the same. The inactive pills contain no hormones, so should be the same as taking nothing. I don't think that the weight gain is related to this.

Best wishes

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