Weight and fat gain coming off Mercilon - need help sorting this out!
May 23, 2011 8:25 AM Subscribe
Been on Mercilon contraceptive pill for years. Have come off and almost immediately gained 2 kg (in 3 weeks) and when I weigh on my fat measuring scales my fat content has shot up. a) has anyone else had this on this particular Pill, b) do I have to work on the weight gain like you normall would (limit calories in, maximise calories out) or will it balance on its own. I was on a blood pressure pill while on the pill, thought it was that that was taking advantage of increasing my weight (my usual side effect on bp meds) so came off that and bp is fine. But weight still going up.
Have seen this http://ask.metafilter.com/74594/How-long-does-it-take-for-the-hormones-to-leave-my-system but is not specific about this pill / how to get the weight off / the fat thing.
Anonymous as a bit personal for me!
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm 39. I didn't gain when I went on the Pill (remember this as I expected to). I have had times off it before but don't remember weight gain. I have been the same weight for 4 years after losing a few stone a while back; activity (4.5-5.5 hours of sweaty exercise a week incl weight training and running and cross-trainer) and food intake still the same so it must be the pill. Specifically, I am on a low-sat-fat diet which has brought my cholesterol levels down (no arguments on this one please - it's worked for me!) and the increase in my fat percentages has upset me in case it's affecting my cholesterol levels.