Should I go back on the pill short term?

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Should I go back on the pill short term?

Postby littlelolly » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:57 pm

Hi,

I have been off the pill for 3 years as I was TTC but since developing depression and being on ADs I have gained over 2 stone. I am going through IVF again towards the end of the year and I have to get my BMI down before I go through it. I am considering going back on the pill as a short term measure to help Control my PCOS symptons, make me more regular for a while and help me control my weight. When I was on Yasmin I always managed to keep my weight down and managed to lose 3 stone whilst on it. Can the pill help with controlling weight whilst dieting? What are your thoughts? Also I'm 39 this year and overweight but a non smoker, will I be allowed to go back on the pill?

Thanks

Lolly x
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Re: Should I go back on the pill short term?

Postby Hols969 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:01 am

I personally would especially if you feel better. I find it so much easier dieting when on the pill as well as it keeps my moods more stable. They also say the first 6 months of TTC after being on the pill can increase your chances as your body is less pcos too.
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Re: Should I go back on the pill short term?

Postby littlelolly » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:55 pm

Thanks Hols! I have taken the plunge. I have a prescription for Yasmin. I really hope it doesn't make my depression worse or affect it. I just starting to get it under control with new medication. At least I won't have to worry about my hormones, cycles for a while though and can try to lose weight with a focus for my next IVF cycle!

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