I have been so confused! I no longer need OC for contraception, my hubby took care of that....thank God! BUT, I was using OC for cycle regulation, to have control over my periods, AND so that they would be lighter. (purely selfish reasons I know).
I have tried every kind, since I worked for an OB/GYN for 12 years. My most recent brand is YASMIN.
Well, I am on again and off again. I just gained about 20 pounds this past 2 months, due to STRESS and JOB CHANGES!!! NO, not the pill. BUT, I read somewhere that taking hormones is the worst thing a woman can do when trying to lose weight.
I know all the "old wives tales" and don't really think that weight (over 2-5 pounds) has ANYTHING to do with oral contraceptives, but thought I would get a "real life" answer from health professionals like yourselves!
Anyone with an opinion on this issue.
I stopped Yasmin this past month hoping to see what happens with my migraines and cycles.