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Lo loestrin fe birth control question?

Hello. I am a 16 year old girl, and I just recently started taking the lo loestrin fe birth control pill, but not for sex. I started taking it because I have had athletic induced secondary ammenhorea (loss of my period) due to when I started running and eating healthy. I currently run cross country and track, working out hard almost every day of the week. I am taking this birth control in hope of regulating my period back again. I am very weight-conscious, so I am worried that on the pill, I am going to gain weight. This is one of my biggest fears, because I used to be a bit heavier and never want to go back to that. I am just SO nervous that I am going to gain weight and my running will be negatively impacted on the lo loestrin fe. Does anyone know if lo loestrin fe causes any weight gain or does anyone have any positive/negative experience with it? Thanks
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I have been taking this pill since January and my doctor told me over and over that I wouldn't gain weight. I was the same way as you, being nervous about gaining weight and I honestly did not want to get on birth control but I was 17 at the time so I had no choice. I am used to being skinny. I was a senior in high school wearing a size 2, and since I've been taking it I've gained a lot of weight in my abdomen area and in my butt. I went from a size 2 to a size 5 in these past couple of months. I honestly feel very uncomfortable eith my body as of right now and this pill is the thing to blame. As of last night I have decided to get off the pill. Hopefully I can get my body back to the size 2 that I used to be. Hopefully if you do take this pill you will have different results.
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so how did you end up reacting to loestrin? I know it's been a while, but hopefully you'll see this. I'm supposed to be starting this pill soon as well, and worried about the same thing.
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