Quick Answer: Will Coming Off The Pill Help Me Lose Weight?

Don’t you lose loads of weight when you come off the pill?

Not as such.

Bloating should improve as this is a common side effect of the pill but there is no actual evidence that the pill causes you to gain weight (although many women would swear that they do!) so you won’t lose any after you come off.

Does going off the pill cause weight loss?

Progestin-only types (like injections, hormonal IUDs, or pills) may cause you to gain a few pounds, so the scale might go down when you stop. “Effects of progestin-only birth control on weight,” Cochrane.org, July 2, 2013. “Effect of birth control pills and patches on weight,” Cochrane.org, Jan. 29, 2014.

Will getting off Depo help me lose weight?

For those who switched to a non-hormonal form of birth control after stopping Depo Provera, the weight gain while on the shots was at least partially reversed. For these women, there was a mean weight loss of 3.75 pounds after 24 months.

How long after coming off the pill will my hormones be back to normal?

When you stop taking the pill, it can take some time for your body to return to normal production of these hormones. Your period typically resumes within three months after you stop taking the pill.

What happens when you stop taking contraceptive pill?

This is because the pill contains the hormones that stop the release of an egg (ovulation) each month. The first period after stopping the pill is known as a “withdrawal bleed”. You can get pregnant as soon as you come off the pill, so it’s important to use another form of contraception, such as condoms, straight away.