I’m 17 and I have been on birth control (Ortho-Tricyclen) for almost four months. I have gained 10-15 pounds and it makes me really uncomfortable.
I don’t want to go off the pill, but I don’t know what to do. Normal exercising isn’t working. Please help me.
The first step would be to talk to your doctor about trying a different type of pill or another dosage. Changing medications and dosages can make a huge difference!
You want to make sure, though, that your weight gain is really due to taking the pill. Your doctor should be able to determine whether your weight gain can be attributed to something else, like an issue with your thyroid.