I have always been of the mind that people who have been through certain circumstances are better able to give advice than a doctor. I found that true when I went through invitro with my babies especially. The women on the message boards answered far more questions than the doctor and there was way more info there than I had been given.
So now I reach to the Internet again. The doctor has put me on a very lo dose of birth control pills to regulate my monthly cycle during this time of menopause. Its not just to regulate it, its also to stem the hemorrhaging like flow I get now that this lovely time of life is upon me. The last time I was on birth control was back in 1983 and then it was only for three months and it was for the same purpose. Of course it wasn't menopause but it was to regulate things and bring the cycle around to normal.
Now the majority of you have been on birth control for years and years. I never needed it because I was practically infertile so now I ask you if you think that this low dose is going to hamper my weight loss efforts. What is your experience? The doctor said I wont gain cause its too low of a dose but I'm still worried. Seriously if this makes me gain weight I'm not going to do it. I am working too hard to then be taking a pill that is undoing all my efforts.
So could you all please help me out here and give me your opinion? Will it make me gain or at the very least will it make it harder for me to lose? I'm anxiously awaiting your reply.