Seriously, I keep having to tell people that this is just bogus. If it makes you gain weight, your body needed it or else the hormones would have effected you in some other way. Remember, Birth Control is essential a controlled dosage of estrogen or progesterone. Our bodies natuarally produce these hormones upon puperty, which is often triggered by weight gain. Also, people forget estrogen makes one hold onto weight, not loose it; remember, we need to have a certain amount of fat to support a growing baby if indeed one gets pregnant, hence this added characteristic. If you do in fact gain weight, consider if the dosage you are using is too high; take in to account the purpose of why you are using the pill in the first. If it is strictly as a means for added contraception, there are other means that do that and don't have the possiblity of gaining weight.