At my last appointment at the health department to get my pills refilled, they told me I'd have to use Depo or the mini pill because of my BMI. I was 5'2" and 200 lbs. I picked the shot because of the short window that you can take the pill in.
The Dr explained that I may gain weight on the shot, or rarely, loose weight. Well, It's been three days shy of a month and I've lost 10 lbs! She said that if I lost weight, then my body was retaining weight because of the estrogen in my Lutera pills. I wasn't sure if I'd like the shot at first, but losing weight is a good thing. I'm hoping that I can keep it off instead of gaining it back. What are the chances I'll just gain it back after a while on the shot?
Also, I'm concerned about the bone density loss side effect. I'm taking calcium suppliments twice a day (500 IU of vitamin D and 630 MG of calcium total for both doses). Should I up this? I really don't want this to affect my bones. My grandmother has osteoporosis, and my mom at age 48 found out she had osteopenia.