So, my weight fluctuates from 174-180 throughout the month, but it seems that I look down and my tummy is protruding more than usual. It's possible I'm just now noticing how overweight I actually am (as I do now notice exactly how SKINNY other girls are), but it feels odd to me. A few of my skirts are a little tighter than before also. On top of that, my boobs are a little bigger too, but again, I'm not gaining any weight outside of that range. (I'm 177 now, which is about my average.) I don't understand how my waist, tummy, and boobs are bigger, but I'm not heavier.
I'm 18 years old, just started taking birth control pills on October 9th, and I've never had sexual intercourse. My boyfriend says it's probably water weight from the pills or just changes in my metabolism, but wouldn't I gain weight from retaining water? I also haven't been on such a great diet lately, and I've been tired a lot - to the point where I fall asleep like clockwork at 11:00-11:30 every night. I've been getting headaches and random aches, and a few cramps in my lower abdomen and vaginal area, but those last few could all just be side effects from the birth control, right?
So...why would I look bigger but not gain weight?
Thank you very much for your time!
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