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I've been on the pill from I was 15, im now 35. I was on Loestrin until it was discontinued last year. I was put on Gedarel in Oct. I have been putting on weight for the last few years, in 2 1/2 years I have put on 2 stone. My bmi is now 33 and i'm classed as obese. I had my blood pressure checked in oct and it was normal but I was lighter then. Am I still ok to take the pill? I also read if you are overweight it can affect the pill from working is this true