Losing weight after illness

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Avatar n tn Anyhow Effexor did wonders for my attitude however after 3 years I am now convinced that it was the cause for all the excess weight. Anyhow I was wondering if the weight comes off after I get off the meds? or am I stuck with excess weight forever in which case I will be contacting my doctor because they lied to me.
Avatar n tn I am 54 years old and having a difficult time losing weight. During the past 8-9 months, I have not been able to continue my typical exercise regimen due to knee pain and surgery. As a result, I have gained the nine pounds I lost and added 7 more.Approximately two weeks ago, I started to exercise again, managing to workout four days each week, although no change in weight. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Hi.. I am having daily dull headaches, my hair is falling out, losing weight, and have fatigue and in general don't feel well. I don't think it's due to my thyroid because i'm taking the medicine for it and my thyroid levels have since been stabilized... headaches and weight loss are generally not symptoms of hypothyroidism associated with Hashimoto's, actually on the contrary, most people gain weight with hypo.
Avatar m tn I have serious musculature underneath it from the bicycle, but I'm just wondering if I can expect the flab to disappear. Instead of losing weight, I've gained a few pounds since I began riding as much as I do. It's probably muscle, which is fine, but I would like to lose the insulation. I do have a history of unhealthy living. I ate terribly as an adolescent and weighed 170-180 as a young teenager.
Avatar m tn Intermittently severe symptoms, followed by brief remissions, etc. In 2005 I started losing weight very rapidly and that was what prompted me to see a GI and start the whole work-up. Since I started medical school in September, I've lost a good 20 pounds more. However, I have maintained my weight between 115-118 pounds for the past couple of weeks and that is heartening! Thanks so much for your help, I know this is a lot of information to keep straight!
Avatar f tn First, your story is inspirational. You have endured tremendous suffering. I am so sorry. Wow. It saddens me that so many doctors have lost their drive to problem solve. I, too, have been given the "nothing seems to be Wrong with you" brush off. After many tears, a few suicide attempts, and losing my ability to work, I finally took my health care into my own hands. At my lowest point, I made just enough to not qualify for assistance, but not enough for insurance. Don't give up.
Avatar n tn My partner always seemed very supportive, but then suddenly, and out-of the blue, after nearly 3 years- after planning to get married (and making health insurance decisions based on this plan), becoming part of my family, constantly reassuring me that he would stay with me, he said he's out- can't deal with it anymore. He said I could handle it if ended up in a wheel chair, but not my depression, anxiety, and mood swings.
Avatar m tn I have exercised plenty, on and off, without this being provoked, but most recently it seemed to have been provoked again after a week of getting back into my routine - one day after exercising, I fell very fatigued and the nausea and complete loss of appetite ensued - along with a brief, low grade fever, which subsided, but after 2 weeks I still feel unmotivated to eat normally, even though I've been at complete rest.
Avatar f tn sometimes you can develope fibromyalgia after viral illness,fibromyalgia is dianosed after everything else has been ruled out.I went through what you have plus had tests for autoimmune all negative so they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn ) He started losing weight shortly after but I knew that our other two cats needed to lose weight, too, and assumed that my boyfriend had just started feeding them less after we talked about the problem. George still hung out in the middle of everyone in the kitchen where we hang out a lot. It was around this time that he started to become very vocal which was completely unike him. His meows were very expressive and nothing like I'd ever heard from the other cats.
Avatar m tn After starting out, I immediately noticed that my appetite plummeted. Despite all of this, I'm simply not losing weight or inches. I feel like I'm getting healthier and am still not determined to stop, but I also feel like I'm doing something wrong to get the appearance I want. My main target is me and my fiance's wedding, which is next July. Thanks in advance!
667078 tn?1316004535 A year later I started with a pain clinic. In 2010 I started being sick all the time. I started throwing up and losing weight. A year later I started having severe pain in my diaphragm. After ruling out the heart they all said it was MS. I even ended up in the ER for vomiting. Then in May 2012 I went to my GP and said something bad is going on. Then they found the cancer. I have had cancer since at least 2009. Again I felt angry they took so long to find the cancer.
405614 tn?1329147714 I drove to Target and bought a new digital scale today (I've been losing weight, too; for me it's a good thing). I weighed myself, picked him up and weighed myself again, then subtracted the first number from the second. Nov. 16 '09, he weighed 16 pounds March 9, 2010 he weighed 14 pounds March 15, he weighed 13.4 pounds Today, April 28, he weighs 12.2 pounds. He's lost almost a quarter of himself in five months. He's only able to eat a few pieces of dry food a day.
Avatar f tn It had become so bad that past few months, collapsing several times a week, becoming weak and losing weight, not at all myself, that I had wondered if I needed an antidepressant to deal with my life, but I kept telling myself what I needed was some HOPE and someone to fix me! Yes, I was down, but I was running out of hope and it all was due to the lack of care by a so called doctor who threw a tree in my path. Fortunately I'm a scrapper! I'm baaack! I am taking no c**r**a**p!!!
Avatar f tn DO NOT GIVE IN NO MATTER WHAT !!!! THAT'S YOUR ILLNESS TRYING TO TALK YOU INTO TO USING !!!!!! Tell this person not to call you about pills. Tell everyone you're clean now. I mean it!!!
Avatar m tn I am a 31 yo female 8 months post partum (on heparin during pregnancy with hyperemesis during pregnancy) Had an IUD placed 6 weeks post partum and it perforated- had to get it removed plus blood transfusions.. since then have been weak.. started losing massive amounts of weight with diffuse muscle wasting (temple wasting is what starttled me first) I lost 16 lbs in about 6 weeks, but also realized that i had gone from one bowel movement every other day my whole life to up to 20..
Avatar m tn My question is are people gaining weight from the drug or are people gaining weight from not adjusting their food intake to their progressively lower metabolism.
Avatar f tn With PCOS you will have already, no doubt, experienced missed periods. Keeping to a healthy diet, and losing weight if you are overweight with some form of exercise may help. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn I'm supposed to start the pill on Friday and it's because my period stopped supposedly from losing a bunch of weight at one time. My doctor says that I'm not extremely underweight so he really doesn't think that's the reason my period stopped but has anyone ever gone on the pill to start their period again? If so, does it work? I'm also worried about gaining weight on it... a couple pounds is ok but I've read outrageous stuff saying that some people have gained 15-20 lbs...
689678 tn?1227301964 ( Thyroid tests were "low normal" at last check in January '08....not sure what else it could be besides the Fibro. Sure, I'm hurting a lot every day and I rest most of the time or surf the net for more Fibro information.....but I move as much as I can and I'm certainly not eating myself to this weight.
Avatar n tn and once I have completed the antibiotics is there a chance of losing the weight? or at least stopping the weight gain. Aside from the vanity point of losing the weight I am sure it makes the arthritis and numbness worse to be carrying around 40 - 50 extra pounds. I simply don't know how to fix this problem, as crazy as that sounds.
7064586 tn?1387644801 Besides walking and sometimes swimming, I started to dance mix of dances in order to get back in shape. Before my illness I was dancing professional modern and jazz , but after treatments and surgery* I had problems with ovaries*, I had to stop for around a year. I gained weight and hormones I had to drink certainly did not help. I am not allowed to do weight training yet , only some forms of Pilates and dance. Do you think dance can help me again and is it enough?
Avatar f tn Well I had my baby(totaly normal birth everything was peachy but I was ungodly sick with morning sickness for about 7 months and lost 40 pounds) in march about 6 months after I started getting ill and stragne sympotoms started to happen. first my hair started to fall out, then my acne (which I have never had before) went into over drive all over my face my MD chalked it up to horomones.
Avatar n tn My question is (I say this with tiers in my eyes) that after reading many many posts over the last week aboutw weight gain after surgery - carbs etc, will I have a difficult time losing the weight and is there are chance I could gain more? Another quicky - will I become hypo or hyper after the TT?
Avatar m tn It all began with a really flu-like illness during the summer which started with a low grade fever and loose bowel movements that lasted about a day. After a week, the flu symptoms returned with strong muscle aches, fever and diarrhea. I started panicking and thought it was HIV from my last sexual encounter (3 weeks ago from the date). I was under extreme stress, anxiety and sleep deprived convincing myself that I caught HIV.
Avatar m tn A common side effect of Celexa is weight gain...so I'm wondering if I'd be losing more weight (instead of holding) if I wasn't on it??? Probably a question for the Doctor... Thanks.
Avatar f tn Toni is right - you don't gain weight from the med, you gain weight from your thyroid hormones being too low. Weight gain is a classic symptom of being hypo and many people are lucky enough for the weight to come off, once their thyroid is leveled out again. Some of us have to work hard at getting it off. I'm one of the latter. I find that maintaining portion control has as much to do with losing as what you're eating. Additionally, some form of exercise, every day is also essential.
Avatar f tn My dad died in 2011 and my oldest brother in 2010. Losing my mom was the worst because after already suffering 2 great losses, losing my mom made me and my 2 brothers adult orphans. And because I was so close to my mom. I miss her so badly. We talked every single day, several times a day. I know it is too early and I have accepted that but I just cannot deal with this empty feeling of despair that I have in my heart. I am blessed to have had my mom for so long, I am 48 with 2 grown kids.
Avatar m tn Its hard to discribe like the vibration/ blood rushing feeling you get after pins n needles . The past 2 weeks its gotten worse to the point ware when i lay down to sleep after 20 minits this sensation is so strong i cant sleep so i haveto get up untill it subsides . or take sleeping tablets its definately made worse for me by laying down to sleep .