Losing weight during chemo

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Avatar f tn My metabolism pretty much shut down during chemo. I was working out and all, but still I didn't lose weight eating as little as 500 calories a day. When I was completely recovered, I began gaining, too. About 20 pounds. I am having a heck of a time losing it, too.
Avatar f tn Will I stop losing weight the remainder of the tx time? (18 wks). Please let me know some of your experiences with this. I eat all I can, but still lose weight....never thought I'd have that problem!
414018 tn?1268611672 Exercise really helps with sorting out metabolism too however I was really fatigued and because of the severe joint pain I had during chemo I essentially did no exercise during chemo at all so it was a major shock to the system to try to exercise again. It took ages to get my energy back. Try not to have unrealistic expectations of how quick this can happen, but the weight does eventually come off. I like the sound of a personal trainer but ever tried that.
Avatar f tn I worked at home and was back at my desk the day I got home from the hospital. I was more comfortable at my desk or the kitchen table than in the low chairs and sofa we have. Six weeks later, I was running an out-of-town convention. My husband insisted on driving me to the meeting and he stayed to do the heavy lifting. After we got home, I got my port and started chemo. (Doctor was fine with that and his nurse was disapproving that I waited 8 weeks to start chemo.
Avatar m tn The first hospital I at did not care that I was losing so much weight. I changed hospitals they immediately hospitalized me and gave me blood and fluids. They got me with a nutritionist who got me to eat six small meals a day and lots of things like ensure. They let me know I was failure to thrive because of the weight and I had to put it back on. I did six chemos one every three weeks then I stopped against the doctors advise. I took six months and just concentrated on putting weight back on.
Avatar f tn I am due to have my last (6th) treatment with Carboplatin next Wednesday. I had a radical hysterectomy on 27th Feb 09 which removed large contained tumours on each of my ovaries, indicated by removal of an enlarged groin lymph node in Dec 08 (stage 3C) . All the tests indicate the tumours were successfully removed and I have been pretty well throughout. Scans clear, CA125 down to 5 from 600+ at the op. I am still active, but my haemoglobin count is down to 9.8.
354706 tn?1279470795 I left the hospital 7 days post-op weighing 137, which is a good weight for me. I continued to lose weight during chemo. I had to eat like a horse to keep my weight from dropping off. Even after chemo I had to eat way more than normal to keep from losing. Then, guess what?? All of a sudden that changed. I put my pants on and they were too tight! It seemed like all at once I went from skinny to needing to call Weight Watchers!!
Avatar m tn but after chemo was over she regained light-normal weight and has moved toward need to lose a pound or two. She then developed lung nodules and is again in chemo... losing weight again. She did not have any radiation. Best I can recall she was in good shape other than some problems with hands and feet numbness - forget the official name of the condition. This goes on and has worsened with this second round of chemo... but this is beyond your question.
4715985 tn?1371582997 I havent actually puke so far during the pregnancy and ive gained my normal 5 lbs during my first three months. But in between week 12 and week 13 i lost 4lbs? Im pretty sure im eating as much as i did during the last couple of weeks. During my bad days of nausea i cant fit much but its getting better. Im just wondering if there would be a reason why i would lose weight in only a week? Im so scared that something bad will happen, is this normal?
Avatar f tn 29, 2009, had radiation - 28 treatments finished 1-7-2010. About 6 weeks after I finished chemo, I finished losing my hair on my head and lost eyelashes and eyebrows. Now after 3 months (they grew back even longer) I'm losing my eyelashes again. Is this normal? I'm doing nothing different before, during or after chemo/radiation.
Avatar n tn But you know, as worried as I was at loosing my hair, it was not as distressing as I thought it would be as I was so focused on getting well and coming through the other side. You can still dress up during chemo and put on some make up. If you have a wig on, no need to wash and blowdry your hair, it will always look good.
Avatar n tn s what goes in calorie wise and what makes it burn off exercise wise that makes any difference while losing weight. Lower calorie intake, burning more calories with exercise equals weight loss. It's not fun, it's not easy. And with the menopause that comes on with arimedex or any AI doesn't make it easier. It's like we don't have a choice but to eat better and much less than before and to work out even harder to lose that one pound.
Avatar f tn I'm almost 19 weeks. I've lost quite a bit of weight during the pregnancy. Around 23 pounds actually. I'm starting to worry the baby will be malnourished. I'm trying to eat more but I get sick. Still haven't felt movement either.
Avatar n tn They started more chemo this week for another 4 months. Is there a chance she could get worse during chemo and the worst happen? She lost from 110 lbs to 88 lbs.., she now weighs 90 lbs . The cancer has not spread any where else.
Avatar f tn In the beginning of my pregnancy I started to lose weight without try, ate all the normal stuff, now I am 30 weeks pregnant and only gained 4 pounds, but my baby is 2 Lbs more then she should be, and my doctors ask me was I try to lose weight. Have anyone ever went through weight loss during their pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I lost 10 pounds In less than a month but i had problem getting food into my system because of all the queasiness but weight loss during the first trimester is normal as long as you make sure to drink your prenatal vitamins, that will help you a lot with all the nutrients you and your baby need during weight loss.
Avatar f tn I talked to my midwife about weight loss during pregnancy or just not at an average weight.
Avatar f tn Has anyone not gained any pounds at all during there whole pregnacy?? Just a bit concerned. I don't vomit I eat little snacks during the day and I feel great. But just not weight gained. So just wondering if it seems ok?
Avatar f tn Do you have suggestions for proper nutrition/weight loss plan not only for the purpose of being healthy but also for losing weight. Thanks so much.
10913038 tn?1424227711 So I am 29 weeks and I have been exercising, increasing my water intake and eating healthy. I have actually lost weight. Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy? I feel great and I have lots of energy. I was not very overweight to begin with, maybe just a little for my height. I just want to make sure it's safe. I plan on asking my dr next week but thought I would ask u guys too.
Avatar f tn Im due July 1st so I'm 12 weeks pregnant and I'm doing nothing but losing weight. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn I lost weight during my first pregnancy so I would say its normal :) dont worry.
Avatar f tn Are you guys losing weight without trying or are you having to count calories and or working out to lose it??