Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:11 PM
I seem to swelling up like a barge balloon but my doctors don't seem to mind. It's knocking my confidence a bit , and I don't eat a lot. I do drink wine but not to the extent to where I'm drunk, just to chill out on the evenings.
I'm on AMLODIPINE TABLETS and LANSOPRAZOLE ORODISPERSIBLE GASTRO-RESISTANT TABLETS I don't know if they would make me put weight on, but just curious.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:02 AM
Sorry to hear about your weight gain. I know what kind of game that can plan with our mind. YES I put on 40 pounds since my diagnosis. The doctors all along have said it has nothing to do with my disease, but I beg to differ. Last year I lost 17 pounds, by following a very strict diet, but have since then put 10 pounds back on.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:27 AM
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:30 AM
I have also been putting weight on again, I had lost just over 1 stone earlier this year but now its all back on but I don't eat sillily, I have a healthy diet and do try to do some exercise even if its just walking & of course my Tai Chi. I am concerned that this weight gain will continue. I take amlodipine, omeprezole, amitryptilene and various inhalers, eye drops, nasal drops & codyramol.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:51 AM
Ah yes the weight issue. Just prioir to becoming ill I put lots of weight on, went from a UK size 10 to a 16. As the illness progressed I lost weight and went down to a size 8. I then began putting it on again to a size 10 BUT it's mainly around the middle.
I never used to carry lots of weight there, the big ole butt was the fat magnet. If I went round the corner too fast my butt would still be at the starting point waiting for me. Now it's the middle weight that gets in the way leaning over! What's that about.
I think this illness and no doubt medication effects our weight, gain or loss.
It does suck that we live in a society where weight is such an issue particularly as we with sclero have enough on our plate thank you. We are beautiful in every single way.......................
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:12 PM
The meds can definitely play a part as well. I know that amitriptyline can pack in on only because a friend of a girl I work with gained 30 lbs on it. Many anti-depressants can do the same.....and yes, tie that in with a little menopause and voila, here we have it ladies!!
Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:11 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:41 AM
On Oct 2nd, I went back to the hospital because my arm was going numb again when I exercised and guess what? Restenosis. That means my stent had filled up with plaque --again. Oh and my cholesterol? 168, with the good being high and the bad being low. I don't smoke or have a family history.
I love how Amanda joked about her butt because I used to say I would walk by and my butt was still a block behind. But now I'm trying really hard to go easy on myself. I try to say, "I'm looking better", "I'm getting thinner". Somehow, I've lost about 13 pounds since hubby went on the Atkins diet..lol. And I listen to relaxation CD's and one that has a weight loss message. I try to get on my indoor bike a little each day and walk when my feet don't hurt too much. I still work so I can power sleep at any time. There seems to be no limit to how much I can sleep and I never feel totally awake.
So keep on keepin on ladies. Seems like we have similar issues, our bodies are in a constant state of fighting, that's what I think. They think there's a war on and they are storing up for battle.
Peace to you all....just keep smiling and trying to do your best. We ARE beautiful no matter what !
Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:52 AM
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:00 PM
Chocolate, It isn't just for breakfast anymore!
Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:13 PM
Very big pounds!! At first it was 50 lbs in 6 months and hurrrrt big time, (thyroid and menapause). Then everything else hit. So the weight is still up and down but lost permanent 20 lbs off the original 50. Never have reached where I was but close to sometimes but I'm usually sick along with weight loss. It comes back with prednisone or just generalized something or other. The doctors don't seem to care about the weight but the NP does. I care cause it always up or down, it can't be healthy either way.