Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled
I am battling my weight gain from over the last couple years and getting nowhere! Over the last 4 years I have gained approx. 65 lbs! I think it started back when I really began having problems from Fibro. I hurt so much that I didn't get out and do the things I used to do.
Then all the meds began and it seemed like every one the doc tried out made me gain. I was on Lyrica for 6 months and gained 30 lbs. I have been trying so hard to lose, because I know the added weight is not helping the pain in my legs and feet.
At my last Rheumy visit he was happy with finally getting me on meds that help and mentioned we would keep an eye on my weight gain because some of the meds do cause it. I wanted to scream! He already knew I was depressed about my weight, but acted as if it was nothing to worry about.
I've tried exercising (starting out slowly) but it seems to hurt me more than help. I always end up feeling worse. (I also feel so tired all the time, like I don't have the energy to exercise) I have a sister who also was diagnosed with Fibro and she has also gained weight.
Oh well, maybe it is harder to lose weight with Fibro. Sorry this turned into all my complaints and problems. I just meant to answer your post, but this is such a sore subject with me! Thanks for listening and I wish you good luck on your weight loss.
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