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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/25/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was diagnosed, I weighed 135lbs. Now a yr later, I weigh 98 lbs. I have no appetite and have to force myself to eat. My 'diet' is terrible, junk food and candy chased down with tea or soda. My dr knows of my weight loss and 'discusses' it with me. As I've lost another 5 lbs this month and am approaching my appt, I've been wondering if there's something my dr and I missed.

Has anyone else dealt with this? I always heard that ppl gain weight with fm.

I mean, the first few pounds were great, I could wear my skinny jeans. Now my skinny jeans hang off of me confused
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


donnaeil
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   Posted 3/25/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
HI,

I read that weight loss, even anorexia, is a side effect of Flexeril. I hope this helps.

Weight gain is not caused by fibromyalgia, innactiivity due to the pain can be a problem though.

Donnaeil

pattipanda
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Mrs C.

Well, some of us wish we had that problem and of course I have to offer to be a weight-donor for you before your next appt.  All kidding aside, I would ask your doctor, what could be causing weight loss.  It's an unusual side effect.  If you're worried that the Dr. missed something.. LET HIM/HER know.. remember the doctor works for YOU!!!  Perhaps you should start drinking some Ensure if you have a unhealthy diet.  Be more aware of what you are eating and remember that you need to get something healthy in your system.  I know I know.. eating junk food is so much easier but our food is our fuel and we need to put some good stuff in our bodies once in a while to insure better over all health.  You've lost almost as much as I've gained!!!  

I hope you get some answers from your doctor.  Let us know how you're doing.. you'll be in my thoughts.

Hug for now.. 


Patti
 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Did your doc check your thyroid?  Hyperthyroidism can cause a pretty rapid weight loss.
 
Hugs - Austen
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KitKat_down
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   Posted 3/25/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
 
   I agree with Austen Fan . I have to keep a close eye on mine and i take " synthroid "
 every day . If i am " Hyper " , i seem to loose weight , " which i kind of like that part ".
 If i am " Hypo " , i Gain weight .  It needs to stay at a level area. I had to take an  I -131 
 radioation pill to " kill " my thyroid .  
   
  Please ask your doctor to check you soon ! The thyroid is important so don't keep
 putting it off.         All the best to you .
 
                                    KitKat

tyno3
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   Posted 3/26/2009 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the others regarding the thyroid. Get it checked. Overactive thyroid can be devastating. It nearly killed my Grandmother, she laid in bed and wasted away untill they figured it out. I believe, it was then surgically removed or part of it was. They have better means now as medicine has progressed. In some sense. Not all. Anyway, get it checked out. You are a fibromite going in the opposite direction. Most of us struggle with weight issues, due to low  activity levels due to pain and fatique.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


patsie
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   Posted 3/26/2009 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
HI Mrs. Cavbar,

My mother had the thyroid issue also and wasted away before my eyes. She also had very bad osteoporosis.

I would not be quick to blame Fibro for your weight loss, like Patti says get some answers. BUT you do need to watch that diet!!!! OK, :)

Let us know what the doctor says. Oh, try eating tiny meals. That may help with the no appetite issue.

Patsie

Marlee2
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I think your doc should be looking into this if your taking in the calories and still losing there has to be a reason for it. If your not taking in enough calories could you be depressed??? Sometimes when I'm in a bad flare and just feel ill all over I lose my appetite but that doesn't last long.
 
The rest of us will be taking our flexeril more. turn
 
luv and hugs
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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was a teenager I had hypothyriodism and after a few yrs of meds, it went back to normal on it's own. Before I was diagnosed last yr, he checked it again and it was normal, but I will have him check it again. I know I'm depressed, but in the past it's always caused weight gain. I don't know, I'm at that point where it's hurry up and wait so we can find out what else is wrong with you... unable to move forward, but constantly having more things piled on
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


tyno3
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
This is so concerning to me. I wish you had someone to advocate on your behalf to get you the answers you need. You need Dr. House. Can you get him on the phone maybe, he could do an episode with you and figure out what the heck? All these other docs say things like, oh, that only happens in .005% of the population, so you couldn't possibly have that. Maybe you are that .005%. I wish Big Insurance, backed by Let's pretend Wall Street wasn't in charge of people's health. Sorry, I am an Aquarian, scales of Justice and all, I cannot stand it when things are all directed towards the Fat Cats. Hope you get answers soon. i know when I was on a couple of antidepressants; Serzone (I think), and Paxil, I couldn't eat properly. i felt like flys were buzzing inside my skull.  

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
TY Tyno LOL Gotta say, House is my dream dr.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


tyno3
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup; a doc with a brain, a pleasant concept. actually, my PCP is getting pretty good at maintaining me at minimal functioning right now, but I want to be able to do more without having to come home and lie down at three PM. I have no life beyond the absolute essentials. Like go to see a movie. I wouldn't be able to shuffle out of the theatre. I'd be in a never ending cycle of repeating movie until a janitor scraped me off the seat like used bubblegum.My son is staying with me and I'd like to do more with him while I have a chance, but he sleeps late. I get up really early and get everything done by about 2 PM. Then I collapse in my bed. I know it's not good but beyond that i hurt really bad, am sooooo tired, what a life, eh?
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Mazfire
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   Posted 3/27/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Fibro and all my many meds for all m problems made me gain BIG weight, very quickly and i hate it.

Maz XX


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poodles
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   Posted 3/27/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too! about gaining, and hating it. I have pretty much come to accept that I will never not be a women's plus size again. But I hate mirrors now.
Vickie

tyno3
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy, I feel your pain. I had infection in the lobes of my lungs from living in substandard housing. I got that looked after. Then my teeth, which had become very troublesome. Then I went shopping and found an outfit that just fit, barely. I had been struggling with weight problems, recently, I was in such bad physical shape I couldn't walk a block. I became determined to get me fixed, not neutered silly, that was many years back. No, I decided to start to treat myself like I would an ill friend. I found things about me I did like. Then I began to get semi monthly massage. Now I'm ready to begin a gentle work-out program. Baby steps. I have to focus on getting better and stop focusing on being ill. Whenever I get to feeling sorry for myself, I go do something for someone else. I still have pain. Most days. But I have got to get out of this self-absorbed rut I'm in even if I have to  drag the pain behind me like a ball and chain.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


MrsCavbar
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
WOOOHOOO!!! I've gained 3 lbs since this post!!! Go me! Not really sure how, but I did switch my tato chips for whole grain crackers with peanut butter and cookies have been traded for organic granola bars. I'm not getting as many calories, but I'm getting more fiber and protein and healthier carbs. My dr's response, cut out the walking and stick with yoga so as not to burn more calories than I take in. LOL I'm 4'11, and I've fought my weight my entire life and when I said I wanted to be skinny, I can honestly say this isn't what I had in mind.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


Baloo
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   Posted 4/2/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I really like what tyno3 said. It's made me reflect. I have to say I understand thyroid issues. It can cause pain in your muscles also. I am excited that you have gained 3lbs and i hope that you will continue to a healthy weight. My daughter's boyfriend has the same problem and hasn't been checked. The kid is 100 pounds and 5.10 at 17. He is never hungry, I am always cooking him meals and he dosen't eat, so who eats it, because it can't go to waste. Nope, actually i make my family eat it.
Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.
 
 All things are possible thru Christ Jesus who strengthens me

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