I know this sounds nuts but I seem to gain weight when I flare. I had gained about
15 pounds right before I was diagnosed (through emergency surgery). I think that is why I was never considered to have Crohn's until they saw my guts up close and personal. I was always told it was IBS, lactose intolerence, blah, blah, blah
. Well, I've been extremely tired lately, terrible joint pain, more "d" and I'm sure I'm flaring again. I've also been on a diet to lose weight and the last month I'm not losing anything but slowly gaining.
Is it possible to gain weight instead of lose? I use to think that the reason I was gaining was because I was mistaken gut pains for hunger pains and eating but that's not the case this time around. I barely want to or do eat but still gain a pound or two a week. I'm not a happy camper since my sisters and other family members are doing "The biggest loser" in our family. I was winning at one time but not anymore.