How do you lose weight?

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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible to lose weight with the meds we are on? I have a feeling I'm going to be getting more meds once I have my doctors appointment on the 19th of this month. I pray that they are not very expensive.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff, constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad.

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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't take meds that have me gain weight.  My doctor has suggested those meds but I refuse to take them.  I'm also diabetic and weight gain would be even more injurious to me.  I do watch my carbohydrate intake and eat healthy foods.  This helps me a lot.  I also have a gentle exercise plan that I do daily.  This all helps with pain and I can stay off the meds that aren't healthy for me.

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   Posted 7/9/2010 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is possible to lose weight even on meds that are required to get us through having fibro. I gained 60 pounds when I got fibro. It took me 3 years to gain this weight. This past winter, I was diagnosed with pre or boarderline diabetes. I had sat on my painful rear for 3yrs and kept eating whatever I wanted. It was a comfort for me....or so I thought.

When my doctor told me I might have Type 2 diabetes. I decided to change my life. This was on April 19th, 2010. I joined a doctor run wellness program on that day and began my journey. The program is called "New You." I walk now, and eat tons of fruits and veggies. I have lost 34 pounds since that day back in April.

I can't say that my pain is any better from all this, but it sure is no worse. I just plain feel better about myself, which is huge for us with fibro. It takes a mind set to do this, but it can be done.

I'm sorry you are in so much pain. I hope you get relief soon.
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