Hi Mickey, I know how frustrating it can be to maintain a healthy weight. I do
know that some people gain weight as a result of their meds. I take Savella and
I know that when you take SNRI's you should drnk plenty of water throughout
Have you noticed that you are eating more during the day? I'm definately a
stress eater and medicate with chocolate. I've been slowly weaning myself off
junk food and replacing it with grapes, yogurt and lowfat string cheese. I started
keeping a food journal again and that helps. Sometimes when I think I'm hungry
I will drink a bottle of water and find I wasn't hungry at all. One thing that is
very important is not skipping any meals. Breakfast is the most important meal
of the day...if you skip it, you slow down your metabalism.
Exercise is great... I'm a walker. You said you are having knee problems
and I hope the therapy will help you. Perhaps some gentle stretching would help
so you don't stiffen up. Take one day at a time and set mini goals for yourself,
Don't beat yourself up if you slide...get right back on track. You can do it!
We are here to cheer you on !!!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements