I saw the high risk doctor today. I am 25 weeks pregnant and since I got pregnant I have gained all of 6lbs most of that from prednisone induced water retention. That @$$ sicked 3 nutritionists on me saying I am gaining too much weight. This is the same jerk I ended up seeing last time. I HATE HIM!! I am drinking 2 gallons or more of fluids a day, that means I have almost no room for food. I eat once a day, sometimes I might grab a small snack but not often. Yet he wanted them to talk to me about eating less. WHY ARE MALE DOCTORS SO DARNED STUPID????? He never asked about my diet, he just decided around 1lb a month was too much weight gain because I am overweight. He said I needed to keep the weight gain under 15lbs. Well, I have gained less than half what he said the max was and now that I am off prednisone I may very well start losing weight. Yet instead of asking me how I eat he automatically sicks 3 nutritionists on me. I could have strangled him. What is his freaking problem. Then he had the nerve to bring up sterilization methods of birth control with me. It isn't any of his business what birth control method I use, in fact it isn't his business to suggest a birth control method to me. He is not my OB GYN- his only place in this is to manage any serious complications that might pop up, something that so far hasn't been an issue.
Why do doctors assume that if you are overweight you have to be eating too much? What is it that automatically makes them jump to the conclussion that if you don't weight a certain amount or less you are gorging yourself?
The nutritionsists decided quickly that I was not lying about my intake and proceeded to give me the you need to eat more lecture. They also harped on more protein. I know my eating habits suck, but darn it all I am never freaking hungry. Worse half the time eating a few bites makes me feel like my stomach is sooo over full I will vomit.
I am sorry, I know this isn't lupus related exactly but if I weren't dxed this jerk wouldn't be involved in my pregnancy.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia