"WEIGHT WATCHERS IN HELL" come and brag how much you lost from GERD related illness!

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Willovercome
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   Posted 3/18/2013 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Post you age and gender,
You height
how much you weighed
how long ago,
and what is your weight now.

Since we suffer, at least let's brag about it!

I am 44 female
5'2
Was 111-112lb in November(3 months ago)
Now I am 105-106lb

Now it's your turn to say, "that's nothing, i am..."

Post Edited (Willovercome) : 3/18/2013 12:42:50 PM (GMT-6)


ericapeace2000
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   Posted 3/18/2013 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Age 30
Was 128 lbs in March 2012( when I started really watching my diet, I have had GERD for a while)
Now am 109 lbs
 
I am only 5 foot so I am not really under weight. But I wear a size 2 and before I was a size 6 or 8.
 
 
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Willovercome
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   Posted 3/18/2013 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! I forgot to say to post your height also. I edited it just now. Thanks!

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 3/18/2013 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
at one point i was down to 100 lbs....scary
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Willovercome
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   Posted 3/18/2013 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow,
i was under 100lb once a decade ago but that was due to severe stress. I found i lose weight when i am stressed out so i never go on a diet even when i weghed more than normal. To me, when you eat well, it's a sign of health and happiness.

stucowley
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   Posted 3/18/2013 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i am a 27 yr old male.

about 6 ft maybe a bit taller.

i weight 92kg before my op, 3 days after im down to 86kg.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 3/18/2013 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish!! My GERD makes me GAIN weight as I eat frequently to relieve the symptoms!!

MMM
GERD (over 2 years)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

sunbeam48
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   Posted 3/18/2013 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost 10 pounds when GERD appeared suddenly two years ago, but I have gradually healed and weight is pretty stable. I gained a couple pounds back. I'm 5' 4" 135#, 59 years old.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 3/18/2013 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
As long as I dp not lose any more weight, I am content with where I am now. I NEVER thought I would be concerned with losing too much weight!
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Chris K.
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   Posted 3/18/2013 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Mudmagnetmum, GERD actually did make me gain weight for about 2-3 months because, like you say, the eating actually helped the gnawing stomach ache and the pill in the throat sensation.

I was about 180 and got up to 185. Then one weekend about a month ago, my stomach started to burn and next thing I knew, I couldn't eat anymore even if I tried. Stomach became a total mess and I started losing weight, which made me go crazy about thoughts of cancer.

40, M, 6 feet tall (183cm)
180-185 lbs just a month ago.
I am down to 172 lbs (bottomed out at 169 and actually put back a couple of lbs.)

EJ, if I may ask, you lost 5-6 lbs in 3 months. Why does that concern you so much? If your diet has changed, 2 lbs/month weight loss is almost nothing. I mean I lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks at one point. Granted, I am much bigger than you but in terms of %, you still haven't lost more than 5% of your body weight in 3 months.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 3/18/2013 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 180 when diagnosed 5 years ago, dropped below 160 at one point, then said 'screw my GERD' and lifted weights seriously and reached 205lbs, then had a knee problem and significantly more GERD at the weights I was lifting, so I shifted to bodyweight exercises and am not unfortunately down to 170. Hoping not to lose anymore.

Funny thing was I still thought I was at least 185 or so and walking around like I was something, then had a Dr's appt. and found out I was 170, lol. If I didn't have GERD I'd be around 210lbs and probably powerlift a bit, but hey I guess that is life and those are the breaks...with GERD I am a different person. It made me realize...people with diseases aren't really 'different' than anyone else...they are us, but with bad luck. When I see someone in a wheelchair or having seizures, etc., I don't see them as that anymore, I see them as what they could be. Just like I imagine myself as what I would be without this - a 210lb sexy man. Life kind of puts limits on us here and there...nobody is fundamentally different, they have just been limited. Just like me.

I am still a bad ass on the inside though, hopefully :)

I am 6 feet even/

Willovercome
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   Posted 3/18/2013 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Chris, dear, lighten up!
I am not concerned at all! My doctor was concerned and i was like, duh, i am not eating!
Now especially i am doing great, feeling great, yet am not eating as much as before my weight stays the same. I am sure i will gain again eventually. Or not. I can eat anything i want and be still slim. No problemo. Lol
This is for all a good fun since i saw so many people are concerned about ther weight here. I wanted to cheer up everyone!

Chris K.
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   Posted 3/18/2013 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
EJ, if you are not concerned, that's great because I just wanted to tell you that you had nothing to be concerned about as far as the weight loss goes.  But you knew that already, it sounds like.  I just want you to know that I meant absolutely nothing negative when I asked why you were so concerned.  I just misunderstood and thought you were worrying over some little number so I just wanted to tell you that you had nothing to worry about.  I hope you didn't take it the wrong way.  I'm sorry if I annoyed you in any way.  Not my intention at all.
 
I am surprised that your doctor made such a big fuss about it , though.
 
 

Post Edited (Chris K.) : 3/18/2013 8:37:32 PM (GMT-6)


DontStealMyBacon
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   Posted 3/18/2013 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, I seem to go the opposite direction. Reflux has caused me to gain some 40 pounds over the last couple years, but thats because of how strongly it affects my ability to exercise. Any bit of exertion causes acid to spike right up my throat, so I really struggle to get any exercise at all, and my eating habits are bad because of reflux.
Right Temporal Lobectomy 4/5/12

Diagnosed with GERD, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and Epilepsy.
Studying biomedical engineering to research a better fix to at least one of them.

Willovercome
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   Posted 3/18/2013 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Chris, it's always great to see you around here. I was laughing out loud when i saw your post, like, wow, this guy remembers me and my weight! lol
Don't worry. 'I' am sorry you felt that way because of me. Don't you worry dear. Stress hurts your stomach. lol
Be happy! I love you! :)

IDAD
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   Posted 3/19/2013 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm male, 33 years, 5'10.
Was around 146lbs before this started and am down to a little under 136lbs after 4 months of trying to manage my acid reflux. Lost most of the weight within the first four weeks, trying to hold on to my current weight, which is not easy as I feel full soon when eating most of the time. If I skip just one meal a day I will drop weight almost over night.
So strange to go from being slightly overweight (172lbs) just a few years ago (lost weight by eating healthily and exercising) to wishing I could gain weight!!

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 3/19/2013 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello my fellow scarecrows. Good news, big lots has a sale on straw and there's plenty for all! lol
 
42 yrs old, 5'9" 125 lbs, I don't go outside on windy days. lol
 
ARM,
When I grow up, I want to be just like you....big sexy man. lol. Glad to see you back on the board bro. How you been feeling lately? Very little change for me.

Life is Good to me
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   Posted 3/19/2013 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
57 yrs old, female, 5 ft 3 in. Weighed 155 last August, after GERD. Became really severe & having NF am down to 119. Actually, I don't mind - it's nice being thin again :-).
Josie
NF on 3/06/13

NJGerdChick
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   Posted 3/19/2013 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Female, 43, 5'1, weight as of 1/6/13 - 112 lbs.

Gerd/LPR reared its ugly head on 1/6/13 - current weight 100 lbs. and still losing.

Marie

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 3/19/2013 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I find it interesting that there is variation in weight loss and gain. I have not been exercising for a while (I can walk, but I used to do Yoga and Pilates which requires you to be upside down and other GERD unfriendly positions. I really miss it, maybe when I get it completely under control, I can do it. I have also been afraid to walk too much because I don't want to drop any more weight. As Doggbones says, bring on the straw
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Lilacs
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   Posted 3/24/2013 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I received Dx of Eosinophilic Esophagitis by means of endoscopy and biopsy taken. I had episodes of nausea and vomiting. Doctor put me on Prednisone to see if that helps. My signature has my stats. it looks like I am fattening up to 97 lbs.My dad was thin so some of it may be inherited.
Female age 65. Dx acid reflux, 8/12. On Prilosec for GERD. Gallbladder removed 9/12. Had weight loss going from 108 to 94lbs in one year time. Nausea and vomiting.
Height is 60 inches. Dx EE 3/13.

Willovercome
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   Posted 3/24/2013 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome all ye lost( get it? Hardy har har) souls!
My daddy is 5'5 and around 95lb and still losing, too. He had a stomach cancer surgery 20 years ago and all he lost was since then, not before(was around 123lb and was gaining when he found out he had a cancer). 79 years old and Very healthy, now.
I've lost around 6-7 lb over 5 months. Not bad huh? Seems to be still losing but i eat still less than before.
Well, i finished weaning off ppi with my zanatc last night. Woohoo!
I am done and over with drugs!!!! Never again!
Hence, being careful and all, won't gain again so fast i guess.

Thank you for adding another data, lilacs. What an pretty nick name! I feel spring!

Chris K.
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   Posted 3/24/2013 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Ej, keep us posted on how you are doing off the medications. Good luck.
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