I have cfs, but before I was diagnosed I was given human growth hormone (humatrope injections) Which made me put on weight. Then when I was diagnosed with cfs, I was given large amounts of cortisol which even made me gain more weight. I was also given compounded thyroid. I am not taking any of these drugs anymore. Still am confused if I need thyroid or not. One blood test says I'm fine next one says I'm not. all I know is I can't loose weight. I have tried the weight belly diet 3 times over the years. Have cut out all processed foods and wheat and sugar. I never seem to lose a pound! I am on a 1,400 calorie diet of salad, nuts, and small meat with cheese. My appetite is better when I don't have any wheat of any kind that stimulates my appetite. I don't feel hungry when I just munch on some almonds. Its is true the Monsanto wheat makes us hungry and fat. anyone with any suggestions?? we can't exercise too much, but I swim. I can't lift any weight machines at gym because I had hernia surgery 6 months ago. but doc told me to loose the weight.