Just another post about weight problems. I am 46 and was diagnosed with FM 10 years ago. Prior to that, I went to doctors all the time, and you guys know the drill, non of them could figure out what the heck was wrong with me, so they gave me a host of medications to take. Back in 1995 I was given Zoloft first, had to get off that one, next was Elavil, had to get off that one as well because of rapid weight gain, and then was given Paxil, and I gained 60 pounds on that one. A total of 100 pounds of weight was gained between 1995 and 1999 while on these meds. Long story short, I have only been able to lose 35 pounds of the 100 I gained and it seems no matter what I do, I can't lose any more. After the meds I weighted 235, it took me about 11 years to lose the 35 pounds and believe me, I have tried and tried and tried. I am tired of hearing from family, friends and doctors that at my age it is harder to lose weight. I have to say, I have never ever had a weight problem, even while having FM, I have always been 135 or less. I believe that at my age now, I probably would have gained about 15 or 20 pounds just because of age, FM, hormones and all............but when you gain such a large amount of weight in your early 30's from meds, it puts a different spin on things. I won't list all the things I have done to try to lose this weight because I swear I would be here forever telling you guys, just know that I have tried a lot. I did get my thyroid checked and I insisted on all the test (as far as I know) the TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, all came back within the normal range, I guess, my doctor has not discussed them with me, so I am assuming they are within the normal range. I have friends, 3 in particular, who are all my age, and they are all either a size 4, 6 or 8, so it can't just be because I'm 46, they are 46 too and obviously do not have weight issues. This has been an extremely depressing thing for me since 1999, and it's going on for too long. As far as the FM goes? I am used to pain and fatigue and all the weird things associated with it, but now I have to deal with weight issues as well. Sometimes I feel the meds ruined my metabolism, and I have mentioned this to my doctors, but they just ignore me, which is frustrating. I'm not sure if they can do anything to help me because I have tried it all within my FM capabilities. Just had to vent about this Hugs, Chelz.