Sleep Apnea and weight loss

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by motherof1, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. motherof1

    motherof1 New Member

    Does anyone with sleep disorders find it hard to lose weight?
  2. greeneyeslk

    greeneyeslk New Member

    Yes, I have struggled losing weight and have put on alot of extra pounds since I got sick about 8 years ago. Last year I started getting my hypothyroid under better control, but was still not able to lose much weight. My husband had been telling me for several years that he thinks that I have sleep apnea. I went in for a sleep study and was diagnosed last May. I have been using a C-PAP since then. I started on Weight Watchers in January and seem to be losing at a much better rate than I did before. I have heard that untreated sleep apnea will put on the pounds. Underactive thyroid will cause weight gain too. I have been told that the weight is alot harder to lose than it was to gain from these conditions. Another consideration is that if you are on any anti-depressants that they may be causing weight gain. Also, I think most of us that have these disorders cannot exercise very much. I know that if I exercise then I better plan on a flare up that will last several days.

    [This Message was Edited on 02/04/2007]

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