Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by psychomama, Oct 12, 2006.
Has anyone else gained a lot of weight since coming down with CFS or fibro?
physical problems etc.. you name it..
up and down on my weight.. of course now i have well passed 40 coming up on 42 in a few months...
and i have not really been exercising or weight training so that will help after i get my surgery and then i can hopefully have enough energy to do something again..
Can't believe I'm telling everyone this. Within the 9 yrs. of being diagnosed with Fibro and many others, 100 pds. and still growing. The past 2 years, I've just been exploding up. I have so many more sicknesses, more meds. no excercie, just a BLOB.
I'm not saying that I was so great, my I always looked nice, pulled together, hair done, make-up. I use to get alot of compliments. I was kinda a head turner and didn't know it.
How embarred and so depressed watching myself typing this.
Yes I have gained a lot of weight. Anti depressants packed on most of it for me and since I can't be active like I used to be that hasn't helped either.
Unfortunately if I don't take my anti depressant I don't sleep. If I don't sleep I have daily migraines..... So I really don't have a choice.
I am so uncomfortable and ashamed...I used to be pretty..now Im a slob.
I gained weight from the meds associated with Fibromyalgia, especially the antideppresant 'Elavi'. So, I spoke with the doctor and went off of the med.
i started losing weight. So, figuring i would take advantage of this loss, I went (and still am on) a stringent diet.
So far, so good.
So, sometimes it is the meds. Sometimes not.
I am a little worried when I read that people stopped taking their meds because they gained weight.
If the medication wasn't doing anything for you then I could see it but in my case without my meds I don't sleep and I have daily migraines.
I really hate all the weight that I have put on but feel that without my medication my quality of life was almost zero.
I just wanted to caution people to please be careful about going off your medication without your doctors support. I try to remind myself that I am more than my weight!
I've gained a lot of weight too. I eat a varied diet, pretty healthy, but way too much. I never seem to feel full or satisfied. It is really frustrating. I have noticed when I was taking some antidepressants my appetite normalized (temporarily) and I was able to lose weight. Others I gained on. Totally messed up for a while now and gaining. I think it has something to do with out of synch neurotransmitters - and an inactive lifestyle.
I have gained almost 85lbs since being diagnosed with fibro.
I don't take antidepressants so I can't blame it on those.
I was diagnosed in 1996 and did pretty well for a few yrs.
I had no idea what fibro was back then. Now, I am on disability and barely surviving so heavy I difficulty doing
anything. I have tried exercising, but I just couldn't
stick with it..........just way too tired...exercising did
not give me the energy it used to. I used to be a very,
very small person and was a runner, aerobics freak, health
nut and now NO ONE recoginizes me. I don't even know who
I am!!!!!!!! I am sooooooo happy to see that others have
this problem also. I thought I was the only one. No one
in my circle of friends or family believe me either.
same here,up about 15# in the past 8 months. I believe it's from the AD's (celexa & elavil) along with not moving as much or exercising as much as I used to.
So, now I joined a weight loss group @ work...we had to pay $10, and the person who loses the most gets all the money at the of 3 months. I don't expect to win, but I think the support will make it easier to stick with a healthier diet (mainly just eating less, seems I'm hungry all the time).
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