(Closed) I Don't Know How to Feel About my Recent Weight Loss :(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hope they’re able to figure out what’s going on… a significant weight loss due to illness can be very worrisome.  I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been going through this, and I wish you the best of luck in this process.  I’ll be sending “good health” vibes your way!

Post # 4
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

OP you weighloss is bittersweet…Sorry you’re having the health issues….please keep us posted….

Post # 5
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m so sorry you are going through this and they don’t know what is causing it.

I had the opposite problem, and am gaining due to a combo of chronic fatigue and thyroid issues. It sucks, especially when at my wedding and honeymoon I am the heaviest I have ever been.

Before that, I had gone through a spell like you, where I lost 15 lbs quickly and was the thinnest I have ever been (I’m just under 5 feet tall, so it doesn’t sound like a lot, but on my frame it makes a huge difference). Everyone was commenting on how thin and lovely I looked. I was eating tons but just couldn’t put any weight on, and one doctor even had me come in for weigh-ins!

My weight stabilized a few months, but then swung in the other direction and now I have gained back all of that 15 lbs plus another 15! Now people are commenting how I have let myself go, and it’s catching up with me, and how every time they see me it seems like I am even heavier.

It’s very hurtful, and people can be very insensitive. You may want to tell close friends and family what is going on. The most hurtful comments have come from my inlaws, who dont know what we have been going through.  It’s really none of anyone’s business but people will comment if you get “too thin” or “too heavy”.

Post # 7
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If its hormonal/adrenal related I’m sure they can get you back on track or find the right balance you will need to keep you healthy consistently throughout the rest of your life- both through drugs and also I’m sure there are some more holistic approaches as well!

Were you trying to loose weight previous to this mystery illness?


Post # 8
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sugarpea:  I know how you feel.  Right before and after my wedding, in about 2 months time, I lost 30 lbs and I had no idea how.  I was not trying at all and usually weight loss takes a lot of effort for me.  I maintained that weight loss, again without trying, until this past March.  In March, I was diagnosed with Graves disease, an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism.  When I was put on medication to control the disease, the side effect was weight gain and I have now gained 40 lbs back, making me the heaviest I have ever been right now.  It’s frustrating to watch your weight swing with what seems like no effort on your part.  I hope you and your doctors can help you get to the root of the issue and get things under control. 

Post # 11
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I can definitely relate. I have Lyme disease and hypothyroidism and have been unable to finish school or work for the last 2 years. Obviously hypothyroidism makes you gain weight and feeling so sick all the time really limits my ability to do any exercise. I eat really well so I haven’t gained too much, mostly I have just lost muscle mass. 

I went through the conventional medical system for 2 years with no answers before I started seeking out alternative healthcare practitioners. That would be my advice to you is to see someone outside the scope of just prescriptions. The body has an innate ability to heal itself if we give it the proper tools. 

Had you done any traveling before getting sick?

Post # 13
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

@sugarpea:  Oh yes, hardly anything I do is covered by insurance. It’s terrible. Luckily my parents still help me out so I’m able to do what I need. 

I hope you are able to get some answers soon and feel better! And the weight loss thing…it’s all gravy compared to feeling well so just focus on getting healthy and the rest will follow!

Post # 14
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am sorry and I certainly cant diagnose or help you. But, if you are not already, try taking some vitamins and fishoil pills etc. I would avoid those with calcium since those tend to cause nauseia (sp?)in many people.

I wish you the best.

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