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Posted by Shanon on September 05, 2000 at 20:12:59:

In Reply to: Re: Weight gain posted by lynn on August 04, 2000 at 23:48:54:

: I was diagnosised 2 1/2 yrs ago with addisons.
: I was 125lbs, 5'6" and worked hard at keeping my weight down even with a hypothyroid. Well, within one month of cortisol I gained 30 lbs. i can deal with the desease but the weight gain is so unfair.
: I exercised and hardly ate much but salads and finally lost 15lbs. In May I went into a crisis was hospitalized for 12 days and within a month gained 17 more lbs. I wouldn't mind if the weight was detributed evenly over my body, but it all goes to my stomach and clothing is so difficult to buy. I'm on 30mg of cortisol and .4 of florinef and feel like a bloated balloon. i truly feel for all of you who have gained weight with this disease. Now my doctor says she thinks I'm depressed. Sure I'm depressed, who wouldn't be gaining weight without even overeating. If anyone has had luck with a certain diet, please post it.
: Everyday is a struggle just not to gain another lb.

Hi Lynn
I was diagnosed 1 year ago, August 1999. I am 5'4" and have always weighed between 115 and 120. Now I weigh 140+lbs. My weight can fluxuate as much as 7 lbs. from morning to night. In know you can understand my frustration. I feel bloated and miserable. I try not to dwell on it but it is hard not to. I have tried reducing my florinef intake to every other day. That didn't help. I reduced my cortisol from 30 to 15 am and 5 pm. At first this helped and then the weight came back on. I exercise daily, drink plenty of fluid, but nothing seems to work? Are weight loss products safe for Addisons patients? I'm ready to try one, but don't want to go into crisis again.

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