Re: Fibro and weight?
I know how frustraiting it is. In 1999 I was at 125, happy healthy & very active. I got pregnant and sooo exhausted. That just never went away. My body felt heavy, sore & tired. I was also hit with a dissociative disorder called derealization. At the end of my pregnancy i was 195. I went down to 175 when she was born. I stayed that way. Even after my 2nd child I went back to 175 after he was born. Anyhow, I blaimed pregnancy, then postpartum, & started seeking help. I later (in 2010) found out it was chronic fatigue & derealization. But it took 11 yrs. Anyhow in 2003 I started on Armour for low thyroid. I felt alittle better, enough to push myself. Months later I managed to lose 55 pounds in 3 months! I do think I had allot I edema issues & that was allot of it. Anyhow, I stayed at 120 for years. Had a good 3rd pregnancy in 2009. I still pushed myself, not much of a change in activity or diet. But I gained about 30 pounds within a few months. Then kept gaining. I've been around 170 since. I don't know go I gained it, the scale just wouldn't stop going up! The only thing I can think of is a dr switched my thyroid med to levothyroid or something like that. I have been back on my armour over a yr now but no weight loss. Anyhow, after my last child was born the pain started setting in & just got worst. I injured my back in 2005, took 6 months for releif but was never the same. That was the first pain tiger worst. I was diagnosed with fibro in 2010 along with te CFS & dissociative dissorder. Fibro just gets worst. As poor of an appetite I have, always pushing myself then nausea & vomiting issues, I don't lose weight. Even went through phases of 1000 calories a day & exercise as my main priority.
Anyhow, I do wonder if losing weight is some kind of side effect of a remission... If so I really wish it would kick in. I do have allot of edema issues & although I feel like I'm full of inflammation tests say I'm not.
It's very frustraiting but all we can do is not give up. I do think that I'll lose weight again but seems like it'll be in my body's terms & not mine. Don't give up. Don't eat unhealthy foods because you figure you won't lose it anyways. Just do your best to take care of your body. It will come off eventually. I have a friend that complains about her weight but she does it too herself. She admits she loves food. I wish it was that simple for me. I would just eat healthier & exercise. I'm just not so lucky. I eat small portions, rare if food actually sounds good.
Fatigue & Derealization (PTSD?) 1999
Back injury~ 2005
Severe Degenerative Disk, Arthritis, Mild Scoliosis.
Fibromyalgia diagnosed 2009