Hi all, in the past few months I have gained about 15 lbs with no apparent reason! I have recently been diagnosed with Lupus but have not been put on any medications. Why am I gaining weight? I am not eating more...so frustrated.
Worked just the opposite for me, I lost about 30 pounds. Didn't change my eating habits either, they checked my thyroid, normal, did a colonoscopy, normal, the only thing they could find was my B12 was low. Took 7 shots so far and I do feel better, but haven't gained any weight back. I'm too old to lose too much, look like one of those wrinkled dogs!!!
Sophie, Like Watoozie wrote, I too believe weight LOSS is more common than GAIN. Hopefully your rheumie will look at water retention, thyroid function, etc. You have an appt. with your rheumie soon, right? If you've noticed areas where your body has changed dramatically, you should point those out. Let us know how you make out, OK? Best wishes, Vee
I am menopausal and started hormones so I thought that might be it. My obgyn said the pills he gave me did not cause weight gain. The only light of Lupus if there could be one for me would be weight lose ....but no I gain. Maybe I'll try weight watchers. Thanks for the info and tips all.