I found out on the weekend I lost more weight, but I did not really want to lose any more. I lost 40 pounds since February, (acid reflux followed by panic and loss of appetite).
I have been watching my diet ever since last winter, and I was told not to drink until I had test results. I have had a negative endoscopy, sounds like my abdominal CT scan is probably okay too, but I have to get together with the gastroenterologist for details. So it would have been pretty hard for me not to lose weight, since my diet changed so much. I know I was eating a lot of high fat food, and drinking more than was good for me. I'm drinking a little bit now, not much. A few beers once a week, or a few glasses of red wine, doesn't seem to be causing me any gastric distress so far.
What worries me is that weight loss was supposed to be good for acid reflux. I don't think it has helped much. I know I had acid problems sporadically in the past, but late last winter it got much, much worse. Still don't know why, I suspect perimenopause, since digestive problems are so widespread among us, but I don't know for sure. I get some upper back pain, usually under the shoulder blades, under my ribs, doesn't radiate, exactly, since it always seems to be in the back.
I wonder about the state of my gall bladder, since I know rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. But the pain in my back definitely moves around. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to be acid reflux. I wish it would go. Maybe my gastroenterologist will want more tests.
I was feeling fine until this past winter. I think I would have preferred to be heavier if I could keep feeling good...