| | hi everyone...i have a question...
this may belong in the weight loss forum, but i honestly feel that this is a health issue, so here goes...
i am a 19 year old who had a premature baby (24 weeks gestation) by c section about a year ago. since the birth, i have steadily gained a large amount of weight, despite diet and excercise. there was a six
month period during which, according to my diet/excersise plan, a normal person would have
been burning about 850 calories more than they were taking in, but the pounds just kept piling on. i have been to an internal medicine(IMD) doctor and my ob/gyn. once my IMD established that my thyroid was
normal, he sort of dismissed the whole thing, telling me to diet and that i am "borderline anemic." i have been anemic since childhood, and i have never
been able to tolerate iron pills as they make me vomit, but i have never had a weight problem until now. my ob/gyn changed my birth control from
ortho tri cyclen to yasmin, in hopes that it would make a difference, but three months later i have gained another 15 pounds. i weighed 135 when i had my sonlast august. i now weigh 178. the weight gain is very erratic:sometimes, it seems to stabilize, and then i gain rapidly. i have gained 20 lbs. with in the past two weeks. i am miserable and feel as though there is nothing i can do to stop this. i am deathly afraid that something is seriously wrong, but none of my doctors seem overly concerned. i honestly think that they just assume i have become a complete glutton overnight. the problem is, i haven't...i eat between 1500 and 1700 calories per day, and i am very active. maybe if i went in with a suggestion as to what the problem could be, my Dr. would listen.
please help, i'm desperate!!!