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    Old 08-02-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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    so much weight gain!!!

    Ever since I have been prescribed Lyrica and methadone I have gained so much weight! I don't mean just a little either. I mean quite a bit of weight. I have now gained about 35-40 pounds. I have never in my life been this heavy. I believe though that the weight has finally leveled off because I haven't gained anything in the last couple of months.

    Because of this weight gain my self esteem has gone down the drain. I worry that my husband of 20 years may find someone with a better body. Although he says that I am crazy for thinking that and that he loves me no matter what. But it hurts me emotionally to look in the mirror and see myself. It has gotten to the point that I am not wanting to go out with my husband because my clothes don't fit and what does fit I feel I look ridicules in. My girlfriends have also been very supportive but that support hasn't even helped how I feel about myself.

    I also feel that this weight gain may be the reason my pain level has gone up so much. I mean my poor feet and legs (where I have the RSD) are not used to carrying all this weight!!

    So I have decided that it is time to really try and do something about this. I have decided to join NutriSystem and give it a try to see if that will help me loose this weight. I know that this is not cheap. But I want to be Valarie Bertinali and feel that good about myself. I have seen her commercials and I have seen her on so many talk shows and I am jealous about how she now feels so good about herself.

    She would describe how she felt when she had the extra weight on and it is exactly how I am feeling now. I told my husband that perhaps if this weight came off I would once again have more energy and that my pain level will go down a bit.

    I haven't discussed this with my Pain Doctor. I don't see her again until the first of September. But I don't think that this will be problem, do any of you guys think it will?

    I know I will be eating their food. I am going to try this for two months. It cost $268 a month! But I think that it will cut down on our own food bill. Even though my husband will not be eating this food, it still should cost us about the same. Perhaps I am trying to talk myself into the fact that it is not so expensive. But even if it is, if it helps me, then why not????

    My question to you guys is; how do you feel about this food? I don't see how it could interfere with my medications do you? Has anyone else tried NurtiSystem? If so can you please tell me how it went for you? Are you now models! Ha! Ha! OK I was just kidding about that!

    I just feel I need some help in loosing this weight. I have truly tried other ways, but nothing has worked. And my self esteem needs to be boosted or I am going to be falling into a deep depression. I never realized how gaining so much weight can effect every part of you. Not just the physical ways but my goodness the emotional ways. I have suffered enough. I need to loose this weight or I truly feel I will have major problems with myself.

    Thanks for whatever input you guys can give me. I trust you all and feel so safe coming onto this board. I feel that this is one place where I can tell someone how I truly feel and not be afraid of the reaction to it. I know that whatever advice you may give it is given out of concern and support for me. This weight needs to leave me. My pain from the RSD has increased way too much now and I don't want to increase my medications until I try loosing this weight and see if that will help me.

    Thanks and take care everyone!
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    Old 08-02-2008, 04:46 AM   #2
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    Chris,

    I know how you feel. I also have put on so much weight with the monster and the meds we have to take.
    I thought the Valerie was on Jenny Craig. The reason I say that is that I just got an e-mail from them telling me of a special. I am also thinking of Jenny craig. I heard that the food is much better then nutrisystem. I think the cost is about the same. I don't think it will hurt to go this route. I also have rsd in both feet in legs, and I agree, that if some of the weight could come off then maybe it wouldn't hurt so much. One thing I did was to ask my dr. for a script for a treadmill. Insurance wouldn't pay for it, but I can write it off as a medical cost on my taxes. It was the only way I could get back to trying to move again. I don't drive due to the meds, so I couldn't go to the gym. You might want to try to see if your dr will write one for you.

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    Old 08-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    Thanks Mary,
    You know I think you are right. Perhaps Valarie was with Jenny Craig. I think I may have been thinking of Marie Osmond! They all look alike!!! Ha! Ha!
    I would need to ride a stationary bike for exercise and I do have one of them. A treadmill wouldn't work out for me because I am unable to walk very long without so much pain. The bike I have been trying to use and I do enjoy doing that. I have also recently started to do some yoga. It's just some beginning yoga that seems to be helping me with my breathing and trying to regain some strength back in me.
    I used to be athletic. Golfed a lot, played softball, bowled and even lifted weights in competition years ago. But every since I have been diagnosed with this terrible RSD, I have been in too much pain to do much of anything. Sure some days are better than others but I know that I will never be able to do what I was able to do years ago.
    My age has something to do with that as well though! I am very close to turning 50 so I guess some sort of slowing down is expected. But I just wish I didn't have this RSD in my life. Positive thinking Chris, positive thinking, I must remember that! Ha!
    I will keep you posted on how this NutriSystem works for me. I am so looking forward to trying this. I really believe it will work. Even if I lost half of what I want then I would be happier than I am now. PLus for me to start seeing a difference in myself when I look in the mirror gives me a kick to keep trying to loose the rest of what I want to get rid of.
    Hugs back to you!
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    Old 08-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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    Chris,

    I know what you mean about exercise. I have horses and I used to ride several hrs a day, plus doing all the barn work, tossing hay, dragging pastures, etc. I haven't ridden in over 4 years, and I would love to get back into it. I have 3 horses here with me, and I can at least groom them and take care of them. With my weight gain I really don't want to subject them to it. I am also over 50, and yes we do slow down some, but not the way I am now. I also couldn't walk. That's why I got the treadmill. I could walk 1 mile an hr holding on. At first I only did it for a minute or two, then after a few days I did it for another minute, so on and so on. I haven't been on it in a while as I managed to break on of my toes again. Also, the battery in my butt really really hurts. Hopefully, that will be moved before too long. I can't wait to see how it works out for you. I know it will really help. I think you will be tickled pink with the outcome. If you do, and you like it, I may go ahead and try it. It could only help....

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    Old 08-02-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    I don't mean to be a downer or rain on anyone's parade, but I've seen so many others over the years go through this.

    Going on a diet, any diet, won't help you lose weight. You've gained weight because of the meds not because you eat too much. That's what the diets are all about, losing weight from overeating. The only way to lose it is to quit taking the med(s) that are causing the weight gain. In your case, the lyrica is the one that has done it. Have you ever been on Topomax?? If not, you may want to discuss with your doctor about trying it. They don't call it "the weight loss" drug for nothing! LOL Topomax doesn't actually make you lose weight, it just doesn't cause weight gain. Your weight goes back down on it because the drug you took that caused it is no longer in your body.

    I had to speak up because I know so many of us don't have money to spare and I would hate to see that much money go, literally, down the drain for nothing. Even more, I'd hate myself for not saying anything when I'd "hear" the despair in your words over why the weight isn't coming off.

    Why so long till you see your doc again? I go once every 3 months to see mine but that's because I don't take anything I have to go every month for. If possible, see if you can get in sooner.

    Keep us up to date with what happens.

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    Old 08-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #6
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    Thanks Karen for giving me something to think about. I thought I was gaining the weight because the medicine was causing me to be so much more hungry and to actually crave certain foods. I thought I had better will power than I did. I have tried so hard to but sometimes the cravings seem to get the better of me.
    I see my doctor every six weeks or so. The lyrica I can call in to the pharmacy myself to get refilled. The methadone I go and pick up the prescription at her office. Her office is right in our city's hospital which is not very far from my house.
    I have never heard of Topomax. Can this replace Lyrica? Is it in the same family of that type of medicine. I was first taking Neurontin but my doctor felt that Lyrica would do a better job. But I will definetly talk to her about this after you let me know what I am talking about! Ha!
    I have already ordered one months of the NutriSystem so this coming month is too late.
    I would never suggest for anyone else to try NutriSystem. I really just wanted to start this thread to find out how you people felt about it. And if anyone else had tried to use it. I'm sorry if it came across as me saying that other people should also try it.
    I will be trying it for this coming month (whenever the food gets here). And I will keep everyone posted on how it does work for me or if it won't work because of just being on the Lyrica and methadone.
    Again thanks for sharing your opinion with me. I do appreciate it.
    Hugs back to you,
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    Old 08-02-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    Hi,
    I was told on Friday that I have RSD as a result of my ankle/surgery injury..my foot, ankle, and lower leg are reddish and swollen and my ortho said I definately have it...I had ankle surgery 5 months ago and re-injured it two months ago...
    It is a worker comp injury and I will be referred to a pain management specialist. I anticipate a fight and delay from the insurance company..I have been in a panic since Friday and now that I have spent two days reading about it I am terrified. I started feeling weird sensations in my body last week and they are more pronounced this week-ned so I think the progression has begun...it feels good to express myslef to others who have gotten that piece of news themselves. so thanks for reading.... I have posted on other sites for my ankle injury and surgery under another post name...but here I am posting under the RSD message forum...I am so scared and terrified of what can lie ahead...
    I did want to say that in my two days of clicking every posible link for RSD I came across a few that talk about how diet affects the condition..and how it prescribes the 4 "F"s..fish, foul fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. .....foods to avoid that irritate the nervous system are caffeine, chocolate, red meat, all fried foods, cakes, candies, ice creamand white wheat with gluten.
    Foods that are OK are nuts, diet drinks with no sugar or caffeine, fresh orange juice grapefruit juice , apple juice natural honey,skim cheese, raisins, skim milk, tuna packed in water, 8 glasses of water a day, shrimp, dried fruits, whole grain unsweetened cereals, plain yogurt, sweet potatoes, plain oatmeal with fresh fruit, lowfat cottage cheese, crab and lobster, and some other items.
    It is late Saturday and I am in a daze at hearing this diagnosis. I work full time and oversee the care of my 96 year old mother who still lives on her own. (at least I have good genes...) Please help me calm my "nerves" as I am truly so scared.

     
    Old 08-03-2008, 12:54 AM   #8
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    Welcome Tigerlily! I so know how you are feeling. I think we all felt the way you are feeling right now when we first learned of the news that we have RSD. For me once I let some time go by and let the news sink in, I realized that I needed to let go of my fear and let God into my life more.
    I don't know how religous you are and I am not trying to force it down your throat, but having some kind of higher power in my life has really helped me.
    My life has changed so much. I taught and trained student teachers in childcare at a technical college for 22 years and I had to stop working. The pain became too much and I never knew how I would feel each day until I woke up that day. Well the school didn't appreciate me not being there as much as I should have been. Which I never blamed them for. I simply was no longer able to do my job the best way I could. But once I did stop working the stress of trying to work while I was in so much pain was done. I do feel better physically not working.
    But I think if you do need to ever stop working it is important to try and find something to do that makes you feel that are still contributing to society (if at all possible). I volunteer at Hospice Hope. I deliver medications to patients and I am with them should they want someone from hospice hope there when they are actively dying. I found great joy in helping these wonderful people.
    Thanks for letting us know what you read about what foods are good for us to eat. And what foods are not so good for us. Why is it that the foods that are not so good for us are the ones that I love to eat!!! Not fair!
    I do enjoy the other foods that you mentioned that are good for us. But I so love Chocolate! It brings me such joy to eat something chocolate! Ha! Now do you wonder how I gained so much weight?!?!?
    I think that with time and once you talk to your pain specialist your nerves will start to calm down. I wish I could give you a little hug right now. Because I just know how you are feeling and how you are trying to wrap your brain around this. Your life will change. But try and accept it. It is what it is now. But there are things that the doctor will be able to do that will help you.
    Also continue to share your fears with us. I think even writing down your fears and how you are feeling can help you. And remember we are here for you. Try and calm down. I know it's hard not to worry, but remember worrying about things doesn't give us one more day here on earth. There just are certain things that we can't change in our lives, so we must find a way to accept them.

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    Old 08-03-2008, 07:34 AM   #9
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    Hi, I'm getting married in a month. I have crazy burning, tingling and pain in my left ankle which is creeping up my shin. I'm down to barely eating at all and excercise everyday (whatever exercises do not include my ankle). I'm trying so hard to fit in my dress. I gained so much weight from the meds and lil activity. I broke my ankle pretty bad in February. All the xrays look great with the plate and screws but I still have these symptoms. My PT thinks it might be RSD and tendonitious. My PM doctor has me taking 2700mg a day of neurontin which has not done alot. He has already done 2 sympathetic nerve blocks in my back with no relief, just more pain. I haven't been to work since my injury. Now my PM doctor wants to discuss IV lidocaine. With my wedding so close, I'm scared that it might not work. And even if it does, what could the side effects do?
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    Old 08-03-2008, 06:10 PM   #10
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    *hugs* You're welcome! Topomax is in the same family of drugs. It's worked for a lot of people and it does make you not so hungry too so that's good for those who gain weight like this from the meds. A lot of people have done well on it but like anything rsd related, it's how each of our bodies work. I hope that if you get to try it that it works! Eating a healthy diet as possible is always a good thing and even more so with rsd.

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    Thanks Karen for giving me something to think about. I thought I was gaining the weight because the medicine was causing me to be so much more hungry and to actually crave certain foods. I thought I had better will power than I did. I have tried so hard to but sometimes the cravings seem to get the better of me.
    I see my doctor every six weeks or so. The lyrica I can call in to the pharmacy myself to get refilled. The methadone I go and pick up the prescription at her office. Her office is right in our city's hospital which is not very far from my house.
    I have never heard of Topomax. Can this replace Lyrica? Is it in the same family of that type of medicine. I was first taking Neurontin but my doctor felt that Lyrica would do a better job. But I will definetly talk to her about this after you let me know what I am talking about! Ha!
    I have already ordered one months of the NutriSystem so this coming month is too late.
    I would never suggest for anyone else to try NutriSystem. I really just wanted to start this thread to find out how you people felt about it. And if anyone else had tried to use it. I'm sorry if it came across as me saying that other people should also try it.
    I will be trying it for this coming month (whenever the food gets here). And I will keep everyone posted on how it does work for me or if it won't work because of just being on the Lyrica and methadone.
    Again thanks for sharing your opinion with me. I do appreciate it.
    Hugs back to you,
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    Old 08-04-2008, 04:59 AM   #11
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    Sully218,
    I just took notice of your posting regarding lidocaine infushions.. I've had several and if it wasn't for them..I would not be walking today.. I would get it now.. before the wedding.. Its not a harsh treatment.. You will feel so much better afterwards..
    I am not quit sure how you are being treated for this.. For me everything went smoothly.. I was in the hospital for 5 days.. Your hooked up to heart monitors which is just a precaution.. And you still take all the meds you were prior.. and most of the time you just sleep, rest.. You can get up and take showers etc.. Walk around.. Its really easy.. Just think of it as five days of rest.. It helps the out so much... When you get home for first two days you'll be very tired.. After a while. you will start noticing that your doing more then you use to...
    The first one I had only lasted about 3 months.. That was ok.. If you are getting the infusions, you can only get them every 3 months.. After a while you will start noticing you don't need them as much..
    Just my opinion, you have nothing to lose by trying this..
    I noticed you exercise... How does that affect your pain? I can't do anything like that it just makes my RSD worse..
    If you have any questions regarding the lidocaine I would be happy to help you..
    By the way, I notice you live in PA. I am just curious, what dr to you go to.. I've been looking for a good PM dr for so long, and haven't found one yet... Especially one that does lidocaine. I wonder if he works with Dr Schwartzman in Phila PA.. Cause there's not to many drs out there that do that treatment.. Since you live so close to Phila.. I would hook up with Dr Schwartzman..
    Hope to talk to you soon.
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    Sully218,
    I just took notice of your posting regarding lidocaine infushions.. I've had several and if it wasn't for them..I would not be walking today.. I would get it now.. before the wedding.. Its not a harsh treatment.. You will feel so much better afterwards..
    I am not quit sure how you are being treated for this.. For me everything went smoothly.. I was in the hospital for 5 days.. Your hooked up to heart monitors which is just a precaution.. And you still take all the meds you were prior.. and most of the time you just sleep, rest.. You can get up and take showers etc.. Walk around.. Its really easy.. Just think of it as five days of rest.. It helps the out so much... When you get home for first two days you'll be very tired.. After a while. you will start noticing that your doing more then you use to...
    The first one I had only lasted about 3 months.. That was ok.. If you are getting the infusions, you can only get them every 3 months.. After a while you will start noticing you don't need them as much..
    Just my opinion, you have nothing to lose by trying this..
    I noticed you exercise... How does that affect your pain? I can't do anything like that it just makes my RSD worse..
    If you have any questions regarding the lidocaine I would be happy to help you..
    By the way, I notice you live in PA. I am just curious, what dr to you go to.. I've been looking for a good PM dr for so long, and haven't found one yet... Especially one that does lidocaine. I wonder if he works with Dr Schwartzman in Phila PA.. Cause there's not to many drs out there that do that treatment.. Since you live so close to Phila.. I would hook up with Dr Schwartzman..
    Hope to talk to you soon.
    Michelle
    Michelle~

    I go to Dr. Ksu in Reading. I have not seen him many times. I dont know much about what he is going to do with the lidocaine. He has only told me that we need to talk about IV Lidocaine. This is workers comp and sooo frustraiting. I actually started tearing up when I saw that there are so many people dealing with knowing that they aren't crazy, but are begining to wonder. And believe me EXERCISING HURTS SO BAD! The swelling is just ridiculous. But I just recently went for my first dress fitting and I had gained so much weight that the dress didnt close. So on top of the whole trying to prove to people that I'm not lying about my pain, I need to fit in my dress in the next 3 weeks. I'm so scared. Everytime I think I might be able to go back to work, I realize that my leg feels like its getting worse. I was in training at a new job when I fell and broke it. I'm so lucky my boss understands. His brother has RSD. I'm going crazy with all the meds I'm suppossed to be taking. The sympathetic nerve blocks I had in my back were so bad, I'm contemplating not having kids so I wont have to have another epidoral. I feel like when I hobble into PT, they are all thinking, " Oh Wonderful, she's back..." I cant wait to throw my crutches under a 16 wheeler, cause I'm so going to. Cabin Fever started like 4 months ago, but I hate going out at the same time because I feel like people feel like I'm so delicate I'll break. How long has this been going on with you?
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    Old 08-05-2008, 08:00 AM   #13
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    Tabatha,
    I know its tough.. I always hated when people think nothing is wrong with you.. My ex and his wife, they both say it to my kids all the time.. When it came time for a child support hearing my ex was trying to prove that I can work.. If I don't work its more that he as to pay.. I got brought my proof with me that I can't work.. You know you just get to the point where you just say I don't care what people think.. I might ok on the outside but they dont live with me.. They don't see what me and family go through.. I always tell people.. Do you really think I like sitting here for the past two yrs looking at the same four walls.. and not collect a dime.. I don't think so... I wish more then anything that I could work.. Just to get that extra money in.. One day I will..
    I've had RSD for 7 yrs now.. Its all a process that you go through. I read all these post and it just brings back so many memories.. Its all so scary when you first start out.. as time goes on you learn to accept it, your learn what you can and cannot do...
    Iam sure its so hard to battle this and at the same time thinking of your wedding.. How much weight do you need to lose? Try not push to much.. and try not to stess yourself out.. Stress is a killer for RSD. It can flare you up big time.. As for having kids.. I heard getting pregnant for some reason the RSD symptoms go away.. So thats a positive thing to look at.. I wouldn't even worry about an epidural right now.. Not everyone needs that to deliver.
    Talk to your DR about the lidocaine.. It helps so much.. You can throw those crutches out.. lol..
    Does DR Ksu specialize in RSD? Readings not to far from me.. I know Dr Schwartzman is like one of the top drs for RSD but it takes so long to see him. His waiting list for a new pt is over 2 yrs now.. Just for a follow up I had to wait 10 months.. If Dr Ksu specializes in RSD I might go to him... What type of DR is he?
    Try to keep your spirits up.. When they fit for a dress, they're pretty good with that.. There are so many soon to be brides that are pregnant and gain weight throughout their fittings.. Their use to...
    Try not to let other people bother you.. You know what you feel.. and thats what counts.. None of us want this pain.. I don't understand people some times.. If they really think about it.. What are we all gaining from being in pain.. Nothing.. I look at this way.. if they something to say about it thats negative they're not my friends.. A friend would never think that of someone...
    So try to stay positive. You will get through this..
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    Old 08-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #14
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    Michelle you took the words right out of my mouth! When you talked about people not understanding. And that they don't know what we all do just to get through everyday of our lives when no one can see us. We try and put and brave front because we don't want to be complaining too much. But then if we don't complain and let people know how we are really feeling, well then people don't believe just how bad it is for us.
    Who are they to judge us anyway?? I usually have such a good group of people that support me and I think understand me. I do however have a sister who just doesn't get it. And she can be sometimes down right mean about her comments to me She seems to think that it really isn't that bad.
    I guess unless I have all my limbs in casts and are full of black and blue marks she feels I can still do whatever I was doing before the RSD. If I even mention about having a bad day, she will roll her eyes and ignore any talk about it. She does this when we are in a crowd with a bunch dfriends around us. Now I'm thinking that if they see her roll her eyes about me having RSD, can you imagine what they are thinking. Just from their body language I can tell that they don't believe me.
    I was given some wonderful advice from a friend of mine. She said that I must stay true to myself. Do what is right for me and everything else will fall into place. I think this wonderful words to live by. I can't change how people think, nor should I have to try to.
    I can only imagine the stress you are going thru Tabatha!! But Michelle is right about stress causing the RSD to flare up. Believe me I know because when we had our flood and the stress for us was out of this world, I felt like crap. My pain level was thru the roof. And it is only now two months later has the stress started to go down. We lost too much for the stress to just go away quickly.
    I hope that by writing to us that this is helping with some of the stress. Getting another's point of view or getting some advice can only help. I know it helps me to just be able to vent.
    Perhaps even if you don't loose the weight that there is plenty of enough time before the wedding to have your dress altered to fit you? I know this is easier said than done but if you try not to worry about the weight and just focus on marrying this wonderful man. The man of your dreams who loves you so much.
    Try to stay focused on the positive side of things and maybe this will help your stress levels. Which in turn may help your pain levels????
    Planning your wedding and dealing with just finding out that you have RSD is enough on your plate. Anybody in your shoes would be under stress. I just wish there were some other way for me to help you. I wish I could give the advice that would be able to fix this whole thing. But just know that we are praying for you. Take care!!!!
    Chris

     
    Old 08-09-2008, 11:07 PM   #15
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    Re: so much weight gain!!!

    Chris,
    I understand about the lyrica... They put me on it long before anything came up about RSD. I have been a little overweight for the past few years due to the fact I have Crohn's and the steroids they put me on for that, but never the less lyrica has that not so wonderful side effect of weight gain. As for your husband, he sounds wonderful sweetie and 20 years of marriage, that is a mile stone. I'm sure you have been through some tough times even before RSD, i believe its what makes a marriage stronger if they are your soul mate, at least that's what my grandmother said. They had been married for 52 years before my grandfathers death. I always worried about what my partner would think also. I would cry and cry thinking they needed to be with someone who is healthy. I'm only 26 and they are 27. Since we started dating My crohns landed me in the hospital, tons of times for weeks on end. I have a daughter with my ex husband and my honey was right there to step up and take care of me and my daughter, where my ex wouldn't! I don't know how I feel about the NS food, watching the tv I always thought the food looked not so appetizing. I started really looking at the label's on foods watching what I put in my body. When I'm craving sweets I go for something like oranges, strawberry's or cherry's anything that you really like. I've noticed I've lost a few lbs in the last few weeks just from that. I also go out and get a make over once a month or every couple months, I go have my hair cut and colored, buy a new outfit that works well for this body. Maybe even get something a little sexy that hides the parts that you really don't enjoy. lol I laugh about it because sometimes I just want to wrap my self up in a moo moo and call it good! I know you really want to loose the weight hun, but I do know until you get those feelings out of your head that your husband will want someone smaller you wont be able to get rid of that weight. It will make you more down and depressed. Have you sat down with him and really talked about it? Sometimes men don't really understand that, in passing by conversations. If you want to try that NutraS then do it hun, but remember you are still the beautiful eyes, hair, lips, heart and soul he fell in love with 20 years ago! Really try to reward your self and do something nice just for you also. I wish you all the luck in the world hun.

    Bren

     
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