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No period, severe weight gain, severe water retention after having baby 8 months ago

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy No period, severe weight gain, severe water retention after having baby 8 months ago

Hello everyone. I have been having some major issues since having my son in May of 2009. My period has not returned. Aside from a two day spot in september I have yet to have a period since I first became pregnant in 2008. I have excessive quick weight gain and I have not changed my diet. I am very active as well. I work 60 hours a week as a restaurant manager which is a very physically demanding job. I do NOT excessively eat or eat "wrong" foods. As a matter of fact, I'm a very healthy eater. I do not eat fast foods, high fat protiens, or a lot of sugar. I generally do not eat before bed aside from a bowl of wheat chex on rare occassion. I have had edema (swelling) of my feet, ankles, legs, stomach, fingers, wrists, lower arms, and face since my last few weeks pregnancy. A little of it has subsided but not much. I have been on Lasiks for the water retention since july as well and the water pills do not even put a dent in it.
I have been to my family doctor every 4 weeks since I have had my son. He has checked everything. Standard CBC blood work, cortisol, thyroid, adrenals, had a abdomen ct scan and most reciently a head ct scan to check pituitary gland. All tests are in the "normal" ranges for the issues.
Does anyone know what the heck could be wrong? I have an appointment with an Endocrinologist in the beginning of Feb but I honestly do not have high hopes there since nothing was found so far.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. feel free to email me.

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