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I need support (weight) :(

molmol Posts: 24 Boards Initiate
edited December 2019 in Health & Wellbeing
So a couple of months ago I was put on meds for my anxiety, they had a side effect of weight gain and increased appetite. For me that was perfectly fine because I was 5ft7 & struggling to put on weight. The doctor told me he gave the same meds to a girl similar to me, she gained weight, but when she was taken off it she lost all of the weight. Recently I was taken off it because it wasn’t helping my anxiety and I’m dreading the day I lose the weight that the meds helped me gain. I finally feel normal, I look and feel healthy. I finally love my body and feel confident in my body and it sucks that I can’t stay like it. I know I was warned but it sucks :( 

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  • ShaunieShaunie I’m alive but I’m ✨dead✨ England 🏠Posts: 11,005 An Original Mixlorian
    edited December 2019
    Heyy,


    i guess its up to you but you said its not helping with your anxiety but sounds like it is with your weight and how you feel about your weight. So i was wondering if its an option to stay on it?  Just outa interest what med is it? Have you had it checked out to see what youre underweight like your thyroid or something?

    take care <3
    𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝. 💕💕
    mol
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 459 Community Manager
    Hey Mol,

    Just wanted to let you know I've made a few minor edits to your post to remove the numbers from your post, as this can sometimes be difficult for people to read. Appreciate that this wouldn't have been your intention though :3 

    It's great that you've found the changes that the meds have brought a real boost for your confidence in yourself. As Shaunie mentioned, it may be worth speaking to a doctor to see if they can understand why things have changed since you stopped taking the meds? They may also be able to point to other things that you can do to maintain things at a point where you feel happy with things.

    The thing to hold on to is that you have got to a place where you have felt confident and positive about your body, and that is a good thing. Over time, our bodies change and things will fluctuate, but it's worth remembering that the confidence you have remains within you, and with support, you can find ways to hold on to these feelings throughout periods of change. 

    It's good you've found our community, I'm sure you'll find plenty of supportive and friendly people around to help :3

    Take care,

    Ed
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
    mol
  • molmol Posts: 24 Boards Initiate
    Shaunie said:
    Heyy,


    i guess its up to you but you said its not helping with your anxiety but sounds like it is with your weight and how you feel about your weight. So i was wondering if its an option to stay on it?  Just outa interest what med is it? Have you had it checked out to see what youre underweight like your thyroid or something?

    take care <3
    I don’t think staying on it was an option, the doctor said he’s more concerned about sorting out my anxiety because that can stop me from eating anyway. I’ve had many tests done to see if it’s my thyroid or anything else it could be and there’s literally nothing. I’m just tiny and find it difficult to gain the weight :( 
    thank you😘
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 287 Moderator
    Hi @mol

    I'm you had a positive experience with the weight gain and made you feel confident. Some people are blessed or cursed with not being able to gain weight just because of how their bodies adapt. 

    You might not lose the weight, maybe that girl decided to diet after she came off the medication which is why she lost it or maybe it was water weight. I had something similar where I was on medication that made me gain weight, then I came off them, dieted and dropped the weight, but I don't think I would have if I didn't change my diet. So maybe as long as you don't change your diet drastically and your appetite is still there you might stay at your weight. If not, maybe it can be something you talk to your doctor about and maybe there is some kind of help you can get to help increase your weight.
    mol
  • molmol Posts: 24 Boards Initiate
    mags98 said:
    Hi @mol

    I'm you had a positive experience with the weight gain and made you feel confident. Some people are blessed or cursed with not being able to gain weight just because of how their bodies adapt. 

    You might not lose the weight, maybe that girl decided to diet after she came off the medication which is why she lost it or maybe it was water weight. I had something similar where I was on medication that made me gain weight, then I came off them, dieted and dropped the weight, but I don't think I would have if I didn't change my diet. So maybe as long as you don't change your diet drastically and your appetite is still there you might stay at your weight. If not, maybe it can be something you talk to your doctor about and maybe there is some kind of help you can get to help increase your weight.
    I feel hungry but I don’t have an appetite, like I don’t fancy eating anything, I don’t want anything 
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,535 Community Veteran
    Hey mol, how are you getting on? How are you finding things without the meds? 💖
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    mol
  • Jade09Jade09 EnglandPosts: 576 Moderator
    edited January 5
    Hey @mol

    Just wanted to check in and see how things have been going since you last posted?  <3


    mol
  • molmol Posts: 24 Boards Initiate
    Hey @BubblesGoesBoo@Jade09
    At the moment my weight is kinda at a standstill so I don’t know how things will go, tryna get my eating sorted as I still don’t have much want for food. Ive had a few meltdowns because I’ve been struggling, a few anxiety attacks but hopefully it’ll all get sorted eventually. 
    Thank you❤️
    Elizabeth
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