Weight Loss - Intentional :: Depressed
May 8, 2015
I am on the waiting list for Gastric Band Surgery on the NHS. My Doctor said this could take a Year to go through but I don't know if I can wait this long as I am so depressed about my weight and cannot stand the thought of another Summer at the size I am. Have gone from one diet to the next for the last 15 years, I have tried so hard.
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I am thinking of looking into a Privately fitted one and wondered if anyone knows of any good Hospitals in the Reading area or not too far away from Reading and how much I am looking at needing a loan for?
Had my band fill last week! Not sure what's In it as they can't find one of my files ! I think it's to tight because every time I eat I'm bring it back up or bring loads of water up !
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I am sure many of you will have heard of the Mediterranean diet and some of you may have even tried a supermarket or popular magazine version of it. Please set all those experiences to one side.
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In preparation for writing about the Mediterranean diet for Patient UK, I went back through all the scientific papers on the subject to find out exactly what the diet was; what science has shown the health benefits might be; and what you actually had to eat. The research stretches all the way back to the 1970s and there doesn't seem to be any dispute within the medical/ scientific community about the benefits of the diet.
Here's a few key things I found out:
It is to do with the proportions of things you eat (meat, veg, oil, nuts, wine...) rather than any particular recipes or ingredients. You don't need to cook any Greek, Italian etc dishes at all.
There are plenty of things to 'snack' on.
You can buy everything you need to follow the diet in your local food shop. You don't need to join any clubs or take any medication.
The health benefits include: reduction of risk of developing -> heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, dementia... (indeed many of the diseases everyone is worrying about)
Following the Mediterranean diet has helped people attain an ideal weight (and there are a number of scientific papers on this).
I was so impressed by what I read - I started the diet myself.
Anyhow - if you are interested, you'll find everything you need here:
how to follow.....
I'm considering gastric band surgery and have my first consultation next week any advice please?
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I had my band done 10 days ago. Until day 7 all was well, slowly recovering but then I started getting these horrible stabbing pains. Most of my incisions are too the left but one is just off centre to the right and it's under here I am getting the horrible pain. It's ok if I sit/ lie still but if I start moving round the twinges start. Has anyone else experienced this? I called the nurse she said it was probably where my port was embedded.
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I'm booked in to have gastric band surgery soon.
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The hospital is about 1.5 hours away from home.
The question is should I get a local hotel for the first night?
My husband would drive but is the journey too long straight after surgery?
I'm 5 days post op from having a gastric band fitted and I'm still in a lot of pain.. Mainly severe back ache and sharp pains in my ribs, is this normal? I've been taking 1 cocodamol when the pain starts as the liquid painkiller I was given has no effect.
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I went on holiday to morocco for 5 days (3.5 hr flight).
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Since the flight my band has felt very tight. 4 days into the holiday I got a really saw chest, it's got really saw and my breathing is slightly wheezy.
I rang my weight loss support and they have booked me in for tomorrow but Ive been reading all sorts about it being a sign of a slippage. I'm absolutely terrified it's a slippage!!!
Has anyone had problems with tight chests?
I am a 25 year old female and I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease probably around 2012 or so. I take 75MCG every morning and I do blood tests about once or twice a year to make sure my levels are stable. What I need help with are symptoms. My boyfriend has been very supportive, he was the reason I went to get the initial blood test because he said my symptoms reminded him of Graves Disease and it worried him. Well, I went to the doctor and got the tests done and he told me I had Hashimotos. Since then, my boyfriend has told me that he hasn't seen any improvement in my symptoms, in fact he thinks they've gotten worse. I have looked at a lot of different lists of symptoms that people with Hashimoto's Disease can experience and I experience a lot of them. I'll list the ones I experience the most and a little bit of a description to each so maybe someone can help me with what I need to do to feel better because honestly it makes me miserable.
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-Hair Loss - Every time I brush or wash my hair there is always tons of hair in the brush or tub. It's everywhere all the time, I shed like the cats.
- Depression - I don't know if it is actually depression, but a lot of the time I feel like I'm just not good enough to be around anyone. I'll find myself crying at ridiculous moments with absolutely no reason for it. I also find myself thinking that people I know (and can acknowledge even when I'm feeling this way) love and care for me, and yet I still think they don't care about me and will abandon me at the drop of the hat, which breaks me down mentally.
- Stress - This is probably one of my worst symptoms. I am always stressed out about something, even ridiculous things that shouldn't be stressing me out. One of the biggest things I stress about is what I mentioned with the depression. I feel like my friends and loved ones are going to abandon me at any minute, which scares me and results in me lashing out at them in ways that if I can't control it soon enough may result in them actually leaving, which terrifies me and just puts me into a never ending loop of stress and depression.
- Anger - I can't seem to rationalize other people's behaviors. Completely normal behaviors that don't normally bother me result in me lashing out and screaming at people and saying things that I don't mean to say.
- Memory Loss - This is a really bad symptom. I forget things very quickly. If I don't actively keep it in my mind, I won't remember it. A perfect example, when I was still in college I was walking through town with some people and when we were going back to the dorms I made a comment about a truck I saw. I used to see it all the time and hadn't seen it in a while so I made the comment. The people I was with looked at me really confused and just flatly stated "You said the exact same thing when we walked by it on the way out" and I honestly don't remember seeing it at any point that day. In fact I didn't remember seeing it for around 5 months, and yet they claimed that I made the exact same comment I just had, earlier that day. It really messes with my head when people tell me that I did or said something and I can't remember doing it to save my life.
- Weight - Before I started taking synthroid I weighed 110 lbs, after I started taking it I gained like 30 lbs and I can't lose it. I'm stuck between 135 and 140 (I'm about 5'6" tall)
- Headaches - I get headaches on a daily basis. Sometimes they're really bad but generally they're just a slight discomfort in my frontal lobe area.
- Sleep - It takes me forever to fall asleep and even when I do I can't stay asleep and then I feel exhausted all day when I wake up, as if I never slept at all.
Another thing I've noticed and that is that sometimes I feel like I can't swallow properly, I always feel like I have to yawn to get a lung full of oxygen, and my nails curl downward along the curve of the tip of my fingers on like 3/5 fingers.
Besides 2 hours of working out each day, does anyone know of some natural methods to help with stubborn weight? I have an underactive thyroid And unless I work out like crazy its hard for me to lose weight.
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My fiance is depressed. It is my belief that he has battled depression his entire life but has been in denial of it until recently. We have been on and off again for 3 years. While we are together, we experience about a month of good times and then many months of struggle where he seems to get "lost." This has, of course, triggered my own feelings of abandonment and loss. I have been working intensely with my therapist to overcome these feelings for myself. While we are apart it seems to me that he begins to think more clearly and is able to return to our love. We have done this cycle twice. Each time we get closer, he does something to pull us apart and I react in a way that he hates and finds overwhelming. This time I am determined to use all that I have learned in therapy and have been applying it to our relationship and our relationship has been significantly better.
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We got engaged in early May and were set to be married in August. One week after getting engaged my SO went on a business trip to the Philippines. He looked up brothels and went to one. When I confronted him about this he said he did not tell me because he was ashamed but that he did not do anything. That he proposed and needed to "draw a line" and needed to be certain he can "walk away." When he got there he realized he wasn't interested and left. His remorse and clarity from this, as well as his connection and vulnerability with me during this time made me feel certain that it was less about me and more about him. We got over it. ( I should mention that he was previously married and has had a history of infidelity.)
One month after that he went on another business trip. Of course my anxiety was heightened and he reassured me that everything will be ok. Needless to say, it wasn't. Supposedly a man in the conference he attended almost died and had to be rushed to the hospital. This triggered his fear of death and he began to drink heavily. I then called his hotel room at 3am just to have a woman answer. The next day he told me they had just gotten there and nothing happened she left right away. He was beside himself. He was saying things along the line of "just give me a gun", "just get away from me, I'm no good for you," "it's over, how can I ever look at you again knowing what I've done to you."
He came home and we talked about it and again his remorse and vulnerability helped me feel connected to him and my therapist helped me understand that I was not to blame. As we worked it out he came to me, hugged me, and said "Thank you for being so good to me. I will be good to you." Many good things came of it, he stopped drinking and has begun to see his own therapist.
We were good for a few days then he began to withdraw. Again, anxiety heightened. I fought for him to open up to me but he couldn't. He continued to tell me that it is not my fault but that he no longer feels the certainty of our relationship. As this is the case, he has called off our wedding (to happen today) and has completely withdrawn from me. He has told me he feels depressed and is unable to return to me. He also told me that the more I talk about it, "it doesn't help" and "pushes" him away more. Yet, I am a person with feelings too and I am deeply hurt by all that has gone on. More so, the lack of connection has begun to intensify the feelings from the two previous events. As if I am feeling them over again and cannot find a reason to work through them.
I can assume that when I put these things out there and I show how hurt I am he has many feelings including inadequacy and pain that he has hurt me. I can also assume that his depression, not me, is to blame for the initial withdrawal and that perhaps therapy and alcohol withdrawal have caused many feelings he has suppressed over the years to come up. It's all rational in my head and all makes sense until it's not and my feelings take over. I am trying to stop myself from becoming too hurt and facing a depression fallout.
I love him with all my heart but as I sit here and write this I just wonder what will become of us. Am I strong enough to deal with this? Will it ever get better? How many more times does he have to go through these depressive episodes? How much time is enough?
I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for almost two years and the only change I've seen in my weight is it keeps going up. I've just lost all faith in myself after trying for so long and hard to lose the weight. I hate how I look and I constantly think about it. I'm so so down all the time and I just can't see a way back. I was heavy years ago and lost a lot of weight (over 3 stone) and I felt and looked fantastic. I enjoyed it for a few years before the hypothyroidism. I know people say looks are shallow and unimportant but its important to me.
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I just feel so let down by my own body and so bitter towards people who don't have thyroid issues. I don't know how to make myself feel better.
I am 9 weeks 3 days pregnant with my 3rd. Before I got pregnant I weighed 133 lbs (I am 5 ft 1 in). At 6 weeks I weighed 129 lbs and now I am at 130 lbs. Should I be worried? I never lost this much with my other 2. I do have pretty bad morning sickness and I take reglan for it. I go to my midwife at the end of the month. Should I mention this to her?
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I'm 17weeks went to the Dr today and I've lost a total of 12lbs I was overweight to begin with is this normal? My Dr seemed ki and luckily no sign of gestational diabetes my Dr seemed kind of concerned but said we'll see as I get farther along anyone else experience this?
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Hey everyone I am just looking for suggestions on how to lose weight after having a hysterectomy?
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how to lose weight nutritionally? I already posted about my weight gain. I am reading a lot of the posts about nutrition. I like to eat greek yogurt with lime..peach and other flavors. Now I hear that greek yogurt unless plain is not good for you because of the added sugar,What do you all think about the chobani greek yogurts?
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If I don't exercise but eat healthy will I still loose weight?
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For those of us who have lost a lot of weight during this time, have any of you found a way to gain it back or stumbled across any literature that suggests how? Please let me know. Desperate to gain weight.
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I am 32 female and I am suffering depression for a long time on and off. last 2 months due to medical problems my low mood became permanent depression. Today I saw psychiatrist and she suggested taking sertraline 50mg. she said its my choice as she can't force me.
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My main worry is Weight, as I have/had eating disorder I control my eating to stay slim. I am not under weight at all. (in fact in last 2 months I put a bit of weight but scared to weight myself)
I am not such a person that depression caused weight loss, or lack of appetite.
I want to know does sertraline cause weight gain or weight loss. She said any time I can stop it and I am due to see her next month. I know it takes 2-6 weeks to see the benefit.
Please give me your experience especially those who are slim before starting the medication. Did you lost weight or gain?
I take adderall for adult add i started taking it approx august 2011 while going to school and took it throughout the fall, spring, and also summer 2012 semester. When i first started taking it i noticed a rapid weight loss which is a side effect of the drug and i wanted to lose a few pounds so it was not only helping me concentrate but also helped me lose weight. I do however work out too as i am a very active person, but after taking the medicine for a few months i noticed that i gained all of the weight i lost back if not more and i'm really upset about it. my starting weight was between 150/155 im a 28 year old female im 5'5 with a medium frame. I stopped taking it this past june after my summer class which ended june 28 2012 due to the expensive price of even the generic brand "ampheta" which is what i take, not to mention to see the psychiatrist every few months for medication follow up its around 200$ a visit because my insurance will not cover it so i stopped taking it to save the money until i start classes back up again this august. i was only taking 1 of the 2 doses of the 20 mg a day that are instructed on my script because my classes were so close together. i spoke to my doctor about it and he said 1 pill a day is ok, im pretty sure im on the 20 mg generic adderall xr. here is the question that i have, as i am active i do have a crappy diet which does not help matters, but i am trying to improve my diet. once i start taking the adderall this upcoming august will i have the same side effect of weight loss or does that normally only happen the first time you take it? when i was a kid i took ritalin and when i started adderall in august 2011 my weight dropped to 139.5 which is the lowest i had been since high school. a comfortable weight for me would be between 135 and 145 but i don't want to look sickly thin as i am 5'5, 28 years old 29 in december and medium frame/average build. will the weight come back off once i start taking the med again? please help! i do exercise and im trying to change my appetite but im so upset that i gained it all back.
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I started Mirtazapine (Remeron) a couple months ago. I was on Zyprexa before that. I read about weight gain people had on Zyprexa and asked my psychiatrist to look for an alternative. He prescribed me Remeron, and after I asked if there would be any weight gain he said no. I took his word for it, since we have had a really good connection for the past 10 years.
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However, I noticed my appetite increased, and kept increasing with each increased dose. I've been trying to lose weight for the past 5/6 months since getting out of treatment. I didn't feel like I needed to look research much of Remeron since my I put my trust in my psychiatrist as I always do. Since feeling like my life was spinning out of control and I wasn't losing weight, I decided to put the matters into my own hands. After seeing a dietician for the past 5/6 months, we had tested and ruled out all possibilities for why I wasn't losing weight. We have been working tirelessly trying to figure out the problem.
So as I did research on my own on the medication, I stumbled upon a LOT of frightening news. People gaining 20-90 pounds on Remeron. This scared me to death. Not only that, put I read about TONS of people having increased, incurable hunger from Remeron. I had to get myself off this stuff!
I hadn't been sleeping that well after the last increase to 45mg at night. What I did notice is that my hunger was out of control and I was eating in the middle of the night and in the morning (which I never did before). I felt like I was gaining weight, and felt out of control from the frequent eating. This was the EXACT OPPOSITE of what I had wanted.
So, my question to you is, did you have crazy hunger while on Remeron, and for those of you who have discounted Remeron, were you able to lose the weight? Also, how long did it take, and when did you hunger begin to decrease after you stopped Remeron?