By this sucks - 05/08/2013 04:00 - United States - El Paso
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People don't always gain weight because of their own doing. When my thyroid is off, I can easily put on 10 pounds which will not go away until they get the meds adjusted. Many medications for stress and depression can also cause a person to gain weight. On average, if I go on seroquel for mania, I will gain about 15 pounds. Again, it will not come off until they take me off of the medication. It is not my fault that I have a thyroid issue or bipolar. I run at a healthy weight unless if one of these two things happen and diet and exercise don't seem to make a difference. And after the heart attack I really cut out the bad stuff which I didn't eat a lot of anyway and upped my exercise. Oh and the heart attack was most likely a result of medications from a mystery illness. Sometimes people do the right thing by trying to take care of themselves and the side effects are hell.
44- having a thyroid problem causes side effects you'd never think. It's causes excessive thirst, excessive hunger and other things like heat intolerance and cold intolerance. I know because I've suffered from such since I was 19. I'm about to be 26 now. I have to take a pill for the rest of my life every morning and wait 30 mins before I can eat anything. It's a bitch. I'm currently at a good healthy weight but it hasn't been easy to get here. I'm 120 lbs now but at one point before I could get the right dosage and milligram set in place I weighed 170 lbs. your thyroid has A LOT to do with random shit in your body, don't judge someone because they eat a lot. With thyroid issues, it's not easy to control it.
I know about thyroid problems. When my mum was diagnosed I did lots of research and reading. Lots. I also know that people have the option to give in to or resist the excessive hunger. Much like people who just enjoy eating lots. My point is hunger is easily quelled, with a reasonable amount of food. NOT the amount that leads to obesity.
50- care to explain then why when I was on a carefully calorie monitored diet of 1300 calories, and walking/jogging 4 miles a day I STILL gained weight on medications? Yes there is cases where people are at fault for making bad choices, but it's taken me a year to lose the excess weight bipolar meds made me gain. Even watching everything, ignoring the hunger I felt if I was at my calorie limit, never failing to work out I still gained 30lbs. Just because something is the case with one person, does not make it true for all.
Medicine is supposed to help a person. Correct? Modern meds have so many side effects that you need to ask yourself if it's worth it. Or are the major pharmaceutical companies gaining billions by duping people into believing that the side effects are absolutely always worth it?