Ok i am feeling so depressed i have to write here.
Pre-pregnancy, i stayed a size 10/12 no matter what ( i didn't exercise an awful lot, and did eat a lot!).
After having my first child, i reduced back to original weight, still had slight tummy but was generally happy. Two years on i have expanded! put on at least three stone. I think the contraceptive injection could be to blame, cos i walk lots with dd, and cut down on eating any choc/crisps etc. I wouldn't go as far as to say i went on a diet, but at least i would expect my weight to stay the same, not keep going up which is what it did!
I have now come off the injection, still at same weight, and also with a stomach that looks like i'm about 6mths pregnant. I cannot help keep thinking that there may be more to this than just "getting fat". Is it some sort of health problem?
I am sorry to rant here, and i don't spose anyone will have any answers but i am soo embarrassed by my appearance in real life i can't talk about it, I know i should see Gp but trying to pluck up the courage, as hes not most sympathetic and i know will prob send me away to keep a food diary or something. I have just started a food diary to show him when i get the courage to go!
I had this after I was diagnosed as having PCOS - I have to be really careful about what I eat now (I never used to have to worry) or I put on weight really easily.
Hugs, hun - I know how hard it is when you seem you're doing everything right and not losing weight. The food diary might help - I found that even though I thought I was being really good, I was eating more than I thought I was.
Not sure hunkermunker, just read this article and thought hmm could be me. But then you find other reasons don't you?
I have been getting spotty lately - never had before.
Feel exhausted and achey most of the time - but blame MN for that!!
Periods have not yet returned, whereas got them straight away when i last came of contracetptive injection.
And every now and then, i get excruiciating abdomen pain for about half an hour - i liken it to a contraction. Maybe once a fortnight? i thrash about trying to get comfortable, and then as quickly as it came, it goes away!
Sadly i live in a v small village and only have one GP who is pleasant enough when you visit with a child who has conjunctivitus, but such things as excema have him patronising you like you are wasting his time.