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Fran1 Mon 21-Mar-05 22:10:45

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!

Rowlers Mon 21-Mar-05 22:40:45

How old are you Fran? I seemed to pile on weight after I turned 30 or so. Really struggle to get it off.

HUNKERMUNKER Mon 21-Mar-05 22:44:42

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.

Fran1 Mon 21-Mar-05 22:47:04

Yes that is something i thought about too, is this an age thing? I'm 27.

I can handle weight if its in proportion all over, its just the ridiculous sized stomach, makes clothes so uncomfortable, as soon as i'm home i'm into baggy tracksuit bottoms.

I do do situps and small excercises at home about three times a week. But i have solid stomach muscles underneath a big bloated belly!

Fran1 Mon 21-Mar-05 22:48:18

Interesting you say that HunkerMunker as i read an article recently on a girl who had PCOS and thought she sounded just like me.

The only answer is to see miserable old GP isn't it!?!

Rowlers Mon 21-Mar-05 22:50:01

Yes - but do you have to see your named gp or can you see another doctor at the same practice? I try to avoid my named gp as he's so wishy washy.

HUNKERMUNKER Mon 21-Mar-05 22:50:52

Is there another GP you can see at your practice? Do you have other symptoms of PCOS then?

Fran1 Mon 21-Mar-05 22:57:13

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.

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