UK Fat Chicks - Please don't assume it's all related to your weight!

mountain walker
11-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Hi all, long time no speaky!
I am back in the zone now after months of illness...... a house move..... an attempt at getting back to work....twice..... and a fairly major op 2 weeks ago.
Before I went into hospital I had had months of feeling exhausted, low and being ill all the time. I didn't want to go to my GP with "tired all the time" as I "knew" that it was all my fault for being fat.
Turns out I was really quite anaemic and needed a hefty dose of iron right away.
So now despite still recovering from fairly major surgery to my chest, I feel 1000 times better thanks to the iron!
So ladies PLEASE don't assume everything is weight related and "your fault", go and get the medical help you need!

11-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Thanks for posting this. !! Alot of the times it could medical reason why we are heavy as well. My sister had a really hard time losing weight she went to the doctor for a physical and they found out she had an issue with her thyroid. After she got that taken care of thw weigjt came off. :)

12-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Seconded, turned out I was extremely low on iron too and my tummy's flattened a lot since I started taking that! (I say that, I still have a belly and a lot of weight to lose, but I'm nowhere near as lethargic)

01-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Hey guys, I can vouch for this too. I have heaps of medical issues;

Insulin resistance
Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (One ovary left)
Horrendous Hormonal Problems
Excess Facial Hair and Acne
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Depression & Anxiety
Exhaustion & Insomnia
Painful Joints
Terrible Immune System

And yet I weigh only 8 and a half stone, the optimum weight for my height and age (26 years).

So yes Mountain Walker... symptoms aren't always to do with your weight.

02-04-2014, 06:02 AM
It is important to choose right one since the first time. Thank you for the tips. Proper care will save money in long term.