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Old 10-16-2018, 07:28 AM   #1  
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Iím 50, going through menopause,have pcos and fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety. Great combo!

I am on here for help as a last resort as the weight is just piling on and I seem to have absolutely no energy, desire, willpower to do anything about it.

Iíve always battled with my weight but this is the heaviest iíve ever been at 15.13. Iím 5í4.

I thought maybe some of you lovely ladies may be able to help and offer some advice, esp if in the same position.

Iíve just come off fluoxetine and the dr has prescribed Amitriptyline for insomnia and chronic pain from the fibromyalgia , so iíve Been on that for 4 weeks now, not a lot of help with the pain, has helped a little with sleep but the 3 tabs give me a headache badly so will need to stick to 2 (20mg) to see how that is.

I have been up and down with my weight for years.. up to 15.9...then down to 11...and then up and down constantly.

I usually cut cals to lose weight and use the wii step and walking...but its not that easy for me now as iím In constant pain...but I just canít bear to put on any more weight. The depression and pain is very bad at the moment and my weight isnít helping..

I would so much appreciate any help I can get from their forum.

Many thanks ❤️
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #2  
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Hi Drizzle68: I'm 54 with FM, hypothyroid, and unconfirmed Celiac disease (because I refuse to gluten up for a test after several years of eating wheat free). There's a really good thread that's pinned in the 'stickies' of the Dieting With Obstacles forums. It's called Fibromyalgia, I suggest you take a look there first. Lots of good info and support although, as you know, it can be difficult to keep up with social media when you aren't feeling your best. I take it you are in the UK as it looks like your weight is in stone? Hang in there. Exercise is not as important to weight loss as you might think. As the saying goes it's 80/20 In my pre-FM days I used to be a fitness instructor and a physical rehabilitation assistant.
You might also want to join MyFitnessPal (free online forums like here) and join the 'Fitness With Fibromyalgia' Forum. I'm on there too and there seems to be a bit more chat activity there. Lots of information, scientific studies links, personal experiences, and support. Here's the link:
I will try to remember to check these forums a bit more often in case you come back for a look

I forgot to add - I am thru menopause just last year so I understand what else you are having to deal with. hugs!

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:41 AM   #3  
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You must eat less or avoid junk food like donuts,cake, ice-cream, burger, chips and high sugar drinks like orange juice, coke at night because our body do not absorb them easy at night and they become fat, increase our blood sugar which is bad for our health. Too many salt is bad for our heart and blood pressure. Eat more fruits like apple, pear, guava, vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, cabbages which are high in vitamin and fiber which make us less hungry, control our blood sugar and lower our cholesterol too. Exercise twice or more weekly for at least 20 mins each. Enjoy your tennis, basketball game, gym workout too.
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