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Weight gain..more pain..viscious circle

Jan 03, 2017 1:03 PM

Im on fluroxitine and ive put about 3 stone on...now my pain is worse but it just keeps piling on

Jan 03, 2017 1:41 PM

OMG I've tried to reply 3 times and the response just disappears!!! 😨😨😨 it's probably something I'm doing as pain is high tonight!!! 😢
Well here I try again.....

Jan 03, 2017 2:03 PM

Unfortunately some of the meds we take cause us to have bigger appetites where we crave higher energy foods whether it's sweet or savoury. Join that with the fact that the pain we suffer also limits our exercise so that's a bad combination 😨 but if you also add a med that either prevents us from losing weight or retains fluid in our bodies well......I'm sorry it's not a good mix at all! 😢
Sometimes there is a medical reason for not losing weight like thyroid function...😷...have you had yours checked lately? 😥

Weight gain is hard on the body as there's more weight which puts more stress on the body which in turn causes more pain and your constantly going round and round in a viscous circle and there's no easy way out of it....I've found I'm just treading water atm....I'm not gaining but I'm not losing. I'm just trying to deal with my pain, fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety and depression atm I need to try to get them under some sort of control before I think about losing weight altho I am trying to make healthier food choices and put my food on a smaller plate or bowl so I'm having a the same size dinner or slightly smaller but my brain thinks I've actually had more because it looks like there's more.....if you understand the meaning in that jumbled explanation!!! 😯

I wish I could help more 😦 sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 04, 2017 1:45 AM

Hi, I'm from Mexico and my English is not very good hope you can understand me. I have 9 years with CRPS in my whole body, cause it started with and injury in my column, I started with fluroxetine about 2 years latter, and I start gaining lot off weight and six years a go my pain doctor told me it's not good to take it for long time so he change me for other (paroxetine), and I have positive result but that happend again with lyrica and he told me that's one off the problems with it, so I stop taking it and my brother make me some device that has helped a lot, and work's much better for me than lyrica. So, I gain weigth but not so much, also I trie to eat very good lots of fresh veggies and fruits, leguminosae my animal protein is fish, eggs, and some and yougurth to, but I alwasy buy from farms that is organic and non processed like most off my other food. I practice meditation in my owne and breading exercises, I really think that alI that has helped me a lot to control part of my symptoms so it helps with pain, I trie to take very few medicines and use lots off natural suplements and plants in change. Well I really hope you find these useful and you fell better. And I hope you did understand me 😊. Send you bunch of hugs with positive and healing energy.

Jan 04, 2017 10:27 AM

Hello Laura

Am so glad to meet you. I understood you perfectly. You will find that we have people here from all over the world get somehow we find a way to come together and make ourselves understood. (in spite of the dreaded autocorrect!)

What kind of device did your brother make you to help you?

I hate the weight gain side effect of meds. It makes it even harder since the extra weight puts a strain on our muscles. Plus - most of us are unable to do any strenous exercise to help us lose that weight. Am so sorry you are dealing with this. :(

Jan 04, 2017 1:23 PM

Hi, Mimikay
I'm very happy to finally found some group with I can talk about my situation :).
I'm going to ask my brother to write about the divice he made me.
I understand you I used to live exercise and dancing, runing I think that has been most of the worse part that Im unable for do non of it anymore.
But sickness is not winning the battle right?
Send you a hug, and hope you are having a nice day better than mine at least :)

Jan 04, 2017 1:31 PM

Hello Laura. I often tell people that I may be sick but I refuse to let the sickness define me. While I may not be able to do things I once loved I can find ways to change those things so that I can still do something similar. I can't do the full on exercises but I can do different ones. I can't run but there are still plenty of days I can walk at my own pace. I have a few parks I can go to and walk where there's a beautiful view. I can't dance but I can sway to the music. :) life may be hard at times but I can still laugh.

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