Unexplained weight loss
You’re shedding pounds, but you’re not trying to…what’s up with that? If you’re losing weight and can’t explain it (meaning you’ve lost 10 pounds or more in a 6-12 month period), there are many possible reasons, from the mundane to the potentially serious. Anything that stimulates your metabolism, including medications, an overactive thyroid, or anxiety, can potentially cause you to lose pounds. Even stimulants like caffeine or nicotine can cause weight loss. Conditions like Crohn’s, Addison’s, and celiac disease may lead to unexplained weight loss, too. Weight loss isn’t necessarily bad. But ask yourself: are you feeling hyper, very hot or cold, or more alert than usual? Did you recently add a new supplement or medication to your regimen? Do you have other symptoms that need addressing? Are you having trouble sleeping? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, it’s probably time to speak with your practitioner to find out what's going on. In some cases, the same conditions that cause weight gain can also cause weight loss (like anxiety, for instance), just to make it extra confusing. But this definitely isn’t a problem you need to figure out on your own, your practitioner can help you get to the bottom of it!
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i’ve had a colonic motility flare the past month and been on more laxatives and enemas than i can count accounting for almost 15 pounds in weight loss. as someone who previously struggled with disordered eating i’m finding a lot of triggers within the weight loss. has anyone else experienced something similar with their chronic illness and past eating behaviors? just trying to find some comfort as i love my body back to feeling better 💛
hey, im new here. I have been binge eating for as lojg as I can remember and a couple months ago I started working on mu habits around food. now I feel really bad about my body and get anxious if I'm not losing weight. anyone else have issues with food? what has helped you?
I have issues losing weight and if I don’t make my 10k step goal walking I have to be on the floor the whole day
Naltrexone and fibromyalgia? I’ve heard some have success with this medication. I’m actually trying Contrave for help with weight loss and it’s partially formulated with Naltrexone. Not taking it for chronic pain but if it helped a little bit with that it wouldn’t be a bad thing
I may be getting prescribed Victoza to assist me with weight loss for my PCOS. Has anyone taking it for PCOS or Diabetes had success with appetite suppression and weight loss?
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