I have been gaining weight rapidly for the past year. Since discovering that I have been gaining weight, I have increased my exercise and change my eating habits significantly (more whole foods, less processed junk). I am continuing to gain weight and it's very frustrating. I have been tested for low thyroid, cushing's, etc. etc. Nada. I am not getting anywhere. I am very uncomfortable with over 200 lbs now on my 5'4" frame. I used to maintain about 122 lbs. I have stretch marks, my stomach hurts and right above my pubic area feels like it is being pushed out. My ankles swell up and tingle.... Doctor thought maybe a hernia or an ulcer? My stomach burns sometimes. I have seen over 15 doctors and am started to lose hope....
Thank you for taking the time to read my question. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Cushing's can sometimes be hard to detect- I recommend you message the brain/pituitary tumor moderator, Rumpled about that.
Have they checked for cancer markers, kidney function, abdominal ascites? Sometimes women can be having a heart attack and perceive it as heartburn- have they ruled out heart problems, such as CHF? Have they checked gallbladder and liver function?
I would also like to offer the suggestion that you get those ideas checked out of ulcer, etc. and see a GI specialist. Maybe they can help you with the burning stomach issue, if it is related to your gastrointestinal tract.
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