8186495 tn?1396915293


Can MS be contributing to lack of weight loss? I do max interval training everyday for 40 min for a whole month and i have not lost a single pound, I am 50lbs overweight
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
738075 tn?1330575844
I second the medication connection.  I can't imagine working out that hard and not losing weight.

I get some exercise about 3-4 days/week, and other than that, I watch my intake.  
Helpful - 0
5112396 tn?1378017983
Are you tracking your intake as well as exercise? I know if I don't track my food, it's a shock when I see what I've eaten that's been sabotaging my efforts.

Also... give your body a break! You aren't really advised to exercise intensely with no breaks like that. Take a break of a couple of days a week. I know if you have a certain amount to lose this can seem counter-intuitive, but there is such a thing as overtraining, and it sounds like what you're doing could definitely qualify. Your body needs a rest period to process (and benefit) from the positive stresses you've placed it under. http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/9-reasons-skip-your-workout-sometimes
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
MS does not typically affect metabolism at all. However, some medications used for symptom relief can cause weight gain, specifically Neurontin (Gabapentin) and Lyrica (Pregabalin). Steroids can have this effect as well.

Many MSers put on weight because fatigue makes them lethargic, so they easily can become couch potatoes. That doesn't sound like you, though, as you get an admirable amount of exercise. I suggest you check with your primary doctor about potential causes of your weight issues.

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1671273328
5265383 tn?1669040108
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease