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    Weight gain not stopping no matter what I do! Advice needed

    Hope someone can shed some light. I just got back my bloodwork my FSH is 43. My period just started to become very irregular, (10 days late/17 days late) only a couple of months ago. I have been putting on weight and FAST. I've gained about 8 lbs since January, all of it around my waist and thighs. I eat very well, exercise regularly (in fact have increased that) None of my clothes fit. I bought a couple of things in a bigger size and now THOSE are too tight. I track all my food on daily plate so I know I'm eating the proper amount of calories and keep my carbs low anyway, always have, I just feel better that way. Literally haven't been doing anything different. This is insane. I made an appt with an endocronologist, is this the right place to start? My regular doctor just told me that the weight gain just happens and it will level off. Not acceptable to me. I've never had any issues with my weight, and I don't intend to start now!!!!

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    Weight gain, specifically a thickening in your middle, is another sign of changing hormones. While a number of books and doctors claim that menopause has nothing to do with weight gain, that weight gain occurs in menopausal women because they're older and their metabolism is slowing down, other studies indicate that hormone levels are tied to weight gain and redistribution of fat.

    Changes in diet and exercise can help rev up your body's metabolic rate. Also trying natural alternative supplements may help. You can also check out some stuff here which you might find helpful: (edit.. google 34 menopause symptons)
    Last edited by CHANDLERS WISH; 06-24-2010, 05:54 AM. Reason: \

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      Originally posted by monijo View Post
      Hope someone can shed some light. I just got back my bloodwork my FSH is 43. My period just started to become very irregular, (10 days late/17 days late) only a couple of months ago. I have been putting on weight and FAST. I've gained about 8 lbs since January, all of it around my waist and thighs. I eat very well, exercise regularly (in fact have increased that) None of my clothes fit. I bought a couple of things in a bigger size and now THOSE are too tight. I track all my food on daily plate so I know I'm eating the proper amount of calories and keep my carbs low anyway, always have, I just feel better that way. Literally haven't been doing anything different. This is insane. I made an appt with an endocronologist, is this the right place to start? My regular doctor just told me that the weight gain just happens and it will level off. Not acceptable to me. I've never had any issues with my weight, and I don't intend to start now!!!!
      Have you had your thyroid levels checked? Specifically Free T-3 and Free T-4.

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        #4
        Get your vitamin d and get some progesterone cream.

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