About 2 years ago, I gained 50 pounds in about 2 months, 4 or 5 pounds a week although no diet or exercise change (I wasn't exercising but still!). I immediately started dieting and have been for 2 years!, but still am 200 pounds despite a healthier lower-calorie diet. I also started exercising 2 months ago 4 times a week, 30 to 45 minutes (biking, walking, and aerobics) and still haven't lost weight. Very weird for me. I was always 150 my entire life before this, give or take a pound or two. I also started losing 10 to 20% of my hair, it started falling/thinning out a bit, not balding but definitely thinner. My period had also been barely noticeable after my first child and it quadrupled, went to a Super tampon not even totally effective every few hours with dime to quarter sized clots most periods (but don't get the clots every period).
Just in the past few weeks I've added another symptom! I've been urinating 10 to 12 times a day, and I've been reading on the internet that 4 to 6 times is the average, so that doesn't seem normal either. I seem to be falling apart. Well except for the last symptom I went to my doctor with this 3 or 4 times in the past 2 years. She tested me last year with the blood tests and found my thyroid normal with a 3 but my tryglycyerides high although my diet was normal at the time. I didn't eat starches much, but did eat chocolate so cut that out and started out eating also a GI (glycemic) diet as well which should have helped. When she ran the blood tests again last month, they again came out again with high tryglyercides! Her nurse told me to cut out the sugar and starches and I told her what do I do if I already did cut them out??? I am on Propanol also for high blood pressure for my migraines which I have had for 10 years which could be contributing to that. My thyroid is now a 4, but she said that is still normal. So she wants to wait and see, but after 2 years of this I am getting impatient and a bit worried....Any ideas from anyone? P.S. My husband also thinks my face looks puffy, and I think my stomach looks puffy as well which is weird & discouraging after 2 years of dieting & 2 months of exercising!