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Confused. VERY sudden weight gain helpp!

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  • Posted By: colleen929
  • August 31, 2008
  • 11:19 PM

I've been about 120 all summer. Then one morning i woke up & just felt completelyyyy uncomfortable. I suddenly felt like i gained a tonnn of weight over night. I weighed myself & i was 126 which was just weird because i had been eating pretty bad all summer but i just started eating right. Now today i'm abotu 129 i don't get where all of this weight is coming from. I eat normally i just don't get it. my friends are joking around about pregnancy because i've been moody before the weight gain & now of course i'm moody because in abotu 4 days i've gained about 8 pounds. I had my period two weeks ago so i don't see how that would make any sense but i just don't understand where this weight is coming from. 8 pounds in 4 days when i'm eating like a normal person or maybe even less & i'm only 17 years old... i don't get it.. does anyone have any clue?

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  • It could be water retention, but then you would notice that when bending your knees and elbows. Do you have any other symptoms then mood swings? If you have been getting strechmarks, body aches and fatigue as well as hair loss, then there is a disease called cushings that will cause sudden weight gain. The weight is caused by excess cortisol. Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 05:29 PM
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  • Sometimes this type of weight gain can be caused by a slight hormone imbalance....see your doctor....and also ask about having your thyroid checked as my went haywire at a young age and I had very similar symptoms.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 2, 2008
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