Until I was 23, I never had weight issues of any kind. I was naturally pretty thin and petite (115lb and 5' 3"). I ate what I wanted (which was pretty healthy) and never exactly exercised, but, I was moderately active. Then all of the sudden in late 1997 (I was doing absolutely nothing different) I started to gain weight very fast and with about 4 months I was 35 pounds heavier. I tried eating less and exercising everyday for at least 30 to 40 minutes. For a year, I could not lose a pound no matter how little I eat or how active I was. Then, all of the sudden in late 1998 I started losing weight very quickly and lost 40 to 45 pounds in another 3-4 months. I was losing weight so fast that every week I had to wear a new size pant. I went from a size 10 to a size 0. Then a year later I was still eating healthy and was active as always and I began to gain weight again. This time within 2-3 months I gained 70 pounds. I was now 175lbs and a size 18. I exercised and a Chinese Doctor my Mom knew gave me herbs to boost my metabolism safely. I lost 30lbs and when down to a size 10. Then a three months later I gained weight very fast and became a size 22 and about 220lbs. I now have practically starved myself and exercised madly for the 2 months and now fit into a size 20. I tried the several small meals for years. I am a vegetarian. I drink only water. Do not eat cheese, pasta, sodas - let's just say I eat very small portions of food that are from extremely healthy to maybe just somewhat (but the somewhat is when I eat out - and I still eat a small amount). I have been a vegetarian since about 1996. I did start taking medication for anxiety and severe depression in 1996. I have continuously brought the issue up to my psychiatrist. He has changed meds several times but does not think that it is my medication. I have been tested for thyroid issues 3 times and there has never been an issue. No one knows what it is b/c they know how healthy I am with my eating and exercising. It makes no sense that my weight fluctuates so severely and so fast and I have changed nothing. I am in fear for my health and I feel my beauty was taken from me. I hope someone knows what this is and what to do about it - you do not know how incredibly, extremely grateful I would be. Thanks for taking the time to read this long life story.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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