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What has happend to my body?

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  • Posted By: momieoftwo
  • December 14, 2008
  • 02:50 AM

I swear sometimes I don't even reconize myself. I got pregnant two years ago with twins, befor that I weighed 120lbs and 5'6. After the pregnancy I weighed anywhere from 110-115. Now, I am lucky if I hit 100 lbs. I can barely look into the mirror once a week, I mean really look at myself. I just get discusted of how skinny I've gotten. I cry everytime I go to buy clothes because nothing fits me. I went to see a doctor, I was hoping it was something medical. Something fixable. He said I could have become anerexic with out knowing it. How can that happen? Doesn't a person know if their starving themselves? Please help me. I don't want to look like a skeleton anymore. I don't want to be embaressed to go out into public because I know everyones thinking "oh my gosh, doesnt she know what food is"? I want to be me again.

-Achee Ann.

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  • It has nothing to do with starving yourself; you need to study balanced nutrition. You need a complete checkup, including female well-check. It could be thyroid, so get that checked. I'm sure with twins that it is exhausting. You may be stretching yourself, not resting or eating improperly. You may need some tlc and help from your husband with the kids. Did you nurse the babies? That would eat up calories, too. Look for some high calorie shakes online: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080604191207AA9A5IW
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 05:20 PM
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  • Could be hyperthyroidism or even adrenal problems. Have you had those looked into?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 09:10 PM
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  • They tested my thyroid and for diabetes and they both came back negative.I started smoking cigarettes from stress of everything and it wouldn't have been healthy for them while nursing, so I didn't. I am very stressed, but I didn't think it was affecting my eating. I supose it could be though. I really never have time to think about food with all the obsticles everyday. By the time I do, I start looking at food as another chore on my list of the day. It's quite depressing. Every doctor I've seen has just said It's a mild case of an eating disorder and I need to go to therapy for it. I don't see the point of going when I'm not starving myself to get skinnier. How do I find a nutritionist? Thanks for the link for the shakes. Thank you guys for your advise and for listening.
    momieoftwo 2 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 01:40 AM
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  • I've never heard anyone mention an adrenal gland. What does it do? How could it be affecting me? Thanks. =]
    momieoftwo 2 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 01:50 AM
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  • Take a self-test for Depression symptoms. Try here: http://depression.about.com/cs/diagnosis/l/bldepscreenquiz.htmI have a 6-month old son, and I find myself losing weight w/out trying (I'm over 200 lbs, so it's not a big deal for me). I've been on anti-depressants for 10 years and have stopped taking them since I got pregnant and am breastfeeding. When I start to feel more depressed, I stop eating. I get so stressed and overwhelmed with my son, my husband, the house, dogs, cats, and school (I'm a full-time student) that I just plain don't have time to eat. But you've got to remember: YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF ANYBODY ELSE, INCLUDING YOUR BABIES, IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! Your babies need you, and you need to care for yourself so that you can always be there for them!Please check into it!! God bless!Christy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 03:56 PM
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  • The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys and make three very important hormones:cortisone,aldosterone,and some sex hormones.They're absolutely necessary for life.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 02:24 PM
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  • Oops!Almost forgot about the adrenal medulla(the center part of the gland):it produces adrenaline and noradrenaline.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 02:31 PM
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