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MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« on: August 06, 2008, 05:59:52 AM »
Hi gals,
   I don’t find anything here on menopause weight gain. Aren’t there any ladies struggling with menopause weight gain symptoms. I’ve been able to maintain a lovely size 4-6 ALL my life with a 24 inch waist. When I turned 49, I noticed my weight creeping up, although NO hot flashes or nite sweats. An unusual Lyme –disease related facial distonia started & I couldn’t sleep. My throat muscles & mouth/jaw area would burst open.       
   
      Despite the best neurological doctor’s tests from Phillie, the caused was undiagnosed. My hubby insisted that it was the Lymes spirochete causing the uncontrolled tightening. All the doctors, chiropractors & even an acupuncturist couldn’t tell me what was wrong.  Each time I got weighed, the weight increased. A new holistic doctor here in Toms River, NJ weighed me & I’m up to 142 from 127 a year ago. I’m beside myself. With grief at this weight gain.
   
      Have been eating even less carbs, exercising vigorously 5 times a week, eating organic/vegetarian, taking hoodia, citrimax, etc. The doctor says my thyroid is very slow & my adrenals are depleted. That’s the cause of the weight gain. My usual exercise program hasn’t been working.
   
    Does anyone have any holistic medical advise dealing with menopause weight gain. The doctor says that my weight gain isn’t as bad as other women, but I’m a performer/musician & looking youthful & healthy is important.
   Please someone help!
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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 03:35:53 AM »
   HELP HELP...I'm still waiting for some advice here. I'm really not feeling welll... hope to hear from you ladies who are going through peri- (or early menopause).... thank U
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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 09:12:56 AM »
I am kinda having the same sort of things.  I am 39 and already having some symptoms of menopause.  Starting with hot flashes, sleepless nights, very wild mood swing were the wake up call to see my chiro doc.  I have thyloid problems for about 10 years now.  So on top of taking thyloid medicine, my chiro doc gave me herbal supplement called "Female".  I don't know if you can buy it online or not, but it has helped me with above symptoms.  However, this last month, my weight has been up and down.  One point before my period, my weight was 120lb. Usually right before my time comes, my weight goes up but then it goes back down to normal, but this time, it has not gone down.  I used to do Billy Blanks and lost 6 lbs just like that, but I cannot go down below 120 for some reason, no matter how I stay on salada diet and count points and so forth.  I did read an article in a magazine somewhere about how weight gain is related to menopause.  Something about estrogen, not breaking down the fat fast enough that women in middle-age start packing up fats especially around the waist.  That's me.  I would recommend that you would get something for your thyloid if it's very slow.  I don't see regular doctor anymore, so I don't know what the regular doc will prescribe you for thyloid, but see, hyperthyloid has symptom of gaining weight.  I don't know if this helped you anything, but I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.

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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 10:40:36 AM »
I'm into peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 42 after 12 pregnancies (10 live births).

My weight was about 135 pounds for many years (I'm 5'10").  Now, my post baby weight, after about 12-15 mos, is 153 pounds.  I don't try to go down to 135 or even 140 pounds anymore, as I was too thin for years anyway.

Some of it, IMO, is due to getting older.  For me, also, I've slowed down on post pregnancy weight loss.

I've had about 5 years of endocrine system stress and weakness.  I have not noticed any easier weight solutions with the improvement of my endocrine system.  Adrenals were and are my biggest weakness.

It just takes more time for me, and I am assuming that if I don't get pregnant again, I will easily maintain my new low weight of 153 pounds.

You may have to accept the weight gain.  Unfortunatly, and honestly IMO, trying to keep up with the "image" in the US will cause much stress. 

May I suggest that you evaluate if you really are overweight?  It sounds as though you are in good shape, so I would wonder if you were underweight before.  Or, perhaps, getting older simply requres a bit more weight for you and your body.

There is a book by Dr. Lee that may have some insights for you.  What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause is the title.

HTH,
Cara
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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008, 03:15:18 AM »
Thank U, ladies for sharing. Since i'd started this post i've been researching  like crazy on the internet. there are amazing websites, doctors and peopel who care deeply about maximum health, fitness & wellness.
   I'm writing abook, "Marching to the Beat of Another DRum" and the material I'd gained from reading so much material from female and male doctors has been amazing. One thing's for sure...we DO NOT have to accept the negative things from life and the environment.
 
    Most ills are from toxins in the air, water, the environment AND the spiritual realm. we women, so fragile are assaulted by countless ills EVERY day...Being very idealistic, I don't belive we have to continue eating S.....

   I've paid 40 years of dues, so i'm not about to accept having a  watermelon-sized cottage-cheese buttocks and pear-shaped figure when I'd worked my butt off to keep youthful and trim as an entertainer. I'm out in the public eye and being an independent artist in a youth world.

   I've found some excellent sites and books that may greatly help you.
www.herbdoc.com, www.macafem.com, www.native remedies.com (which sells a great adrenal product "adrenoboost" and if you google "dangers of soy" and menopause weight gain quite a few excellent sites talk about
weight lifting/resistance exercise, the various females hormones that are involved with the weight-gain and why, foods to saty away from.

   I found a thyroid website, mary shomon has a best-selling thyroid book called "the thyroid diet" and I'd learned some great info.

   Maybe you gals have given up with your weight but when you have gorgeous suits, silk/vintage gowns and outfits in a size 4 one does not want to easily give up looking like a per-shaped matron.

God bless you.


I'm into peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 42 after 12 pregnancies (10 live births).

My weight was about 135 pounds for many years (I'm 5'10").  Now, my post baby weight, after about 12-15 mos, is 153 pounds.  I don't try to go down to 135 or even 140 pounds anymore, as I was too thin for years anyway.

Some of it, IMO, is due to getting older.  For me, also, I've slowed down on post pregnancy weight loss.

I've had about 5 years of endocrine system stress and weakness.  I have not noticed any easier weight solutions with the improvement of my endocrine system.  Adrenals were and are my biggest weakness.

It just takes more time for me, and I am assuming that if I don't get pregnant again, I will easily maintain my new low weight of 153 pounds.

You may have to accept the weight gain.  Unfortunatly, and honestly IMO, trying to keep up with the "image" in the US will cause much stress. 

May I suggest that you evaluate if you really are overweight?  It sounds as though you are in good shape, so I would wonder if you were underweight before.  Or, perhaps, getting older simply requres a bit more weight for you and your body.

There is a book by Dr. Lee that may have some insights for you.  What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause is the title.

HTH,
Cara

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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008, 11:39:48 AM »
   I've paid 40 years of dues, so i'm not about to accept having a  watermelon-sized cottage-cheese buttocks and pear-shaped figure when I'd worked my butt off to keep youthful and trim as an entertainer. I'm out in the public eye and being an independent artist in a youth world.


 ;D  That's funny.

I'm glad you found alot of research out there and I truly hope it works for you.

Sorry my info wasn't helpful.

Cara

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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 01:09:06 AM »
I highly recommend Dr. Lee's books... What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty

He explains all the things that happen to your body and how many women are estrogen dominant and need to use progesterone. 
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Re: MENOPAUSE weight gain anyone?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 11:45:01 AM »
Thank you my sister. I've had another meeting with my doctor yesterday & he says my estrogen is high and testosterone is low. I'm using that special cream, but am confused how often each day to use it. Does it stabilized the thyroid and metabolism? Will I regain my former beautiful shape? I know weight training helps alot. Are there any ladies here who have keep their thin, pre-menopause shape. Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 05:07:21 PM »
Cara, thank U for your advice. I've been SO ILL with a DYSTONIA problem for FOUR years already and have been through so many doctors, 4 neurologists, 6 chiropractors, a MYFASCIAL specialist and an accupuncturists. DOCTORS have NO idea what is causing seizures of my throat and neck muscles, but It's been a LIVING hell. I'm on the DYSTONIA websites, by my hubby thinks it's mercury poisoning from a filling that was improperly removed. (there is  a special procedure done by HOLISTIC dentists that MUST be used or the mercury will get into the BRAIN Barrrier, BBB.

 I was seeing a great naturopath women doctor from RUSSIA who is alternative and natural, but our insurance didn't cover her high fees. I went to her today and she is sure my VARGUS nerve is damaged. None of my doctors or numerologist have ever mentioned a damaged VAGUS nerve, so that may be the reason for the DYSTONIA convulsions, weight gain, hormonal issues and digestive disorders. I NEED a major BODY OVERHAUL!!!

Anyway, you ladies have been great with your advice & I hope you don't take my comments as anything against you. I've been miserable & it's TOUGH to see my body fall apart after taking SUCH meticulous care all my youth.

I found some GREAT info on the VAGUS nerve page. I will check into that.
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