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Re: Umm...

Posted by Chris on May 9, 1999, at 7:16:52

In reply to Re: Umm..., posted by Wendy on May 9, 1999, at 5:42:06

> Actually, I had suspected from your previous post that you were female. :-)
> It would be very nice if I were comfortable in my skin. But being eating disordered, I "act out" with food and obsess over my bodyfat constantly. And I am overweight right now, even by my own body's standards. Unforunately, that only "feeds" the depression which then "feeds" us. And truthfully, I don't give a "rats ass" about the people out there who like my fat - I DON'T! That's what's most important to me. But I'm sorry about the rant. This is such a loaded issue for me.
> You sound like someone who has worked through alot.
> That's wonderful!
> > > I might be wrong, but it seems to me that more men than women experience weight loss as a side effect. Or it might be that I have merely heard more often from women who have had weight gain.
> > >
> > > Can anyone else offer info regarding this? I only wish I was losing weight on effexor although I don't think I've gained any because of it. Rather it seems not to have affected my eating disorder/depression in that regard. Drats!
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > maybe more men than women complain of losing weight on these drugs, but in my case, last I checked at any rate, I'm pretty well female. Now, I haven't checked my hormone levels, but my basic anatomy (you know, breasts and an "innie") tells me that I'm female...
> >
> > On the other hand, you're probably right. Not to be over general, women are rewarded for being significantly underweight in our society. Even my friends, who know the pain that anorexia has brought to my life, are telling me "how much better I look", despite the fact that I'm at least 15 pounds underweight by any standards. These are your normal, professional, adult women, not 20 year olds who think looks are destiny, either. Women who should know better. We're all conditioned to find thin women more attractive than plump women. Well, most of us. In my case, I tend to like a little meat on women, because I think that feminine curves are more sexy, but I seem to be in the minority.
> >
> > So, check your weight and your frame size against a Body Mass Index, and check your basic health. If you're within normal limits, maybe you want to be healthy and happy and a few pounds more than you like. In my case, I know that I need to gain a bunch because my health is not as good, my joints all ache, I can't sleep at night because of the aching joints, and I'm starting to have trouble concentrating. All these are symptoms for me. It's worth getting in touch with your body. I'm pretty good at that with mine most of the time. (Last summer I was pregnant, and I could feel it before the tests could show it. I'm usually within a few pounds of my weight, too, though I never step on scales.)
> >
> > If your body is healthy, don't sweat it. Someone out there thinks you're more beautiful for your bountiful body.

Wish your experiences could be mine - have used Effexor 375mg pd for past 21/2 years and have gained c50lbs cannot stick to a diet for more than a few days pre Effexor I had no problem with dieting . Am also taking Synthroid for thyroid problem so I can't work out where the problem lies. any ideas?




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