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    Liposuction regret and now hormone issues

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    I'm hoping someone can offer me some insight on what's going on. I'll sum it up as best as I can. I was a 31 year old mother of 3 when I decided to have a tummy tuck with liposuction. Biggest mistake ever! I wasn't overweight at all and barely had any tummy to tuck. I was however obsessed about having a perfect, flat stomach. I'm 4'10 and was always a steady 93-95 lbs before the surgery. Not to mention I ate like crap and never worked out although I never gained weight. Fast forward to today. I'm now 32 (about 1.5 yrs post op) and lets just say my stomach looks worse than before. Heck my whole body looks worse. I've gained around 20 lbs despite working out and eating about 90/10 paleo. I've never been so health cautious in my life and I still cant shed any fat. Most of the weight I've gained is in my hips, thighs and butt. Its so discouraging to feel like I'm doing everything right yet my body doesn't show it. I've also had issues with my thyroid and pcos since having the surgery. I think having liposuction may have screwed my hormones up. I need help!! I've never felt so out of control of my body!!!
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    What is being said about your thyroid? Have you had it tested recently? I would think it would be that rather than lipo.

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    I never had thyroid issues before - only after having the lipo done. I started gaining weight, low energy, fatigued, stopped menstruating, acne, thinning hair & depresssion. That's when my dr tested my thyroid and found my levels to be in the hypo range as well as diagnosing me with pcos. My symptoms still show hypo but my levels show that I'm actually hyperthyroid. Currently I only take armour thyroid. And for the pcos - I was on bc and metformin - but I'm not insulin resistant and all of my sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone & testosterone) are normal. I have since quit taking them though because I feel worse being on all that medication. Its just odd to me that prior to my surgery, I never had any issues with these symptoms or hormone issues. Never gained weight, always menstrated, never had acne, etc and since having this done, I've never felt the same. I've been to numerous drs and specialists, been on loads of medication and yet I still feel out of whack. All drs want to do is give me a different pill for every symptom I have. I just want my body to heal itself and feel healthy and normal again. I can definitely say that I have learned my lesson with trying to surgically alter my body :/

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    Hi,

    So sorry to her you arent well. Can you give some detail about what you are eating. I would be interested to see the foods you have included in your diet. Obviously eating Primal is important but sometimes evenhealthy food can contain shemicals that can make us sick. If you can list the foods you eat on a typical day I will have a look and see if there is anything I can suggest that might be helpful to you.

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    Hi there, typically I eat 3-4 meals per day. Sometimes more or less - just depends on my activity level. Sometimes I skip breakfast or I'll eat 1 egg with 3 egg whites fried in butter witn some onions and peppers, 2 slices of bacon and 1/4 avocado. Or I'll do the eggs with a green smoothie (spinach, kale, green apple, few berries with chia or hemp seed) and coffee. Lunch is usually 3-4 oz of meat - mostly chicken breast but sometimes leftover beef, 1/2 sweet potatoe and asparagus (or other vegetables) cooked in coconut oil. Dinner is usually the same as lunch as well - meat and veggies. If I get hungry in between, I snack on a small apple with almond butter or greek yogurt. The yogurt is my downfall because it satifies my sweet tooth but I think I am sensitive to dairy because I bloat instantly upon eating it and have some bad gut gurgling! I'll also add that it's really hard for me to eat a huge meal so my portions may seem small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantazmic View Post
    Hi,

    So sorry to her you arent well. Can you give some detail about what you are eating. I would be interested to see the foods you have included in your diet. Obviously eating Primal is important but sometimes evenhealthy food can contain shemicals that can make us sick. If you can list the foods you eat on a typical day I will have a look and see if there is anything I can suggest that might be helpful to you.
    Add the workout details and sleep/stress/daily life stuff as well. Your posts read like you are very stressed. Stress is a big influence on health. Medical issues need to be dealt with, however, daily life, lack of sleep, diet, etc. can be larger influences over time in how you feel and look. It's more likely to be the cause than a mystery condition you've suddenly been stricken with that Doctor's and Health Professionals haven't been able to stop in spite of what you've paid them and how carefully you've followed their advice.

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    I used to work with a woman who was morbidly obese. She said she had never been overweight until after her breast reduction surgery.

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    Raw spinach and kale are goitergenic. Do you have swelling in your neck? How long have you been on Armour and what dose are you at?

    I started on Armour in October 2012... I responded really well at first but since then my dose has gone up and I've changed over to Naturethroid. I like it much better than armour. My body has been going through so many changes and I have gained a little since starting the NDT. Sometimes the body has to get adjusted to getting the right hormones.

    Do you have your free T3 and free T4 tested?

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    My day to day life isn't really stressfull. I'm a stay at home mom so I feel like I have control over that area. I do however stress over my body image. Its a daily thing. If I have a cheat meal, I stress immediately after ward. This is very hard to deal with since I never had this problem before. I feel like every bad food I eat or sometimes even the carbs I eat are just going to add weight gain. Its a stressful, vicious cycle. As far as exercise, I do a lot of walking, some biking and try to get in a few HIIT sessions in using bodyweight and kettbells.

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    Forgot to add - my sleep patterns are good. Usually in bed by 10 and up at 6. I sleep pretty soundly unless I wake to let the dog out. Occasionally I feel burt out in the later afternoon and I take a short nap - 30 mins or so. My dr also diagnosed me with chronic fatigue. Although I think thats just a blanket diagnosis and stems from having thyroid issues. I could be wrong.

    I currently am taking 30 mg of Armour Thyroid. I do have a small nodule on my thyroid so the dr wants me taking the armour to supress it. It hasn't grown since it was detected via ultrasound though. My T3 and T4 has been normal the last few tests but my Tsh is always low - I assume from the armour. My recent other labs were all in the normal ranges except my testosterone was low. The dr wasn't concerned though since I have pcos he said that was a good thing. Not sure if I agree...I know women need a certain amount.

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