I am writing to you nurses because I have gained almost 80 pounds since September. In September I weighed 170, and I just weighed myself last night. Now it's 248. I eat about a 2000 calorie diet, and exercise about 3 days a week. Lately I have been having so much pain- I can barely walk. I am only
24. The pain starts in my lower back and shoots down my outer part of my legs. There are purple marks on my obese abdomen, down my inner thighs, and down my arms. The only medication I take is Lexapro for depression, and neurontin for my back pain. I stopped taking BC because my boyfriend has no interest in having sex with me - I think he is repulsed by what I've become.
I have been under so much stress lately. Perhaps it's my stress hormones?
I have been tested for diabetes recently, and my fasting blood glucose was 80. My thyroid hormones were normal. I have been to the ER for my back pain and headaches. They did a CT scan on me, and everything was normal. I feel that I am not getting that great of care from the doctors I've been to. I trust nurses very much, and I want to know if you've ever had any patients who rapidly gained weight--- what was their diagnosis?
Whatever is happening to me is destroying my quality of life. I can barely walk up a flight of stairs from the pain in my legs and back. This pain must be from my obesity, BUT where is all the rapid weight coming from. It is affecting so much, I am considering ending my life.
Please, RNs, LPNs, Nursing Students, Nurse Practioners, please give me some advice on my situation.