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MLAN613 Posts: 23,458
12/13/19 6:19 A

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You are welcome @TERESTRIFE1! Are you in the USA? If so, make sure you ask your HR department about Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. There are some requirements you may need to meet but if eligible, it may offer you some job protection while you are dealing with your health issue.

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12/12/19 9:40 P

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@spark_ merle i could try, but right now i have mostly been seeing my gyno, not sure if he would have any suggestions on how to lose weight. been missing work so much for the gyno that i havent taken the time to go to my main doctor.

@ MLAN613 I will look into this, I have never gone to a dietitian before. Thank you for the suggestion!

@SHOAPIE I let him know the issue I am having. But he let me know the medication I am on is the one with the most studies proving that it works. He doesn’t want to switch me to something that hasn’t been as extensively studied.

@IGSBETH thank you for your kind words. I feel very blessed to be honest. I was speaking to someone that had my same symptoms. Except she caught hers at the point that a mass had grown inside her, and she was diagnosed with cancer. I managed to catch mine very early.

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12/12/19 1:13 P

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Ask your doctor about using a different drug. Unfortunately many meds have the side effect of weight gain.



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MLAN613 Posts: 23,458
12/12/19 6:15 A

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In addition to what Coach Merle suggested, I would also ask your doctor for a referral to a Registered Dietitian (RD). An RD is basically a nutrition medical professional and can be an integral part of your medical team. I think this would work well for you since you are dealing with a medical issue.

In the meantime, make sure you are tracking 100% of your food to ensure you are getting sufficient nutrition and meeting your macro needs.

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12/12/19 2:08 A

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Hi,

A quick search on that medicine shows it is sometimes used to treat malnutrition--no wonder you are finding yourself hungry. Given that, have you asked your doctor for some suggestions to help you lose weight while taking megestrol?



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12/11/19 10:19 P

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I'm so sorry you are experiencing this and hope someone has advice

TERESTRIFE1 Posts: 12
12/11/19 8:41 P

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Hello,

I was diagnosed with complex atypical hyperplasia. Just a fancy way of saying there are abnormal cells in my uterus. My doctor has been pushing for me to lose weight.

The medication i am on causes me hunger 24/7. i have never been this hungry in my life. Whatever full feeling i get from food fades in less than an hour.

I am currently 230 lbs 5'5".

Anyone know how i can lose weight while on this medication?

I already have a bad history of eating healthy, and then turning back to junk food and regaining weight.

Just need some advice.


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