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    This condition results in sufferers binging on food, and then purging it from their bodies by being sick or using laxatives. Read more →

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    Hey im 18 almost 19 and am only 6 and a half stone, ive tried loads of different ways to gain weight but it doesnt work have you got any suggestions that might help me gain weight?





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    Is there a contraception that wont cause weight gain? i have tried the pill,injections and the copper and marina coil and still gain about 1 stone in weight! I dont change my eating habits





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    There is a coil that does not release any hormones into your system. i found that this didnt affect my eeight like other hormonsl forms of contraception did.

    I'm on the contraceptive patch, it's great I've had no side effects and after my 2nd child I wanted to lose weight not gain it and I have been able to lose weight. After I had my 1st child I went in the injection and gained 1st so the patch has been great.

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    how long does weight gain take to show? Like usually I am healthy and eat the normal amount. My weight is fine as is my BMI, however this week I've overate everyday of the week, the scales show I have gained 1lbs, but for the amount I have ate I should gain more, and in general was wondering how long it takes for weight gain to show up? both on the scales and body?





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    I have never had large breast, I was only a B cup, but after having my 1st child i gain more breast and went to a B cup, but after hyaving my 2nd child I lost any breast I had and am not even a A cup and is making me very self consious about my body, making wearing some clothing very difficult. Worst for me is that me been undress infront of my husband. I have tried to gain weight to see if this would help but im not a person that can gain weight easily. Is breast inplants something that can be done on the NHS or something I would have to have done private?





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    I have lost approximately 8 stone on 4 seaparate occaisions and I'm in the process of losing it for a 5th time!, dieting and weight gain just seem like flip sides of the same coin to me, how can I break this cycle and is this constant weight gain and loss likely to cause me any health problems?





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    Hi, I'm 14 years old nearly 15 and I'm underweight. I have been trying to gain weight for almost a year but nothing has happened. I had a blood test checking if there was anything wrong, but it only came up with a minor iron deficiency. My bra size is 30AA and has been since I was twelve. I am scared whether this will increase and whether there is anything I could do to gain weight and increase the size of my breasts.





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    I've just gone through a stage like this. I've always been underweight but just this year I've suddenly gone through a "growing spurt " and I have began to put more weight on without even trying. I thought this could of possibly been the hormones kicking in and so far I'm the "normal" weight for my age ,height etc. My advice would be to eat the correct foods and eat no bad fatty foods with saturated fats and trans fats. Also take omega 3 capsules ( can get them in asda for 2 pound ) and also to have controlled exercise in small bursts every day . p.s I'm 15 now I hope this helps and remember you have barely even started to grow get ! There is plenty of time. Xo

    Im 41. Had a baby last june. Periods returned ok, until gp put me on the pill cerazettet, against my wishes. Bad mistake as I just dont get on with contraception. Weight gain etc. I came off the pill in October due to horrendous sweats and weight gain, long bleeds. Since, my periods have been 25 or 27 days, heavy and short. Worried im premenopausal.





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    I had a nearly 10lb baby 5 years ago then another 15 months after he was nearly 8lb, Im only small frame and don't think my muscles repaired themselves the first time around but just lately they seem to have got worse, I've put on weight in the past 3 months and gone from Size 10 - 12 I bike alot so I was wondering if the weight gain was muscle but can't work out why my muscles look worse now when the children are 5 and nearly 4 I did wonder if the weight gain was caused by a medication I am on (Amitryptline 50mg) and maybe thats why the muscles look worse ? Im guessing its too late to try and do anything to make them repair themselves ?





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    hi i am 24 years old im 5ft 6inch and i only weight 7 and a half stone. ican't gain any weight i can eat for scotland and still not put the weight on is there anything i can do to try and put weight on thanks





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    what weight would u say is over weight for a 16 yr old and how likly would i be to get diabeties?

    I am currently suffering from constipation. I have bloating, flatulence , pain in left side like a stitch pain,gurgling also in the left side. I use to suffer from constant diaholrea but after starting various pain meds for arthritis this changed to constipation. I have been waiting since December to see an nhs specialist. I have bouts were I lose weight very quickly and have to increase my food intake, then I start to gain weight and cut my intake, I am currently eating 1400 calories a day and still gaining weight. I have lost 6 stone in the last 2 years, I did want to lose weight but it has always followed this pattern of extreme weight lose then weight gain. I am worried about this, I am seeing my dr regularly but I am basically waiting for the appointment to see the gastrointestinal consultant.





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    Is it commen to be skinny? Does any one have a hard time gaining weight? I'm 24 and lived with cp for my whole lifelike us all. But I can't seem to gain a pound. Mind you I don't lose weight I stay the same and fluctuate about 4 or 5 pounds up or down . It's just stressful knowing I've tried so much to gain weight and can't?? Any one know why?





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    yes im skinny to im 14 gonna be 15 next month and I weigh 70 pounds and I eat and eat but I just cant gain a pound by the way I have mild spastic cp only affecting my my right side. The reason why I think we are skinny is because of fast metabolisms.

    I am 17 and was diagnosed with POS when about 2 years ago after suffering my first miscarriage. Although I was only young, and I didn't want children, losing a baby, and then three months later finding out that this could be due to the fact your female body parts aren't working, is a lot to take in. It makes you feel almost useless as a female. I am aware of some of the treatments available, however I was told not to consider ovarian laser treatment until I want children. I have always had huge problems with my weight, whether it be weight gain or weight loss, but every time my weight plummets, I can never seem to keep the weight off. It isn;t because I eat badly, I don't snack, I don't eat crap, when I went to see the doctor about it, I was informed that my weight gain can be, and most probably is, down to the POS and was advised to go and see a specialist. The specialist told me that the weight gain wasn't due to my POS, and that my POS was because of my weight. Ever since I found out about my condition, I have been told completely different things by different people, and I just need someone who knows what they are talking about, to sit me down, tell me how it is, and tell me what my options are, instead of going to the doctors and feeling like you have a time limit. Its a joke!





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    I am very underweight and no matter what I do, I can't seem to gain any. I am fourteen and weigh 65lbs. I have been asked about anorexia, but every time I have to explain that I'm not. The only thing I can think of is that I do not drink water. Most days, I don't drink water at all. I drink about one cup after excersizing. How can I gain weight? I also have scoliosis- could this make it hard to gain weight? Please help!





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    i was wondering if you had any tips to help gain weight i was premature by quite a bit and always a late developer, i was wondering if i had not gained weight due to this and will grow in time. im 17, 5ft 6 and 8 stone its getting me so down and people judge, labeling me as an anorexic but i would give anything to gain weight. i eat regular meal and often snack but nothing helps.





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    hey. maybe perhaps speak to your GP about it? It might even just be the case that you have a very fast metabolism and your body just burns everything you eat. Try not to get too obsessed with putting weight on as maybe one day you will start to gain weight really easily. Just eat healthily and exercise a lot to gain muscle too:) hope this helps xo

    I am a 21year old and I am trying to gain weight. I eat more than anyone I know, I eat three times a day including snacks. Is there anything you can suggest for me to gain some weight.





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    My friend had the same problem and eating more did nothing for her. she ended up finding out she had a vitamin deficiency. You could maybe ask your doctor to run a test at least that could rule that out for you; i know its helped my friend :)

    Hi dont know if anyone can give me some advice. Im under queen charlottes hospital for pmdd and polycystic. I also have very low oestrogen and ostepenia and I have Anorexia. They have tried me on the pill and hrt but I couldnt tolerate the weight gain so I stopped. They are suggesting the mirena or Zoladex injections. I have seen Yasmin oral seems to be a hit in the u.s. It doesnt seem to weight gain (if anything lose), though I am not looking to loose weight I just cant tolerate weight gain but my periods are so painful and the pmdd is unbearable. i also take numerous vitamins and minerals etc and try to eat the right things much as I can. Anyone who can offer anything would be great. I dont really want to have hysterectomy as I hope one day I might get well from Anorexia and maybe have children, I dont know but would rather keep my options open. Tnx very much and hope that you are all managing as best you can through the bad days xx





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    Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear you are in so much pain physically and pyschologically.I hope I can help a little even if it is to acknowledge you are not alone x I too am a recovering Anorexic and have severe Osteoporosis. I have just had a scare of fracturing my hip and my treatment offer wasn't HRT or the pill but a high dose of VIT D of 4000units per day for a month then the possibility of an infusion via IV of a biphosphates.Ask your Dr's about this? In then end I didn't have to have this IV injection as my VIT D level had sored !! I too suffer from pms having my periods return disgust me and I suffer from horrendous night sweats, breast pain but not so much stomach or back ache. Any idea how I can get rid of my symptoms? I also notice my mood becomes extremely low and very very tearful. As you know this is not good for the Anorexia. As I say today is history, tomorrow is a new day and is open to a world of possbilities so hang on in there ! xx

    I'm 15, and I'm 5,7 or 5,8. I don't much exercise, apart from walking up a hill to school, which is a less than 10 minute walk. My diet seems to be average, but I tend to eat a lot. I'm 7 stone, and I sound really underweight, but you can't physically see it like I'm THAT skinny. I never seem to gain weight, I either stay the same or lose it. Because of my weight, i've had problems with periods, and I usually have one 2 or 3 times a year. I've had my period for 3 years, and I've been put on the pill to stop my painful, irregular periods. Why am I this weight, and why can't I ever gain it, just lose it?





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    i am horrified to read all the upsetting comments on how our doctors can not help us with our excessive weight gain and how we all suffer from being over weight when psco has been diagnosed. this is a cop out i am 44yrs old and suffered with the symptoms of psco since i was 17 and the weight gain has been the most upsetting issue for me. when going to my doctors regarding this i have felt seriously let down and judged as an over eater, i have a healthy diet and exercise regularly but to no avail i barely make a dent in my weight so come on all you doctors out there read up on psco and help us frustrated women and come up with help and support for our weight issue.





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    I have suffered with my weight for as long as i can remember, i find weight watches have worked, went from a staggering 20 stone 4 to 14.8 then i had a relapse in my depression and ate..... but on weight and now in the 18 stone bracket, why is it i can lose weight and then i gain it ive put on like 4+ stone in a year and half still at weight watchers but strugerling sooo much, mainly coz i fell down the stairs and have chipped my talus bone and damaged ligaments and nerves in my ankle and waiting for surgery next month, so im trying to tackle my "boredom" eating by picking at fruit, wud eating to much fruit still make me gain weight, like i ate half a bag of grapes the other eve with 4 sticks of celery...... in the past i wud cycle or get on wii fit when bored but thats not an option at the mo i feel so stuck with my weight and its starting to get me down now, exercise helped my depression as well as my weight, and now ive gained weight and i can feel my mood dropping, wat can i do?????





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    Everytime I'm pregnant and have a child, I completely become flat chested! Not saggy etc, just no breast. Especially after 2 months of breastfeeding feeding. I'm 31 one and I've never had breast during pregnancy. I've also discovered I have a hyper thyroid which means I can eat like a pig and never gain weight. I'm very skinny and dream to gain a little more weight and breast to look healthier. Someone please help or advice?





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    Hi I am 24 years old. I want to gain my weight .how is possible for me to gain weight with healthy way..





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    Hi, im 16 (nearly 17) and have recently gained ALOT of weight for no aparnt reason, i exercise and i dont eat very much so the weight gain was worrying, i had tests for diabeties and diabetes inspidius but only a few came back borderline so the doctors didnt bother anymore, recently iv been extorionatly thirsy again and starting to have irregular periods (my last was 2 months ago) and no im not pregnant.. Because of the weight gain iv got horrific stretch marks everyware, arms, legs, back and stomach... and i realllly need some advice.. PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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    I'm 19 and weigh 13 st I'm around 5ft6 ish.. I have been over weight for as long as I remember, I watch what I eat and I live right at the top of my town and walk home every day, I am on some medication for migraines which I was told can cause weight gain (pizotifen)- I have been taking these for 3 weeks now.. And I have put on half a stone since starting them. Thing is, I haven't had a single migraine since starting them, but I'm worried about the weight gain!! Nothing I seem to do helps to lose any! Help?!! :( I have depression and at one time I did eat rubbish to make me feel better, but now I watch my food because it was turning into a vicious circle!





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    Hi currently on oestrogen patches and natural progesterone tablets. Put on half a stone which I cant shift at all. Consultant suggesting patches plus mirena coil so eostrogen can be increased without causing bleeding. Confused whether weight gain is eostrogen or progesterone. Coil puts progesterone in the right place to protect the womb which is good and is less in mg than the 100mg I currently take (37.5mg eostrogen) and wont get into my blood stream. but many say progesterone causes weight gain. Others say its eostrogen. Where is the definitive answer? If i increase eostrogen and reduce progesterone will I gain more or less? Consultant says eostrogen reduces weight but not seen signs if that. I also suffer on andvoff from depression which they say the coil makes worse, not sure why though if its direct in the womb and lower dose. This is so difficult to clarify.





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    Hi there, im 23 yr old... I need your help to gain weight my appetite is absolutely fine but i cant put any weight on why is this... Is there any way of putting weight on like pills pr sumthing safe or should i go to doctors for advice.... I was skinny for rest of my life now i want to put weight on now im only 5 and a half stone and i was loje that for a very long time please help me..... Im a female age 23 Thanks





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    hello, this is very normal. i am the same. its just how your body works, everyones body is different alot of people cant put weight on no matter how much they eat! its that your food digests into your body quicker.

    Look into slimming world. Not just for women! It is not a diet but a way of life. Steroids will always make you gain some sort ooptimising your food will help to keep weight gain via food will slow even help lose.

    I am 25 with a 5year old daughter and I have been struggling to gain weight for years!! I eat loads 3times a day pluss snacks. This is causing depression as people think I am 16 with a 5year old. Please help me gain a healthy size





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    Hi, I'm obese and would do anything to lose weight. I know that my weight gain will never decrease if I m not happy. I joined a gym, dieted from time to time but it is all in my head. Do you think that I need to sort out my problems first because I believe they are the reasons for my obesity because I was a normal weight until the age of 28. Now I'm 31 and cannot be motivated to lose weight. I'm thinking that there is no point to lose weight because I don't have the life I want. I have a two years old daughter though for whom I want to find a strength to lose the extra weight to see her in her future and protect her.





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    Hi. My name is Gemma and I'm 22 years old. I've had weight problems since I was a little gain but over time I've gained a lot of weight and i'm struggling to loose weight. I've got a hip condition which i feel my weight is causing more problems for my hips. This problem is really getting me down and I really need help. I want to change my life and become a more positive individual. Anyone can help me please comment back!!!





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