Facebook Pixel

Rapid weight gain with bariatric surgery

By August 2, 2015 - 8:36am
Rate This

In 1994 I gained 150 in 12 months the year my mother died. I spent thousands of dollars on personal trainers, physically working out till I was sick, even had bariatric surgery and only lost 50 pounds of muscle. I recently gave birth to twins and gained 70 pounds so I am back to my pre surgery weight. I eat 600 calories a day, my metabolism is high per my nutritionist and I'm gaining ten pounds monthly. Lose a few gain a few. No one can help me. I'm so tired of being like this and having no hope. I have every symptom of Cushings but my military dr's won't test me. My labs are all outstanding....because I don't eat. So it doesn't warrant a work up. I wanted to have my diastsis recti corrected and they refused because my stomach muscles are atrophied. How can it be possible to continue to gain weight and not eat much? Something has to be wrong somewhere. Any suggestions?

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
I'm not sure why your doctors refuse to test you for Cushing's. But I strongly suggest that you demand to be tested for it. It is the only way to rule out that possibility.
The other possibility is Hypothyroidism. Rapid and unexplainable weight gain is one of the first signs that your hormones have gone awry.
Doctors will usually suggestion having your thyroid gland removed. However this is not always necessary unless its cancerous. There are hormonal therapy treatment available as well as herbal treatments that often work better than traditional medicine.
I highly suggest that your doctors explore both Cushing's and Hypothyroidism extensively.

August 2, 2015 - 8:26pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Thyroid Conditions

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!