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I have lost over 35 lbs unintentionaly over a 4 month period. Nothing has changed in my diet, in fact, I have forced more calories to try to get it under control.

By Anonymous October 4, 2011 - 5:48am
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I have had numerous blod test, endoscopy, colonoscopy...few findings: mild chronic gastritis, positive ana (low) blood test, 8 mm kidney stone, simple renal cyst on right kidney. I have abdominal pain everyday! Doctors have not been able to pinpoint the cause. Several ct scans as well. Recently requested a PET/ct scan, showed kidney stone, and stated increased activity in right kidney. I do not exercise because of the belly pain. I am a 42 yr old mother of three and I have not weighed this little since before child birth over 22 yrs ago! This has gone on for over 8 months and I really want my life back...any thougths. Doctors has ruled out Chron's, Celiac, parasites, arthritis, many have said it is in my head or depression. I am not depressed with any thing in my life other than not being listened to and having pycisians believe that I know my own body....HELP!

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Hi Anon,

Sorry to read your frustrations. Your overall health has a lot to do with weight loss... the fact that you have gastritis which is an inflammation of the lining of your stomach is enough to keep you from overeating. You may think that you are pushing yourself to eat more but it is possible that pain from your gastritis makes you stop consuming as much as you would if you didn't have gastritis. One of the symptoms of gastritis is a feeling of fullness in your abdomen shortly after you begin eating, so this may also be playing a role in your weight loss.

If you have been to your doctors and been tested for everything regarding this weight loss, the cause may be either what I have mentioned above or the stress of not knowing what caused the weight loss to begin with--or the combination of both. You may have started losing weight and the more concerned you got, the more stressed and thinner you have become. Remember that stress is the culprit for many ailments and when you get rid of the stress you will see, at the very least, an improvement in your health.

Wishing you the best,


October 4, 2011 - 8:22am
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