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10/6/12 9:53 P

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Thank you all for your encouragement. Had the upper GI thing done on Wednesday. Results are I have no ulcer, no tumor but a huge C-section scar (vertical from 3 c sections) that may be obstructing digestion and preventing absorption of vitamins.
So the Dr gives me a script for 2 more meds!?
Did you ever feel you know your body better than a Doctor?
I did ask for a gluten tolerance test (why didn't they) and it came back 99% positive for a gluten intolerance. It explains all myriad of things I have been complaining about for the last 3 years.
Feel like I am on the right track now and feeling much better thanks to your posts. Went in to shopping mode and bought a few gluten free cook books.
Skinny does not matter if you feel like CRAP!

9/30/12 8:40 P

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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9/23/12 8:21 P

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I track my blood pressure so that I can show it to the doctor. It is always higher when they take it compared to when I take it at home. 106/77 is under the normal of 120/80. I was put on medication because mine was 220/120. The medications made my stomach hurt and the doctor sent me for lots of tests before he finally agreed that it might be the medication upsetting my stomach. He has since dropped me down to just 1 medication a day. I would like to get off of it someday and as the weight drops I have hope that I will. I understand your frustration with all of the tests. I had a cat scan, ultra sound, allergy testing, and endoscopy before the doctor finally agreed it might be the medication. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier you.

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9/23/12 2:16 P

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Welcome Check your blood pressure every day so you have something to take to your dr. Let them know that you think you are on to many meds emoticon . Good Luck

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9/23/12 12:01 P

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9/23/12 12:13 A

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I agree, I can't believe they would give you meds if that is actually your blood pressure reading! I would definitely talk to your doctor - soon - to get clarification of why you are on the meds. Even if that is higher than you normally run, it's still well within normal blood pressure.


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9/22/12 8:20 P

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wow 106/77 sounds like a good blood pressure to me. It sounds like docs might have you on to much blood pressure meds. i have a sister whose doc had her on to much meds for BP. he wouldn't change it so she got another doctor. Hope you can resolve this issue. you would probably have more energy and feel more like losing weight . Good luck.

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9/22/12 7:57 P

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Hope this the right place. I have so many questions but I thought I should introduce myself first. My questions seem really stupid so I hope someone can direct me to where I need to post them.
My goal is to lose 30 pounds. I have been up and mostly down my whole life and I felt best at 120. I am at 160 right now and miserable. My max was 160 at 9 months pregnant. My BP is up according to the doctors (106/77 today) and it has always been low. Doctors keep giving me meds for high BP and they make me swell up, have heartburn, lose energy. This is not the me of 3 years ago. Going in Wednesday to see if I have ulcers. I know I do not.
I sound like a whiner but I have lost all faith in doctors. "Send me to another specialist, do some more tests, send me to another specialist". It is all covered by insurance so why not drag this out!
I Just want to have energy again, lose 30 pounds and do all the things I used to do. Like I said, I have no faith in doctors and their pill pushing remedies anymore!
Sorry for the rant. I really am a nice person, just fed up right now.

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