Hello again everyone
Well they finally have made me mad enough to make some changes! The doctors that is. Let me start with yes I am overweight, I have been overweight all my life. so it is not some new and strange occurance. I have suffered from Lichen Sclerosis for almost 6 years now and going to the Dermatologist was becoming a chore, as every time I went I as told I was overweight and that was the end of it, go home use your cream, lose weight. So I did, I lost 67lbs (4.7 st) but the condition was not getting any better. I asked my Dermatolgist well I am losing the weight but not getting better, when I get down to my goal weight will I then start seeing some relief from my pain and symptoms. She told me no, your weight has nothing to do with it, I just think it is more healthy for you to be thinner. OK, hmmmm
In the meantime, as I have lost the weight, I noticed that I was developing more problems, difficulty breathing, pain in my feet, terrible cramps all over my body, you get the picture. And I thought wait a minute I thought I was supposed to be getting better not worse as I lost weight! It was around this time that I was diagnosed with the Scleroderma and Raynaud's and the various other things. Boy was I glad, not glad to have a disease, but glad I was not going crazy and that I wasn't a hypochondriac! hehe
So the reason for my tangent (I know finally!), I have been having all these terrible pains in my feet, my abdomin, and torso area. Really bad pains, they take my breath away and make me cry. So I ask my Sclero specialist about it and am told it isnt anything to do with Scleroderma go see your GP. Ok, I go to my GP, he examines me and says that it is connective tissue points, you need to see your Sclero Specialist. Sigh
I am being sent for an exam this week to see if I have bacterial overgrowth and see if that is causing the pains in my abdomin and torso, so I asked what if it isn't that and was told, well you should think about losing more weight that SHOULD help! Well that made me more than a bit angry, I am tired of being told my problems are either my weight or my age, I will admit to some things of course, I am overweight and I am not a spring chicken anymore, although I am only 47, not 97 like they seem to be implying! I am truly inspired now to lose as much weight as I can and see if this helps, I know it will help my general health, Im not crazy I do know these simple things, but I want to see if it is the magic cure all that all my doctors tell me it is. I have 4 months until my next appt and I am determined to get as much weight of as possible by then and see if it helps, if it does fantastic but if not look out doctors LOL!