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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Does Dex-L10 Medifast gordonii really work? Hoping for any answer. 2nd question I got is.. KISS Teammies For the Harvest to Holidays 6 week Challenge.

BronxeBabe~Sheryl.

Cellador~Michelle.

Cen72841~Joy.

Ezmiralda~Jeanne.

Freetobe87~Lillian.

Livnlrn~Toni.

Luvmygirls.

Melissaclifford~Melissa.

Mishymel~Michele.

Rarambo~Becky.

Sizzlingchef~Patti.

Sophiechance~Pam.

Veda.

OUR OWN AWESOME CHEERLEADER H82diet~Faith!..

asked Apr 30 at 17:57

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131 Answers:
Ye, but you might want to make sure and wait for someone else to confirm it as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...

answered Apr 30 at 19:09

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HEY THERE KISS'ers!!!!!.

Everyone sorta dissappeared!! I miss you alll!!!.

Ok, so I have been stuck in bed with pain and outta work past few days last week..

So now I am playing catch up at work..

I am still in pain but not as bad as last week. I have a feeling it is an infection or something with my pancreas. waiting for more testing though.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!..

answered Apr 30 at 19:24

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Toni sad to hear you are not feeling well. Is it your stomach again? Prayers to get well soon!.

Love Pam..

answered Apr 30 at 19:32

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Hi.

Pam.

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I just seen your user name on the page and had to pop on over to say hello.....

How are you???..

answered Apr 30 at 19:45

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HI there Pam!!.

Yup, same'ole tummy trouble.

I just got home from a 4th dr, who said the same thing! "I dont know!".

He said it must be a rare condition, but it has him puzzled..

Some days are good, some days are bad, but EVERYday it is there..

answered Apr 30 at 20:24

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Hey Jo I'm good. Thanks for popping in! Praying for you.

Toni have they done CT scan or mri? Hate hearing you are in so much pain.

Have you been to gastro specialist? Hope today is better!.

Hugs,..

answered Apr 30 at 20:39

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Morning every one.

Pam, I have done quite a few testing, today I am going for blood work to look for infection..

Hope you all have a wonderful OP day!..

answered Apr 30 at 21:09

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Morning Everyone.

Hope you guys have a wonderful day =)..

answered Apr 30 at 21:32

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Morning Everyone.

Have we LOST everyone???.

I miss you all where are you?????..

answered Apr 30 at 22:43

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Hi Toni, Pam, Jo and whoever else is checking in but too embarrassed to post. OK, I'll start with the embarrassing story. I wasn't going to post or check in or anything this week. In fact, I came dangerously close to throwing in the towel..

I was so proud of myself on Thanksgiving...the days leading up to the holiday and including the holiday were perfect 100% OP days. I lost almost 2 pounds that week. I hit my lowest weight yet (185.6 lbs). I was soooo excited. Then I went temporarily insane. That's the only explanation I have.

My job went from part-time to full-time overnight (I can really use the extra money, but the extra time zapped every ounce of energy I had). My reaction to all of this turmoil and change was to bury my face in a sugar bowl with fried food on the side all followed by a couple bottles of wine..

The consequences to my poor choices in stress management....I gained 8.6 pounds and threw myself out of ketosis like no other..

Now, here it is. Monday. Day one. Back on plan..

I decided that I could either wallow in regret or embrace the regret. Wallowing in regret just gets me heading in the direction of more regretful behavior. But by embracing the regret, acknowledging the errors and getting right back to more positive behaviors, I am not going to perpetuate the problem, which would only lead to gaining even more weight or falling completely off the plan....horrors..

My numbers for this week in our challenge are painfully embarrassing:.

+8.6 (can't we just count that as -0, Pam?.

) / 0 / 0.

So I challenge anyone else who has also fallen by the "weigh"side (clever!), to fess up and get yourselves right back here. We need you and more importantly, you need us!.

JEANNE.

And, yes...I did update my ticker to be honest with myself...

answered May 01 at 00:21

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Jeanne you are absolutely amazing! So many of our fellow KISSers have just fallen off the map. YOU have hung in there each and every week. You are right to OWN the gain. Ask yourself what you learned from it and MOVE ON. Stress.....we can't live without it but we can take care of ourselves. I am sooo proud to be your teammate! Your honesty is refreshing.

You have no learned that going off plan adds to your stress, it doesn't help it. I'm sooo glad you didn't throw in the towel! I know we don't know each other that well but I am so proud of you for coming here and posting a gain instead of hiding your head in the sand. So hold your head high and get back on plan, Don't let anything stop you. Do whatever you have to do to stay OP over the next 2 weeks!!!!!.

KUDOS MY FRIEND!.

Love,..

answered May 01 at 01:42

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Hi Jeanne, HI PAM.

Glad you stopped by I was getting alittle lonely.

I havent been on plan for awhile now. Mainly because of my tummy problems..

Which I am hoping to find some kind of answer. No dr seems to know!! which is really upsetting me..

Glad to see you back on plan YOU CAN DO THIS!!..

answered May 01 at 02:41

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Hi all. Sorry I have not been around. Just dealing with some stuff right now. Not really off-plan (well, not by OVEReating anyway) but kind of stuck, no gain, no loss for the last two weeks. That's fine with me. I'm having trouble eating though.

I tried to eat some turkey last night and got in about five or six bites, then gagged and had to just stop all together. I'm not sure what is up with me. I sent a message to nutrition support asking if I could just do six Medifast meals for a while and skip the L&G. I have an appointment with my doctor next week but I suspect it is more mental than anything else..

Anyway, sorry to have not been around. I am just a bit messed up right now and not really interacting with people too much. I will try to check in more often..

Um....GO TEAM GO!! RAH, RAH, RAH!!!..

answered May 01 at 03:19

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Thanks so much for the support! Pam, you're the best. Toni and Faith, I sure hope your tummy troubles are resolved soon. Does not sound fun at all. Hugs to you both..

I am doing so much better these last couple days. I've been 100% OP since Monday and I feel great again. I've gotten a little bit of exercise indoors (Wii fit) but I really miss walking outside. Right now, it's 13 degrees below zero. No walkies for me!.

Things at home are settling into a routine. DD is feeling more stable (for the moment) and is getting out to meet new friends (a good sign). I also helped her get on a modified Medifast plan after letting her have a week of my Medifast meals to get her started. She's doing really well and has lost 14 pounds. That should also help cheer her up..

The next couple weeks will be full of challenging holiday parties. I have rock solid plans for all of them though...STAY OP! Had my fill of off plan consequences, thank you very much. I'm not sure who else is checking the boards these days, but I hope you are all well and enjoying the season. Stay warm!.

JEANNE..

answered May 01 at 03:54

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Good morning KISSers!.

Jeanne, it sounds like things are going better now. It definately does help to have a plan when dealing with upcoming holiday's and parties - I know that from experience! Keep it up!.

Toni, I sure hope they can find something to help you. Have you ever considered an Alternative Medicine Doctor? I know some people who have had wonderful results and help from this. I have a contact for one in Maine (he can seriously help over the phone) if you want the info..

Have a marvelous OP day everyone!.

-Faith..

answered May 01 at 04:42

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Hi there KISSERS.

I am still undergoing some major testing, probably wont be until after christmas that I can get a definate answer..

Things havent been looking too good. I am constantly in pain and nauseous..

When I stopped doing Medifast around thanksgiving I had gained 10 lbs..

But as of this morning I have dropped 12 lbs in just those few weeks and havent been eating very well. So now I am at the weight where I left off Medifast after doing soo good on MF..

I dont think it's a good thing, losing weight and not trying isnt good..

I joined Curves and have went a few times, so far I like it but cant work out in pain!.

Faith- thanks for the info, how exactly could he help me?..

answered May 01 at 06:20

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Toni, apparently he can discern things. I can't explain it. He has been helping a friend in Florida and one in Massachuttes wtih amazing results. I am looking for the info. again. I can't seem to find it....I will keep looking though.

There is a good one in my area as well and is helping some cancer patients with good results. Generally they work in concert with your regular primary doctor as well, it is not just some hocus pocus stuff....but sometimes it is worth investigating other options, especially when you seem to be getting nowhere with conventional medicine..

I will keep looking for my info. I know it is here somewhere in this mess of an office!.

-Faith..

answered May 01 at 07:17

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Good Morning Friends,.

Ok, so now I have finally hit depression! I am so sad that NO dr so far has been able to help me. all day every day I feel naseous barely eating, down another 3 lbs this morning even though I ate last night..

I am literally in tears thinking I may have to suffer forever!!! Ok I am at work so I gotta dry these tears up and fake away........

answered May 01 at 07:41

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Toni, any news yet? I have now been going through the same thing. I am nauseaus all the time, pain in my side. My doctor pulled me off work because I am not eating and am so weak I can barely function. I had an ultrasound yesterday and they found gallstones but the gall bladder is not inflamed. I am heading out for a CT scan of my left side today. This is weird.....

answered May 01 at 08:05

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Faith and Toni do you have any answers yet? It is so odd that you are both experiencing this. Can it be Medifast related???..

answered May 01 at 08:17

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I don't know Michele. I am dropping weight because I can't eat. I had to go get IV fluids on Saturday at urgent care because I can't drink water much either. The ultrasound showed the gall stones but he thought that was not it because it is not inflamed. I have pain in my side especially when sitting up. I just got back from doing the CT scan and they are sending the results to my doc stat.

He said he thoroughly expected to get a call from the hospital this weekend saying that his patient was there. I am stubborn about that. I am upset about being off work because I really don't have any sick time at all and I am going to lose money now. I can't afford this right now. It is really adding to my stress, which he thinks is another factor.

I HATE this!..

answered May 01 at 09:41

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Oh Faith, I hope you feel better. I too have been sick every day, even vomited at work 3 times today, embarrassing! I am under 160 and havent gained anything. Now have to take naps at work too when I can barely hold my head up like today.

I really am sad and depressed that I have been dealing with this for so long with no answers..

I have a feeling it could be IBS, in that case, there is no cure Just controlling it. I would accept it and try to control it. At least it would be an answer..

Just found out my Upper GI & Gastric emptying Study is Normal! Waiting to hear on Monday the results of my pH Study (urine collection 3 days of 24 hours each).

Then who knows whats next.. I think somewhat like IBS is included as well..

I have been reading that many people lose weight too rapidly and causes the gall bladder to react differently..

Faith, check your symptoms for Biliary Dyskinesia and also ask your dr for a HIDA scan.

Weird you both popped in here today when I planned to message you both and Pam...

answered May 01 at 10:54

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Update: woke up vomiting, called into work sick.

Faith, how are you this morning?.

Morning Michele & Pam! and whoever else checks in..

answered May 01 at 11:13

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I'm feeling a bit better today. Getting in much more water than I had been. My side still hurts but the ct scan only showed a small cyst on my left kidney and they don't think that's an issue. so far I have gallstones that are not the problem and a cyst on my kidney that is not the problem. I am suppose to see a GI doc on Monday morning but I'm getting sick of this. I suspect maybe it was the staph infection all along.

So far I have had two shots of a powerful anti-biotic and I do feel a bit better today so maybe that was it the whole time. I go back to see him tomorrow..

Toni, I am so sorry about all this, it sounds awful. I wish they could find something to help you, and soon. My best friend said I need House (tv show doc) - I told her to give him a call! I think we both need House!..

answered May 01 at 12:46

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Ive been waiting for my Dr House!!! My GI dr said it would be an Internist. Which is going to be my next phone call after Monday and my GI still doesnt know..

Oh, New symptom: itching all over, woke up all night to scratch!.

Im thinking if I throw up again, I am going have to go to the ER. I gotta call my dr's office, he didnt return my call yesterday!.

No, I hadnt heard from Pam..

answered May 01 at 14:24

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I meant to say I woke up vomiting, and I feel like I have to again right now..

This sucks!..

answered May 01 at 15:18

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Oh girls I am so very sorry you are going through this. There is nothing good about feeling like cr*p. I cant believe all the tests you both have had and there are still no answers..

Faith I really hope it was the staph infection - exhaustion is a big sign of that and if you are feeling a little bit better after the shots you may be on teh mend..

TOni - I know you have researched this and have gotten a ton of tests. I dont want it to be IBS but it wld b e nice to finally hv an answer. pls keep me updated. son is tryuing to press keyboard,..

answered May 01 at 16:37

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K off to the ER hopefully they can tell me something!!..

answered May 01 at 17:10

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Oh Toni, hang in there. I am thinking of you..

I was feeling better but I am so weak now I almost passed out twice this afternoon. My heart rate went up over 100 after doing the dishes and stayed there for over 20 minutes. I had to go to the store and got out of my car and almost did a face plant. This is getting ridiculous. I think my issue is I have probably less than 200 calories a day for over two weeks now and my body is shutting down or something. Not good...

answered May 01 at 18:02

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Faith - do you think you may need an ER visit too????..

answered May 01 at 19:28

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Hi Faith, glad to see you are doing alittle better. Certainly keep an eye on your blood pressure. Are you still doing MF, if not, the Ready to drink shake would help alot with not wanting to eat, and still obtain calories during the day..

Feeling alittle better this morning... So they tried to tell me that I have a bladder infection and gave me antibiotics (havent taken them yet) then sent me home..

I had severe shaking from the meds and allergic reation. also clenching my jaws, which still hurt now. So I didnt sleep at all last night. And I am still at work today, cuz we get to leave at 12, 30 mins, so I can go home to rest then..

But over all I feel ok. No pain or nausea, just lighted headed from meds...

answered May 01 at 20:09

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Toni and Faith Merry Christmas. Please keep me updated on how you both are feeling..

Faith - you need to consume more for safety's sake. Pls amit yourself for IV fluids..

M..

answered May 01 at 21:40

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Merry Christmas you guys!!.

Faith I agree, I did feel much better with IV fluids and meds, however I wouldnt ask for a 2nd dose thats what made me shake so much..

Let us know how you are feeling!.

I am better today but still feel nauseous. I will only eat alittle bit of dinner, Im alittle scared to eat much...

answered May 01 at 22:55

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Toni - so glad you are feeling a bit better - now I want to hear from Faith - under 200 cals a day is dangerously low..

M..

answered May 02 at 00:11

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I'm still here. I did better yesterday. I ate some of the Christmas dinner (we had our dinner on Saturday), but not too much. I am still pretty wiped out but I think that is from all the cleaning and furniture moving I did Friday and all the prepping and cooking I did yesterday for dinner! I am still suppose to see the GI doc tomorrow, but I really don't want to go. Bleh, I'm sick of being poked and prodded over this stupid nausea thing, it's annoying. I don't have quite as much nausea but it is definately still there when I go to eat..

Anyway, Toni, I finally found the info on that natural healing doc I was telling you about. Here is the link:.

Http://www.alebrocenter.com/index.php.

They sell supplements as well (which my cousin swears by now) so you will see info on that. Just click on the tabs on the left to find info. Who knows, maybe they have an answer...

answered May 02 at 00:41

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Faith I was really worried about you. I kept checking all the time to see if you posted!.

I too see the GI dr tomorrow for the results of the pH study. Hopefully they find something, at this point I really dont care what it is! just something! treat it, control it, make me back to normal!.

Ask your dr for a HIDA scan, which will tell you your Gall Bladder function. which could contribute to the nauseous, as well as many other things..

I am tired of looking on line for a diagnosis, making myself crazy. I am going to enjoy the family and worry tomorrow..

I too ate little xmas dinner, but really not much. I am still under 160! even though I do eat alittle bit I am not gaining weight..

I hate being poked and prodded too. I have some major bruises from the IV. Which they stuck me 3 times!!!..

answered May 02 at 00:53

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Girls you both have me worried. Faith, the first thing I thought of was gallbladder too - have they checked it? Symptoms seem so much like my SIL before hers was taken out..

Hoping for health and anwers for you both bc diet, no diet, feeling like this sux!.

Hugs.

Michele..

answered May 02 at 01:59

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Michele, yes they did. I have gall stones, and a cyst on my left kidney (where all my pain is right now) but they say it is NOT the issue because it is not inflamed and there are no gall stones in the bile duct. So who knows. I was in a lot of pain yesterday with my left side/back. It is almost always when I am sitting. It is strange.

I did eat a bit yesterday and I have gained back like 5 pounds (I ate crackers and some bread so the carbs are killing, plus my doc took me off my blood pressure med which is a water pill). I know I needed to go back up a bit because I am not losing the right way but it still frustrates me to see the scale go up. I got really sick last night and I really don't think I am going to eat much today. I will try to push the water though because I don't want to get dehydrated again..

Toni, what is that HIDA scan? Never mind, I looked it up. I doubt they are going to send me for any more expensive scans since they alredy did a STAT Ultrasound and a STAT CT scan of my pelvis/left flank and all the found were gall stones and a small cyst. But who knows..

I have to go back to work today and I am worn out - not sure I will have the energy!..

answered May 02 at 02:20

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Ok, here is my latest update. My GI doc pulled me off work for this week, so I went to my regular doc and started the paperwork for disability because I don't know how long all this is going to take and I have to have income coming in!.

Anyway, the GI doc said if he was a betting man he would say it was the gall bladder but he is doing an endoscopy tomorrow to rule out stomach issues such as ulcers. He gave me some prilosec to help with acid in the stomach to see if that will help with the nausea - so far it has not. I have not eaten at all today and have barely had any water. So I have the endoscopy tomorrow, then meet with him again next Wednesday to see how I am doing. At that point he said if it is not better he will set me up for removal of the gall bladder. I see my regular doctor on Wednesday of THIS week so I can get the disability paperwork going and maybe get some pain meds on board.

This is SUCH a hassle! I only hope it is one of these things so it can be resolved finally!.

Toni, how are you doing?..

answered May 02 at 02:45

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Hey there Ladies.....I finally have an answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Wow, took soooo long!.

Ok, So it is: Gastroparesis which is Delayed Emptying of the Stomach, which causes nausea and vomiting from the left over foods. More meds, No cure......

They are still doing testing on my urine to make sure I dont have any rare disease or toxins or chemicals in the uring. Although I do have a bladder infection at the moment..

Faith: ask for a Gastric emptying study BEFORE you pull out your gall bladder..

My condition was caused by the surgery of removal. Basically like scar tissue on my stomach lining which doesnt contract well. Just make sure that isnt the case...

answered May 02 at 03:34

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Ok this is good news on both fronts - at least some anwers..or close to it so it seems..

Hopefully Toni there can be a way to manage your slow digestion. Have they determined why it suddenly appeared now? Did you say it is the scar tissue? Is it worth it to remove or will more form and therefore the problem will continue?.

Faith I am assuming they did a full blood work up and ruled out any issues like Crohn's or ulcerative colitis right?.

It is the fatigue thing which is worrying though it is likely due to lack of food and water. Let us know what he says tomorrow. I am so glad you are taking care of this =thoug it seems you have no choice bc there is no way you can drive adn see patients in your current state..

Michele..

answered May 02 at 04:22

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You know, the only time I had bloodwork done was two weeks ago when I went to the Urgent Care, the GI doc is waiting to get the info. back on that, but I suspect I will be in for more over the course of the next couple of weeks..

Yay Toni, well, yay that you have an aswer, not yay at what is going on. But at least they have medication to help you. So are you saying removal of the gall bladder could cause this? I'm Confused?..

answered May 02 at 04:59

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I find it amazing that with so much technology....it becomes harder to make an accurate and speedy dx at times..

It does sound like the scar tissue from Toni's gall bladder removal is causing her current problems..

Try to get some rest Faith, hopefully some clear answers are on the horizon..

Michele..

answered May 02 at 06:08

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Hi Ladies,.

Theres no way to tell if I had this before the surgery or not, which was why I recommended doing this before you take out the gall bladder. It could be from the surgery itself..

The magic pill is almost working, few more doses then I hope to fully feel better..

Faith how you feeling this morning....

Michele, how are YOU??..

answered May 02 at 06:13

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Just kind of waking up a bit from anesthesia or whatever they gave me. It went ok. The doc said it looked ok but he took a few biopsies. I see him again next Wednesday for a full report and then we'll take it from there..

Toni, I'm glad the meds are helping, thank goodness you finally have some resolve to the issue..

Yeah, Michele, how are you doing?..

answered May 02 at 07:01

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Well hell I am doing a lot better than you two!!! LOL.

Things here are fine. Typical happy, crazy chaos that it always is. Cant complain really...and here comes one of my little munchkins up the stairs as I type...I swear I am a kid magnet. No matter where I go they find me! To my daughter who is reading aloud over my shoulder......Stop! Go downstairs adn finish your dinner!.

Michele..

answered May 02 at 08:39

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So Faith did the doc give you any meds to make you feel better?.

Toni how are you doing?..

answered May 02 at 09:06

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Hey there Michele, looks like the magic pill is working!! Slightly nauseous today, but looks like it's going away slowly..

Tomorrow, I will have to call for an appt for GYN it seems my ovaries are hurting just as well....geez! Its time for a check up anyway.....

Are you still doing MF?.

Faith- what are you taking? How are you feeling today?..

answered May 02 at 10:13

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I'm glad the meds seem to be working for you Toni, it's about time something helped!.

I feel pretty awful today. I broke down in my docs office crying. I am just so frustrated with having lost all this weight and then feeling like this for so long now it seems. It started about a month ago with me losing interest in food, then the nausea, then in the past 2 weeks the pain. Anyway, he pulled me off work until Feb. 1 and said we could extend it if I end up having surgery.

I don't know. My back and side still hurt, but the area over my gall bladder is really painful and when I do force myself to eat I am in pain for hours. Today I started getting shooting pain in my RIGHT side. My doc prescribed full-strength vicodin, but I will only take that at night to sleep because I keeep waking up around 1 or so in pain and not being able to get back to sleep..

I am going out of town tomorrow to my cousins house in Southern California for a few days because it is the only way I will relax. I am in constant care-giver mode here with my parents and I really, really, really, need the break. My sister and brother and niece will check on my parents. I got my dad's meds all set up in a pill sorter for an entire week and I bought my mom a 4-wheel walker at Christmas so I feel safer about her now. I am a bit concerned about the drive because it is about 6 1/2 hours and I am in pain when I sit, but I just need to get away. I don't see the GI doc again until next Wednesday anyway, so it's not like they are going to do anything else for me at this point.

My cousin and his wife are awesome and they know what is going on. We will just relax together. I can sleep all I want or read and watch tv and not have to worry about taking care of anyone, which is what I need right now. I will drive back home next Tuesday - or earlier if I don't feel well..

So that is it for now. I just hope the pain can be managed a bit once I get situated and can take the pain meds to sleep and maybe half of one in the day if I need it. I'm worn out..

I will take my laptop so should be able to check in with you all once I am down there. Have a happy New Year!.

-Faith..

answered May 02 at 10:23

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Oh Faith (((HUGS))). I am so sorry you are going through this. But I am glad to see you decided, despite the pain, to go do something for yourself. You need this. Being a caretaker is very difficult and you need some time for yourself. YOur parents will be fine.

I really hope they get you moving on sx and that it resolves everything..

Try to enjoy yourself, rest and relax with family - hopefully this will all be behind you soon..

Happy new year girls.

Michele..

answered May 02 at 10:53

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Happy New Year Faith and Toni! We are spending the day at a friend's house. Supposed to go last nite but her husband got called for a flood and had to take care of it. So we are having a belated celebration today. GOnna pack up my meals and go..

M..

answered May 02 at 12:04

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Happy New Year Toni and Michele (and anyone else who happens to be around). I made it down to my cousin's in about six and half hours. The trip went fine. I got some good sleep last night and I feel better today. I think the rest will help a lot..

Have a good time Michele!.

I hope we can get this team going again in this new year - I miss everyone! Has anyone heard from Pam or anyone else?..

answered May 02 at 12:11

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Happy New Year, ladies!.

Sorry to hear Toni and Faith haven't been feeling well (just got caught up on the thread)..

Faith.

, I had gall bladder troubles about 15 years ago. I had symptoms that sound much like yours. I didn't have gall stones, but my gall bladder wasn't functioning (contracting when it's supposed to, etc.). I had it removed and I've been fine ever since. Hope they figure your case out soon..

Toni.

, your problem doesn't sound pleasant at all. But happy to hear you're feeling better with medication. Are you back on Medifast again yet or still trying to regain your equilibrium and get your appetite back?.

I wish you both good health in the new year..

Michelle.

, you sound busy with little ones at the keyboard with you! After having raised my family now (DS 33, DD 28), I have a hard time remembering what it was like with little ones under foot. I do remember thinking 'how did my mom do this?' though! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season..

I'm enjoying a really quiet day today. Just dropped DH at the airport. He'll be in Australia all week. DD is staying with a friend for the rest of the weekend. So it's just me and the two cats! I spent the day getting caught up on the boards (haven't had time in several weeks to check in). I also had fun updating my goals for the new year.



Warmest wishes, everyone!.

JEANNE..

answered May 02 at 12:15

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Faith - keep up with that "to do " list - only item on it being REST!.

Glad the ride went well and you are feeling a little bit better..

Hey Jeanne - a weekend alone with the cats sounds like fun - enjoy..

Today we went to a friend's house and had a blast. Old friends, no food pushing and lots of laughs..

Enjoy the evening ..

Michele..

answered May 02 at 13:46

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Michele, that is so cute! Havent heard this before!! Hope your doin exactly as Mishy ordered Faith!!!!.

HI Jeanne, glad to see you are still with MF! I currently am not, but as usual when I get my tummy under control I'll be back!.

Where is PAM????? Hope she is ok, gonna try to call her today!.

Me, I did good yesterday. I can remember only feeling alittle sick...hopefully today will be the same..

answered May 02 at 15:10

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Hi everyone. Thanks for the "to do" list Michele! I'm trying to do just that. I am a bit weak today as I have only been eating little bits. My cousin is worried because I am weak and not eating, but eating makes me feel sick. I will try to get more in today..

Have a good weekend everyone!..

answered May 02 at 15:23

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Faith why dont you try a smoothie.....

I read on a gastro motility site, even though you are sick you should drink a smoothie. Help bring in extra calories when you need them. (It even mentioned a chocolate shake).

Or one thing I NEVER thought of.....Baby Food! pick out a few veggies n fruit that you might like and try'em..

answered May 02 at 16:48

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Hey everyone.

Off to buy a Ninja, a smoothie maker!!!..

answered May 02 at 17:00

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Ok so Ive got lots of experimenting to do with making smoothies!! Gotta look at recipies..

Faith- How are you feeling?.

Me, Ive notice that I get sick first thing AM and last PM.....maybe it's slowly going away??.

Michele- what are you up to? Still doing MF?..

answered May 02 at 17:22

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I did try Jamba juice once last week to see if that would help. Sweet things seem to make me feel more nauseated. I ate a bit more yesterday. I ate one pack of Medifast honey mustard pretzels, about a cup of veggie soup puree from trader Joe's, a couple bites of bread, some crackers, and a few roasted veggies. It felt like I pigged out and ate a ton! My tummy and back were hurting last night after that so I'm a bit leary about eating today. So far I only have a little back/side pain so I'm afraid if I eat I will hurt more.

I have to drive back home tomorrow so I want to keep my strength up as much as possible..

Let us know how that ninja works Toni. I have the magic bullet but have not used it much with Medifast this time around since I have been eating mostly the pretzels and cheese puffs..

How are you Michele?..

answered May 02 at 18:56

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Thats awesome youre eatin alittle more! I love trader joe's!..

answered May 02 at 18:58

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Glad to hear you are eating more too Faith. THis wed you get results right?.

TOni I guess you are feeling a bit better too. Phew - get you girls over this hump and back to your old selves!.

I am still on Medifast Toni - on and off. Still chasing those last 8 or so lbs. I feel good, clothes look great and I am exercising regulary - running a ten minute mile when my back doesn't hurt....but still want just a little more. I have been at this since Feb of last year. First time in my life I have lost weight and kept it off. This program is so much more than just getting to goal - I have really learned a lot about my food demons which have reared their heads most of my life.



Michele..

answered May 02 at 19:48

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Well, it's after 1 a.m. and I'm still up! Ugh. I need to get to sleep so I can drive home tomorrow, er, today now I guess. I tried eating a bit this morning but I have had a ton of pain today all over. My side, my back, my upper abdonmin, my stomach. Ugh.

I do go back to the doctor on Wednesday and we will see what he says. I hope they can do something for me because I am feeling really wrung out. Not eating much is really draining me and I feel weaker every day. I tried to eat more today but it did not work out because I was in too much pain after I had my Medifast pretzels this morning and about 1/2 cup of veggie soup broth. I forced down a bit of chicken (about an ounce or so) and some cottage cheese later this evening, but I am still hurting.

Have a good rest of the week everyone. I will check back in later tonight after I get home, or tomorrow after my doctor appointment..

-Faith..

answered May 02 at 20:24

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Faith - I know that this isn't the way you want to lose weight and that you want to feel better. Hopefully Wed visit will shed some light and get you in the right direction..

Michele..

answered May 02 at 21:30

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Morning Ladies,.

Man we have our ups and downs dont we!.

Not feelin too well this morning so I doubled my dose of meds.

Then I did it again before lunch.

Dr only prx 1/2 the dose I was supposed to have anyway..

Faith- I can wait til tmw to see how your results come back!..

answered May 02 at 22:36

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I'm home. Crap, I weighed myself and I'm back up to 260! I have not been eating much at all! I did notice that my ankles are swollen though. I think I am retaining fluid big time right now. Anyway, the drive home was fine but I am exhausted and will probably get to bed early. My appointment is at 11:45 tomorrow morning. I'll check in when I get home and let you all know what he says..

Toni, sorry your tummy is not responding as well to the meds today. Maybe it is going to be a combination of the meds and diet? Did they say anything about that?.

-Faith..

answered May 02 at 23:52

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Looks like Jeanne and I are the only ones left in the challenge. Sorry I have been MIA. Hope to be back in the loop soon!.

Hugs,..

answered May 03 at 00:22

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