I am loosing hope for an answer and am starting to heavily debate surgery as my only option to weight loss. For the past 4 years, I have been to various doctors, endocrinologists, and nutritionists trying to find an answer to why I can not loose weight. I am on a whole-food diet, recently low carb, vegetarian diet. I should say life style, as this is how I consistently eat and have been for about 2 years. These past two years, I have changed my lifestyle to this diet and have began to keep an intense exercise schedule, running, biking, and lifting 5 times a week. But, even those these past two years have been the healthiest, I have gained over 15 pounds. I am 5'5.5" and now 164 pounds. I have been an athlete and extremely active my entire life. I have been trying different doctors but am still reaching the same results. All of my bloodwork comes back normal (thyroid, sugars, etc) I have all hypothyroid symptoms, but the results come back normal. Now my doctor is questioning polycystic ovarian syndrome (my periods are irregular and heavy and my acne is growing worse) and has put me on a progesterone pill. Could it be low estragine? My friend has also suggested getting tested for celiac, crohns, and colitis. I am really at my whit's end. For the amount I work out and how I monitor my diet, I, nor anyone around me can understand how it is physically possible for me to be overweight/not able to lose weight.
Any support, guidance, or discussion is more than welcome.
I have had a transvaginal ultrasound, everything looks good there... My doctor is still question PCOS, because apparently it can happen without cysts.. He just ordered a new set of blood work to see some hormone and glucose levels. I asked for the TRH stimulation test, but he doesn't think that is necessary.
My biggest issue, at this point, is my struggle with the weight. My mom suggested asking about b6/b12 shots... any experience with this?
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