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Do you have symptoms of tiredness or weakness?
Is the fat centered in certain areas of your body?
I am not really tired as I have to take sleeping tabs to sleep at night. My fat is around my stomach and my rib area
but i am not losing any weight?
Hello Dr B
Everytime you leave this webpage or close it it shows you have logged out of the chat.Would you prefer to use another form of Q&A?
not sure as i am just at my computer!
I see, can you see the chat page?
I see, I guess your page is different
Have you had tests for cushing disease?
I think you should have testing for cushing disease, it can lead to weight gain in certain areas, especially the stomach
why though has my doctor not suggested this or the consultant who i deal with for the band?
i think they would have suggested this dont you?
I don't know, maybe he doesn't suspect it
What does your diet consist of?
Ok fair enough !what are the other symptoms?
fruit vegetables fish occasionally meat etc everyhting healthy at present!
What do you mean by boring?
No bread. not much rice maybe oat cakes as the GI book suggests
Have you had diabetes testing?
Well having having hardly eaten anything much for the last eighteen months until I had my band let out It has been horrendous being sick every night. when I tried to eat .
have you been tested for diabetes?
now i eat very little meals and all good things I am only joking about it being boring it is away of life.
I have type 2 diabetes controlled by diet
had my blood test resultys yesterday and blood pressure etc six monthly check and i am fine apart from not feeling anything in my toes!
I am a becoming a puzzle !
i just cannot lose the weight!!
I see, well I think you should have testing for possible cushing syndrome, which can cause weight gain
it is so depressing for me I thought having a gastric band operation would change my life instead it is becoming a nightmare!
I'm sorry to hear that.Cushing syndrome should be ruled out as a cause
Such a lot of money to pay out for something which is not happening!
Thanks for that then.
No other thoughts?
I feel such a failure !
The band doesn't always help with weight loss, sometimes a gastric bypass is necessary.I have seen patients who didn't lose weight with the band, and required a gastric bypass to lose weight
You have not failed
Thank you so much for your help.
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Do you still have any questions?
Hi Not really 100% satisfied with the complete answers .
What questions do you still have?
If you still have questions I am willing to help
I just feel that you could have tried a to offer me some other alternative really.