Boy does this sound familar. Last year, I joined a gym as I noticed my legs getting bigger and was also gaining weight (had walked in a treadmill for years and was overweight but stable weightwise pretty much). Anyways, 6 months into working out hard, I gained 10 pounds. I was so disheartened and this of course is when I turn to food and self medicate some more. My dr was perplexed, my legs were bigger and I was too. A student massage therapist is the one that talked to me about lipedema. I then got MLD therapy for awhile.
BUT, I am concerned as I feel I have an addiction to food and do not want to become disabled. I am still quite active and only 37 so am thinking more and more about weight loss surgery.
Thank you so much for responding to my post....it is difficult to locate info on lipedema much less lipedema and weight loss surgery (was your surgeon familiar with lipedema?). neither my PC physician or my gynecologist had a clue.....
p.s. i hate looking at my legs too.....and i used to have such nice legs even when I was chubby!