So let me explain. This last December was my 5 year anniversary of my surgery. With in the first two years I got down to 150 lbs and stayed there for another one year...then the bounce back weight hit. Now I am happy at 160. No problemo there In fact, if I remember right my signature goal weight is 160..lol. I have not been here in a while.
Next month I turn 50. I have also been going through post menopause pretty darn hard. And besides all that had really had some cognitive issues. I thought most of it was pre-menopause stuff but after seeing a psychiatrist, being evaluated, talking about the past etc etc...I was diagnosed ADHD. Well, I started the meds for it and WOW! Night and day. Being self employed, I was not doing well and had a lot of stress due to my whole "executive functioning" issues. I feel normal for the first time in my life. I'd had ADHD my whole life but back as a teen it really wasn't out there yet. Every GP I went to diagnosed me as depressed. I NEVER BEEN DEPRESSED MY WHOLE LIFE! They always tried putting me on anti-depressants....Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin....you name it. Within 2-3 days I would stop the drug. Made me worse.
Anywho...here's the problem. Eating. I can't eat. I tried the only non-stimulant drug for ADHD and my hands and feet swelled up like balloons. So I had to go to the tradition ADHD route. They put me on a new drug that's a stimulant. My brain is finally quiet. My husband says I don't look like "a deer in headlights" when he tries to have a conversation anymore. I can finally understand everything and my memory is back. I try to eat because I know I have to...but I may not be getting enough protein. I always have RTD shakes (35 mg) in the fridge. Should I be drinking at least one a day? I am dropping weight, yeah I'm not complaining but I don't want to suffer health wise.
what does everyone think?
Sounds like a great way to supplement what you are eating to counter the effects of the medication.
I drink shakes a few times a week... it's just easier sometimes and living in an area that gets triple digit temps it's a way to still get protein without turning on the oven.
Happy you received a diagnosis finally!!
Best to you, Michelle "Shelly"
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We are sorry to hear all you are going through. Protein shakes are a great idea. I am 10 years out and I still drink Premiere Protein shakes.
Good Luck and keep us posted on how you are doing
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130
I have a hot protein drink every morning. I'm 6 years post RNY. There are days when my pouch doesn't want solid food and I have more liquid protein.
Getting the protein in is non-negotiable. There are times I'm not "hungry" but I eat hard boiled egg, Greek yogurt (without sugared fruit added) , cheese - something easy to fix and get some protein in that way.
It may be that your appetite "levels out" when you have been on your ADHD neds fir a while.