I have taken Klonipin for years for my restless leg syndrome. Works well for me. I take 1 mg every night before bed
Age: 50 Ht: 5' 3.5" SW: 261 BMI: 45.5 CW: 119.4 BMI: 20.8 Goal in 9.5 months (23.6 lbs below goal) Total lost: 141.6 lbs Inches lost: 84.25"
Month one: 22.2 lbs; Month 2: 17.4 lbs; Month 3: 11 lbs; Month 4: 13 lbs; Month 5: 11.4 lbs; Month 6: 9.2 lbs; Month 7: 13.2 lbs; Month 8: 9 lbs; Month 9: 10.2 lbs; Month 10: 3.6 lbs: Month 11: 7.6 lbs Month 12: 5.8 lbs
Interesting, and thanks for adding that info., Gwen. I had wondered how she could lose that much weight and didn't appear to have a loose skin issue!
Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "
HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )
I have been preaching the following here for years "noone is, or should be, as invested in your health than you". I don't think physicians want to do harm, but having worked in healthcare as a midwife with her own practice for many years, I have seen way too much to leave my healthcare solely in the hands of ANY professional.
It has taken me 3 years to get my PCP where I want him. He's awesome, but wasn't used to someone who knew as much about living with this surgery as me. He's honestly the best PCP I've had since hsving this surgery - he's up to date on post surgery protocols and I have a very collaborative relationship with him now - although I still think I intimidate him, just a little lol.
I'm proud to be his "most successful and healthy RNYer"!
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To be honest, this kind of thing makes me feel uneasy. Before I got the surgery, I would look at her story and think "Well, look at that, she's my age and weighed twice as much as I do. If she can loose that much so can I! I'm going to make a New Year's Resolution like that too." Then I would make the resolution, be good for a couple days, fall of the wagon, and stay on the loose weight/gain weight merry go round.
I kind of feel like these stories make deciding to get surgery even more stigmatized. I hope everything does work out for her, and that she does keep the weight off, but the message she's sending may be doing more harm than good...
25 years old - 5'5" tall - HW: 260 - SW: 255 - CW: 152
Pre Op - 5.0, M1 - 25.6, M2 - 15.6, M3 - 14.0, M4 - 13.4, M5 - 10.8, M6 - 13.8, M7 - 9.8, M8 - ?
Oh, I will do that when I get home, I bet it's amazing!
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:154.8 GW: 145
M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8