You are not alone. ? There are so many people out there that feel the same way you do. It's not your fault you feel like you do. It's all the C-19 lock downs, stores and restaurants closing, just all this "stuff" that's happened in the past year. Yes, I've felt the same way. What did I do personally? I got up and work in the yard, go for a walk, go see friends and family cuz they need contact also, have your nails done, get a pedicure, walk around the store.....anything you put your mind to! You can do this! God Bless. ???
If you can't find a doctor that takes your insurance or if your insurance doesn't cover bariatric surgery (i've never had insurance cover it), then consider going to mexico for surgery and financing it like I did. If you have questions, lmk. I went there twice for surgery - excellent staff and procedure.
If you can get the surgery for him, I would do it immediately - however, educate them on what they can and can't do. I only wish I hadn't lived more than half my life overweight and all the problems that came with it.
on 7/26/21 8:05 pm
Yes, Been there., lack of proper sleep cycle, sleep 2-3 hours and awaken, when time to get up and go to work- was extremely sleepy- but had to work.... my primary symptom was not yours, but I was ANGRY... no reason, nothing specific toward anyone else just.. an internal RAGE.. explained it to physician as so angry , felt like fighting at the drop of a hat and I'd drop it...LOL I was started on zoloft dose pack for beginning treatment.. Dr said it might not be noticed for up to three weeks, but i took a first dose at noon and was able to sleep 6 hours that night....i stayed on meds for about 3 months, then began tapering. and was off by end of 5th month... mine was probably hormonal induced from known health issue.
Children's Hospital here in Colorado have an adolescent weight management program that includes WLS if appropriate. They do programs that include the whole family for the best chance of success.
It's awesome and I would highly recommend you see if your local children's hospital has a similar program.
It's a big step for a teen and I would not recommend any program that is cut and run.
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Long term medication for depression or anxiety need to be monitored, adjusted or changed.
I was on one type, on and off, for 10 years, and it stopped being effective. Since then my doc switched medication and after 3 months I started feeling like myself again.
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
Congratulations on 17 years!