MidwestBeast in: The Case of the Mysterious Weight Gain!

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    And I just got through to the doc's, finally. He is apparently out this week, too lol. I've got an appt scheduled for the 23rd, but I'll probably be trying to hunt down someone new in the meantime.

    Funny thing about all this is that he had wanted me to drop in this week to have my basic thyroid labs done/checked again, anyway. I'm not sure how he planned on doing that when he couldn't be there to sign off on them.

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    Also, I don't know how people can willingly accept being fat. I'm to the point, now, where my gut in fact hangs over my pants when I sit down and the bottom of it gets sore and irritated from my belt. I cannot wait to correct this.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast
    Also, I don't know how people can willingly accept being fat. I'm to the point, now, where my gut in fact hangs over my pants when I sit down and the bottom of it gets sore and irritated from my belt. I cannot wait to correct this.
    Damn bro.
    This is odd. How long did it take for your body to transition like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Damn bro.
    This is odd. How long did it take for your body to transition like that?
    It's been ongoing for a while. May of '10 was when I was at 208 and my lowest recent weight. After a week or two, it had managed to jump to 220 lol and I wasn't even eating badly; just not as restricted as the previous 4 weeks straight without 1 cheat meal or cheat food (literally not one thing). Then I decided to bulk for the first time in my life at my friend's suggestion. I went up to 244 in 7 weeks. I added an inch and a quarter to my waist, but a ton of muscle (strength shot through the roof like I assume what a cycle feels like because for the first time in my life, I was giving my body enough calories). From that point, over the next 8 months or so, my weight was pretty much stalled out. I got down to 230 when I was doing the hCG diet, before my weight started increasing at 500 cal/day. I was at 245-248 last June when I was in Hawaii and I'm now around 270.

    The worst has obviously been from July until now. Though all of it's pretty miserable in my book, because at 200-208 I had a six pack.

  5. That is just insane bro! Doesn't make any sense.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast

    It's been ongoing for a while. May of '10 was when I was at 208 and my lowest recent weight. After a week or two, it had managed to jump to 220 lol and I wasn't even eating badly; just not as restricted as the previous 4 weeks straight without 1 cheat meal or cheat food (literally not one thing). Then I decided to bulk for the first time in my life at my friend's suggestion. I went up to 244 in 7 weeks. I added an inch and a quarter to my waist, but a ton of muscle (strength shot through the roof like I assume what a cycle feels like because for the first time in my life, I was giving my body enough calories). From that point, over the next 8 months or so, my weight was pretty much stalled out. I got down to 230 when I was doing the hCG diet, before my weight started increasing at 500 cal/day. I was at 245-248 last June when I was in Hawaii and I'm now around 270.

    The worst has obviously been from July until now. Though all of it's pretty miserable in my book, because at 200-208 I had a six pack.
    Weird.
    Maybe could be something with how you were eating b4 and then how u started to eat to bulk up maybe...?

    How were u as a kid teenager with eating and lifting and body comp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Weird.
    Maybe could be something with how you were eating b4 and then how u started to eat to bulk up maybe...?

    How were u as a kid teenager with eating and lifting and body comp?
    It's more complex than that.

    When someone gains weight at 500 kcal/day and still working out, that pretty well defies science.

    Like I said, I'm pretty sure I'm on the right path to addressing it, now. I just won't know until I can get the labs done that I want.

  8. ITs not rocket science you just have to look in the right places. For Drs this is usually under their noses, but they are looking every where else.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by hunter121
    I am in for this one brother. After all the test done had the doc said anything about hashimoto thyroiditis (sp?). My mother actually has this and alot of what you have said falls in line with some of the things she was dealing with besides the fact she has MS.
    Wow sorry to heat about your mom. I too have to deal with the ms and hashimoto among other things with my mom. Not sure what you know or how long you have had to deal with it. But if you have any questions just ask.

    Ask far as blake. I have talked to him about this a while back. So far no ms thank god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix View Post
    ITs not rocket science you just have to look in the right places. For Drs this is usually under their noses, but they are looking every where else.
    Yeah, aint that the truth.

    In my post on page 17, near the bottom, would you agree the tests I'm trying to pursue are good? Would there be anything you'd recommend outside of what's there?

    What I'm running with at the moment is nailing down the balance of my immune system to see where TH-1 and TH-2 rate (and also factoring in the CD4/CD8 ratio), along with where my vitamin D levels are (I'd venture to guess deficient and at least certainly not high in range) and determining/reaffirming if cortisol is in fact high by the salivary adrenal index. Based on those results, likely supplement with vitamin D along with supplements that favor the weak side in the TH-1/TH-2 equilibrium to balance it/them back out.

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    So I was doing some browsing around, this afternoon, and found a doctor in Nashville who was in the search directory from Dr. Kharrazian's site:

    http://www.youralternativedoctor.com/

    It's funny, because he's a chiropractor (like so many of the doctors who wrote in with success stories in Dr. K's book), but all of the info he has on his site is in line with what the book discussed. I called, but they're only in the office Mon-Thurs. I need to find out if my insurance would cover meeting with him (I doubt it will) and how much it would cost, if not.

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    Appointment with my GP in town on Thursday.

    I tentatively have an appointment on the following Thursday down in Nashville with a specialist.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast
    Appointment with my GP in town on Thursday.

    I tentatively have an appointment on the following Thursday down in Nashville with a specialist.
    Nashville your going to be in my neck of the woods! I hope all goes good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larrybailey View Post
    Nashville your going to be in my neck of the woods! I hope all goes good.
    Thanks, man. Appointment is in a few hours and I'm actually fasting so I can just go do my blood work as soon as I'm done instead of tomorrow morning. I'm hoping that will be enough turnaround time for those results to be in for me to take them to the specialist in Nashville. That's actually only a 2 hour haul for me, so it's not that far. It's certainly not something I like to do on a regular basis; especially not for this, but it could be worse.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast

    Thanks, man. Appointment is in a few hours and I'm actually fasting so I can just go do my blood work as soon as I'm done instead of tomorrow morning. I'm hoping that will be enough turnaround time for those results to be in for me to take them to the specialist in Nashville. That's actually only a 2 hour haul for me, so it's not that far. It's certainly not something I like to do on a regular basis; especially not for this, but it could be worse.
    Yeah that's not to bad then, yeah it can always be worst!
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    Got 12 vials of blood drawn, haha. I didn't get all the things tested that I wanted to; doc said he'd rather those requests come from an endo or someone else. What was checked:

    - TPO-Ab
    - TPO
    - FT3
    - FT4
    - TSH
    - rT3
    - B12
    - Serum folate
    - ANA panel
    - Iodine
    - Vitamin A
    - Vitamin D
    - Vitamin E
    - Homocysteine
    - Prolactin
    - HGH

    Still a number of things I want checked, but hopefully the specialist will write a request form for them (mainly TH-1 and TH-2 panels, as well as re-checking cortisol). I'll have to get this new doc or an endo to prescribe the caber or prami for the prolactin. Luckily I haven't developed gyno or anything, but it's obviously something I'm concerned with (as well as depleted dopamine levels in general; and possible serotonin depletion, too -- I may supplement with tyrosine and some other OTC supplements in the meantime).

    Appointment with the specialist a week from today is confirmed.

  26. Sorry to hear about all this. I'm just seeing this now. Have you fully tested your adrenals as well?

    I have adrenal issues, and things like stims/clen/t3/etc never worked one bit for helping lose weight. Only thing that really did was gluten free / clean CKD/carb cycling. A lot of people who have adrenal issues, are also very carb sensitive, but it's also very difficult to cut/lose weight with messed up adrenals. Usually DHEA is also very low with slow / insufficient adrenals, and DHEA metabolites are really helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    Sorry to hear about all this. I'm just seeing this now. Have you fully tested your adrenals as well?

    I have adrenal issues, and things like stims/clen/t3/etc never worked one bit for helping lose weight. Only thing that really did was gluten free / clean CKD/carb cycling. A lot of people who have adrenal issues, are also very carb sensitive, but it's also very difficult to cut/lose weight with messed up adrenals. Usually DHEA is also very low with slow / insufficient adrenals, and DHEA metabolites are really helpful.
    Thanks for dropping in, man. My serum cortisol levels have been normal every time and ACTH was normal, as well. However, I had a 24-hour cortisol urine test that had my overall numbers significantly high out of range, but the doc dismissed it because the cortisol per liter was normal (because I pissed about 6 liters in that 24 hours). I've still been wanting to get a 4x saliva test to look at it, DHEA and progesterone, too.
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    Just took 25,000IU of Vitamin D. I've got a 180ct bottle of 1,000IU softgels that I pulled out of storage and dipped into while I wait for the new Swanson bottle to get here. I'm gonna high dose these first few days and then get on a regimen of about 15,000IU/day.

    I also pulled out a ton of other stuff, including the iodine I'd used and stopped shortly after, NOW Thyroid Energy, and a few others. I've read that iodine can be bad for those with Hashimoto's, but mine is low and I know it's important in conversions, so I'm going to get it courtesy of the Thyroid Energy at the moment.

    Maybe between the D3 and iodine (and other goodies in Thyroid Energy), this'll start going in the right direction. The doctor in Nashville is VERY alternative (more so than what I'd expected) and I'm not entirely on board with it, but some of it makes sense. Regardless of that, at least some of the supplementation runs concurrent with what Dr. Kharrazian wrote about in his book.

    I'm also considering doing a provocation diet, where I basically eliminate almost everything from my diet lol. I can't remember what I get to eat (it's in the book), but it's only a few things and you do it for 3 weeks before starting to add things in. It'll blow for those 3 weeks, but it may be worth it.

    I'm normally big on doing one thing at a time to minimize variables (for obvious reasons), but I think I'm just going to jump into this all at once. I don't have a lot of fight left in me, unfortunately.

  29. U have fight left, I mean what else can you do?

    U can't give up
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