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Help for Unwanted Underweight Problems

Posted by @michlarue in Just Want to Talk, Nov 19, 2011

Being underweight is NOT stylish, and the quote, "You can never be too thin" is rude and promotes young people to diet until they're sick! I am 5'2" and weigh only 89 lbs. Clothes don't fit, my skin is "drooping" and I feel tired, run-down with no energy to keep up with others. I am not suffering with anorexia and I want to GAIN weight in a healthy manner. I don't want to down Big Macs or fast-food to pack in calories. And, I hate it when people say, "I wish I had your problem!". Or, they gossip and say that I'm anorexic, or they think that I just never eat. I eat all of the time and drink lots of Ensure, but I still can't seem to keep any calories in my body. Tests have ruled out any type of disease or thyroid problems. Can anyone comment on this problem or let me know of any healthy ways to gain weight. It's NOT fun and I'm starting to look like I'm 90 years old, (I'm 54), with bags under my eyes, sagging skin and my face looks skeletal! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Posted by @caring45, Jun 12, 2012

I have similar problems as you described. I have no health insurance, applied for Medicaid assistance (was denied), and don't know whether to act or just continue living with it. After I told her my symptoms, my grandma said, "Have your thyroid checked!" I would like to...if only I could afford it.


Posted by @roxie43, Jun 12, 2012

I have the opposite and have the thyroid issue that is slow. I was given medication but it does not help because the medications for depression cause even more weight gain. Have you checked your local clinics to inquire about a sliding scale fee? Where I reside the are walk in clinics that will see you without medical insurance on a sliding scale.
best of luck to you...

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