I have had ~30 pound weight gain since November 2020 when I initially had COVID. It seems disproportionate to my calorie intake. Any one else with this?
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Have you ever gained weight before? What does the 30# weight gain represent in terms of body weight? Has it been a steady weight gain over that period of time?
Have you ever gained weight before? What % does the 30# weight gain represent in terms of total body weight? Has it been a steady weight gain over that period of time? Assume no other issues since covid? Is there anything else that happened that would have contributed to gaining weight; e.g., injury leading to less activity. Good luck….
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Have you seen your doctor for any other health concerns since you had Covid? Have you been given any new medications, perhaps to address long-lasting symptoms?
2 years post covid and with long haul symptoms I have suddenly gained 21 pounds – Dr's have no idea of what triggered this and I have been on lasix to loose the " water weight gain". I am an active very fit 61 year old male. has anyone else had similar issues
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Welcome @rmfe. What other long COVID symptoms have you experienced? What has your recovery experience been? Anything different in your life that coincides with the weight gain?
I had sever covid in 3/2020, was not hospitalised and recovered at home over a 4 week period with my PCP calling 2x daily. in June and December 2020 , I still had very high covid IGM and IGG although I have tested negative for covid. I continued to have memory fog and tiredness which partially subsuded post getting my Pfizer covid shots in 4/2021 – both shots did bring on 2/3 days of flu like symptoms. Got the booster covid shot 10/2021 – which also brought on 2 days of flu like symptoms. In 2/2022 – noticed unexplained weight gain , primarily in the stomach area which was " hard": to the touch. There were no changes in my diet and or lifestyle and I am a very fit 61 year old man who exercises daily. Post seeing my PCP, my immunologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, neurologist and a kidney specialist it was determined that all of my major organs and my blood work looked fine ( perfect was the word used) and my weight gain was associated to / connected with my unique covid history and it was suggested that I look into the Mayo clinic and MGH ( my primary hospital) long haul covid studies / clinics.
I’m on the same timeline as you with Covid March 2020. Bilateral Covid pneumonia diagnosed in the ER but I told them i would be fine at home with a pulse ox (I work in healthcare) Oxygen went down into 80’s and even in 70’s occasionally. Unfortunately I was so out of it I couldn’t even get myself back to the hospital. I’m lucky to be here. Been dealing with long haul stuff since then. I’m on bipap at night due to central/mixed sleep apnea that began when I had Covid. I never had any kind of sleep apnea before then. I noticed last month a sudden weight gain of about 8 pounds in my belly area. I have not seen the dr for it because… I feel like… what’s the point? Till they know more…. My mind and body can’t take much more of being told it is anxiety or depression or that there is no link. Thank you for making me feel a tiny bit less crazy.
My husband has been going through the samething regarding the sudden weight issue. It's been 2 yrs for him as well. His doctor was worried because his stomach just couldn't extend any further. That went on for several months of gaining. Then suddenly about 2 months ago he started losing it rapidly. They have no real explanation. At first they thought it was water and it did seem to be but the meds weren't causing any changes in the stomach. He would expel more fluid than we thought humanly possible but nothing. Now they are worried about the weight loss as he suddenly dropped roughly 90 lbs in less than 2 months. He will be seeing an internal doctor soon so will update if we get any answers. You're not alone though.
thank you for sharing… I do not have issues sleeping more so memory fog as well as being tired.. I Dr's I have seen seem to indicate that my weight gain is LH Covid related. I have lost the weight via a drug called lasix and when I come off lasix I regain the weight ….
I hope forums such as this allow us to share and work with the medical community to figure thus out..
Hang in there
Thank you for share and I will also share with this group any new information that I find – via my Dr visits and my research. Can I ask what medication was your husband on to loose the weight ? I was put on Lasix and I dropped the water weight and my stomach went down. I have tested going off lasix and the weight returns …
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