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Is there anything that could make this happen?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!

Anyway, I would say in the past month and a half I have gained almost 20 pounds!! I have no idea why. I haven't changed any of my eating patterns -in fact I would say we are eating much healthier if anything. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, and honestly if I was it would be practically immaculate conception. And I still haven't gotten my period back.

I'm racking my brain trying to figure out where all this weight could have come from....the only thing I can think of is that my three year old has pretty much weaned, although my 15mo still nurses all the time...Is there any sort of health condition that could make somebody gain alot of weight -or has my metabolism slowed now that I'm not tandem nursing?

It just sucks because I'm kind of a small person, and all the weight has gone straight to my abs. I look like I'm 5-6 months pregnant!! I've actually had about 4-5 people ask if I was again
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Do you feel swollen? I think that your situation may warrant a trip to an ND! Losing weight or gaining weight that quickly for no apparent reason is a bit concerning.
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Thanks for responding. I actually went to the doctor today, and she took some blood tests. I have gained 15 pounds -I still only weigh 122 but thats alot of weight to just gain all the sudden. They are testing a bunch of stuff -thyroid, blood sugars, liver, and a few other things. I won't know the results for a couple of weeks. But I'm glad I went because the doctor agreed -it certainly isn't normal.
Thyroid. When I went on the pill a zillion years ago I gained like 40 pounds in 6 weeks and after the year's prescription I had a thyroid condition. If you are breast feeding less perhaps your hormones are changing to get back on track with a regular cycle and they got lot on the way. Glad to hear you went to a doc.
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