• Weight gain

    Asked by Diamondm35 on Monday, November 16, 2015

    Weight gain

    Hello everyone, I pray you all are as well as to be expected. My question is about weight issues. I'm on a ton of medication, a few being pain meds, which are causing me to gain weight. I have lymphedema, so dome may be water weight. But whatever it is, I'm not happy. I recently had surgery on my foot and ankle. Which has nothing to do with my bout with cancer. I mentioned it because walking is out of the question. But what sort of diet can I get on that's safe for cancer survivors? At this point I'm desperate

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    • Kathy1's Avatar

      Hi! I completely understand. I am on pain pills and steroids. I have a fractured back so exercise is limited. My physical therapist showed me several exercises I can do from a chair. These exercises have not only helped with weight but also strength. In terms of diet, talk to yur doctor. I cannot eliminate meat completely but when I do I eat lean, antibiotic and hormone free. I do not eat breads or potatoes. Lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. I have been loosing weight exercising and watching what I eat. I have to combine the two to loose weight! Good luck and hope this helps you!!

      over 5 years ago
    • charnell's Avatar

      I gained 40 pounds in 2 months on Tamoxifen. Changed to Arimidex and have not lost any weight. Feel TERRIBLE all the time. Have shooting stabbing pains. I wish you all of the best. Big Big hugs.

      over 5 years ago
    • LKCraig67's Avatar

      I have to echo what many others are saying. I cut out all wheat and sugar and moved to what they call an "eat clean" diet (diet as in way of life - not weight loss plan). I am focused on eating healthy and must say cutting out the sugar has really helped (I am a bit of a sugar-aholic). It wasn't instant but the pounds are coming off. Also, since you can't walk focus on your arms. I'm working on making Mrs. Obama jealous ;-).

      about 5 years ago

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