I lost 75 pounds so doctors would stop blaming everything on my weight.

I am 5'6, I was 210 lbs before and am now 135. It took me a year to lose it all, but what finally pushed me to lose the weight was because every single thing I went to a doctor for, it got blamed on my weight. Severe cramps? Weight. Feeling sleepy during the day? Weight. Numbness in my fingers, headaches, memory problems, balance problems? Weight. I recently went back to my doctors, who of course applauded the weight loss and wrongly assumed all of my problems were gone. When I said no they hadn't, they immediately ordered an MRI, sleep study and lapro, which they hadn't done before the weight loss. The MRI found chiari malformation, the sleep study/physical found out I have an oversized uvula as well as Narcolepsy, and the lapro found so much endo I lost both of my ovaries and a portion of my colon and lower intestines. If it had been taken seriously a year ago, I might not have lost them. So yea, fuck doctors. (Obviously not all of them) submitted by /u/YukiBean to r/TwoXChromosomes [link] [comments]

I am 5'6, I was 210 lbs before and am now 135. It took me a year to lose it all, but what finally pushed me to lose the weight was because every single thing I went to a doctor for, it got blamed on my weight. Severe cramps? Weight. Feeling sleepy during the day? Weight. Numbness in my fingers, headaches, memory problems, balance problems? Weight.

I recently went back to my doctors, who of course applauded the weight loss and wrongly assumed all of my problems were gone. When I said no they hadn't, they immediately ordered an MRI, sleep study and lapro, which they hadn't done before the weight loss. The MRI found chiari malformation, the sleep study/physical found out I have an oversized uvula as well as Narcolepsy, and the lapro found so much endo I lost both of my ovaries and a portion of my colon and lower intestines. If it had been taken seriously a year ago, I might not have lost them.

So yea, fuck doctors. (Obviously not all of them)

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