i am 54 and my cycle stopped at 47yrs i did not relate symptoms to cycle stopping, so its been 6 years and the last straw is all the weight gain, almost 30 pds in 6 years. 20 pds probably in one year. i dont reconize myself, it was fast,my beast grew so fast i did not know what size bra i wore 34B to 38D. HELP
I would start with your Dr. I'm on both estrogen and progesterone supplements and not having dramatic weight gain. It's possible your Dr. could adjust your medications to be more to your advantage in controlling your weight. Note if your eating habits have changed at all. Sometimes calories sneak in our diets and we don't notice the change. Also our bodies do pack on extra weight as we enter our 40s and 50s and so on. We need fewer calories or more exercise just to maintain our weight. Also look at your drugs and see if you're taking something that promotes weight gain.
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