... 40 yr old female, 5'7" 272pounds. Normal weight most of my life, has been 145- 155 pounds. Started gaining at age 32, due to elevated stress, unfortunately, anti depressants and antianxiety meds cause weight gain too!! I have been grossly overweight so long, that my spine is crushing some vital nerves. Now, pain, numb spots and fatigue is a daily struggle for me... Help! Thank you!