I am a 55 year old female. I had sepsis last year due to a kidney stone that was blocking function on one side of my kidney. I was given a lot of fluids and, of course, a lot of drugs to fight the infection. I was on clear liquids after the first several days of only feeding from the IV. I barely ate anything, but didn't lose any weight during my hospital stay. Since I have left the hospital, about 14 months ago, I have gained about 20 pounds that I can NOT control through diet or exercise. The scale continues to inch up I normally weigh between 130-135 pounds and am at my highest weight ever and miserable. Has anyone else had issues with uncontrollable weight gain following a battle with sepsis?
gingermom4, I would like to respond to your question. I had sepsis the first time a year ago. I did not lose any weight while in the hospital; nor since I came home. In fact, I seem to be gaining weight all the time. I do not know if it is because of medications that I take now, or if it is due to not being as active. I am slowly learning how to cope with being exhausted all the time. I like to think in my case that I am gaining the weight rapidly because I am not as active as before. I have cut down on my food intake and still gain. I am beginning to think that Sepsis rewired more than just my brain. :) I hope you get a better answer, but I feel it is related to having sepsis. Best of luck.
Hi your not alone in this ..i had sepsis in jan 2017 before & during having my baby girl. I was in hospital 5 days & lost 2 & a half stone in 7 days. Since i ve been home though my weight has crept back up by 1 & a half stone and im the heaviest i ve ever been. I have always been 119lbs-126lbs which is fine at 5ft. Im now 134lbs & climbing. I eat same as i always have & have started exercising again to no avail. Wonder if there is a 'rewiring of the system' caused by sepsis.
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