I started Tecfidera nearly 2 years ago and I have been steadily putting on weight since, 12 kg (26 lbs) in total. I was on antidepressants for around 4 months and I thought this might be contributing and I would lose the weight when I came off them. But no! I have been off them 2 months now and not lost a thing, in fact I’ve put on another 2kg! I haven’t changed my diet in this time and I eat pretty well, lots of plant-based foods with beans, legumes and fruit and veggies, some nuts and seeds, lots of water, no bread, absolutely nothing processed or take-ways, nothing like that. I do like dark chocolate but I don’t think that’s a big deal considering that the rest of my diet is good. I also run a couple of times a week, I’m up to 8k at the moment, yoga twice a week, and lift weights twice a week. For the amount of effort I’m putting into exercise I can’t believe I’m not losing anything. I’ve also increased how much I walk (I do have a sedentary office job) and still nothing. Am I alone? I feel the doctors don’t take this seriously. My BMI now means I’m overweight and my confidence is so knocked. I feel unhealthy and big and uncomfortable in my own body. None of my clothes fit. Also, has anyone come off Tec and lost the weight? Or am I stuck like this forever?
Thanks for listening,
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