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I've gained 23 lbs since I started chemo. Last one is tomorrow. How hard is it to get the weight off?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 5 years
 
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I put on 30lbs. Steriods accounted for about 15. The other are still hanging around. It doesn't help I was 15 to 20 over before I started chemo. More than a little stress eating from the time I was diagnosed got through sugery and got to chemo more than 1 bottle of wine and bag of potato chips were consumed.
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  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Glad to find out I am not the only one. I have gained about twenty pounds and hope I can start edging it off. I can sure sympathize.
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    It took me awhile, maybe 6 months . I'm little n don't eat much to begin with, getting back to exercise was the key
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I gained 8. I hab
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I gained about 30#s. I am an anxiety eater. It took me about 6 months with eating healthy and mild exercise to get it off. I was on both femra and aromasin, which did not help. Be patient and when your body and mind has recouped, you will feel better, which helps. Good luck.
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  • Linda Williams Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Not as easy as it I to put on, I gained about the same and it's been about a month since my last I have another 5 or 10 to go. But that's just me I don't diet!
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    • blair greiner Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Linda! So you have lost 10-15lbs this past month??? That is AWESOME!

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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Oops I gained 8. I have lost 3 in 3 weeks. Not dieting - I finally feel like doing things . Plus the steroids made me gain fluid too. Good luck!
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    • blair greiner Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Cindy! I have been on lasiks also from the darn fluid!

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