- Jul 27, 2015
- DX FIBRO
Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and new to FM. I'm 33 and was diagnosed in April after a 6-month long Epstein Barr virus infection. I gained more than 30 pounds in that time. I am now taking Plaquenil and Elavil for the pain, and phentermine to help me lose weight. My pain is improving and I have more energy, though I'm guessing that's a result of the phentermine. I am ashamed to say this, but the weight gain bothers me more than the pain. I have a long history of severe body dysmorphic disorder, and the loss of the body I've worked so hard to accept is making me feel hopeless. I've lost some weight with the phentermine, and I exercise and eat well, but it's been a struggle. I can't deal with the fact I don't look the same anymore. I'm devastated. Is this a lost cause, or does anyone have any tips for getting my body back? Thanks so much.