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Can obesity affect pregnancy ?

Female, 38, Married, 3 children (8,6 & 3). Started suffering depressive symptoms are puberty. Severe lack of energy (I can sleep, though not well, anywhere at any time), lack of concentration and lack of interest in anything that I would once consider enjoyable. I ve also suffered optical migranes that can partially to totally blind me since that age. Chronic neck and upper back pain has been an issue since early 20 s (trying to remember back that far). I ve had maybe 4 severe depressive incidents where staying in bed, and avoiding, even those I love, lasted about a week or two at a time, since puberty. Recent symptoms: My hair is becoming dry, coarse and thin. I ve noticed I m losing a lot of hair daily. My skin, espically upper arms, lower face and upper neck are so dry they feel scaley. Joint pain , especially in my hands, wrists, shoulders and knees. I have had night sweats where I ve obviously kicked some of my bed covers off because I m hot, but wake up shivering from being wet and cold. I ve also had a terrible outbreat of cold sores on my lips. Three seperate blistered areas on my upper and lower lip. My youngest child was born on 5/22/07. The day I gave birth to her I weighed 217lbs. Today I weigh 253 lbs and have gained about 20 lbs of that in the last two months and continue to gain weight at about 2 lbs a week, even though I ve started WeightWatcher s and quit smoking pot and munching at night. I seriously had been starving myself during the day so I could pig out at night. But when I noticed the weight gain, I quit. But I keep gaining!!! I m on 40 mg of prozac, 60mg of mythelin, 5mg abilify, and take 12.5 mg of Zolpedim CR to get a decent sleep. I take a daily vitimin and fish oil as well. My last thyroid blood test was on 3/24/09. My T4, Free was 1.3ng/dL, TSH 3rd Generation .39 L mIU/L, and T3, Free was 292pg/dL. My pregnancies were blissfull.Is fatness reason m not pregnant? I had virtually no symptoms at all while pregnant. I even lost weight and gave birth to a 7lb 12 oz baby. Anyone have a clue what is wrong with me?
Asked On : Thu, 3 Feb 2011
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i would like to know your personal and family history . see endocrinologist and go for
councelling and collagen profile .
dr namrata
Answered: Tue, 8 Feb 2011
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