Weight gain after TKR

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Is anyone having this problem? I'm a year into TKR and I'm just piling the wieght on, I'm doing loads of exercise, eating well, but the pounds just keep adding up, all help very very much appreciated

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    Hi Linda Ann

    I’ve  gone the  other way, not intentional by the way, but great for my waistline. I have been eating pretty much the same pre op so who knows what she going on with my body. I’ve lost about 10 since the op. I’m not to worried though I’ve got plenty of back up 😂😂

    Maybe write down what you are eating and keep track of exercises etc and it sometimes can be to do with medication especially if you are taking lots. As we know the op is a massive shock to the body so maybe it’s your bodies way of coping? 

    Good luck though 

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      Thankyou Wendie for taking the time to reply, im not on any tablets whatsoever for anything, im up and about like a maniac, like i said i eat a well balanced diet, i cant for 1 minute say i was slim before the op far from it, but the weight i gained was i think purely down to may bad knee as i had waiting almost 12 year for the op........lol no it wasn't a long waiting list, it was because i was only 49 at the time so they said it was best to hang on as long as possible......but it almost 12 months now since the op, i gave myself a good fe months to get the tablets etc out of my system, but not sure what to do now, it is getting me down a little i have to say..........feel stupid asking the doctor as i do know how to lose weight, but at a loss when it wont budge

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    Hi Linda Ann

    Aww never feel stupid for asking your docter about what’s on your mind. It’s a concern to you so you should voice it. I’m pretty sure he will steer you in the right direction 😊 

    Maybe a blood test would help? Maybe there’s an underlying issue like thyroid. Don’t mean to scare you but it’s worth it even just to rule certain things out 

    At least chat to the doc see what he/she says 

    Keep me posted. I’d be interested in what they say and keep your chin up 😊??

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    Typically, you put on some weight during the first few months due to inactivity.  After the ROM work, you start to get active again, burning calories so things should stabilize and you can concentrate on losing weight again.  Two things...

    1. If calories "in" is greater than calories "expended", you gain weight.  Period.  Simple physics.  Eat healthy...lots of salads...HYDRATE A LOT...give up artificial sweeteners, processed foods, sugar and McDonalds...

    2. Meds.  Things like Gabapentin (Neurontin) can put on 20 pounds in a month.  Check your meds to see what could be causing weight gain.

    Those are the two biggies.  See what you're doing and make the adjustments.  For me, back in 2015 my nutritionist daughter put me on  P L E X U S...their Slim drink plus probiotics and gut cleanse.  I lost 57 pounds in 11 months and have kept it off.  Just sayin'...

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      Hi Chico, like i said im not on any medication for anything, i was up and about within a week of having my knee done, no problems apart from a rash that vanished, swelling thats normal and of course the lovely bruising we all get, had no problems bending my knee, only went to physio once they were so impressed with how i had done told me to just carry on what i was doing. so the weight problem is the only thing to be honest, like i also said i do know how to loose weight but it just will not move no matter what i do..........but thanks anyway i will try sorting it out and post if i get anywhere
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