My doctor took the time to explain all of the options available to me to help. I really asked a lot of questions about side effects because I do NOT want any medication causing weight gain! We agreed on a medication taken at bedtime. I started on Friday night.
I did not note much change, if any, in my sleep. I did notice that I felt great when I woke up. That is probably the first time since pre-surgery. I also noticed that I didn't lose any weight. With hcg, not losing is probably indicative of an "eating error" as they call it. I knew I had not made one, but thought perhaps I hadn't had quite as much water. I curtailed my intake prior to my appointment so I wouldn't have to go.
At bedtime on Saturday, I took another pill and still no noticeable difference in my sleep. I woke up feeling quite good again, and the scales were up a full pound!! This should not happen on hcg, without an eating error. That did NOT happen. I have been 100% on plan. The only difference is the bedtime pill.
To be totally honest, I considered not taking it any more. Before I made any rash decisions, however, I set out to research the medication just a little bit more. Clinical trials have proven this particular medication does not cause weight gain and can take as long as 4 weeks to become effective.
I decided to keep taking both it, and the hcg. I think that maybe the medication was the cause for the uptick, only because that is the only thing that has changed and it has changed my body chemistry. I was down 0.4 this morning, so I'm guessing that the hcg had to get used to the new body chemistry. IDK, I am totally guessing.
My hope is that I'll continue to tick down the scales and tick up the sleep. Sleep is vital for optimal health. I hate that this happened, but if I am really back on track like I think I am, it will be worth it to get some good rest.