Until a few years ago, I was generally a healthy weight. I was an athlete in high school and (division 3) college. I started gaining weight at an alarming pace and noticed I didn't have the same level of fitness I enjoyed before. My doctor and I (I have a graduate degree in biomedical engineering) kind of thought I was just slacking off and needed to get back on track. I went from 200 to 300 lbs in 4 years.
One day I was feeling very poorly and ended up in the hospital. After four days of poking and prodding, turns out I have a serious heart condition that usually kills people before they graduate high school, but I made it this far. I have significant issues with my liver and my thyroid due to my heart not moving enough blood through my body, but both of them have generally been addressed well enough that they should not be an issue with my weight.
(Okay, so my endocrinologist is less than convinced, but thinks I should be able to lose weight if that's really what I want to focus on.)
My doctors are real doctors that work at some of the best hospitals and medical schools in the country. They are qualified to solve my issues, but can't.
I vomit quite frequently, like 5 to 6 days a week. All my doctors, principally my gastroenterologist are focused on finding out why. Problem is, due to my heart condition, he's terrified to touch me. The problem is that I keep gaining weight.
I have been imaged so much that the only places that haven't been touched by either an MRI or X-Ray CT scan are my arms and legs. As a guy that spent his entire time in grad school doing research involving imaging, I can't see anything wrong with me.
Sometimes I think I'm making all this up. My doctors assure me this is not the case.
I only eat 1.5 meals a day at most, but I've gained over 4 pounds in two days after eating nearly nothing and vomiting it up right away.
I'm not expecting miracles, but I'm wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation. I'm out of ideas. My doctors are out of ideas. Anybody have any?