Just a little bit of information about why I'm no longer the Admin!
So I did the HCG diet just 1 round at the beginning of 2010. I was really amazed, I lost 39 pounds in just 1 round and the first 19 lbs of that I lost in the first week.
So not long after in March or April I believe I started getting pain in my abdomen, which I thought was trapped gas. I would get this "trapped gas" a couple of times a month at first, but then it started happening more frequently. I was finally admitted to the E.R. one night after a nasty episode. They did a CT scan and told me that my entire Gallbladder was full of Gall stones. I scheduled surgery for a few weeks out, but never made it that far. I ended up having an emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder just a few days after my E.R. visit.
I now have to see a Gastroenterologist once a month or more due to the problems in my digestive system from the surgery. My Dr. told me that losing a lot of weight in a short period of time is a big cause of gall stones. I had no idea. I also suffer from fatty liver disease and they found fat in my pancreas. My dr. is almost 100% positive that because your fat is processed differently with the HCG diet that it is the cause of both the fatty liver disease (since I don't drink alcohol, and not diabetic or morbidly obese) and the fat in the pancreas.
He also told me that people should not be doing the HCG diet unless they're extremely overweight or obese, due to the health risks of losing weight so fast.
I wanted to make sure everyone on this board was aware of the health risks and what they're getting into when they start this diet. It has been life changing for me, mostly in a bad way.
Everyone is different and everyone's bodies react the different to things, so don't think I'm saying that this will happen to everyone or that it will happen to anyone else in this group.
But I wanted to share my story!
OH and we're also TTC #3 and I can't be dieting while I do that either!! LOL