Member Rara Avis
Alright, so I failed to notice the other two pages of responses before I posted...meh..
On the issues of how doctors treat you when you are overweight...
My sister went to the doc for a check on her epilepsy..new doc and all...and she was told, by the doc, she would have less maybe no seizures if she lost weight...
The best part? She was a thin woman until she was put on Depakote (sp?) for her epilepsy..
Mood stabilizers and other drugs used for bi-polar, ADHD, Childhood arthritis, and epilepsy can, and most often do, have the side effect of weight gain. More people (esp. children) are taking these kind of drugs then they did a few decades ago...
Maybe not the total picture, but certainly could be a part. At least I think so.
"too bad ignorance isn't painful"