Re: What is normal for side effects?
The biggest complaint I see here on the board is Metabolism slow down while on BB. Read the fine print and it list very low on the side effects, and some manufacturers even say they they don't cause this. But it seems to be the Number one complaint (that and sluggish feeling) we see here.
I think a combination of the sluggish feeling and when we DX, we tend to become more sedentary - for fear I guess. So couple that with being more housebound (and if depressed - your near food for comfort) and Viola - Weight Gain.
It makes getting the weight off harder (as if it wasn't already!), but its still doable. Before any activity, talk it over with your HCM expert. We all know exercise is good for us, it just harder to be motivated when we feel sluggish or depressed. But the experts all say that exercise is great activity for depression.
Its time now for my bowl of potato chips while I watch Biggest Loser. . .
Diagnosed @ 48
Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
Father to 3 boys 18, 22, 26 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
AICD - Valentines Day '08
After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
Quietly going insane . . .