Since June I've gained 20 pounds. Boyfriend says he can't notice, but I noticed NONE OF MY CLOTHES FIT!!! I'm really, really unhappy about this. I didn't change my eating habits or exercising habits (I don't drink soda, eat a lot of veggies, lean meat... and I wokr out 2 times a week or so (mostly running/jogging because that's what i love)). I'm 21 so I don't think my metabolism should have just stopped. I did, however, start/change medications (10 mg Ambian CR, Seasonique, 20 mg lexapro, 100 mg Imatrex (as needed)). I've googled all of them and none of them say weight gain is normal/expected/whatever (except like 5% of people who would have gained weight anyway). I'm not pregnant to my knowledge (I've taken like 3 pregnancy tests because with the BC i only have a period every 3 months and it freaks me out). I've felt like general shit for awhile. I'm anxious and moody and hate my body and more depressed than before (I told the doctor so she boosted me from 10 mg lexapro to 20 mg) I've had a lot of sore throats and ear aches and side pains and general aches.
Do you think this warrants a VERY EXPENSIVE trip to the dr? Am I destined to just keep gaining weight until I weight like 500 pounds? Can I just cry for the next million years and hope that that makes me stop being so effing fat? Gaaawd... I feel like a preteen who gained 2 pounds and is freaking out.