CB, I am starting a new thread with your response on GoneNorth's topomax thread because I don't want to hijack her thread. Here is what you posted: I am back on Weight Watchers so wish me luck with that. I completely went off of it over the summer, gained weight back, went back on in September, lost a little weight, then completely blew it the entire month of November. I won't weigh myself right now because I don't want to get discouraged but I will guess my weight is now approx. 175 pounds. I have developed a new symptom of shortness of breath and chest pain when I walk for more than a couple of minutes and that's starting to scare me. I have also suddenly developed high blood pressure. I need to lose this weight for health reasons as well as my low self esteem due to my looks. I was sorta hoping for a kick start to the weight loss but I guess I'm on my own. Holidays or no holidays I am going to lose this weight. Read more: http://www.conductdisorders.com/community/threads/topomax-update.59126/#ixzz3Kt2YE9sk PLEASE go to your doctor NOW NOW NOW! Do NOT ait, pass go, or collect $200. Shortness of breath and chest pain when exercising are not symptoms to play with. You are the primary caretaker and support for 2 children. They need you. Did you know that yoyo dieting, going up and down even 15 pounds, especially when done rapidly, is one of the most dangerous things you can do for your heart? My father in law used to go up 15-25 lbs each winter and down that much every summer. When he had a heart attack the doctor said it was the PRIMARY cause of his heart attack. did you know that you may already have had a heart attack and not know it? Your symptoms could be signs that your heart isn't functioning due to this. Do NOT let tests done a few mos ago be the reason you ignore this new problem. Make sure your doctor does thorough testing and does not blame ti on anxiety or use the old tests to say all is okay. If you don't make an appointment iwth your doctor tomorrow, sit down with your kids tomorrow night. Tell them you love them but not enough to take care of yourself and get things checked out when you get 2 of the most serious symptoms a person can have. let them know that you could die at any time if you do indeed have a heart problem, but you think it isn't important enough to be there for the rest of their lives to go to the doctor now. If you can sit and tell your kids that, then you can ignore these symptoms. If you cannot tell the kids this, get your tushie into that doctor's office ASAP. If your doctor does not take this seriously as it is a new set of symptoms, get a new doctor. I am NOT joking. Love your kids enough to make sure you will be there for them for years to come.