Not good. I don't want to gain weight. One of things I have to do to get the swelling down in my legs is to drop 5-10 pounds, not gain them.
It's 6:40 in Seattle. I'm going to sleep early to avoid further triggers tonight. Sweet dreams, all.
I wish you best of luck, Kate.
I'm going out on a limb here and probably get smacked by Admin, but here goes:
I've scoured websites, and while I know the internet is no substitute for a medical degree, on none of the sites referencing Buerger's disease did I see "drop 5 or 10 pounds" as part of the treatment. Universally the one recommendation was "stop smoking". Mild exercise is also recommended for Buerger's, and that can help with the weight. Nobody's going to recommend gaining weight BUT...
It looks to me like you are looking for that loophole all of us addicts seek... this one being "I was told not to gain weight but to lose it. Quitting smoking makes me gain weight". So you can put yourself in danger of losing weight the hard way... by having limbs amputated. Not good. I know you haven't threatened to cave yet, but you are very early days. Keep your priorities firm.
Therefore, I'm throwing in my vote for making quitting smoking your priority until it is solidly and permanently fixed in your life. Eat as healthy as you can, if its gotta be candy make it sugar free. Don't let yourself feel deprived, though, that can be overwhelming and the cause of tossing in the towel (and quit) on all the good you've done.
disclaimer: I do realize we're all different, and have different doctors. I just worry about you Kate... you've been here so long and there's always a 'reason' for you to go back to smoking. This is too important now! , and my advice is given only in the most caring of perspectives.
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