BMI Below 40 to Start SS ~???

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  1. SindyDoll

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    I'm being impatient here as I'm seeing my new CDc tomorrow, so I'll find out soon enough, but...

    I have read/been told that I have to have a BMI below 40 to start SS OR get a doctor's note. I've already enquired and found that a doc's note will take seven days and cost £15 (!!!), but, annoyingly, my BMI is just 40.8! To get below 40, I have to lose 5 lbs, which I'm sure I could do in a few days with or without CD. I just wondered whether my new CDc may be a little flexible about this? Is it a strict rule, or do you think she might overlook the extra 5 lbs? The sensible thing would be for me to rebook my appointment for next week and starve myself for a few days, but I don't really want to! ~ I just want to get started!

    Just thought I'd ask if anyone else has started with this predicament!
     
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    all people doing the ss or ss+ have to have a doctors signature regardless of what your bmi is...

    this is what i was told by my cdc anyway. so i could be wrong as i am just purely going by what she has said..

    im sure more people will be able to get to the bottom of it.
     
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    My CDC said it was o ly those with bmi over 40 that needed a docs signature but they always write to your GP no matter what ur bmi to let them know what your upto!

    I didn't need to see gp just dropped the form
    off an picked it up couple of days later - it dd cost £20 but I just saw it as the beat £20 il ever spend!

    My CDC also let me start knowing I was taking my form in so I dis get straight on with my diet!

    Hopefully yours will do the same!

    Good luck x
     
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    miss jelly tot CWP Consultant

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    Your right that if your BMI is over 40 you need a doctors sig, thats CWP rules that consultants must follow. We also only write to your doctor (no matter what your BMI is) if you start on SS.
     
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    Miss Jelly Tot: Do you think my CDc will let me start SS with the promise that the sig is on it's way? I don't want to wait another week to start!!!
     
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    miss jelly tot CWP Consultant

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    Sindy speak with her but the rules are that the form needs to be signed before you can start.

    Good luck on your journey too
     
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