Doctor's note?

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by lou49, 28 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. lou49

    lou49 Full Member

    Start Weight:
    16st0lb
    Current Weight:
    11st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st4lb(26.79%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Will I need my GP to sign a form before I start? And will I be able to get started before I get the approval? Forms can take a week or so to come back from our surgery.

    What happens if the GP says no?

    I have underactive thyroid, take Prozac, HRT and most likely having hysterectomy
    early next year. GP has previously agreed that I need to lose weight.

    I need to get a life here instead of worrying about everything!
    Louise
     
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  3. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

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    Hi Louise

    Ok if you are on any medication apart from the pill and HRT then your GP's signature is required on the form.

    As long as the medication isn't a contraindicated medication and you haven't got any clinical problems that are contraindicated then you are fine to start.

    But if you GP refuses to sign the form and you are on medication then I am afraid you aren't allowed to follow any of the Cambridge programmes.

    M.
     
  4. Happe

    Happe escaping the fat

    Start Weight:
    23st5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st8.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st10.5lb(16.06%)
    Diet:
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    But you may be allowed to do Lighter Life. According to another poster on here, they accepted her with issues that Cambridge wouldnt.
     
  5. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

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    Hiya

    LighterLife always require a signature from a GP regardless of any health issues or whether you feel ok and aren't on any medication.
     
  6. HorseyCarrie

    HorseyCarrie Full Member

    I was accepted on lighterlife and have had severe bulimia, depression (bipolar) and a personality disorder and self-harming/suicide attempts. It was I who was accepted earlier this week and my doctor did sign the LL form; the only yes I had ticked was 'is this patient about to undergo any course of therapy'. That was in section 2 which doesn't stop you doing LL but can delay it. My doctor wrote my probs on my form and also wrote down all my hefty meds but she then signed it, so she allowed me to do it, but she wants to see me very often to keep a check on the bulimia (I did abuse xenical and the CD in the past but I was very ill over the last year). I discussed it with my counsellor and we agreed that I am strong enough to attempt this and we will review every few weeks. HTH.
     
  7. lou49

    lou49 Full Member

    Start Weight:
    16st0lb
    Current Weight:
    11st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st4lb(26.79%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Thanks all.
    Just hope she signs it otherwise two weeks of studying this CD thing will have been for nothing! (it did occur to me that I could just not say anything about my meds as it is a low dose but then that would be dishonest wouldn't it...)
    Louise
     
  8. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

    Start Weight:
    18st0lb
    Current Weight:
    16st5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(9.13%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi Louise,

    All the study you have put into this will not go astray as I always find one thing leads to another in life.

    It is an anxious and an exciting time for all of us before starting a vlcd as we just hope that this time we will lose the weight that has plagued us for years.

    Hang in there and hopefully all will work out for you sooner rather than later.

    Love Mini xxx
     
  9. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Hiya,

    You must declare your medical history to your CDC. She will provide you with a letter for your doctor, an information for doctors booklet and a form for signature.

    I am sure he will sign, if, however he doesn't you will still be able to do the 1200 cal programme.

    If you have any queries or problems or if your CDC needs any advice please contact me.

    Linda
     
  10. lou49

    lou49 Full Member

    Start Weight:
    16st0lb
    Current Weight:
    11st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st4lb(26.79%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Everything is OK! Got the packs and start on Monday. Am low-carbing till then to smooth my way in!
    Thanks for support!
    Louise
     
  11. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    Pleased it's all sorted out. Good Luck! Dizzy x
     
  12. IreneH

    IreneH Gold Member

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    good luck Louise
    Irene xx
     
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