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I was able to look for employment again, seek out options for going bk to school, and I had much less social anxiety with friends, family, and the public. I also went on a much needed weight loss program and had lost 17 lbs. Then my insurance denied coverage and we are working on an appeal. I have heard that "Adderall" can help some people who were taking Provigil but you have to ask your doctor about that. I only hope this drug goes to a generic form one day so I can have it again.
Hi there, Concerta is quite well known to cause weight loss, common complaints of appetite being suppressed, not being hungry, feeling full etc occur in all ages and gender. Significant weight loss is probably one of the more common reasons for a change in medication, so i would definitely recommend discussing your weight loss concerns with your prescribing dr.
It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Wellbutrin I could not take but I do know several people who are successful with it. It seems to have an uplifting, speedy effect with weight loss and smoking cessation as a benefit. I did not realize the awful effect that my depression/anxiety had on my loved ones until they started becomming afflicted one by one a few years later.
What was the basis for the hyper diagnosis? Please post whatever thyroid test results and reference ranges you have so that members can provide the best response.
It's in the fridge until I receive training). I did start Provigil for fatigue on Saturday. I felt okay Sunday and Monday but I was pretty exhausted Tuesday and somewhat tired today. I didn't get up until 11 and I napped from 4pm to 8pm. I also noticed that I have no appetite. I have cotton mouth. I am very thirsty and nauseous. I did eat some cereal today. I tried to eat a little oatmeal tonight and only managed about two bites. Has anyone else had similar issues? Did anything help?
Topamax helps my migraines and the weight loss is a plus too but the memory is suffering when it comes to writing and speech...like spelling...sometimes I know the word to use but can not even think of the letters to look it up so I end up using a different word in it's place...very frustrating. Speaking is another story. Sometimes it just isn't worth it to talk at all. Can any one relate to these symptoms? or shall I see my neurologist??
Each person's response to medication is different. LOL you can read about many of the psych drugs and see weight loss and weight gain with them. I maintained a healthy weight on Prozac for a long time. My meds have been changed to lamictal, provigil, and lexapro and I can't tell any difference. Many people lose weight on provigil though. Talk with your doctor and see if he/she can adjust your medication to help you.
The provigil to give me energy and topomax to help with weight gain and frequent headaches. I feel so guilty when my son wants to go outside or to the park etc..and I try to convince him to play inside because of my anxiety of being in public and being so lathargic. Please I need answers... I feel as though I'm slowly falling off the deep end.
Don't know why it works but it does and it's not a speedy drug, you won't know you have taken it. Are you wanting energy or weight loss? Cause my doc gives me Provigil for energy and that works great too.
A five minute snack and stretch break produces immediate results, whereas a pill will take 20-25 minutes to work, and the only side effect I have to worry about is weight loss and increase in muscle tone. As someone who always relied on the infinite brilliance of doctors and pharmaceuticals, I laughed off this advice when it was given to me a year ago. I learned the hard way that medication does not solve the problem--it only treats the symptoms, and it can lead to greater problems.
I forgot to mention I am also taking Topamax 150 mgs mostly to help with appetite/weight loss I can probably get rid of this med pretty soon too as I was taking it in conjunction with the Z to help suppress my appetite. I am also taking Provigil 200 mgs as a stimulant to offset the Z - again, a med I can probably ditch. But, one thing at a time.
my ms neuro suggested Ritalin if I couldn't afford Provigil. I'm afraid that the Ritalin will give me tachycardia, as a similar medication did several years ago. Now I'm thinking; will my insurance even cover the Ritalin, without a diagnosis? I should grab my formulary... It lists Adderal as a tier 2 drug, with a higher co-pay; other amphetamine salt drugs (generics) are tier 1, and it doesn't list needing a prior authorization.
I am going through a very painful divorce and my eating disorder is back again after 4 years. I was bulimic before and I had short periods of extreme weight loss as well. Now it's back to square one, feels like all that effort is gone. I don't purge anymore, I just binge and gain weight and I feel like I will become morbidly obese, I am terrified. I have a long way to get there but I am so afraid of losing control of myself..my binges are uncontrollable.
but because all my tests are normal or within normal range they aren't proceeding with anything. My symptoms are weight gain with inability to lose, no matter how hard i try and believe me I have tried. Hair loss, cold insenitivity, goiter, and fatigue. I am currently taking 200mg of provigil a day just to stay awake and even still I have to nap on most days. I also have PCOS and I think this is confusing doctor's because the symptoms are so similar.
You may want to discuss with your doctor switching from Luvox to duloxetine (Cymbalta) or venlafaxine (Effexor) (which would add some norepinephrine activity to the serotonin activity of Luvox)... you could also add another medication like modafanil (Provigil) or bupropion (Wellbutrin). The trouble with some of these options is that they might cause weight loss and appetite suppression. But they could help with focus, motivation and energy.
Checking for diabetes and thyroid dysfunction can also evaluate the weight loss. If there is suspicion of joint pain, a basic rheumatological panel can be considered - including ANA level, rheumatoid factor, blood count, and sedimentation rate. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
I have learned how to eat healthy from Weightwatchers, and have maintained my 44lb weight loss for 2 years now. I eat protein, take vitamins, etc. I have tried the no sugar, yeast, tomato, dairy, etc diet: all together, just missing one at a time, etc, but it did not help. I am tested every year for thyroid problems, have been tested for Lymes disease, and the inability to absorb Vitamin B- All normal. The energy level has not been as bad as it currently is.
Very anxious, panic attacks -worse than ever, no sleep, severe sweats, nausea, no appetite, the ever fun diarrhea, no drive or motivation for anything, including sex and with Zoloft a 12 lb. weight loss in 2 weeks (didn't need to lose any weight). Not all with each, but several with each. I had 2-4 week trials with all and various dosings up and down. I simply couldn't tolerate it !! I couldn't work or engage in life while going through that !!!! I guess I haven't tried everything...
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To clarify my statements---- I didn't say Adderall was a "street drug" although it may be. Doctor's rx it all the time for valid reasons.
HP: Is the infergen dosage weight based? If not, you could be taking too much for your body size. That's what happened to me. However, there was no way I could drive safely, or work while on tx. I was too fatigued. Talk to your doctor.
In fact, I haven't talked to one person who got tired on it. Weight loss is also a side effect in many people, which is a huge plus. I can give you more information on it if you are curious about it. Just let me know. Some Rheumys are not well versed as to how to prescribe it for Fibro. I've had to help a couple people walk their doctors through it.
drug that is supposed to help people stop smoking, drinking, help with migraines and what I want it for is weight loss) P.S. Everything I've read and what my Doc told me is that an anti-depressant for a bipolar person to take (at least alone) will throw them into a manic phase. I'm not on any so I can't say personaly. They may work in combanation. I did try them alone before I was diag. with the bipolar and got no help, actually they are why I was sent to be eval'ed for the bipolar.
( So frustrating, since you're putting in all that work! I just wanted to say, I remember reading some articles talking about the standard thyroid blood test, and how levels in the high end of the "normal" range can actually make you pretty sick... shoot, I think it was the American Endocrinology Association or something like that, I think in 2003, advocating for a change in what was considered "normal"? You may want to look into this.
My current medication regiment consists of Requip, Depakote, Provigil, Trazadone, Maxalt, oral iron supplement, and B2. It is not particularly effective. The last attempt to remove me off my dopaminergic agent for a drug holiday resulted in extreme PLM's of such amplitude that when my 190 lb spouse would attempt to hold my legs still by laying across my legs and pressing his full body weight down on them I'd still move him.
i have read alot about people losing weight on it, but i havent. i take it at night and im wondering if others(that are seeing weight loss) are taking it in the morning. i would like to lose weight so.. any help would be nice! thanks!
I've had angry outbursts that I attributed to the chronic pain but now believe it's due to the opiates! They put me on Respiderone, an anti-psychotic medication, for the angry outburst. I now hear that Parkinson's Syndrome is a side-effect of this medication. So that's next on my list to get off of. For those thinking about reducing/eliminating opiates please let me know what your going through? Also know there is hope!
iv been trying for months to lose the weight. weight watchers,low cal,walking i hardly eat i sometimes think the weight has to do with taking effexor and lithium that seems to be a side effect. i eat heathy . its like the weight just krept up on me .we are prety sure the high b.p is genetic ,my dad mom grandparents even my younger brother this all just worries me because im only 31.
My doctor doesn't seem to think there's a problem, but I'm not so convinced since I'm feeling this way even while taking 400mg Provigil and 15mg Meloxicam (NSAID), plus allergy medication. My uncle and his mother (my grandmother) both had colorectal or bowel cancer and I've heard this can cause thyroid problems.....but I there isn't a known history of thyroid problems in my family. Thank you so much for your help!
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