Why depression causes weight loss

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It's not bad enough that it's depressing to have MS, but MS also causes depression because it affects the brain. I thought i would just deal with this and be fine but I ended up needing something. I am glad I did. I tried once to stop taking it and it didn't take any time before I was back feeling hopeless. I hope you can start to feel better about things even if you don't take an antidepressant. Everyone here is so helpful. They have picked me up when I didn't think I could get up.
10 lbs is a significant weight loss for me since I have a very small frame. Also, the panic attcks I have sufferred from for many years have increased. I know that weight loss can accompany other depressive symptoms, but can someone please explain to me what is physically going on in my body that causes this to happen? It is baffling to me how I can be dropping weight like this! Also, what can I do to stop this & regain the weight in a healthy way?
I found that the key to your weight gain is probably mostly due to your depression. I am depressed quite a bit. I have Leukemia, and although I am in remission I have other health issues. I get in such a rut just from everday life, and its not all from having cancer. I find that once I pick something up to eat, I start looking for a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Between the Economy, finances, health issues, and on and on.
I thought these 2 meds were known to be weight neutral or cause weight loss. My doctor knows my concern about the weight issue as this is something I have never fought to maintain while everything else in life seems to be a fight. If I stopped taking all meds, would I lose the weight and go back to my normal size. I do lack motivation that's for sure! I think or say I will start a program and don't.
That would be an atypical side effect. For many people the opiate-like effect of Tramadol often causes drowsiness. Weight loss? I too have started to lose weight after only 6 weeks of taking between 50 and 100mg a day. The interesting thing is for the last two years I have exercised at least 3 times a week and pretty hard too. During the time I've been taking Tramadol, I have not been to the gym once.
Thanks, Barb, for the encouragement. Yes, I am a nurse: 6 years in med-surg, 18 in ICU, 4 in emergency room and a few in geriatrics and teaching in an LPN school. Right now, though, I'm unemployed & considering leaving nursing (the industry has changed dramatically & it is difficult to provide even the minimal care that patients need unless you sacrifice your own health)---though it would be quite scary to be a middle-aged, single, mortgage-holding career changer in this economy!
Im not that stressed at the moment and wondered with my inability to lose weight could my reading be high enough to think thats the reason i cant lose weight? Most of my weight goes on my mid drift which is a sign of cortisol, i also have BPD, Borderline personality disorder which is linked with high cortisol and malfunctioning DHEA. Should i ask for my DHEA to be tested or anything else?
Can anyone tell me what dosages they are on when the Topamax is sole for weight loss in conjunction with depression? (I also take Wellbutrin). Thankyou for any information you might give me.
I went to Mayo Clinic with nausea, vomiting,reflux, extreme fullness and weight loss from 105lbs to 78lbs. I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis with no reasoning for this condition. I had been battling stomach pain, parasites, full feeling for at least three years prior to this episode. They put on reglan worked great but I became very depressed. they recently put me on propulsid. It worked also but because of the scare about how it can damage the heart,they took me off of it.
I don't know how effective it would be for someone that isn't being treated for diabetes, pcos, insulin resistance, etc. In my personal experience it hasn't been a "magic diet pill" so to speak. Perhaps its because I am a diabetic. I have been taking this medication for a little over a year. I did not lose any weight initially but did notice it helped suppress my appetite.
There can be many bizzar symptoms to severe depression and anxiety. Loss of appitite being one that is very common. I can only speak for myself in that when I first started to experience symptoms of severe depression and anxiety that I lost 40Lbs because I was so upset that I had completly lost my appitite. I am a man and only weighed 165 to begin with so this was quite a weight loss for me. I just couldn't eat.
WELL YOU SHOULD GO AND TALK TO SOMEONE PROFESSIONAL SO YOU CAN TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHY YOU ARE DEPRESS. THAT IS WHY YOU ARE LOSING WEIGHT BECAUSE YOU ARE DEPRESS AND DEPRESSION CAUSES YOU NOT TO HAVE AN APPETITE SO IF YOU DON'T EAT THEN OF COURSE YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT..YES YOU SHOULD TRY AND EAT SOMETHING SO YOU CAN HAVE MEAT ON YOUR BONES BECAUSE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE YOU GET SICK EASILY. WELL I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GET BETTER AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU DECIDE....
If indeed you have lost all that weight then consult a doctor as this much weight loss is not good that too happening within a week. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism.
I was 43 when my accident occurred. I will probably not ever be the same again. I suffer from dizziness and loss of balance, loss of coordination and a tremor in my right hand whenever I try to write, eat or do anything that involves fine motor skills. But I still see small improvements after 4 yrs. so don't ever give up. Its a long road to recovery and I'm much better off than I was at first.
lorazapam, valium, chlorazepate, and ativan (another version of lorezepam) are all equally addictive, as they are all benzodiazepines, and they don't "impede" weight loss -- however, antidepressants, of which SSRIs are some (zoloft, prozac, luvox, celexa) can cause weight GAIN, so the zoloft/lorazapam may be a bad combo for you -- have you tried paxil?
I'm a little confused at to why there is weight side-effects. Do they make me hungry therefore you eat more and gain. Or do you just gain weight without changing any eating habits? Same thing with losing. I am way too scared to gain weight right now. The pharmacist said there is no weight-gain side-effect but everywhere I look on the internet says otherwise.
The cholesterol meds do not seem to have effected me with weight loss either way, but the periodic steroids for asthma do make me gain weight when they are needed. All that said....nothing shall deter me from the final finish line....with my races and my weight loss goals. There are many health care providers that I utilize in my efforts. They are vital to my success.
minus the energy expended (calories burned by exercise) ... equals your weight loss or gain. Journaling does get easier and it helped me lose 146 lbs. If you'll let me know how you're doing or if you wish me to look at your journals, would be happy to help you figure out the next step. You can elect to journal your food daily in your MedHelp journal if you'd like. Here to support you ... and KNOW you can do this. Best wishes ..
I am taking Wellbutrin and i wanted to know if it causes weight loss or gain. Also will it interact with my Lipo& B12 shots... please respond.
Nothing more depressing than gaining weight, and you are trying to get away from depression and all the meds do is make you gain weight which causes more depression!
Just an update, I still have loss of appetit, weight loss and now I am losing hair from scalp and eyebrows!! Which thyroid test should I do? and any other tests? I had checked my sugar levels in Janvuary and they were ok.
Ok everyone it's almost the end of the week, how is everyone doing with their weight loss program? Do you notice some things you are doing that help more than others? Is it exercise or watching what you eat? Or both? Share your progress, we can do it!
Hi! Anorexia at the age of 18 years is not a good sign. You need to find the cause for this. Loss of appetite can be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. It can also be an eating disorder. I suggest you consult a counselor and a specialist in eating disorder. Also consult your doctor to rule out other causes of loss of appetite. Take care!
It was not good, it dumped down good effects of Armour. I have been wondering why I have been gaining weight (5kg) during the last halfyear. Before that, when my dose was higher, 2.5G, my weight remained very stable for 2.5 years. I think that I cannot be hyper now. Because my calcium has not increased enough and I do not have renal stones or osteoporosis, they do not want to do parathyroidectomy. Also my age 65 may be some limiter. My parathyroidectomy would be very difficult.
Now is the time to rethink options and make our resolutions It's time to decide what we are going to do for the next year, regarding our weight loss efforts. I know there are a lot who are having health issues and of course, LIFE takes over sometimes and we don't seem to be able to follow through with our commitments.
My sugar is still great but no more weight loss. I thought this was going to be my answer to weight loss prayers. I did have a lot of nausea and loss of appetite so I guess that had a lot to do with it. I have contacted the company but haven't gotten a reply. Let me know how you do.
I have met others that did not gain weight at all - just had the high cholesterol etc. Weight gain is a symptom but NOT every symptom happens to everyone. I did not gain for 6 years (of the dang 12 it took to get diagnosed) and then when I did - it was fast and furious... You probably have symptoms - but they are very subtle - low libido, depression, no /impaired sleeping, acne, fatigue, poor healing, hair changes, etc. All symptoms of something else but they oddly will not respond to meds...
In the last 3 weeks I can hardly get out of bed and I can't pinpoint if it's just laziness, depression-related or a hypo symptom. I know hypo causes depression and no one really knows if it's egg or chicken paradox etc. I feel bad about feeling this way and sometimes I feel that in fact I am a lazy bum using this as an excuse. I am kind of going crazy with these feelings and it would help to understand if it's normal.
or we could go by body weight % for the contest so it would be fair because the more you have to lose, the more you can lose, you know? (weight watchers goes in 10% weight loss incraments) I would like to lose 35 pounds, maybe 40... And then I would still not be skinny, but normal and within weight range. Can somone tell the trick-or-treaters to come early to get rid of all this candy in my house?
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