Androgen weight loss

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Avatar m tn I am now taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and have actually begun to FINALLY start losing weight. My weight loss is not much yet, but I was wondering if taking these birth control pills is actually the reason for my weight loss? I know birth control pills are supposed to help with hormonal imbalances, so would taking them also enable me to finally start losing weight, despite the fact that so many women say birth control pills cause them to GAIN weight?
Avatar f tn t go well I was switched to yasmin. This made my weight drop a bit further and stabilise. I always had difficulty maintaining my weight. 6 weeks ago I stopped taking it because both my parents had pulmonary embolisms and yasmin is a high oestrogen drug so increases my risk of a DVT and PE. Since then I have put on about 8lbs and the hair on my face needs removing more often. I am finding I cannot fit in my clothes very well since most of my weight is around my middle.
Avatar f tn 5 weeks out of the month my entire body chemistry changes including but not limited to temp, anxiety, mood changes, night sweats, dizziness, weight gain and loss, appetite changes, vaginal dryness, wetness, cramping, flutters in my abdomen, etc. I have been in cymbalta for a few months with Xanax. But it's not working and these medicines are horrible. Currently I have to smoke mm to function without going insane during these periods.
329165 tn?1515471990 It is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss or extreme stress in which you loss great amount of hair every day usually when shampooing or brushing. Antidepressant, beta-blockers can also cause hair loss. To avoid great hair loss you can go to your doctor if you think it is side effect of your medication or if due to stress try to relax.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm taking spironolactone 50mg per day + Brenda 35 pill & minoxidil 1mg capsule form each day all for fphl that started in my early 30s after having my only child.... I'm tired of the weight staying on & want to stop Brenda pill as it makes my periods very heavy, makes my face all brown & blotchy & isn't letting me lose weight, is there another pill that's suitable with the anti androgen (spiro) that I'm already using?
Avatar n tn Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar f tn Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation. Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Do discuss this with your gynecologist (consult another if need be) and get yourself examined. Take care!
20790871 tn?1507161421 Even though you have your period again doesnt mean you are at a weight your body needs to be at to properly function. Sometimes when your weight drops to such a low fat percentage it takes it needing to be up to atleast 22% to restore every function and organ back to normal. I hear you say healthy a couple times in your question, healthy is a generic term in a lot of ways. Are you getting adequate fats in your diet? Just something to consider.
1208452 tn?1266336929 could it have any thing to do w rapid weight loss?,it feels like a hormrone inbalance, is there any over the counter remedies to balance out female hormones?
Avatar n tn I suggest that she a specialist called a Reproductive Endocrinologist because given her hair loss she may have a severe form of PCOS or some other androgen secreting disorder. And not to alarm you but even a androgen secreting ovarian tumour. So I suggest seeing a specialist.
Avatar f tn Hi. Diane35 and Spironolactone are also prescribed to treat hair loss (androgen-dependent alopecia) so don't worry, they won't cause hair loss. The risk of Melasma/hyperpigmentation whilst on Diane35 can be minimized by avoiding direct UV light. I had the condition when I started taking Dianette (as Diane35 is called in the UK) but it completely cleared as my body got used to the medication. Does your daughter have acne on her face aswell?
Avatar f tn Every single birth control that contains high androgen index progestins can cause hair loss. Stop telling women Plan B and birth control pills don’t cause hair loss. They do. The more doctors that understand this - the less of a problem women will have as they can make an informed choice. Please do your research. A simple search on any big BCP air IUD containing high androgen index progestins will show you this. Mirena, Plan B, Loestrin and many more.
Avatar n tn However, that being said, one must dig a bit deeper into the actual relationship between the two and you will note, that rapid weight loss itself can cause acne breakouts due to the release of andorgen hormones stored in fat. This rapid weight loss causes a hormonal shift that may cause some people taking the drug, with no prior history of acne problems, to suddenly experience this condition......but its not from the drug, it is the way our bodies react to what the drug does to the body....
520691 tn?1213961844 You know i was diagnosed with this like gosh i forget like 2-3 years ago. They put me on something called Metiformn and it is suppose to help with weight loss, acne, & your menstrual cycles. But you have to work out and eat right. good luck, i myself is still trying to find answers & true results.
Avatar m tn Have the doctors checked her for hypothyroidism? It is one condition that must be ruled out before PCOS is officially diagnosed. A doctor would have to check her blood work for tsh, t3, & t4 levels. With PCOS uncontrolled weight gain is typical, uncontrolled weight loss is not. A thyroid condition would explain her hair loss, weight loss, & cysts. An endocrinologist is who you would see for a thyroid issue as well. Just so you know PCOS is diagnosed of exclusion.
Avatar f tn Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Treating the cause of amenorrhea will improve your chances of pregnancy in future (if you are not already pregnant). Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar n tn Maybe you should get a second opinion on this. Elevated androgen levels are indeed a characteristic of PCOS. When I got diagnosed I only got two test results that were out of balance and it's enough: DHEA (androgen) and Insulin. And of course, the cystic ovaries. How are your menses? I would get menses every month before I was put on Yasmin, however, they were not regular, I had heavy bleeding and a lot of pain.
Avatar f tn Hi everybody, I'm a 20 yr old women who's been dealing with this problem for about 4 months now and it is genuinely making me depressed so I need answers. My hair is stringy, greasy, and sticky (like clumpy) in the back no matter what I wash it in. It is also seems to be spreading. I've tried ketacozonale, t-gel, acv, baking soda, dish soap, nizoral, matrix scalp therapy, and clarifying shampoos. I'm at a loss. My derm was no help.
1721870 tn?1309391528 Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Your mother needs to discuss all this with your gynecologist. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hello my name is Hannah and me and my partner are trying for a baby we have been trying for two years and nothing seems to be working I do you have PCOS and I am overweight I have been told that I am too overweight to be put on Clomid but I have also been told that my hormone levels for testosterone and Androgen can be a cause of me not being able to fall pregnant can antigen blockers help with my hormone levels to fall pregnant I am 21 years old and my weight has always been a problem I ha
Avatar f tn Your ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat cells produce androgen. So for women that are overweight, it is really important for these women to lose weight to reduce the androgen production and possibly reduce many of the symptoms. I am overweight by 60lbs and it just piled on in a short time. I don't eat all that bad. It is extremely difficult to lose the weight once you have gained. I tried atkins for a month and only lost 5 lbs during that time.
505677 tn?1263948093 Denosumab in Men Receiving Hormonal Therapy for Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical studies have consistently shown that men experience a rapid loss of BMD within the first six to 12 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The HALT Study involved 1,468 men undergoing ADT for non-metastatic prostate cancer.[1] Half the men were given denosumab every six months for three years and half were given a placebo.
Avatar f tn Hi Luisa24, Looking back I did have side effects of diabetes when I had PCOS but I just thought with my weight loss my body was changing to my new size , but when I was having my blood tests done before I was due to start IVF they found out I was diabetic but only diet controlled which soon moved up to type 2 and still I have off days when am over tired or do not eat enough like today as my son kept me up all last night as he wouldn’t settle, I might not have PCOS now but am stuck with