Ativan and weight loss

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Avatar f tn ) and the sexual side effects (ED problems and etc,,,). The first time I took zoloft I lost weight then gained weight. This time , I've been working out and have avoided the weight gain so far.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of Ativan withdrawal include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, weight loss. The symptoms you describe are not specific for Ativan withdrawal, but if they resolve in a few days, that may be the answer. If these symptoms persist then you should contact your doctor immediately.
Avatar n tn I've just been prescribed ativan by my doctor for my ocd and anxiety as I am going on a backpacking trip in Europe for two months and would like to have as little anxiety as possible. I'm wondering if there is any danger in taking 1mg doses of ativan if I have sleep apnea. It's worth noting that I intend to use the ativan to combat worrying throughout the day, not as a sleep aid.
Avatar f tn Now that I have stopped taking Geodon, I would like to know if anyone out there has been through the same experience with weight gain AND if weight loss is a side effect of coming off of Geodon? If not, is it easier to lose weight once you are off of the medication? I have my mind back and now I want my body back! Hope to hear some good news!
Avatar n tn The Larazapam also causes some pretty severe mood swings at least in me. I am also currently dieting and excersizing to loose some weight and would like to know if there are and side effects included in these medications that may hinder my efforts to loose the weight.
Avatar f tn It progressed to having blurry vision and double vision on and off with now full body tremors all the time, all day, all night. Ativan doesn't stop the tremors, neither does the sleeping medication. Now I have no appetite at all, my eyes get blurry, flashing lights and of course I am tired. I did have Bells' Palsy during this too which has resolved somewhat.
Avatar n tn However, I am very concerened about the weight loss. Maybe it'ss because I weight on an empty stomach, vs I always weigh after eating in the afternoon ALso I have been having alot more urination than normal Also I ahve been eating alot healthier. Guys has this happened to anyone, could I be sick, I just had all types of bloodwork and everyhting was p[erfect.
Avatar m tn But on Paxil my whole personality changed, I still had the problem of taking a long time to reach orgasm, gained a ton of weight, and stopping it destroyed my brain completely (and then my body). Folks, you can try to generalize but you just can't. And it's not Grazy Meds, it's Crazy Meds, and that wonderful but I think long dormant website states quite clearly you can't generalize and that the equivalencies stated on it aren't applicable to any individual, that side effects will vary.
614508 tn?1265285322 and tell them what???? I'm hurt? I'm sad? That I have no value? Currently I take between 1mg and 4 mg of Ativan per day. What is the max dose that I can take in a 24 hour period? Or do I really care at this point? Or would anybody else?
Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
Avatar f tn Should I taper off the Xanax and then start the Ativan? I think the Ativan could help me, so I'd like to take it, but don't want to wind up with withdrawals. Please advise - should I continue taking Xanax and taper off and then start Ativan or should I just continue taking the Ativan and assume the panicky feeling I had was from something else? Also, I've been taking Toprol XL, a beta blocker, for anxiety symptoms including racing heart.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and has switched to the brandname WELLBUTRIN XL and whether or not you noticed any decrease in the food cravings and any reported weight loss. If you did have a decrease in cravings and noticed weight loss, do you recall how long after starting WELLBUTRIN XL you experienced this? Was it within the first week or first month, first couple of months? Best of luck to all of you.
1731462 tn?1314245107 Thanks for your help. Im still having a bit of anxiety with the ativan though. when it wears off my anxiety comes back with a vengence. I keep thinking theres something wrong with me. Maybe you can help me. Last week I went to the ER for chest pains three times in three days. I had two EKGS, a chest xray, blood work and a d dimer. Also Ive had a ECG (ultrasound of my heart) and a CT scan all within the last two months. Oh and an ultrasound of my leg to rule out dvt. Is this just anxiety still?
Avatar n tn I am 13 days off norco and those symptoms seem to be gone, then I started these new symptoms, not knowing what it was and wondered if it was the Ativan, further research says it is definitely the Ativan. I could kick myself for taking them without knowing what they were or what they could do, just wanted to sleep. Since have been using Melatonin, works wonders for sleep and I'm sleeping almost all night now with the Melatonin.
Avatar m tn Some people complain about weight gain while on SSRIs like Paxil and others even complain about weight loss. What has been really helpful for me is ensuring that I watch what I eat and exercise regularly. Remember, quite often, or weight gain has more to do with our lifestyle than what we are taking sometimes in my experience. Do you exercise regularly and watch what you eat? Keep us posted!
Avatar f tn I have recently started taking ativan with my wellbutrin. I am 20 lbs over weight and now even more depressed then before. I know that wellbutrin can help you with weight loss as well as depression but ativan combined?? I dont want to gain more weight and Im scared to take them together. Does anyone know?
Avatar f tn Geodon is known to cause weight gain and I have experienced weight gain on both Depakote and Seroquel and requested that my psychiatrist discontinue both medications, which he did do. The bright side however, is tat with propeer diet and exercise the weight did come off and I had gained 40 pounds. The problem is finding the right medication or combination thereof that will control your symptoms and not cause weight gain.
358304 tn?1409713092 b/c I could feel the spinning sensation in my head at times in my sleep. SCARY. I called my Dr. and said that the ativan isnt working much anymore... and if I could switch over to Klonopin (I had some up in a cabinet) he said NO PROBLEM... just not too much. He said he wasnt worried about me getting addicted. Which I DON'T have an addictive personality at all. One day of feeling off balance I decided to try a .5mg klonopin... and guess what? The OFF BALANCE feeling LEFT.
527657 tn?1214055450 As I said before, it didn't increase my urge to eat a bit, and I still gained over 50 pounds on it. Weight gain, weight loss, just weird stuff. But I've been on a lot of Paxil sites, and most everyone gained a lot of weight on it. Personally, can't live without my exercise, not that it's done anything to help my anxiety. It's just the way I've always been.
Avatar f tn 25 mg/day Xanax but she was insisting in seeing a specialist and get antidepressant/antiaxiety which is not habit forming. She was concerned about my weight loss and wanted me to go all kind of tests which I had for my stomach and found nothing else than a small acid reflex. An old problem of mine is that when I get stressed I ate more than my stomach can digest and get an indigestion.
Avatar m tn I'm so desperate and I'm hoping someone can shed some light to help me....I'm at a loss and scared that no one is taking me seriously - - - this is not all in my head - - - this pain is real and these symptoms are real. History: I recently got married (may 2007) and in August 2007 we found out we were having a baby. In the meantime, I was going to school and trying to maintain a 4.0 average, working on a house (that ended up falling through) and working 40 hours a week.
Avatar n tn Weight gain is a common side effect with both Zyprexa and Depakote. There are other medications to treat bipolar disorder that do not have weight gain as a side effect. Perhaps you could discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Google "bipolar + phelps" for an educational website that has a section on weight gain with bipolar meds.
Avatar n tn I have been on multiple antidepressants including Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac & Luvox. I lost TONS of weight on Prozac, Zoloft & Effexor. Luvox was the only one to cause weight gain for me. I have been on anxiety medications such as Ativan & Xanax and experienced some weight gain. My point is that everyone reacts to medications differently and I think it's incorrect to say that antidepressants cause weight gain across the board.
Avatar n tn Her doctor did find evidence of h.pylori, and she was treated for this problem. Her weight loss, however, continued. She does not feel pain, but explains that the food that she eats causes her discomfort, that it just sits at the bottom of her stomach. She does not complain of heartburn, she does not feel nausea or want vomit. Her bowel movements are normal. She has cut back her food intake dramatically in these months, and now eats very little.
Avatar n tn A radiologist told her that it was likely her kidney that she feels as she is very thin. Do you think that the weight loss, and her difficulties in eating are connected to her depression? Could there be a physical reason that the doctors have missed? Her gastro-intestinal specialist asked her to do a CAT-scan, but she is afraid that she is allergic to the dye? Is this a useful test? What happens if patients are allergic to the dye?
Avatar n tn 2005, at 25mg for three days then increased to 50mg thereafter, and underwent rapid and severe weight gain as a result. The Zoloft worked and everything was fine except for the weight gain. I tried other medications from Jan.-Mar. 2006, of this year, including Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, and none of them worked and just made me worse off than I already was.
Avatar n tn fatigue, nausea, headaches, loss of libido and inability to orgasm, weight gain and increased PMS. The fatigue and the weight gain finally caused me to go off the med, I was only able to stay awake about 8 hours a day and I gained about 15 pounds in 1 month. Question 1: While on Paxil I was unable to control the weight. I work out 4 - 5 times a week, eat a very healthy diet, no drinking, and I am HYPERthyroid (not enough to be treated though).
Avatar n tn My appetite didn't change mostly on high protein and veggies. But lack of exaercise and wine didn't help my weight loss. So I thought would be a good time to cut off this med out of my system. By my doctor's recommendation I switched from 75mg to 37.5 - yes the withdrawal wasn't fun but manageable. One night of bad dreams - lots of bloody dreams:) killing people, etc... Day 2 a little better, no nightmares:) day 3 better than day 2. So after 4 days I felt so much better.
Avatar n tn But wait, I have been reading alot about the medication and it is doing wonders for people. Recovering addicts. People that suffer from depression and anxiety. Cronic Pain. Helps with weight loss. This would be amazing if I could find a way to make it work. Now, to my big question. Is it possible for an addict to be prescribed a substance like this and use it beneficially and not abuse it. I'm done with drugs and ruining my life. This is not an excuse to get high.
Avatar f tn Current meds are baclopfen,zanaflex,valium,ativan,vicodin,oxycontin plus rebif.Could any of these be effecting the central vision loss.