Cymbalta weight loss forum

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn I would say that it is a 50/50 chance whether you would lose weight in the long run as the product wasn't designed as a weight loss product. (but I'm not a doctor so your dr. might be able to tell you what to expect).
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! I have been taking Effexor XR 150mg. for a month and I am experiencing weight loss. I went from weighing 169-172 lbs. to now weighing 155. I love this anti-depressant. I have found that it works for me when no other drug would. I have noticed that I get full fast and I have no desire to eat. I can only say that this drug has altered my sex drive considerably, but I was a bit over-sexed to begin with. The Effexor has made my sex drive more controllable.
329994 tn?1301666848 The topamax is still working great for me and I am unsure if the weight loss is attributed to the levels of cortisol dropping in my body or the topamax but either way i will take it and I have only had less than a dozen moderate headaches,,,,headaches!!! not even a migraine since I started the stuff. I'd take 3 migraines a week frankly and be happy with that!! I'm hoping after my B12 goes up, maybe I won't need the topamax anymore or maybe even my anti depressant too.
Avatar n tn I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
Avatar n tn I have been on Welbutrin for almost 4 months now and have noticed weight gain of about 8-10 pounds and I'm not eating anymore than I use to. I'm wondering if the 'weight-gain'/'weight-loss' issue is affected by whether or not people 'need' to lose weight before they start taking it. I consider myself to have a fairly high metabolism and I can maintain my weight quite easily. I know what causes me to gain weight and what I need to do to lose it.
Avatar f tn My plan was to quit taking the pain meds and try the diet and exercise I'm doing on my weight loss journey. I've been in no condition the past several days to get on the treadmill, but I'm getting away for a few days and just relax. I'm soooo looking forward to the big jetted tub at the hotel. Calgon, take me away! I'm hoping by Monday, I'll feel good enough to start exercising. I threw away all my poison this morning....
1415174 tn?1453246703 Hi I am new to this forum and never had help understanding all the alcoholics I was living with. I lived with my mother and her brother who were alcoholics until they both died. I was about 30 when my mom died and 28 when my uncle died. My brother also became an alcoholic. My grandpa on my mothers side was as well and a cousin. So obviously it is genetic. I drink occasionally but only 1 glass of wine no more ever. I get a headache if I drink more or even one sometimes.
Avatar n tn It was hard and I used to cry for the baby. So i think this attributed to the weight loss in the beginning (note i could not exercise as yet). However, now that i am exercising i don't seem to be getting anywhere so right now i am just relaxing and stop worrying about my weight and just try to do the best i can in exercising and dieting. doesn't seem to work but I'm not giving up.
Avatar n tn I`m just now getting results using a weight loss clinic. Pills, shots, diet exercise, and not much food. And water, lots of water. I am still on effexor and probably will be for a while yet. This diet , is at least motivating me to really keep working at it and hopefully be able to get off the diet meds, and the effexor sometime,too.
Avatar f tn Klonopin can cause weight loss or weight gain, depending on the individual. In me, it caused me to lose about 50 lbs. (and I am not a big individual). It also caused depression, decreased appetite, blurred vision, ineffective digestion and insomnia (it affects stages 3 and 4 of your sleep). I would highly recommend that an individual get on anything other than Klonopin (or any other of the Benzodiazepines). These are some of the most addictive drugs on the planet.
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Avatar n tn I can't believe doctors prescribe it just for weight loss. If you have not experienced memory loss, slurred speech, concentration problems, panic attacks, confusion, lack of muscle coordination, and yes even hair loss, count yourself lucky and its probably just because you're on a low dose. There are a lot of alternatives you can take for weight loss!
Avatar n tn I understand that it takes a long time to get this drug out of your system and the weight loss is very slow. I think that most of the 4 pound weight loss is because I fasted for a few days and took UltraClear which is a powdered "metabolic detoxification" product you mix with water. I used to only be able to get it through a doctor but now it is avaibale on the internet. It is a de-tox flush that I thought would help get Lexapro out of my system. I think it has helped.
Avatar f tn but i had no idea so many people have short term memory loss from it....and just in this forum alone. that's a scary thought when you look at how many scripts are written for it and how many people actually do take it every night. i hope your husband gets better...but just out of curiosity, didn't he know the risks since he is a physician? i guess it doesn't matter whether he did or not, though. i know the risks of all the meds i take...
Avatar f tn Your hormones will be messed up for years after stopping this shot. It will be your most difficult weight you ever lose. Weight loss is easier after pregnancy due to breast feeding and all the other hormones that go into effect after childbirth. I had always heard hormones are something very delicate that can be knocked out of kilter very easily. I was so happy to have such an easy form of birth control in DP, and was happy to be free of the periods. I will never do it again.
559187 tn?1330786456 About a month ago I was talking with the MS nurse who told me about a clinical trial using Cymbalta for nerve pain caused by MS. I was so excited to try it and was ready to sign the concent until she told me that I had to have an MS dx for one year to be eligible. I felt myself shrink down to nothing when I heard that. Why one year? But the good news is that it is a drug that anyone can be prescribed, so she encouraged me to try it.
Avatar n tn I too was on Effexor for over a year and put on approx 100lbs before the dr took me off. I'm on Cymbalta right now and one of its side effects is weight loss, so I've taken off 65 of the 100 so far. I'm not sure of the withdrawal since I took an OD and came off it in one nite. But otherwise I can certainly relate.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Unintentional and unexplained weight loss is definitely not good. 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.
1330182 tn?1279819500 Before starting Celexa 3 weeks ago, I was suffering from extreme anxiety,weight loss and loose bowels. I went on 2.5mg Celexa and the whole time I was on it, I had abdominal cramping and loss of appetite.It did minimize my panic but the side effects on my gut were killing me. I finally had enough and stopped taking it 2 nights ago.. Yesterday I felt great! No cramping, ate some food and life was good, I woke up this morning to loose stools again, severe morning anxiety and unable to eat.
368760 tn?1198461323 I began to do my own research on the internet about Cymbalta, and found this forum, and I started reading all these posts made by all of you others with the same symptoms, and so I wanted to add my own two cents. I am slowly downgrading my doses, and I am currently at 30MG that I am dividing in half. Today is my second day at 15MG. My headache today wasn't that bad as I usually get it.
Avatar n tn Noone even the pharmacist told us how the trazadone can make you SOOOOOOOOO nausea. The weight loss dramatic. The doctors keep telling me the med salone couldn't make her feel this way but no history of anything before them and then she loss all ipulse control-says it made her feel like she was out of control and the thoughts she felt wouldn't go away. Getting treatment to get off all meds now. Think we'll go back to alternative meds-Tens unit is best friend right now.
Avatar f tn 1) I want to warn anyone else taking Cymbalta to be aware of any changes or loss in vision. Of course, I'm not an opthalmologist or neurologist, so I have no idea if the "whooshing" or any of the other symptoms mentioned here are possibly related to retina problems. However, PLEASE do yourself a favor and have an opthalmologist examine you for any possible retinal changes or damage.
Avatar n tn Just wanted to let you know I saw this and wanted to let you know that my doctor said that Topomax was almost marketed as a weight loss drug!! My weight loss was due to the drug and then was due to severe diarrhea from taking the drug at the full 100mg dosage. If you are prone to having a "bad stomach" you might not be able to take a full 100mg of Topomax.
Avatar f tn 36.78 % Fat Weight: 96.7 pounds Lean Weight: 166.3 pounds with a loss of 4.97% of fat loss
1129774 tn?1279835362 Whipple’s disease is characterized by symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, migratory arthritis, cognitive changes, swollen lymphnodes, malabsorption and deficiencies, weight loss, anemia, walking problems, fatigue, memory problems etc. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn 14 ANA Screen Negative Symptoms almost impossible to loose weight I was taking phentermine to help with weight loss and did not loose. This medication used to make me have lots of energy but now when i take it I feel normal... and that is not normal. extreme fatigue constipation muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level ... which is Cholesterol is 182 range L=140 H=199 ; triglycerides 100 range L= 35 H=150 ; HDL 38 range L= 27 H= 67 ; LDL 118 L= 1 H= 100 Total CH/LDL 4.