Depression causes overeating

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Avatar m tn Because your body seems not digest foods very well that causes you to get blocked up, has anyone ever talked to you about gastroparesis. What that is, is the small intestines move very slowly or sometimes stop altogether. I have pasted the link below which explains in full detail about the condition and how to help yourself. What it does say is, like I mentioned above, is to eat small meals with healthy snacks I between.
1198664 tn?1368651412 The depression part is the worst for most and one of the leading causes in relapse. So keep all this in mind and fight. Fight as hard as you can to stay clean. The light at the end of the tunnel is bright. You just have to get to it. Good luck!
958510 tn?1246824071 I also take exffor XR for depression, but i have not been overeating. My symptoms are extreme weight gain from 180 lbs. - 230 lbs. in under 3 months, swelling in hands, feet and joints, numbness in my toes that is constant, fatique, and the worst is the persistant nauesa 5-20 mins everytime after eating. The doctors have ruled out pregnacy from a urine test however i have heard that u can still be pregnant and i still have my periods however they are irregular.I never vomit though.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Common causes like overeating, lack of exercise, diabetes, hypothyroidism have to be ruled out in your case. You must then look for other causes. One is water retention due to low serum protein. This along with anemia can cause unexplained weight gain. Adrenal gland problems are the other cause. Cushing’s syndrome should be looked for. The kidney function too should be assessed. Late night snacking and poor sleep too can cause weight gain.
Avatar n tn The Buspar works well to relieve depression and anxiety, but it increases my appetite and causes overeating. So, I'm wondering if I took a combination of both drugs, would it be safe, and possibly control anxiety, depression and the overeating?
Avatar n tn Finally, because she was unable to maintain her weight, she suffered some depression during her senior year and began to binge. Her weight continued to increase. We got her to a therapist and although the binging has stopped, her weight continues to increase. We had taken her to our family doctor that year, but he was unable to identify an issue. He did some significant blood work and there was nothing out of line.
1438412 tn?1315511519 I have alot of pain, depression etc. and I said I knew they where only excuses. But now I know my weight causes my other problems. 30 lbs ago I could walk around zoos, enjoy the beach, had less pain and depression, I enjoyed life. It hit me last night that these problems are either caused or made worse by my weight. I have horrible back pain that was made worse since I gained weight. I'm more depressed because I hate being this big.
Avatar f tn Thing is, before the medication I was always craving comfort food, i ate a lot, and I am over weight for my age due to the fact i was overeating junk, i believe to ease my depression, So does the sign that i now have lower appetite mean that the meds are working?? I've lost about 6-7 pounds. Finally, even thought it might be helping my depression, my main problem is anxiety and I still think the meds make it worse., For instance,my hands are constantly shaking.
242532 tn?1269553979 She said “it reminds me of my parents telling me off for overeating when I was little.” That was not my intention but I understand why she said that after reading the other comments and reflecting on what she said when she identified herself as someone just starting to deal with the emotional eating issue. It was too harsh for her at that early stage.
Avatar f tn After suffering from depression I had gained 100 pounds since last year around this time. Its very unhealthy. Ive become extremely lazy. Im no longer active. Ive been drinkin nothing but water and ive been workin out for the past month. And also no fried foods, but yet I havent lost any weight. My nutritionist didnt really help... I need something drastically. Please what do I do?
1426120 tn?1283042872 What you need to do is eliminate the common causes of increase in weight such as overeating, lack of exercise, diabetes, and hypothyroidism. Anemia, low proteins, adrenal gland problems, kidney and liver problems and Cushing Syndrome has to be eliminated. Late night snacking and poor sleep patterns too cause weight gain. Certain medications like antidepressants cause weight gain. Polycystic ovary too causes weight gain, hence has to be ruled out by an ultrasound of abdomen.
Avatar m tn Hi, VKD123 Based on the information you have provided, you may either be suffering from depression or anxiety issues. The reason why I say this, is that it appears that your tests from the doctor are coming back normal and your previous history. Please take a look at the symptoms of depression. You may want to look at anxiety symptoms also. Excessive worrying can make your hair fall out and turn gray or white early. Symptoms of anxiety and depression do manifest in us physically.
358304 tn?1409713092 Many times, depression is mixed with anxiety. Studies show that depression and anxiety go hand in hand in about sixty percent of cases. Some depressed individuals feel restless and agitated. Restlessness and agitation, which are really signs of heightened activity and excitement, might in fact be caused by anxiety accompanying the depression. It's possible that the increase in appetite and craving for food seen in depression is really caused by anxiety.
Avatar f tn however, the side effects were worse then the depression. no sleep!!! unable to concentrate, overeating, restless legs. So I stopped. I then plunged into the WORST depression and my first panic attack (lasted for 4 days) no eating,heart palpatitions, etc. I had no choice but to get back on the abilify with zoloft (i didn't stop) and decrease dosage over 4 weeks. now I have been off of it for 16 days.
709686 tn?1277435759 Here is my story. My hands and feet get very cold if I eat anything containing sugar, black spots in my vision, frequent migraines, horrible joint and muscle pain, my feet and ankles ache constantly, I can only sleep 5 hours per night despite taking sleep aids, depression & anxiety daily, my eyes are constantly red and irritated and I cannot concentrate to save my soul. I am subject to D.O.T. physical every two years and recently had a physical.
Avatar f tn high heart rate, fainting spells, intolerance to heat, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, overeating with no weight gain, vomiting, body aches, constipation, IBS issues, headaches, joint pain and was hospitalized do to a wrong diagnoses for anorexia. I also saw a cardiologist and everything was normal. I also had about 1 year bout of weight gain and intolerance to cold, fatigued, mental fogginess, and continued depressed.
Avatar f tn I am a mental health professional and have suffered MDD/dysthymia (SAD related) for many years and have been on antidepressants for about 7 years due to life stressors etc. (strong family hx of depression). been on Wellbutriin off and on since 2004. after particularly difficult stressors past summer (with suicidal ideation)my MD doubled my dose to 300 mg Wellbutrin XL.
Avatar n tn i started seeing a psychologist and was also diagnosed with depression. however, i stopped going to my appointments and stopped taking the medication for depression. anyhow, i did get up to a healthy weight, 112. i allowed myself to eat all the foods i hadnt before. but then i felt fat so i started to lose weight again, getting down to 106 just recently, and now i am actually at a healthy weight, back to 111. the only problem is that i know i have been binging and i have not been able to stop.
Avatar m tn I am finally getting my energy back my depression and anxiety are almost gone. I'm working out daily and have been to a meeting every single day! For those on the start of your battle hang in there please it's sooo worth it! And remember that sugar monkey didn't become a gorilla overnight it takes time, dedication and last but not least Med help!
1710955 tn?1309450073 I've been doing some research and it seems, like with anything having to do with MS, no one is sure what it is or what causes it. Some say nerve pain. Some say intercostal muscle spasms, etc. I definitely have intercostal muscle spasms. They hurt like a "B"! It seems to be getting worse. I've been experiencing this for over a week, as well as other sx's. Could this be a relapse? Thanks for all responses!
748902 tn?1286038358 Overeating may be part of the problem, but what is the cause of overeating? Your reasons may be unique, but many of the common causes are: Boredom,Depression,FEAR,Tiredness,Loneliness,Tension, Many facets are related to body image, self-esteem, and even sexual issues. Eating Emotions Some people find that they have an emotional attachment to food due to childhood associations.
Avatar m tn Symptoms include acid reflux, rising or high cholesterol, anxiety, panic attacks, weight gain, depression, can be misdiagnosed as bipolar (bipolar type mood swings noted with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - autoimmune hypothyroidism). Testing for this condition includes TSH, free T3, free T4, and thyroid antibodies TPOAb and TgAb. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, anxiety, panic attacks, acid reflux.
177505 tn?1220445858 I have heard numerous times that Zoloft can cause weight gain and weight loss problems. Does anyone know why this is and what causes it? Any suggestions on how to lose weight on this drug? I know that I need the med. because I don't want to live my life having panic attacks all of the time but I would love to lose weight too. Help!!!!!
Avatar n tn She is dealing with mood swings, facial hair, acne, weight gain and difficulty losing weight.This causes anxiety and depression. She has not health insurance. I am convinced that if she can get help fr her PCOS, many of her problems will be resolved.My questions: Is there a medical center or organization that will help her with no insurance? Is tther anyone out ther withthe dual diagnosis of ADD and PCOS and how do they manage it?
Avatar f tn It is our behaviour that causes it, as I wrote above a depressive lifestyle tends to be sedentary, overeating and no thought of exercise. I include mnyself and have no qualms about saying that. You will find reports everywhere of people stating drug x or y causes weight increase but really the most they can ever do is stimulate appetite. If you don't eat more than you did the weight gain is nil. Unless you eat mountains of a med of course.
1551963 tn?1302296332 Never happened. So empty stomach causes symptoms, overeating causes them...the only thing that helps is drinking plenty of water. What all have you tried to diagnose? I heard the Vagus nerve might be to blame. I'm making appointments at a Gastroenterologist, Internist, going to my Regular Doctor on Monday to have more bloodwork done - I want to know if the Vitamin D I've been taking is actually working. Let me know! :) Have a wonderful weekend!
401095 tn?1351395370 So eating until you are full increases serotonin levels, which decreases feelings of depression. One can easily make a habit of overeating to make up for feeling low. Eating to overcome neurotransmitter imbalances tends to result in a marked increase in calorie intake. Without increasing activity and lean muscle mass, our bodies have no choice but to store the extra calories as fat.
454677 tn?1206691163 She also is having me write down everything I eat because she does not believe me that I am not overeating. Since I have been writing down what I eat I have noticed that I only consume 1200 calories per day and I have been taking into consideration the amount that is fat cal and not much of it is except from peanut butter.
Avatar n tn Following is a copy of an email that may be of interest to some suffering arrhythmia. I had not checked my pulse for months -- good advice for those suffering arrhythmia. Started feeling considerably better about December 18. Checked my pulse yesterday and it was 0/300 (zero PVCs in 300 beats) and today was 1/297 after exercise and a big breakfast, when it had been worst before. About 50 percent of men over 60 have a PVC during a routine EKG.
Avatar f tn Chronic Fatigue Orthostatic Intolerance Headaches Lightheadedness Dizziness Abdominal Pain Unrefreshing Sleep Muscle Pain Joint Pain Sore Throat Low Grade Fever Afebrile Chills Hot/Cold Flashes Anxiety Depression I would recommend trying to find a Vascular Surgeon that is very knowledgeable about both of these conditions and join a Nutcracker Syndrome group on Facebook.