Depression medication makes you lose weight

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Avatar f tn i need to be on anti depressant medication but every medication doctors prescribe to me have significant weight gain as a side effect which in turn makes me not even take them. i've been doing alot of research and am seeing great things about the effects wellbutrin have on people and also see alot of people saying the wellbutrin caused them to lose weight ( which i would LOVE ).
Avatar f tn memory loss, cant find words to talk, hair loss(I lost a lot of my hair, paper thin)the only thing good about that pill you do lose some weight. but its not worth the side affects. you will see, but hopefully it will not be like that for you. look it up and read the reviews. couldn't find one good one. good luck!!!
Avatar f tn I realize that we all lose weight differently. What may be good for me, may not be the best or easiest way for you but here goes... Cut out all drinks but water. I lost 25lbs this way between November and February of that year without even trying. It was a simple choice I made that helped. I also added on a little bit of healthier decision making at the time. It would not stop me from eating what I wanted EVER but I would choose wheat vs white bread, grilled vs fried, etc.
Avatar m tn I find it is a better way to get protein in than eating most meats myself. If you are trying to lose weight, protein is often a very good source of food because it supposedly curbs appetite hunger and definitely aids in muscle recovery, which an athlete or weight lifter needs. (My mother was forced to drink a raw egg every morning before breakfast for years back in the 1950s when she was a child, and guess who is healthy and doesn’t have a thyroid issue?
242532 tn?1269553979 3 Reasons You Won’t Lose Weight Today we are going to discuss the three reasons you won't lose weight: an overpowering urge to binge, an intense hunger when you know the hunger is not for food, and a mind filled with thoughts about food or worries about weight. The good news: once you learn to control the emotional eating that causes these three obstacles... well, then you can take off the weight -- and keep it off -- for good.
Avatar n tn But do know, that I understand and if you are trying to loose weight it makes it that more frustrating. Be kind to yourself and if you and your physician think this is the way to go, then so be it. But in the meantime, do nice things for yourself. Go walking if you can, do some situps, if you can. Remember, Progress Not Perfection is the key....
Avatar n tn , I can't make any valid suggestions on how to lose weight due to a long term side affect of weight gain, as stated above, even after you get off of it, you can still experience weight gain, which is a scary thought, but not to worry it's not permenant, and can easilly be treated. One person stated, the same person who had the same problem you did and spent years trying to find a solution:) "It started with Omega 3 use for weight loss.
Avatar f tn If you want to deal with your depression, and lose weight at the same time, then you are in a good space. Eating well and sensibly, together with excersice will help with your depressive symptoms, and make you feel better. Not immediatly, you need to focus and stick with it. Together with your med's it works. No need to train for a maratthon, just having a regualr walk or run is a very good start... I was admitted after a failed suicide attempt.
1266083 tn?1358567662 The doctor said she only wanted me to gain no more than 15 lbs during my pregnancy. Is that normal? I mean, I know I'm overweight but only 15 lbs. She said it's good that I've been losing weight and eating healthier. She says that the foods I eat are coming to my body (even if I'm not eating a lot) and that my "fat stores" and nutrients are going to the baby. I asked her if I was getting any nutrients and she said "yes, some. But the baby gets it off of you.
619345 tn?1310345021 Well I look Fat I am Fat but funny I don't feel Fat I think your new gadget is great does it wake you up too I haven't read your link yet but I am assuming it says I will lose weight on tx well I hope so but you know the saying once you have maintained a body weight for 3 or is it 5 years it becomes your normal body weight I like had a super physcadellic with my eyes wide open experience last night acid flashback stuff real cool spirits are alive in my house
Avatar n tn to take any medication,unless its to cleanse my system, what i hear alot and that its really working is puranol,it cleanse you, and you lose faster weight ,being that your body is clogged up with so much ****...but as far as napolina,its scary though,being that even when u dont take the drink,u still cant hold your bowel movement...i dont want to end up in the future wearing a pamper,because i cant hold my self from going to the bathroom....lol...but hey it may work on others ..
242532 tn?1269553979 Your doctor told you to lose weight. Are you struggling? So your doctor says to you that you should lose 10 to 20 pounds. If you are a diabetic, he will tell you that you will reduce the amount of medication you need to control your disease as well as decrease the likelihood of complications. If you have high blood pressure or heart disease, he will tell you that this will take the load off your heart, help you live longer, and many of your symptoms will go away.
Avatar n tn I've been on a medication called Seroquil for clinical Depression. It makes you gain more than 45 lbs. I've been overweight since I got got diagnosed. I was wondering hhow much a vitamin B12 shot costs and if it could help me get back to 112 lbs. Any information on this would be helpful! thanks ! This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/293956'>VITAMIN B12 SHOTS</a>.
Avatar n tn I sent you a message to add you as a friend, I also have hashimotos for I guess about 5 yrs, I am curious on the cytomel ( how much ete?) Synthroid how much?
439168 tn?1307935340 What medication(s) do you take for your bipolar? I'm thinking about calling my MD and asking to be taken off lamictal and put on something different. Tell me how it's working for you. What other meds have you tried and why did you stop taking it?
Avatar f tn She's 17 right? Have her admitted to a psychiatric unit in a Hosp before the both of you lose what sanity you have left. That's what I had to do just 6 months ago with my 17 yr old son. Depression was sucking the life out of him. He too an honors student, grades went to failing, missing school, lost too much weight, isolating and cutting himself. We've moved 3 times thinking it might help. I've done everything. This has been going on now for 4 or so years and I have nothing left.
Avatar m tn A totally explainable rational depression based on what you have met now in life with your diagnose, and in having an illness that makes you go through the grief-phases - everything from understandning the why's, up to adjusting to HIV. Do what you have to do for this - online support groups, offline support groups, someone to talk to online and offline - it could be a pastor or a friend or just... anyone who can be a good listener!
Avatar f tn I didn't experience any weight gain from any medication, but i did lose weight with lexapro. I had a lack of appetite for about 3 weeks until i adjusted to the medicine. i lost a total of 8 lbs and was very weak and "dumbed down" for the first 2 weeks. after my levels were okay i gained my weight back and haven't had a problem since.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Non-drug treatments may not relieve your anxiety as quickly as medication, but they can produce lasting results. To decide if anxiety medication is right for you, it’s important to talk to your doctor and weight the benefits against the drawbacks. Once you’ve researched your options, including other therapies and lifestyle changes that may help, you can make an informed decision.
Avatar f tn If you have the lab report, can you tell us if the T3 and T4 are "Free" or "Total"? And what the reference ranges are - these ranges vary from lab to lab, so must come from your own report. The T4 looks like it could be "Free", but I'm wondering about the T3... please confirm whether these are Free or Total - if your lab report doesn't specify Free or FT, then the results will be total.
4981427 tn?1371674069 When you look at the package insert for Paxil, since you mention this drug, many patients also lose weight on it and in fact, at a great percentage rate than those that gain. What I would do if I were you is to be very aware and moniter your diet along with getting adequate exercise. If you stay on top of it, you'll see early on that you are gaining weight and can address it with your doctor and make adjustments accordingly in either dosage or to another drug.
Avatar f tn - The only reason I want to lose weight is because I hate myself and I can't fix myself on the inside so I'll fix myself on the outside!!!! No I won't be happy when I lose the 18lbs but what ever I don't care at least I'm working on fixing what I can. The one and only thing I can fix!!!! I hate myself and I hate that my body is the only thing I can fix but whatever I can't do anything about it!!!! I never usto hate my body. In fact I usto love it.
791533 tn?1309748944 Can You LOVE biPOLAR [maNIC DEpression] I read a news article yesterday evening that really struck a chord in my heart. It made me think about a lot of old worries. Some relatively new ones. You can only truly understand what I'm about to write about if you are in the situation. But you can try to imagine and empathize with this plight if you want to take this journey with me into some of the darker and more lonely parts of a woman who has been branded with a chronic illness since she was 19.
Avatar n tn I have quite a few people that I know that are on them and no one had gained weight from them...if anything, they have lost weight. I hope this helps you at least a little bit and I hope your wofe gets better.
Avatar n tn I feel like these drugs have caused the weight gain over the years and I can't lose weight even with diet and exercise. I've been on many anti-depressants and benzoids (sp?). I am desperate! Please help me get help!
Avatar n tn It slows your metabolism so even if you don't eat a lot, you still gain weight. It is very difficult to lose also.You can't take diet pills to reverse the effects of Zoloft either because it will cancel out the good that the med's do. My boyfriend has had a difficult time dealing with the weight issue. Went from Fit to Fat in about 6 months of starting med's and have found no way around it. It's a choice...mental health vs. physical health.
Avatar n tn Although I managed to lose a great deal of the weight, I cannot lose the last 15 pounds despite strict dieting. My hair is not growing as quickly and is still falling out. My fingernails are brittle, and are also growing extremely slowly. I ask my doctor for help. The jerk says I'm depressed. If anyone is making me depressed, it's the doctor.
8066593 tn?1404998963 I'm not suggesting that you bail, but I AM suggesting that you don't lose yourself in his issues, especially when it seems like you care more about his depression/drug use than he does. Best to you, I really hope he has a change of heart and starts being proactive about helping himself. Keep us updated!
20003388 tn?1515169640 The B12 might be interfering with your levels of folate and B6, which are actually more important to your mental health than the B12, though the B12 can be energizing. As for weight, personally, I did lose most of the weight I gained on Paxil, but I was already very athletic -- not good at it, just loved doing it.
Avatar m tn These doctors want to pass everything off as depression, because it's easy to just give you a pill and get rid of you. And maybe it is simply depression and anxiety, but they should at least be willing to make sure that there isn't some underlying physical condition causing the depression.