Depression medication that cause weight loss

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Avatar f tn Can weight loss happen due to Depression ? I was very much anxious of hiv infection due to my stay with hiv infected person. I had tested and found -ve. my most annoying thing was my weight loss of 1.5 - 2 kg in two weeks. can this happen due to depression? and i 've re gained it in 2 weeks time? I had consulted psychiatrists who attributed all my problem to anxiety and depression?
Avatar f tn 53AM Anxiety and depression can cause one to lose weight, but the important thing is that you have gained it back. If you have been dignosed with anxiety and depression you need to start getting help for this. Sometimes when depressed we tend to not eat and anxiety can make us not want to eat. But you need to find out why you are depressed and anxious so that you can deal with it and move on with your life. Take care..
Avatar f tn Hey, I know this is kind of cliche to say but really i know exactly what your going threw I have an eating disorder aswell, i was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa with binge purge subtype and was forced by family members and friends to try a local in/out patient recovery program.
Avatar f tn I went to a neurologist and he was very hopeful of my situation and seems to think that it is treatable with medication and watching it, rather than surgery. He prescribed topamax. Any thoughts? If there is a medication that would be helpful or vitamins or anything I can do. I just want to be the active person I have always been. I am so lost and emotional.
1673455 tn?1305215720 medication is not a play thing, anti depressants carry risks and won't give you a high if you're not depressed, they can cause weight gain, weight loss, irregular heart beats and loads of other serious side effects. Depression presents differently from one person to another but generally these are some of the symptoms :- Feelings of despair/sadness Changes in appetite/ weight loss or gain Feeling tired all the time Thoughts of suicide or harming oneself Sleeping problems..
Avatar f tn There are other drugs for pain or depression which are more likely to add to weight gain. I was 50 pounds over weight in 2007 when they first started testing for MS. I started changing my diet slowly and moderate exercise. I have lost ten pounds a year and 7 1/2 inches off my waist. I still have ten pounds to go. I have never been a thin person. Weight has always been a battle so I understand your concerns. Keep us posted on the Copaxone. It really is not bad.
1581886 tn?1296545035 I recently gain weight 15 kg (30 pounds), I have been weakening up during night and eating, totally not me cause I was always skinny. Now I am fat. I am diagnozed bipolar depression and this weight gain thing begin with this combo of meds: venlaflaxine, klonopin, lamictal, tritico and concerta. Besides all, I am still so depressed, so the meds are not helping. I am thinking to switch on this combo: lamictal, wellbutrin, effexor, tritico and concerta. Anyone knows more about this.
Avatar f tn So, I’m supposed to get better from sleeping all day and having no motivation with medication that has these side effects? It makes no sense! They should prescribe Adderall for people who are depressed...
Avatar f tn Weight at 5'2" is a concern. I am eating right and exercising. It just doesn't go away. As for doctors, I'm about ready to find a new doctor since moving. I'm in hopes that one day they (whoever they may be) will find a way to help us all with this. Wouldn't it be nice.
Avatar n tn For example, paxil tends to cause the most weight gain. Wellbutrin tends to cause the most weight loss. The ssri's like paxil, zoloft, celexa and lexapro tend to negatively affect libido and ability to perform sexually in males and females. Wellbutrin tends to be neutral in regards to sexual issues, and tends to improve sexual drive.
Avatar f tn I take 4 different meds for depression and they are known for weight gain, but I got on that Atkins diet and work out 4 times a week and in 4 months went from 230Lbs down to 175Lbs with only 9% body fat ratio. For a man that's very lean. Not going to say it was easy because my depression often makes me feel like a slug, but I throw myself off the couch and just suffer thru it. There are many books that can teach you the Atkins diet. You will drop weight so fast on it.
Avatar f tn If you and your doctor decided you could try to reduce your medications to just one, then you should think of switching to Prozac which does not cause weight gain or sexual side effects. That, plus exercise, would solve your weight problem.
Avatar n tn In other words, just being on thyroid medication does not cause much (if any) weight loss -- but it is important to be on medication so that other efforts are effective.
Avatar n tn for some migraine pills to sample. maybe that will help. Some depression meds cause migraines, which i am now experiencing. I am taking Lexipro and Remeron. no problem on the Lexapro but the Remeron side effects are a little scarey. Anyway, have you tried ice packs to help your headaches? Put it on the back of your neck or if you are lying down, on your forehead. I found a new product at CVS called Instant Cold therpay Wrap. it needs no refrigeration.
711224 tn?1344775287 The depression sets in again and I am scared to death, I just hate being in the black, dark hole.
Avatar n tn There is NO herbal magic and if you DO find something that will cause weight loss, you will probably regain once you stop taking it. Whatever you do needs to be changes in your eating/exercise habits that can be sustained for the rest of your life or you will continue to lose/gain/lose/gain........ Healthy eating and moderate exercise are the keys to permanent weight loss, provided that you don't have underlying medical issues.
Avatar f tn If it is thought that the sertraline is the cause, how is the medication afftecting my body to result in weight loss(metabolism, thyroid)? Any educated thoughts would truly be appreciated!
1257808 tn?1322765815 I found that I had 2 main weight loss. during these weight loss or after it, my symptoms are more frequent, new symptoms appear, old symptoms become more severe and develpoed & re-gain weight too much after loss weight period.
Avatar f tn Does anybody know of any medication out there for bipolar that doesn't cause weight gain? I've gained 30 pounds the past 6 months and don't need to gain, but lose so please help.
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 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 m tn Anti-depressants are known to cause weight gain. You can try looking into that.
Avatar n tn I take topamax to control seizures and I must say that I am surprised doctors prescribe it for weight loss alone, and that you are willing to put up with the side effects of it just for weight loss when there are other weight loss drugs out there. The "goofiness and loss of words" bothers me tremendously. I have been taking it since April and that hasn't abated any. Unfortunately I did not experience any weight loss or loss of appetite from it like everyone says. I take 200 mg a day.
480705 tn?1208232150 Not a good drug for keeping weight off. The depression drugs are rather sneaky with weight, so I hope that if the Lexapro fixes your problems that it doesn't cause weight gain. I took it for 5 weeks back a while ago and did well with had no weight gain. Thankfully it's an easy drug to get on and get off of. I wish you well and can get some answers for your medical issues.
Avatar f tn Oh Wow! I have also been taking this for about 6 months and lost about 20 lbs. I was already a petite 5'2, 123 lbs and now I am 102 lbs. I was prescribed Tramadol for chronic back pain after the birth of my daughter. After a second opinion, turns out, I probably have scoliosis. On top of that, I am going through a divorce with a 15 month old and it is very stressful. I am really scared, I don't want to lose any more weight and not sure what to do.
Avatar n tn I forget to eat, don't want to eat, strive for that smaller size, although everyone tells me that that is enough weight loss. I will be 50 years old next year, and look all of .... well, lets say no one guesses I am 50. I did an extremem makeover on myself without surgery, I tell everyone (hair, makeup, body and attitude...) Topomax works for many things. Just be careful. I am dropping the WElbutrin to see if that picks my appetite back up a little so I can maintain a size 4.
Avatar f tn I also have gained weight since I starting taking Effexor about 1 year ago. I would say about 20 pounds. I asked my pharmacist if Effexor would cause weight gain and he said no, so I was not attributing it to the drug, but I have read postings from a number of people claiming to have gained weight on it, so now I'm wondering..... Since you are coming off the drug, can you tell me how you're doing it, and what kind of side effects you have experienced?
Avatar n tn I don't think either interferon has been found to be more likely than the other to cause weight loss. However, I did read a study recently which said it appeared Peg-Intron was better for overweight people possibly because of the weight dependant dosage. You can probably locate it with google. Previous studies have shown that overweight people respond less well to combo treatment. Perhaps because they need bigger doses.
Avatar n tn Taking the medication Synthroid has caused me to suffer a severe hair loss. What would be the result if I stopped taking Synthroid?
Avatar n tn Late last year I was prescribed a combination of Celexa and Buspar for depression treatment. Shortlly after that, my weight carreined out of control. I gained about 60 lbs over a 4-5 month period. My behavior was so out of control, the doctor took me off of Celexa and put me on Wellbutrin for treatment. The withdraw from the Celexa was so bad that I was experiencing stomach pain and diarreah. Now my problem is the weight I have gained.