Depression medication that causes weight loss

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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.
Avatar n tn I found that the key to your weight gain is probably mostly due to your depression. I am depressed quite a bit. I have Leukemia, and although I am in remission I have other health issues. I get in such a rut just from everday life, and its not all from having cancer. I find that once I pick something up to eat, I start looking for a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Between the Economy, finances, health issues, and on and on.
Avatar n tn I don't think a lot of doctors are concerned about them and don't go over the many things that could be causing the weight gain that are linked to depression. I am a certified personal trainer who has had a long history of depression and also grew up in a family full of psychiatrists and psychologists. Take my opinion for whatever you think it is worth.
Avatar n tn My dr recently gave me Topamax for migraine and headache prevention. She warned me that weight loss could be a side effect. Those of you that have experienced weight loss, would you mind telling me how many mg you were taking? I am also wondering if any of you have noticed any issues with birth control and topamax. My insurance company's website says topamax will render my birth control ineffective and my dr blew me off with a no it won't, don't worry about it.
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 Im not that stressed at the moment and wondered with my inability to lose weight could my reading be high enough to think thats the reason i cant lose weight? Most of my weight goes on my mid drift which is a sign of cortisol, i also have BPD, Borderline personality disorder which is linked with high cortisol and malfunctioning DHEA. Should i ask for my DHEA to be tested or anything else?
Avatar n tn If it helps, my daughter is back in school after missing a year and a half and is doing fairly well on her medication. She has regained her weight and leads a reasonably normal life. I feel that we have both stared death in the face and survived. There is hope, no matter how tenuous it may seem at times.
Avatar n tn I think there may have been some initial weight loss but once my body got used to the medication I gained much of what I lost back again in a few years. I think the initial weight loss occurred because my body wasn't used to the medication which resulted in any excess junk being removed from my body (meaning I had to go to the bathroom a lot, mostly runs). I think it took about 2 months before my body settled down I could lead a normal life without worrying about where the bathroom was.
604197 tn?1292308636 I have visited the doctors and two hospitals - one said that it was sinus related and that the loss of taste and smell was probably nothing to do with my accident. The other was not convinced and gave me a head scan but thankfully all is clear on the scan. I feel really out of sorts and depressed -the thought of not being able to taste food again is horrific. I love food its just not the same eating and only being able to feel the texture in your mouth.
Avatar n tn I have noticed that alot of these weight gain storys are from users that are taking it for depression, I don't know it this hase anything to do with it, just thought I would through it out there!!!
Avatar n tn Klonopin is an especially good medication because it is in the same family but much longer acting, therefore getting off of it is much easier. If it has been effective for you, you should tell your doctor the same things you just told me. If he won't agree, then you may have to consider changing, because it is important to have a good working relationship in order to get help. Klonopin should not effect your weight.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms are unusual; there are many many causes of tremors, but a visible tremor that continues during sleeping is distinctly uncommon. One of the most common causes of tremor is essential tremor, which is tremor with no clear cause. The tremor mainly occurs on action, if you were holding something or writing or moving your arms (or less commonly your legs). This does not occur during sleep and while it can be constant is usually again not prominent at complete rest.
649848 tn?1534637300 If you have a condition that causes weight gain/retention or are on certain meds, your needs will not be the same as someone who does not have that condition or is not on those meds. If you are facing certain medical testing/blood work, you will most likely not be able to do things that people that don’t have these issues can do. I caution everyone with a medical condition to consult with their doctor prior to trying any alternative solutions.
Avatar n tn After avoiding zoloft, I was walking 9 miles a day, but, w/o any weight loss.... In the end, Zoloft reduced depression/anxiety, weight gain started to create anxiety issues. In the long term, zoloft seemed to be quite ineffective.
Avatar n tn Also, for some people, an antidepressant is like a life-line while they get their hypothyroidism under control. I am sure that there are other people like me, for whom depression is only one of the thinking/emotional problems caused by hypothyroidism. Furthermore, the ones that interfere the most with everyday life are the ones for which a medication is not available.
Avatar n tn which amounted to thousands more then they would give me. I told each of them that unless I was blacking out from pain like the loss of a limb or such, I didn't want so much as an "opiated" cough syrup from either of them, ever. Once I did that, I knew I had made the REAL commitment towards the first step to recovery. The hardest thing for me I think was speaking the words of "Truth" to my "sources" putting an end to the suplly as I knew it.
Avatar n tn I am taking Wellbutrin and i wanted to know if it causes weight loss or gain. Also will it interact with my Lipo& B12 shots... please respond.
Avatar n tn Nothing more depressing than gaining weight, and you are trying to get away from depression and all the meds do is make you gain weight which causes more depression!
151951 tn?1267991945 wellbutrin helps with weight loss, depression, anxiety, and I have also quit smoking. It is definitely worth trying.
Avatar m tn I think from the possible causes that are listed, I think it is stress or EBV or depression except if there are other infectious diseases that would cause a loss of appetit.
Avatar f tn 25G Thyroid for a few days, and found again that I began to gain weight! Then I returned to 2.0G. I have found that increasing of protein in the diet helps in weight losing.
1666434 tn?1325265950 Ok everyone it's almost the end of the week, how is everyone doing with their weight loss program? Do you notice some things you are doing that help more than others? Is it exercise or watching what you eat? Or both? Share your progress, we can do it!
Avatar f tn I have insomnia, chronic fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, skin problems, constipation, digestion difficulty, anxiey, depression, brain fog, dislexic symptoms, cognitive problems. Through supplements the metals were removed successfully, but my symptoms remained and are growing worse, especially the weight gain. I was referred to an Alternative physician, he did further testing and I was diagnosed with an Exhuasted or fatigued Thyroid and Adrenal Gland.
Avatar m tn So I imagine if i loose the weight, keeping doing the 15 to 20 minutes of light exercise, like walking leisurely and maybe building it up, i will continue to loss weight and get that metabolism back in range. you can't loose weight if your hormones are off. If anyone tells you you can, they are a putz. if you starve yourself, you can still gain weight.
Avatar n tn The most common symptom is sudden weight loss. When without any reason you noticed that weight decreased, you need to concern to a doctor. Even this happens when your food consumption remains same or increased and folks complain that, not gain any weight even after eating more that before. Rapid heartbeat is also one of the strong symptoms. Sometimes the beat reach to 100 per minute and patient feels heavy blows of the heart and heartbeat will irregular.
Avatar m tn Please follow up with your primary care physician and psychiatrist for a comprehensive medical evaluation on possible causes. Regarding your question on which of your medications may cause weight gain, it is probably paroxetine (Paxil). However, it may also be a combination of medication(s), chronic depression, changes in appetite, and lack of exercise due to depression and/or osteoarthritis.
Avatar n tn I used to weigh 110, but recently i've put on 30 pounds within 3 months. I have noticed that i have no sex drive, my nails are brittle, I have hair loss, and my fingers and toes are always cold! I'm just wondering if anyone here also had the same symptoms as me, and is it due to hypothyroidism? By the way, I have no other medical problems, im not taking any medications either and I have no family history of thyroid. Thanks in advance!