Depression medication used for weight loss

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Avatar f tn 1. Eating healthy: more whole food (fruits and vegetables), less processed food (cakes, chips, frozen food, etc). 2. Daily physical activities, i.e. walking for 10-20 minutes 3. Use daily journal to track calories in (meals and snacks) and calories out (exercise) 4. Set slow and steady weight loss goal, i.e. lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. 5. Get additional support, i.e. nutritionist, psychotherapist, exercise buddies or coaches.
Avatar f tn I was just given Topiramate 50 mg 2 times a day for Migraines.I have Not yet begain taking it cause the side effects concern me.Also this same medication was given to my oldest sister for weight loss.Well they uped her dose and she lost 21 pounds In 4 weeks!!! I am sorry but this much weight loss at one time can NOT be healthy No matter how over weight you are! This concerns me since she is also a Diabetic! she will hardley eat anything she has to force herself to eat cause of sugar.
Avatar f tn Now about your question i am diagnosed with severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd), and depression and for my depression they have switched my meds more then once on me and i never personally noticed significant weight loss i think the first week of one of them i gauined 0.
Avatar f tn Does any one take thesse natural products witht them.
Avatar n tn Usually people gain weight when setting treated for depression. But everyone's different maybe it's a side effect from a medication your taking. Are you eating less? If yes then is it because you dot feel the need to eat, that your stomach hurts, or that you just can or won't eat?
Avatar f tn ) If you experience any weight-related side-effects, it will be weight-loss, not weight-gain!
Avatar f tn Adderall is speed, and while speed has long been used for depression, as they say, speed kills. You get used to it and have to keep taking more, and it's hard to stop taking it. It also makes people anxious, and a lot of depressed people are also anxious. Some antidepressants are quite speedy in and of themselves for many people who take them, so much so that they can also cause anxiety. Wellbutrin is the most speedy for the most people and the least likely to cause weight gain.
Avatar f tn obsessed with dying, insomnia, panic attacks, loss of appetite with resultant 15 lb weight loss, so far. He is miserable, crying, telling people he has colon cancer, then lymphoma. His doctor put him on Lexapro but it takes a while to work. He was admitted through ER to the psych unit. The doctor there sent him home the next day, I'm sure because he didn't seem that severe. He sent him home with a prescription for Klonopin in addition to the Lexapro.
Avatar n tn t affect your reuptake of serotonin maybe it cannot be enough to treat depression used alone this is why it is widely used as an add-on medication to a SSRI or SNRI. Zoloft in the literature have no significant data of weight gain. Might be a good option. Maybe combine both if one don't work well. Anyway it's all thing that must be discussed with a qualified physician. Personally when it comes to meds I highly suggest a psychiatrist rather than a GP.
Avatar m tn Do you guys have any explanation for the weight loss and reduction in testosterone levels? The loss in testosterone and weight is very large given the time span. What are some suggestions? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Avatar f tn Hi all. I'm new to this site and currently don't have much info abt my condition but I'm ready to start changing that. Today I hope I have a simple question. A bit of an update- diagnosed with graves about a year & half ago, also hv other medical conditions ie, sjogrens, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure .. I was treated for hyperthyroid/graves disease a yr ago with a dose of radiation taken orally. I've since that time been taking levothyroxine.
459133 tn?1212851291 is it okay if im taking xenical with a herbal weight loss tea???...sometimes i feel my heart that dangerous???
Avatar f tn First off, yes I know that Geodon is not a medicine for depression, and it's an antipsychotic, but I'm having a hard time navigating this website, and can't find the right page for this topic. My experience with Geodon has been wonderful, except for one thing: weight gain. I have always been somewhat in the dark as far as thinking that the only way a medication would cause weight gain would be if it made you eat alot, but boy, was I wrong.
Avatar n tn I was on Topomax for years for migraines. It is an anti-epileptic drug that is used for a variety of things. Certain Types of seizures, Migraines, bi-polar disorder, weight management, and i've heard they've useded it for alocoholics trying to quit drinking. You have to ween yourself on and off of it VERY slowly. Your dr's advise sounds too quick to me. you should be on each 25 mg. step for at least a week before increasing it.
Avatar f tn None of the common adhd stimulant meds will cause weight gain and in fact might cause weight loss. All of these stimulant meds - when the correct dose is achieved - will limit impulsivity at school and at home. And, of course, if she starts doing better at school....her mood at home will also change. So do get back to me. I am really curious if she has actually tried any of the meds normally used to treat adhd. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn Anyone else weight loss and hair loss getting out of control with depression anyone any advice thanx in advance
Avatar f tn Since it seems that a common side effect of Zoloft is weight loss, I'd caution you to be very careful to watch your weight, so you don't end up underweight, which comes with a whole different set of problems than being overweight. At 120 lbs, you underweight for all but small framed women of 5'5".
411641 tn?1215974641 Hello, Unfortunately a lot of medicines used to treat depression cause weight gain. I've taken many different meds and have the same problem too. Talk to your doctor about it and maybe he can have some suggestions. If the med is working good for you, then maybe he has some ideas. Keep exercising and eating healthy! :-).
Avatar f tn t do much for depression. Lithium is a mood stabilizer. You might find you need a combination of medication to help not just one medication. for me it is Lithium, Quetiapine and Olanzapine. Olanzapine causes massive weight gain!
Avatar n tn Wanted to slim down doctor prescribed a change of mediciation - Wellbutin (i coulnt tolerate this and have gone back to original medication and feel very well again. He also wants to put me on Topamax to loss weight? Dosage is 1st 4 days - 25mg, then next 4 days - 2 x 25mg, then next 4 days 3 x 25mg, there after 4 x 25mg tablets. I have been told this mediciation if ant-epilepsy so I am too scared to take them.
20801560 tn?1512718136 I inderstand what it is like tryinh to put weignt back on and get back to where you were and I am a retired combat veteran and a junior black belt in tae kwon do so I know how important exercise and fitness can be to a person. I have had to do both weight loss and weight gain after some problems that I had and weight gain was the hardest because the stomach needs to stretch, but that part isn't something that has to be rushed.