Depression medication used for weight loss

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Avatar n tn I'm also feeling especially drained, and the past two mornings my anxiety has seemed more severe, and also resembling depression. Yesterday afternoon I felt better for about 3 hours, and then suddenly started to feel crappy again. I'm getting really worried about this.
Avatar f tn JMO, I think activity limitations, metabolism changes that can come with MS and some of the drugs used for symptom relief are bigger potential offenders in the weight control department. I share your struggle so I understand weight control concern in theory. In reality, as my symptom intensity increases my concern shifts in favor of relief. Hope you stick with us. We are all here learning together.
Avatar f tn I almost went to the emergency room due to my weight loss. My normal weight is 98 lbs and I was down to 88 lbs. I am getting an allergic reaction to almost all of the food I eat!
Avatar f tn Topamax is the first step of treatment. I used it for two months it didn't help none. Best of luck and listen to your body when it is telling you something.
1340745 tn?1276396903 Should I really be taking more thyroid medication purely for the purpose of weight loss? If I end up taking too much to treat my thyroid, what side effects should I expect? I will be seeing the doctor again in a month, so we can obviously discontinue this quickly if something bad happens, but I don't even know if a month will be long enough for him to see results. Can anyone give me some advice? Thank you!!
Avatar f tn Now I knew I was going to gain some weight from the menopause and later I found out that I was gaining weight from the bipolar medication, Lithium which I have been on since 1997, along with another medication for depression, this changes alot. I was 130lbs when all this started. I am 54 yrs old now and I weight 200lbs, am on Lithium 900mg and Seroquel 300 mg and Paxil. All my doctors have denied weight gain from the medications and I do not understand that. This stuff just comes on like majic.
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. I lost about 20 lbs when i was on it, but have gained it back.
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!
Avatar n tn I hope this makes sense, because I've seen too many people end up on meds for depression when depression isn't the underlying problem. You lost weight on WW - I just think your problem is that you are letting yourself get so hungry that you don't stop with a small amount of food - if I don't eat every couple of hours, I do the same thing. That's where the 5-6 small meals/day come in. They will keep you from becoming so hungry.
Avatar n tn I feel better, my back doesn't hurt from all the extra weight and I look better so this had been a positive depression medication for me..
Avatar m tn Free T4 of 1.1 is normal, are sure they measured free T4? where did you got those values (4.5-11)? Ferritin is your iron storage, 13 is low for a man, but how is your Hb levels (hemoglobin), RBC count? If you have nodules, multiple nodules are better then having only one (one is always suspect), so you must talk to the ENDO (if they measure more then 1 cm). Most of your symptoms (not the weight) probably are related to anemia. You must explore that, why you have anemia?
Avatar f tn Second, the reference ranges for FT3 and FT4 have never been adjusted like was done 6 years ago for TSH; therefore, FT3 frequently needs to be in the upper part of its range and FT4 needs to be around the midpoint of its range in order to alleviate symptoms. If medication enough to adjust FT3 and FT4 to those levels results in a TSH in the low end of the range or below, that should not be a concern.
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.
Avatar f tn I have not seen the loss of appetite or weight loss others above have discussed and I would never take a pain medication for weight loss unless under the care of a doctor who specifically prescribed this for weight loss. There are stronger pain relievers (hydrocodone and other true opiates), but the side effects are just too extreme for me. The worst side effect I have ever had with Tramadol is nauseated - for some it is important to take this on a full stomach.
Avatar n tn What is the ingredient in topamax that allows for weight loss? I have used topamax for migraines but don't want to continue it. However, I was taking celebrex for arthritis and experienced a weight gain which I cannot shed. Is the ingredient in topamax which causes weight loss known? How can I get the same effect without taking the drug again?
480705 tn?1208232150 Tastes just as good xD I am on Lexapro but it is a very small dose, so idk if it will affect me much, and im not eating a bunch of junk like i used to, so i dont think i'll have a huge problem with weight gain. So far i havnt noticed any weight gain (ive been on it for about two weeks)And i probablly wont be taking it very long,if it has no effect on my condition. But if it works than i'll be extrememly happy lol.
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me what dosages they are on when the Topamax is sole for weight loss in conjunction with depression? (I also take Wellbutrin). Thankyou for any information you might give me.
279473 tn?1222144363 It won't happen as quickly as you might like, but you are young and it will probably be quicker than it was for me. About 2 1/2 years ago, I began losing weight and ended up losing 70+ lbs. Like you, I am 5'7", and I got down to 140. I had a "relapse" last year and didn't stop it until I had re-gained 33lbs. I now weigh 149 - almost to my goal (again!). I started slowly. I don't think I even knew I started lol !
Avatar f tn As soon as I stopped, in a matter of about 6 days, people were asking if I had lost weight. I also for some reason started craving yogart, so I started eating 2-3 breyers fruit on the bottom yogarts instead of snacks. They have omega-3 in them and help your brain get off the meds!
Avatar n tn I went to Mayo Clinic with nausea, vomiting,reflux, extreme fullness and weight loss from 105lbs to 78lbs. I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis with no reasoning for this condition. I had been battling stomach pain, parasites, full feeling for at least three years prior to this episode. They put on reglan worked great but I became very depressed. they recently put me on propulsid. It worked also but because of the scare about how it can damage the heart,they took me off of it.
Avatar f tn I understand i should really have cortisol at am and pm tested, but my thinking was if i got one reading maybe i could then go to my doctor and ask him to investigate further as without proof they wont do anything for weight related issues.
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 I'm a diabetic, and I've been on metformin for years and have never heard of it being used for weight loss. I have not lost any weight while I was on it, unless I was doing something else, as I am now. In fact, metformin usually can make one gain weight. If you're on metformin for DIABETES, no, it's not forever. But don't come off it without your doctor's guidance. If you lose weight, as I have, your dose can be lowered.
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.
Avatar f tn Look, from what I gather from my readings and participation in many forums across the world, you wouldn't need to test more than either lamictal, seroquel or abilify. These 3 are the best for your case. The 1st AC for depression. The 2nd is antimanic and a moderate MS. The 3rd is AP atypical like the 2nd but a 2nd generation stabilizing the dopamine instead of supressing it.
766412 tn?1234896883 Hi everyone (especially the original poster), I'm new here but I actually joined this whole MedHelp network for weight loss DUE to seroquel. Over the past six years I've reached a high dose of 400mg, and now I'm starting to experience some of the side effects: massive weight gain, slowed metabolism, messy lipids and cholesterol levels, and a bunch of other stuff that is starting to put me at risk for Type II diabetes.
Avatar n tn One of the reasons I went on this medication for my aniexty was my weight, and now my weight issues have come back. I do however, feel so much better mentally. I told myself last year, during the hardest time of my life, that I didn't care how fat I got, just as long as I was mentally sound. But of course now I am upset about my weight. I do want to go off the medication, but reading what others have posted I am wondering what is the most healthy choice.
Avatar n tn weight loss -- however, antidepressants, of which SSRIs are some (zoloft, prozac, luvox, celexa) can cause weight GAIN, so the zoloft/lorazapam may be a bad combo for you -- have you tried paxil? i used it in combo with chlorazepate, then the paxil "pooped out" on me, unfortunately -- but i used it for 8 years without a single side effect ..