Depression medication weight loss side effects

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Avatar n tn due to the side effects eg decreased appetite vomiting and weight loss, i have been put on paroxetine. im a 5'9" male and weigh 60 kg (132 ibs) and am very self concious about my weight. is there anyway of increasing my appetite and weight? please help!!
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 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 ).
7829857 tn?1401196259 Many years ago I was on interferon and riboviron but could not tolerate the tx. I don't know if it is the roboviron that is causing the side effects. At this point I am pretty much bed-ridden. Is there anyone out there with a similar experience?
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.
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 "But I do take issue that this discussion group mostly represents those who have had side effects on the more severe side" hi Jim, this place IS a life line to me,,,BUT I was 'trying' to point out that we do not have enough posts from people when things are going good. They are important also. That's part of the reason so may people fear treatment,I believe.Thats why I wanted to make sure i posted that my start was fine, 'for the ones waiting to tx.
595121 tn?1254651030 I just wish I never got Mirena and my advice is DONT its not Worth the risk,if the Doctors had of told me about the BAD side effects I would NEVER of had it put in. Sorry about going on so long, Good Luck to you all, I have had the Mirena out 4 mths now,my painful breasts have gone,i feel a bit better but i havnt lost any weight, i think it will be hard work losing it. Thanks Net.
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 I HAD MEMOREY LOSS AND SEVERE WEIGHT GAIN. I did not get my memory back that was loss but as soon as i stopped taking it i had no memory loss and loss all the weight i had gained by taking Seruquel and then some. I advise anyone do not take this medication it is really bad for you.I am not a doctor it is my personal oppion. I know because i know what it took from my life alot and i cannot get that back.
Avatar n tn The combination of the two sped up the serotonin neurtoxicty with really severe side effects that I am still dealing with two weeks after stopping the medication. (My arms and legs are numb, I have a head tick, loss of balance, muscle twitching, short term memory loss, mood changes.) The first thing I would do is to stop the cymbalta, if your wife hasn't already.
Avatar n tn I've taken Trazadone before for trouble sleeping so I'm not too concerned about it's side effects. I'm just happy to be sleeping more than 4 hours a night but this Depakote has me worried. The headaches haven't stopped yet; they're just not as intense. I'm already overweight and considering gastro bypass, I don't want to add more fat to the pot. And HAIR LOSS!!! The doctor mentioned it but it was so casual like it was an after thought.
Avatar n tn The average therapeutic dose is 150 mg day, fortunately you are responding to a low dose. The initial side effects you are complaining of are not unusual, they tend to decrease with time, 2-3 weeks. If side effects worsen or are intolerable, you may consider another antidepressant. I recommend discussing your concerns with your psychiatrist, in order to provide the best management. Best Wishes, Sincerely, HFHS M.D.
20632981 tn?1503691167 It all depends on the person, unfortunately. My experience won't be yours. Yours won't be mine. There are some generalizations that mean most people, but remember, you're not most people, only you. Prozac is a good one to try because it's one of the easiest to stop taking. No way to say, though, if it will work or not. Side effects differ greatly among different people.
Avatar m tn Hello, It is true that accutane has plenty of side effects. It may cause cheilitis and dry lips but thinning of skin and hair loss are less frequent side effects. From your symptoms first of all hypothyroidism should be ruled out. The second possibility to be ruled out is of vitamin D deficiency.
Avatar f tn I have been taking topamax for 6 years for miagraines and seizures.I went up on the topamax slowly ( I take 100mg but I started out at 25mg). I will tell you that I was groggy so make sure you take it at night. I also had some problems with concentrating and that lasted about a month. I will say that not having the migraines was wonderful so ifyou can hang for a month you will feel better. The really great thing about topamax is that over 4-6 months of being on the med I lost about 50 lbs.
Avatar n tn Can levothyroxine cause fatique, hair loss, rash on abd,chest and lt side of back abd pain,nausea,emotional swings,depression?( Thyroid levels were O.K.) I have not felt right since having a tt 2 mo ago. Since being placed on levoxl 5 days ago these symptoms have started to abate. Is it related?
Avatar f tn Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: high fever, uncontrolled muscle movements (e.g., stiffness, twitching, shaking), mental/mood/behavior changes (e.g.
1041303 tn?1421390941 said the side effects were not bad, but if I noticed any I could take it before bed. Well I took it after I picked it up from the pharmacy at about 3 pm and in the evening I started feeling really sick to my stomach, dizzy, and severe hot flashes. I took a nap because I also was tired. Well I woke up from my nap and had to go to the store and had to come home immediately I felt as though I was going to pass out!!! I was so hot and dizzy!!!! Are these normal side effects????
Avatar f tn The only information I posted that may have been incorrect is that Depakoate is better on mania than depression though as I said Lamictal is better on depression than mania. Lithium works well on both though I listed the side effects which can be severe and although effective commonly causes cognitive blunting..
Avatar n tn this medication so far has helped me with my depression/anxiety symptoms and i recommend trying it. No bad side effects for me as of now. I had expressed concern to my psychologist about gaining weight bc i alsp have a sleeping disorder which i eat in my sleep when i am very stressed.
Avatar n tn My Doctor has prescribed Topomx (the generic of this called Piramax) Dosage is first 4 days 1 25mg, then 2 x 25mg for 4 days, then 3x 25mg for 4 days and then 4 x 25mg to continue every day. He also put me on Wellbutin, changing me off my regular depression medication of Cipralex. Did not handle the change and now back on Cipralex and feeling very well. I hav e not started the Topamax as I belive its for Epilepsy? Please advise - I am very over weight and I am a female of 52 years.
1063764 tn?1272824664 Hey I have been taking Tirosint for 3 months and I have had terrible side effects. I have lost so much more hair, I have broken out in hives, major headaches, memory loss, confusion, major depression, weight gain, on and on. I was taking armor before this and I had a lot less side effects. I felt so much better but the med world doesn't want to support armor for some reason so they fight against us taking it.
324184 tn?1308079803 However, something I have also learned along the way, is to research what it is you're putting into your body and the side effects that it may cause. After reading so many horror stories of weight gain and "moon face" from taking Prednisone, I have to say, I am quite worried. Maybe that makes me sound vain, but after experiencing this for so long, depression is almost inevitable... I can only imagine how much worse that may be if I do get these dreaded side effects.
Avatar n tn This medication has worked well for my depression and obsessions with no side effects after the first week of taking it. My only problem is that I'm continuing to loose weight. 3/4 months ago I weighed about 120 and now I'm down to about 100-105. My pschiatrist is worried that this might be do to the zolft considering how well I'm doing in terms of depression, ect. Does zoloft make people loose weight? Does is mess around wiht metabolism? I'm just not very hungry.
Avatar n tn There are a lot of comments on this particular thread that need clarification. SIde effects can be both negative (headaches) and positive (safe weight loss or hunger suppression). Many 'side effects' reported attributed to hCG during the protocol can be due to the low calorie intake, dehydration, the change to improved food choices, the body 'detoxifying' (the term is used loosely) because of the change to all organic foods, or a combination of the above.