Depression treatment weight loss

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Avatar n tn i understand what you are going through, i recenlty spent 32 days in the hospital for extreme weight loss due mostly in part to depression. i was on almost every antidepressant known, and failed to respond adequately to anything. i had to have hyperalimentation therapy for six weeks to maintain what little weight i hadn't lost. finally my dr. recommended ect, and while i was terrified of the idea, i knew it was my last hope.
Avatar n tn __ Sleep disturbances (insomnia, early-morning waking, or oversleeping) __ Eating disturbances (loss of appetite and weight, or weight gain) __ Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions __ Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness __ Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts __ Irritability __ Excessive crying __ Chronic aches and pains that don't respond to treatment In the workplace, depression may be recognized by: __ Decreased productivity __ Morale probl
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 these meds can make a huge difference in peoples lives and for many will help them get through treatment since the tx drugs can cause depression.
2105456 tn?1334368647 In the meantime, there is a lot you can do for yourself, both for the weight issue and for the depression, you got some great suggestions above. Of course it won't be easy, and sometimes you don't know where to start, and that's okay. Just try to start somewhere. If you haven't already, seek out some therapy, and possibly some medications for your depression.
Avatar f tn I guess I just assumed that was life...always on the go. Yes I had symptoms, weight loss, insomnia, headaches, tremors, hot flashes, muscle cramps, heart rate at 140 sitting down relaxing, BUT in all honesty I never questioned it I REALLY thought it was because I was always on the go. I did go to dr. but was told it was all stress related, so yes I believed them.
Avatar f tn It doesn't cause depression, but I had bad depression shortly after I was dx. I literally woke up one day and couldn't stop crying. My husband was deployed to Iraq at the time, I lived away from my family and I wouldn't take anyone's calls. I lost 10 lbs in a week..I eventually called my MS doc and he put me on Welbutrin. I have been on that for about 2 yrs. It's not bad enough that it's depressing to have MS, but MS also causes depression because it affects the brain.
Avatar f tn I don't know why the doctors would be refusing Hepatitis C treatment for people with Depression. Interferon can cause Depression but you won't be using Interferon. There are Interferon free treatments available. Even with Interferon treatments, the doctors treated people with Depression unless they were very unstable or suicidal. I have a long history of Depression and I treated in 2011-2012 for 48 weeks with Interferon, Ribavirin, and Incivek. I did fine.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed an anti-depressent which has a side effect of weight gain when I sought treatment from a doctor, however I stopped taking it and of course the weight fell right off and then some. I am really bothered by the looks and the comments I get from people and just want to look healthy. Could you please give me some direction in my quest to gain weight? Thank you so much!
Avatar n tn Unintentional and unexplained weight loss of this magnitude is definitely not good. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar f tn i was diagnosed with hep c in 2004 and its took me 7 years to get the treatment due to the fact i used to be a self harmer and the treatment could make you deppressed, i started 16 weeks ago and iv never been more mentally stable, i no longer take my anti-depressants of which iv been on for almost 16 years (since i was 16), what is getting me down is the weight loss and my skin has started to peel, does anyone else have that problem?
Avatar n tn stress and depression can have a lot of different symptoms as i have found out and although it is different for everyone weight loss is one of the more commomn symptoms. it could just be that your eating habbits have changed. have you missed meals or eaten less? if you are worried it would proberly be best to go to your doctors to get a check up though even if it is just to give you piece of mind. good luck and hope you feel less stressed soon!
Avatar n tn Want to loss weight allways try FDA approved Medicine for weight loss.
Avatar f tn Yes, unfortunately hair loss (alopecia) affects may of us during interferon treatment. The good thing is that it’s temporary, and it’ll grow back after therapy is finished. You might also get some graying or changes in texture and color; it is temporary, though. It won’t fall out in clumps like with cancer chemo, but it tends to thin; sometimes by up to 40-50%. The values on your blood test to monitor that measure your immune system (white cells) are called ‘absolute neutrofils’.
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 f tn Unlike most i am on a infusion pump that slowly injects the interferon at a continuious pace. I have had the normal flu-like symptoms and weight loss, even hair loss, I feel that it is worth the pain and discomfort because i am going to feel worse if I don't do it.
Avatar n tn of all the sides i've gotten; the one i would welcome is weight loss - loss of taste; but nooooooo. haven't lost any appetite and maybe only lost 5lbs. although i'm eating less and better, im not getting enough exercise; but starting water aerobics this month so maybe i will lose!
1019701 tn?1251425646 My son's diabetes was dx'd just 2 weeks after he'd had a bout with strep and the doctor said that's what triggered the diabetes to show up then. Also - weight loss IS one symptom of diabetes........ Weight loss can also be caused by an overactive thyroid, among other things. While it's great that you've changed your diet to fresh fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods, I think you need to see your doctor regarding the weight loss.
Avatar n tn Hi! Unintentional and unexplained weight loss is definitely not good. I’ll first list the causes which you can also take a look at and then narrow down the possibilities. One possibility is that you have an eating disorder. In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. There are many other causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite.
Avatar m tn All tests came back normal (did I mention I'm only 31??). In addition to the lack of appetite initially and weight loss, I experienced BM's multiple times per day that were often loose, soft, and floated, and abdominal pain and cramping. My GI said that after all of the tests, IBS was the culprit, and that the weight loss was due to a change in eating habits related to the IBS symptoms. Does this seem like a viable explanation?
Avatar f tn I have had no side effects so far (except weight loss and minor headache) and am scared to be totally off of it. I am choosing a natural route. I attended a workshop and now purchased a book. It's called feeling good: the handbook. I highly suggest it to help change the way you are acting. I know where you are coming from though, prior to the pills everyone in my life was at the end of their ropes as well. Today, they tell me how pleasant I am.
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.
1317224 tn?1378708734 Thanks, Barb, for the encouragement. Yes, I am a nurse: 6 years in med-surg, 18 in ICU, 4 in emergency room and a few in geriatrics and teaching in an LPN school. Right now, though, I'm unemployed & considering leaving nursing (the industry has changed dramatically & it is difficult to provide even the minimal care that patients need unless you sacrifice your own health)---though it would be quite scary to be a middle-aged, single, mortgage-holding career changer in this economy!
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 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 I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.