Does anxiety medicine make you lose weight

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562232 tn?1217359268 thank you so much for your post! i am glad you said what you did about anxiety---- i have nasty anxiety- and dont want anything to make it worse. i also am wanting to do the whole 'natural' thing. i would like to know more about EFT, if you have time. for anxiety at night, i have found a few herbal suppliments that are a million times better than xanax, ect. no morning 'hangovers'. i so far have ended up halfing my celexa to 20mgs/night, and added nothing except herbal sleep aids.
541465 tn?1219431486 I wouldnt suggest getting off methadone, just so you will lose weight.... Yes, you will lose it.... but take it from one whos seen how bad methadone withdrawl is-its a *****....even after months of not using it. And then....there are still those girls I see in line that are still super skinny and on 150 mgs..... sooo go fig....But then again, they could still be using crack...or some other drug that makes you not eat. I honestly havent seen a change in my craving for sweets though....
Avatar n tn I'm not, I just was showing you that they're are people who do use it to lose weight. What dosage are you currently on? Do have bad migraines?
242532 tn?1269553979 3 Reasons You Won’t Lose Weight Today we are going to discuss the three reasons you won't lose weight: an overpowering urge to binge, an intense hunger when you know the hunger is not for food, and a mind filled with thoughts about food or worries about weight. The good news: once you learn to control the emotional eating that causes these three obstacles... well, then you can take off the weight -- and keep it off -- for good.
Avatar n tn For some people, it helps if they take it in the morning rather than at night as well. Depression caused me to lose weight and I did not sleep very well at all. With my anxiety returning I have become a little more depressed and have not had a good nights sleep in month, so in my experience, this can happen. Has your husband discussed this with his doctor?
Avatar f tn Which even though I am technically hypo, I am getting the hyper symptoms of weight loss and anxiety. While weight loss is more rare on our side, it does happen. Just like my friend that is hyper was having trouble with weight gain. It goes both ways. The symptoms are definitely different with everyone. I had an ultrasound done again the first week of December and it showed my nodules are getting smaller (thank goodness).
527657 tn?1214055450 I was told that when you go on a medicine that helps anxiety or depression it's almost like you finally feel better so you relax and eat and drink more because of feeling better. I always had a problem with that answer but that is what I was told. I think the medicine does something to our chemical make up. Drink lots of water and increase your exersize and maybe whatever chemical is still in your bodies make up will finally release itself and the weight will come with it. I wish you luck.
Avatar f tn I would like to find something that can help my daily anxiety ..That will help me lose weight any ideas? Also not make me feel high as a kite.
Avatar n tn I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but if you quit taking med because you ran out of refills, you need to find a doctor, get your FT3, FT4 and TSH tested and get back on med asap. There is nothing you buy OTC that will eliminate your hypothyroidism, and until your thyroid levels are stable, it's unlikely that you will be able to lose much weight. I'm sure you body "does" feel like its breaking down; and you will only make yourself sicker by waiting.
Avatar n tn Kevin, this is most helpful, your reply. you mind my asking, did you have any weight gain, or other side effects? i must admit, i'm actually female, mid 40's and worry about weight and the sexual dysfunction problem. my real issue is not so much depression, but anxiety. that's is a real problem with me. i tried celexa for 3 wks, but had such heart palps and then tachycardia that i had to quit. it made me way too hyped up. . again, thank you and if you can add more, i'd appreciate it.
583610 tn?1218165070 I have gone to a urologist, and have been tested a bunch of times for various problems. We are exercising 5 days a week for an hour trying to lose weight and get in shape, all to no avail. She says she doesn't care about penetration and we can do fine with masturbation but I think she is lying her rear off. On several other forums on ED that I belong to, the women there are having problems with not having intercourse.
Avatar n tn I just started I'm new to Wellbutrin sr the generic brand (bupropion)100mg its been almost a week I started off taking it once a day now today I'm taking it twice a day I'm taking it for my anxiety and depression can the. Generic brand make you lose weight or gain weight ?
Avatar m tn you can't believe everything you read so you should check it out if you want to take either of these meds. that does make some sense about blood being diverted away from the stomach, that's why we get tingling arms and legs wtih a panic attack right? we need more info on this.
1139187 tn?1355710247 Has your Naturopath indicated that you will be fine on this indefinitely, or does he plan to, eventually, put you on a prescribed thyroid hormone, such as synthroid, Tirosint, Armour, etc?
Avatar f tn I know there are several people here who can't seem to put weight on. I stay sick to my stomach a lot, also. I would think that would make me lose weight. I don't know. I am starting to get very concerned about it. That is probably one of the last things for me to be "worried" about, but I have a fear of being overweight like my mother and sister. I want to be as healthy as I can at the time. Thanks y'all for your support.
Avatar m tn hopefully, once you have adequate hormones, you will be able to lose it. If you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, you will most likely have to adjust your dosage periodically, to keep up with the declining output from your thyroid. You really should talk to your doctor about testing antibodies.
Avatar dr m tn • yo-yo-like weight fluctuations • her highly publicized diets and weight loss programs • her well-known thyroid hormone imbalance • an admitted food addict and cravings for junk food   • her feelings of depression and anxiety   • her chronic fatigue I can prove that Oprah has sleep apnea—all she has to do is to undergo a formal sleep study. http://www.doctorstevenpark.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your replies Yes Toprol can make you tired! I called the company that makes Toprol, they said anxiety is a side effect, less common. It was not reported during trials, but was reported after it was approved. I realize this could be me and not Toprol, but since I never had anxiety before and was pretty much only on the toprol. I lost over 20 pounds while on toprol, so maybe that added to the effect on me. I have read on other boards that some people got anxiety from it.
Avatar n tn itself will cause the anxiety. This would be something you should talk to your GP about. I have anxiety that comes and goes and i too start feeling really sick when i go to leave my house, shaking, nausea, lightheaded, ect...i've had anxiety on and off since my teens but never this bad so i too am looking for some advice and talking to my dr about it.
988694 tn?1332363079 The headaches started when I started to lose weight because I did not feel like eating. I have gained a little weight now, but migraines have not gone away. Thanks!!
Avatar n tn As long as you are eating the right amount of calories a day I can't imagine why you would be losing that much weight. Oh yeah HAIR LOSS is a side of thyroid as's complicated because all of those symptoms mirror the treatment symptoms - but it could be something worth checking out. (I am on week 43 or 44 and I started gainning weight back a few weeks ago when the thyroid was diagnosed as HYPO (it went the other way) Now I am on synthetic replacement and it's working ok.
931415 tn?1244681111 …the energy you put into the world — both good and bad — is exactly what comes back to you. This means you create the circumstances of your life with the choices you make every day.
Avatar m tn Most antidepressants have weight gain as a 'side effect'. A lot of it I think is because when you are anxious and depressed you can lose weight or have poor appetite. I know that I never knew how well food could taste until I started on antidepressants many years ago. And YES I gained weight! :-) You go to the doctor for their expertise, take their advice if you trust them.
Avatar n tn What have your doctors told you about B12, how does it help you lose the weight? also what is lipo?? Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give!!
Avatar n tn talk about panic attacks! Anyway, you will loose the weight quickly but I have to say you need to work with it, I didn't... :( unfortunately... but I've seen what it has done to my co workers they look fabulous! Good Luck!
Avatar m tn Stop smoking everything. Caffiene will make you have worse anxiety than a normal person. Start reading alot. This will help you with your concentration problems. God Bless you. Pray for the Lords help. I have had the exact problems for the exact reasons. Ask Jesus to help you.
Avatar n tn I have been off and on anti-depressants now for 6 years after the birth of my second child (had PPD and never got out of it). Anyway, I just wanted to warn you that ALL of the SSRI's can make you gain weight. I have tried most of them--Zoloft, Paxil, Cylexa, Lexapro--and over those 6 years I have gained over 40 pounds! I have tried everything to get these extra pounds off, including exercise (gym membership) and diets like WW and even Lindora (in CA).
Avatar f tn I do NOT want to gain weight!!! I've heard'll definitely lose weight or you'll definitely gain. Does anyone have an answer to that? thanks so much!
Avatar f tn B12 defiency is not good!!! Can cause many symptoms... including low energy, lose weight, diarrehea, numbness/tingling in hand, feet, depression, Shortness of breath, yellowish tinge to skin, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, etc Doc forgot I was was on Prilosec (which she prescibed) and tried to prescribe it again. The reason I went to her last friday was due to yellow skin (2 days the previous week) and 4 weeks of intestinal pain and diarrhea. (liquid).