Fluoxetine and weight changes

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Avatar n tn -runny nose, sore throat, headache, flu symptoms; -nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite; -weight changes; -decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or -dry mouth, increased sweating. Talk to your doctor to see if she/he can give you hormone supplements that increase sex drive. It's going to be difficult to find the right comination, but give it time. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn i think that with drugs like effexor, the only way to lose the weight you gain from them is to go off of them ( i am not suggesting that, esp if it helps you to feel better)- just saying that from what ive heard, as long as they are in your body, they alter your metabolism and make it super slow, making it nearly impossible to lose weight and a sure way to gain weight. i have heard that in some cases they alter your metabolism permanantly, but i am skeptical of that.
Avatar n tn 2005, at 25mg for three days then increased to 50mg thereafter, and underwent rapid and severe weight gain as a result. The Zoloft worked and everything was fine except for the weight gain. I tried other medications from Jan.-Mar. 2006, of this year, including Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, and none of them worked and just made me worse off than I already was.
Avatar m tn Unusual or severe mental/mood changes such as anxiety, weight loss, and vision changes may also be observed. If this headache persists, have this checked by your doctor or be referred to a neurologist for proper evaluation.Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn My obgyn had me do a blood test last week because there was a possible concern for thyroid or diabetes. I had my son 12/2/14 and weighed 185. I have continued to gain weight and now weigh 214. I was active during my pregnancy and maintained a healthy diet. I now am still active and maintain a healthy diet but cannot loose weight. I am Prozac and have an IUD but that my obgyn doesn't think that those are a contributor to the weight gain.
Avatar n tn The same can cause bloating, gas, acidity and hence upper abdominal pain. You can stop this diet and take your normal diet and see if the stool color and consistency returns to original. If this is the case, then the upper abdominal pain will also go. Other than this, yes, pancreatic dysfunction and inflammation can cause stool changes along with upper abdominal pain. If common bile duct is involved then liver function will be affected.
Avatar n tn A neurologist was concerned of an elevated ANA level that my doctor said was nothing. It's been two years, and after major life, diet, and emotional changes, I still have these "episodes". My stress level is nil and am a very happy person. I have had no problem with depression since the Sarafem, but have had all the symptoms of panic attack but lasting for many hours and not every attack is the same, the symptoms are always different.
446896 tn?1237806342 Some of the lesser side effects of prednisone are sleep problems (insomnia), and mood changes, which will often dissipate after taking the medication for a short period of time. Fluoxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Avatar m tn I took fluoxetine for 10 days and developed ringing in my left ear. It has been 33 days since my last dose was taken. Will it stop eventually? I can't sleep and had to start taking xanax for anxiety and panic attacks because it drives me crazy. I am desperate for help. I saw an EENT and he sees nothing wrong with my ears. I also stop taking all my vitamins and simvastatin just to see if that will help. Have you heard of this before. My dose was a childs dose (.5 mg).
Avatar m tn For me personally, ive started applying for more serious jobs with more responsibility because i feel im ready to take them on. With Miradep, and Zopivane (and relislim for the weight control) i feel in control, im more often in a good mood and on top of things, at work and at home..the therapist said the meds helps 20%, the circumstances affects your well-being 80%.
Avatar n tn This reaction appears to be most common with paroxetine, and to a lesser extent with sertraline and fluoxetine. Withdrawal has also been reported with fluvoxamine. Because this is the newest SSRI how often the withdrawal reaction occurs is unknown.
Avatar f tn I was scared to take it too, because of the supposed changes in metabolism, drastic weight gain and the sedative effect that these drugs have, it's my first time taking them. Doctor switched me to 50mg Seroquel but I don't want to take it - can anyone help me on use of antipsychotic drugs for anorexia? I really want to recover.
Avatar n tn Infants exposed to fluoxetine during the third trimester had, compared to those exposed only during the first and second trimester, reduced birth weight and length, an almost 5-fold increased risk of premature delivery, a 2.6-fold increased risk of being admitted to special-care nurseries, and an almost 9-fold increased risk of experiencing respiratory difficulties, cyanosis on feeding, and jitteriness.
959034 tn?1253675076 , longer than about a week) or high-dose corticosteroid therapy should have blood pressure, electrolyte levels, and body weight monitored regularly, and be observed for the development of edema and congestive heart failure. The dosages of antihypertensive medications may require adjustment.
Avatar n tn Paroxetine (Paxil) may be more likely cause a significant weight gain than other drugs of this type (like fluoxetine or sertraline). Studies about citalopram found no significant weight changes for most patients (but a minority of about 5% of the patients had a weight gain of more than 5 kg). Now let us look at some other antidepressants: Buproprion (Zyban) reports weight loss in the course of therapy (caused by antihistaminic effects).
419309 tn?1326506891 Welbutrin is supposed to have fewer sexual side effects and does not cause weight gain - two common complaints for many of the SSRI/SSNRI AD drugs. The same drug is used for smoking cessation under another name. I am not sure how significant the seizure SX is, but I remember it was one, and have heard that some people can not take it because of that. I am not trying to steer you to or from Welbutrin, just yaking ... I can say that I would not have made it this far in TX without AD drugs.
505857 tn?1329685117 Everything will fall into place in the end and all you need to do is eat your three meals a day and a light snack in between and cut out chocolate sugary drinks and high fat crisps and ul see for urself the weight you could lose with just doing that!
Avatar m tn ) The doctors believe it is psychological as my eye, ear, and blood tests are normal. The only other recommendation was to lose weight as I have gained 70lbs over these past 3 years and take some anxiety meds for whenever I feel anxious. Again, so relieved to know I'm not losing my mind! I will definitely revisit this conversation with doctors and specialists.
415867 tn?1323369103 I have anxiety issues and have tried fluoxetine, sertraline, (both led to decreased sex drive and lack of orgasm) and now escitalopram (which helped the sexual aspect but still gaining). I am also on requip 0.5mg for my RLS and iron 325mg for my low iron and ferritin. When I have increase in anxiety i take lorazepam which is usually at night for me right before bed. Do any of these combo of drugs increase wt gain? I just don't know where to turn as for as the increasing in wt.
Avatar m tn In the present study, we demonstrated significant histological improvement and normalization of aminotranferases at the end of 12 months of pentoxifylline treatment in patients with NASH. NASH could progress to cirrhosis in up to 20-30% of patients.[2-4] No effective therapy for preventing disease progression or amelioration of this disease currently exists. The improvement in liver enzymes in the present study was associated with histological resolution of NASH.
Avatar f tn I think you'll get some ideas about how to avoid the bad side effects with lifestyle changes, especially the weight gain. Meditation and some energizing supplements can help with the sedation, as can regular exercise.
1571878 tn?1354953383 I would wake up in the mornings still tripping, and would have a blast exercising and going to school and work. I finished the bottle and moved on with life. But I couldn't. Every few days, I would buy another bottle, drink half, trip, do it again the next night, then swear I would never do it, again. Except, I would always find an excuse.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi and Welcome Tramadol Warriors, Please come on in and make yourself comfy. All are welcome.
225237 tn?1333142599 I have been to a doctor a lot and everything has always came back normal...I did have an EKG that came back with some t-wave changes but I went to a cardiologist and he said he doesnt feel it has anything to do with my heart. I think I am afraid to take the medication, what if I have a bad side effect or something? Are you on meds now? Would you suggest I go back to the doctor?
242516 tn?1368227505 A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
Avatar n tn In addition, bleeding was significantly more frequent in users vs. nonusers (23% vs. 13%), and infant mean birth weight was significantly lower among regular users. Hope this helps. But of course the above are just quick summaries and you might need to go to the title of each study and try to find more detail. Or maybe the Forum MD can look into them more easily and discuss them more fully?
5386835 tn?1368544415 dizziness nausea tiredness drowsiness vomiting blurred vision dry mouth changes in appetite/ weight constipation flushing stomach upset sweating Then I looked up the side effects of Risperidone or Risperdal (Brand Name) Common side effects of Risperidone insomnia/anxiety/agitation headache difficulty in concentration weight gain Rare si
Avatar f tn I push through the day in a daze until it's time to take my 30mg dose again and don't feel like the normal me, my questions are is this dose to high for me or is this med not working an I need to go back there a different one been on fluoxetine and venlafaxine in the past and it worked but 2nd time round in them both they didn't, what is my next best option to feel back to normal again and to enjoy life, can u go back to my doctor after day 4 and say it's making me feel rubbish and the day is a
Avatar n tn Early March - started diet w/ endocrinologist (Fluoxetine/Sibutramine/Alprazolam). After ten days had ocular discomfort and headaches and stopped (medic) on my own. Two or three days thereafter noticed a flare of plaque, pruritic and scaly lesions on elbows. Dermatologist 1, at the endocrinologist's clinic said it was psoriasis, but only through biopsy could it be ascertained 100%.