Paroxetine weight loss

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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!!
1577148 tn?1296159773 When you lose weight, your heart can slow down a little, as not so much tissue has to be perfused,etc. If you can do with lower doses of medicine, due to your weight loss, that would be a great extra bonus!
Avatar m tn Weight and Vital Sign Changes Significant weight loss may be an undesirable result of treatment with paroxetine hydrochloride for some patients but, on average, patients in controlled trials had minimal (about 1 pound) weight loss versus smaller changes on placebo and active control. No significant changes in vital signs (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse and temperature) were observed in patients treated with paroxetine hydrochloride in controlled clinical trials.
1033596 tn?1252523193 It doesn't cause weight gain and has even been shown to create a bit of weight loss. Plus, it curbs cravings for food tremendously. I was a big nighttime eater and I've pretty much kicked the habit. Good luck with everything!
Avatar n tn A medication that also works with the brain chemical dopamine is bupropion. Bupropion is unlikely to cause weight gain, and in fact, may cause some weight loss. It is also used to help people quit smoking.
527657 tn?1214055450 As I said before, it didn't increase my urge to eat a bit, and I still gained over 50 pounds on it. Weight gain, weight loss, just weird stuff. But I've been on a lot of Paxil sites, and most everyone gained a lot of weight on it. Personally, can't live without my exercise, not that it's done anything to help my anxiety. It's just the way I've always been.
Avatar n tn Prozac is well-known to cause a little weight loss in during the first six months. Beware of this! Weight-gain after the first six months is well established too. I experienced exactly this. Another effect is that it takes a very long time to clear Prozac from the body - off the SSRIs it and its metabolite, norfluoxetine have the longest half-life. So the can be a similar delay in being able to shift the weight after stopping prozac.
1577148 tn?1296159773 Congratulations on the weight loss. I do not believe the strength of a beta blocker is based on weight/size. It is driven more by how one's heart "electrical system" works. The goal is to achieve blood pressure and heart rate without causing too many side effects, more does, more risk of side effects.
Avatar n tn headache dizziness weakness difficulty concentrating nervousness forgetfulness confusion sleepiness or feeling ''drugged'' nausea vomiting diarrhea constipation gas stomach pain heartburn changes in ability to taste food decreased appetite weight loss or gain changes in sex drive or ability dry mouth sweating yawning sensitivity to light runny nose cough lump or tightness in throat pain in the back, muscles, joints, or anywhere in the body muscle weakness or tightness flushing problems with
Avatar n tn But one study suggested that there might be differences in weight gain due to the different types of SSRI. 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).
Avatar f tn I don't want to quit taking the Paxil as I know some side effects will go away with time but the weight loss, loss of appetite and nausea are starting to concern me. I don't have insurance and dont want to go back to the doctor if these are normal side effects that will subside. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn As you can see, Effexor is amongst the least likely to cause weight gain, and in fact, is known to contribute to weight loss. You may wish to try an alternative on the list above. It is unclear why anti-depressants cause weight gain. Here are some possibilities: • Overeating, as a result of depression, can cause weight gain, esp if the person had lost weight in the pretreated depression • Most anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are also anti-histamines.
Avatar n tn Fluoxetine has not that problem cos its half-life is 4-16 days though abrupt withdrawal of any kind of these drugs is not convenient.Using fluoxetine can make weight loss but it is very relative.It is important to know the side-effect of the drugs but you must think they are not to come to you.To defeat depression we must take into account that we are persons with a mood disorder,we are not 'depressed people' so we must fight hardly to improve our self-value and our life's quality.
Avatar n tn After prolonged stress & depression based on imagining my mother's death. I've nearly lost her 3 times, twice w/cancer & now progressive Alzheimers. Subsequently I've been diagnosed with GAD. I was given Effexor0.75mg. I began feeling great, stopped feeling constantly anxious, depressed, stressed & did not have anymore acute feelings of sadness nor joy. Just been feeling cool & stable.
402739 tn?1203541958 I was switched to Lamictal, I am doing just fine on it and it is considered weight neutral (no gain or loss) which requires no lab work. Talk with your Pdoc about it. Tell him about your future plans as a trainer and your concerns about the weight issue. Oh you were right to not take that anti depressant alone. Good job. It's good to trust our guts. Best Wishes and Good Luck.
Avatar n tn I am not hungry and this is the problem!!!!! i have lost a bit of weight and want to know how to become interested in foood again. Hope you can help.
Avatar m tn I have been taking CoQ10 with red yeast rice and fish oil to lower colesterol for a month (2,400 mg of red yeast rice, 240 mg of coenzyme q-10 and 2,000 mg of omega pure fish oil and 600 mg of total omega - 3 fatty acids, daily) , also took an atibiotic, minocycline 50 mg for 5 days prior to exam, i take a multivitamin from GNC and within last 30 days started taking Recreate, a weight loss product sold at vitamin stores (if you need to see ingredients see bottom of this page: http://www.
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Avatar n tn , In contrast, in the first few years after infection, HIV is NOT associated with weight loss. You should not worry that your weight loss is a reflection of HIV. I hope this comment is helpful Take care.
Avatar f tn Zoloft was origially marketed as a weight loss drug. I lost weight on both because they made me nervous and upset my STOMACH. SSRI's are like statins in that everyone cannot take them...........Unless you are suicidal, I'd have my DR. titrate me off all SSRIs, then go have my thyroid checked. just a thought.
Avatar f tn caregiver222 - logically thinking - yes, I'd agree they should disappear, however, the irony is in the fact that these things appeared or worsened with weight loss. This is one of the biggest issues and source of anxiety for me - I can do the dieting no problem - it's the physical symptoms that make me think I am harming myself while trying to actually help myself by becoming healthier. I will check my thyroid again, although my hormone results always came back normal.
Avatar n tn is weight loss a common symptom of hiv infection in the first 1 to 3 months after exposure,if not then when does this much weight loss start to happen in the stage of hiv like how many months or years after exposure,thankyou.
Avatar n tn About 4 years ago I started getting symptoms of anxiety and loss of sleep. I had regrets about the past and a career choice I made and I kept regretting and thinking I made a wrong decision. This affected my self esteem and I had problems taking up jobs. I couldn't control my thoughts and couldn't concentrate and I was tired when I got up in the mornings. I saw a psychiatrist who put me on fluoxetine and paroxetine.
Avatar m tn That I've had sore lymph nodes (parotid, neck, armpits, to begin with latterly the groin, thighs, knees, shins) for 31 days now, also at various points along the 31 day timeline a maculopapular rash, headaches, photophobia, light fever, weight loss (lean body mass face and torso), throat infection starting 20 days post possible exposure (insertive vaginal sex) are pretty good indicators.
1257808 tn?1322765815 sometimes unintelligible loss weight) with changing my appetite. -l cannot study -loss of concentration - affect on my memories & remember words or other language - change my behaviour or desire THERE ARE OTHERS SYMPTOM BUT ITS PERIOD LESS THAN OTHER SYMPTOM I WAS MENTION IT ABOVE. Iwill write it as soon as posible. Can you suggest any test to determine what i have? new one.
Avatar n tn to use his words, and divorced him, he suffered extreme weight loss, crying for long periods -- anxiety syndrome symptoms. Paxil pulled him out of it initially, and he now has a normal life and is an advocate for Paxil (unpaid I think). Reflecting back over my life, most of my bouts with depression and anxiety involved "women problems" including the events prior to the incident last April.
1530342 tn?1405020090 •Depression drug Paxil was marketed to be used for children, in unapproved ways •Depression drug Wellbutrin was marketed to be used for weight loss treatment •Nausea drug Zofran was marketed to be used for pregnancy-related nausea Rhode Island Assistant Attorney General Jim Dube said not only did the company engage in "off-label" promotion targeting women and children, they also engaged in kickbacks to healthcare professionals.
Avatar f tn I think if you read the pi on paxil it has equal weight gain to weight loss making it weight neutral. My friend takes it and it never effected her weight at all. So I wouldn't let that scare you as that is patient dependent. However, you tried it in the past and had agitation/ hyperactivity from it. (you'd probably lose weight over the longhaul with that . . .) So you may want to consider lexapro or celexa.