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Off heavy caffeine addiction.Cravings, i've never experienced.I'm struggling emo& phys to loose or maintain weight.Need safe appetite suppressant.:)?

Off heavy caffeine addiction.Cravings, i've never experienced.I'm struggling  emo& phys to loose or maintain weight.Need safe appetite suppressant.:)?

Auricular Acupunctur: Auricular acupuncture is excellent for appetite suppression. This is done using small asp needles which remain in the ears for up to a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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What anti-depressant also has an appetite suppressant in it?

What anti-depressant also has an appetite suppressant in it?

See below: Though not approved as an appetite suppressant, buproprion will work as one in addition to being an anti depressant. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read more

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What would be a better anti depressant that includes stabilizing moods, energy and suppressing appetite? I've had no luck with previous prescriptions

What would be a better anti depressant that includes stabilizing moods, energy and suppressing appetite? I've had no luck with previous prescriptions

Trial & error: Sometimes it takes trying a few drugs or combinations of drugs--some pts do better on older drugs like tricyclics also mood stabilizers antipsychotics & even maois are needed. If someone in your biological family is doing well on something that would be worth a try. ...Read more

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Does exercise suppress appetite?

Does exercise suppress appetite?

Interestingly, yes.: Not only does exercise help you utilize ingested calories more efficiently, i.e. help you store calories as usable forms of energy rather than fat, but exercise also helps curb the appetite in the long run. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest an effective appetite suppressant?

Can anyone suggest an effective appetite suppressant?

Appetite suppressant: Phentermine (brand name adipex-p) is the safest 1st ever fda approved appetite suppressant which has been approved for safe use since the 1950's. However, it is no magic bullet! this is only an aid that will improve a comprehensive weight loss program built on a foundation of making permanent lifestyle changes. Nobody will diet forever, thus increasing your exercise level is most important! ...Read more

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Currently takes remeron for sleep and appetite stimulation . Not helping depression. Can adding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) help? Read about "California rocket fuel."

Currently takes remeron for sleep and appetite stimulation .  Not helping depression.  Can adding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) help?  Read about "California rocket fuel."

Hard to say: You don't give the dose or how long you have been on it. Remeron (mirtazapine) used to help sleep or increase appetite is usually in lower doses (7.5 to 15 mg/day) while the antidepressant effects are more likely at 30-60 mg per day. You have to be on it long enough between dose increases to see an effect, which can be 4-6 weeks. Is someone prescribing it? If so, THAT is where your advice should come from. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended appetite suppressant?

Doctor recommended appetite suppressant?

See below : Topiramate, phentermine, naltrexone, zonisamide, glp-agonists are effective when used in combination. Lorcaserin will be on market in future. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain medicine does not suppress respiratory rate?

Ideas? What pain medicine does not suppress respiratory rate?

Non opioids: There are many medications that treat pain. Opioid pain meds all can cause respiratory depression. Safe alternatives are nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen). Cymbalta, Lyrica and Gabapentin also can help with pain but can be sedating. There are others as well. ...Read more

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Is glutamine an appetite suppressant?

See below: Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine might help gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing "fuel" (nitrogen and carbon) to many different cells in the body. Glutamine is needed to make other chemicals in the body such as other amino acids and glucose (sugar). ...Read more

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6/10/14 lap/cholecystectomy. Increasing abd/r-flank pain. 7-8/10 and fatigue. 0Fever. RA Patient 0 meds 6wks (metho-humira) no appetite. Please advise?

6/10/14 lap/cholecystectomy. Increasing abd/r-flank pain. 7-8/10 and fatigue. 0Fever. RA Patient 0 meds 6wks (metho-humira) no appetite. Please advise?

See your surgeon: Methotrexate and Humera are drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis - both can lower immunity. While most laparoscopic cholecystectomies go without complications, given your suppressed state, it makes sense to go to your surgeon to have blood work and possibly an ultrasound performed. ...Read more

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What suppresses nausea and stimulates appetite as well as medical marijuana? Will be traveling, need something legal nationwide-usa

What suppresses nausea and stimulates appetite as well as medical marijuana? Will be traveling, need something legal nationwide-usa

Need to see doctor: Ongoing nausea and lack of appetite need to be evaluated rather than simply medicated. In states that allow "medical" marijuana, there are very specific guidelines for its prescription. Some call their use of marijuana "medical" when it's actually obtained outside this system & guidelines. Please see your own physician to work on your basic problem. This is separate from a marijuana clinic. ...Read more

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Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Options: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.

Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.

Everyone's different: If there was one perfect antidepressant for everybody, there would only need to be one on the market. The fact that there are many different ones means that everyone is different. It may take a while to find just the right medicine for you. Hang in there. It will be worth the wait. ...Read more

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Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Appetite Suppressant (Definition)

Appetite suppressants are a kind ...Read more