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Doctor insights on: Anti Anxiety Pills That Will Help You Lose Weight

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Would i lose weight on sertraline anti anxiety pills?

Would i lose weight on sertraline anti anxiety pills?

Probably not: Sertraline does not guarantee weight loss although some patients would spontaneously lose weight due to the side effects of the medication or the treatment of an atypical depression. It is not common to see massive weight changes on sertraline and some patients would even gain weight on sertraline. I would talk more with your physician about these considerations in your treatment. Stay safe! ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am 48 yr old woman. On antidepressants and anti anxiety meds. Finding it extremely difficult to lose weight. Still get my period monthly.?

I am 48 yr old woman. On antidepressants and anti anxiety meds. Finding it extremely difficult to lose weight. Still get my period monthly.?

Medications: There are some medications that can cause weight changes as side effects.The hormonal changes can also contribute, the stress which can be part of depression anxiety symptoms. Best will be to review meds with your psychiatrist, have a hormonal assay checked and watching diet and exercise. I know it can be frustrating but can be done with effort and support. Good luck. ...Read more

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How well does the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) compare to other anti-anxiety pills?

How well does the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) compare to other anti-anxiety pills?

Individuals differ: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects. It doesn't work the same as a benzodiazepine (valium, Ativan etc), but then it's not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from vistaril (hydroxyzine) and similar meds; some don't. Talk to your doctor about what works for you and what doesn't. There may be other options to explore. ...Read more

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Would not taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills for 2 days cause any complications?

Would not taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills for 2 days cause any complications?

Possibly: Without knowing which medications you are referring to, it is not possible to truly answer your question. In some instances it may cause problems and in others it will not. Contact your doctor's office to find out what to do if you miss a dose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read the side affects of anti anxiety pills and I do not want to take them anymore is it bad if just take a sleeping pills instead?

What to do if I have read the side affects of anti anxiety pills and I do not want to take them anymore is it bad if just take a sleeping pills instead?

Not a good idea: the medicine works because of the consistent use of it in your bloodstream, thats how it keeps you calm. Everyone freaks out over side effects without giving the medicine a try. you might have none. I have taken medicine post surgery and had little to no side effects. Rethink this. Ask your doctor for any more questions. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills give people diabetes?

Maybe: Though there is no scientific and repeatable study directly linking these medications with diabetes, there have been studies that show a correlation for some people after long term use having an increased risk of having type 2 (adult onset) diabetes. More studies and research need to be done, but yes there is a connection, tenuous though it might be. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?

What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?

Side-effect: This response needs a whole book to write. Every group of medicines has its own side-effects. I can respond better if u would specify which medicine. ...Read more

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My son is taking ativan (lorazepam) .5 mg. Works ok but makes him lose weight. 25lbs in 6 1/2 months. This makes his anxiety go up. What other pill works like ati?

My son is taking ativan (lorazepam) .5 mg. Works ok but makes him lose weight. 25lbs in 6 1/2 months. This makes his anxiety go up. What other pill works like ati?

Chronic use Ativan (lorazepam): While this is a very common story, it is not good medicine to be on daily or chronic use of benzodiazepines. Ativan (lorazepam) is in this class of drugs. It sounds like he is having negative effects from this and he should, in my opinion, stop the medication and get to his psychiatrist...Or choose a new mental health provider to discuss safer and more effective drugs to prevent anxiety ...Read more

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How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read more

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Will I be able to cure my prehypertension if I exercise, eat healthy and lose weight regularly ? . Positive answer will relieve me from anxiety.

Will I be able to cure my prehypertension if I exercise, eat healthy and lose weight regularly ? . Positive answer will relieve me from anxiety.

Healthy BP: The positive lifestyle choices you mention can certainly help. Consider using a natural aged garlic product called Kyolic Formula 109. This is in capsule form and works well for many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder, should I be concerned about weight loss without trying to lose weight?

It depends: Whether you have anxiety or not, unintentional weight loss - especially a lot and if unnecessary for good bmi - is worth paying attention to. Depending on how you 'experience' concern, yes, be concerned. But, don't worry. Watch this, record it along w/ diet and behaviors, report it all to a doctor and have an examination if recommended. Relax, but take care. ...Read more

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I lost 4 kegs in aweek because of stress and anxiety, i can't control it and i think i'm underweight, it's the 3rd week to lose weight, what can I do?

Get professional: Help for your anxiety/ stress. Encourage you to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. ...Read more

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Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

That is quite: Posibly a contributing cause. Increased appetite & weight gain can occur with atypical depression. Eating can also be a form of self -soothing for some people who are anxious or depression. It is not uncommon to have low motivation levels with depression. Take care. ...Read more

Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more