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Antipsychotics That Don T Cause Weight Gain
I've been on a lot of antipsychotics gained weight when off I lose weight I'm being winged off zyprexa (olanzapine) are there any that don't cause weight gain?
These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more
I am on 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) I lose weight when off of antipsychotics will ga medicaid cover dietitian? Are there other sleep meds that won't cause weight gain
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) isn't usually used for sleep alone. It's an antipsychotic with potential side effects [like weight gain] best avoided unless you truly need its antipsychotic activity. It's important for you ; your doctor to determine why you're having sleep problems. Maintain good sleep hygiene -- for tips, see http://tinyurl. Com/lpcwhxt covered medicaid services differ between states -- ask locally. ...Read more
Antipsychotics: Ziprazadone-Geodon and Lurasidone-Latuda, in my experience, are associated with weight loss. Quetiapine-Seroquel and Olanzapine-Zyprexa, cause the most weight gain, again in my experience. Those are all considered Second Generation Antipsychotics or Atypicals. All First Generation Antipsychotics cause weight gain. Great question. Wt gain is an important issue and preventing it can be a challenge. ...Read more
I take diazepam 10 mg 3 times a day, can it cause weight gain, or is it my antipsychotics call risperidone 2mg?
Exercise?: Sedation from 30mg valium/day may make you less likely to exercise. Being sedentary could certainly lead to weight gain. Risperidone may cause weight gain, yet your dose is not so high. Not sure what basic issues led to these prescriptions, or what other health conditions you may have. I suggest reviewing your overall health -- plus diet & activity patterns also -- with your physician. ...Read more
Does geodon (ziprasidone) cause weight gain or weight loss? Is it the antipsychotics with the least side effect profile or is seroquel the one with the least effect
Many things: Antipsychotic meds effect many brain areas. Some of them control vegetative functions like metabolic rate. Others control appetite (hypothalamus). Still others (pituitary gland) impact the endocrine system. All these areas can be impacted in some people on ap with resultant weight gain. These areas are monitored regularly if a pt is taking ap's. Weight gain tends to be dose related & individual. ...Read more
No: No, different people respond differently to antipsychotics. It is fairly typical for children to have marked weight gains (especially with the first antipsychotic that they use). Geodone is pretty weight neutral. Seroquel (quetiapine) appears to do fairly well in this manner. However, even if most people don't gain weight on a particular medication, it doesn't mean that you won't. No guarantees. ...Read more
Pain & Insomnia: Your pain may be the cause of your sleep issues. Please see your doc to get to the root of your pain. One possibility is Lyme. He/she can test for that but the blood work is not very reliable. Your symptoms need to be taken into account. For better sleep avoid stimulants after noon and computer, iPhone, screens of any type one hr. Prior to bed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
there is a commonly thought misconception that contraceptive pills and other birth control methods cause weight gain. Objective studies looking at this issue indicate that the weight gain occurs with or without birth control. Each birth control method available has advantages and disadvantages. All are effective but not perfect at preventing conception if directions are followed. ...Read more
Hello. I'm 23 years old and I want to know what birth control pills don't cause weight gain. Thank you!
Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?
COMMENTS: Of the listed three, Cymbalta causes nausea in 40%, and is the least likely to cause weight gain. Savella (milnacipran) may be of value in pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, and seems to also be less troublesome. A possible alternative to gabapentin could be Grailise or Horizant, and due to duration of action may be also less weight gain. The meds cause appetite change, so less caloric intake can prevent. ...Read more
For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache? Already have migraines and fatigue.
On metformin bid, lantus (insulin glargine) 40 qd, & novolog tid. Since I started the later im gaining weight. How can I simplify tx w meds dat don't cause weight gain?
How can I say this?: Insulin works by lowering your blood sugar, you know that. But it lowers your blood sugar, by putting the sugar on you. You understand what I mean? A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? Docs raise your Insulin to control your sugar so you can eat what you want, but that doesn't make it right. From a former fatty, I say, eat for one person, not two, and you will find you don't need so many meds. ...Read more
I take zyprexa (olanzapine) for sleep I am gaining weight doc won't put me on ones that don't cause weight gain I am getting lapband what's the difference bypass?
?: Unfortunately Mme it is not a pick and choose matter, it depends on the condition and which dug best suits the case and doesn't interact with other medications you are already on, you definitely have the choice together with your doctor to decide between 2 or 3 drugs that would be equally effective in a particular situation, it isn't an absolute across the board choice, wish you wellness ...Read more
Many choices: Non hormonal birth control such as condoms or a diaphragm won't case weight gain. Nor should iuds. Most low dose combined birth control pills do not show any significant weight changes. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is the method most commonly associated with weight gain. ...Read more
What antidepressant doesn't cause weight gain? The antidepressant I'm currently taking is making it hard to lose weight.
Tough question: Weight gain is a potential side effect of every antidepressant, although some are clearly worse offenders than others (mirtazapine, paroxetine are amongst the worst). Bupropion is probably the least likely to cause weight gain, and may cause some weight loss, however, antidepressants are not simply interchangeable. There are reasons we choose one over another. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with SEVERE insomnia. Cant fall/stay asleep. I'm begging you to give me an example of a good med that doesn't cause weight gain. Please help!
1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule, including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to soothing music.
3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. ...Read more
Is there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) that doesn't cause weight gain?
Many: All of the antihistamines are similar, but different ones may work better for different people. Clarinex (desloratadine) is the only other second-generation antihistamine still available by prescription; cetirizine, fexofenadine and loratidine are all available over the counter. It is unusual for antihistamines themselves to cause weight gain, though - you should make sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Help please! What drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?
That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines don't cause weight gain, work well but can be addicting so use cautiously. Hydroxyzine (vistaril) and Buspirone (buspar) are minimally effective & don't cause weight gain they deal mostly with anxiety & may help OCD some. The best meds long term are serotonergic or dual acting antidepressants (serotonergic/noradrenergic) for both anxiety and OCD but most can cause some weight gain. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Help I need a depression pill that doesn't cause weight gain? And can also help fibromyalgia and OCD.
Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?
Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read more
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