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Appetite Control Medication
I am 37 yrs/119 kgs/160 cms from india. Pl advice medications to reduce appetite. I have no self control. Extra weight is killing me. I have tried all?
See a Wt. Loss Dr.: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
My daughter is 14 years old for 5 weeks now she has had constant nausea vomiting now controlled by medication upper abdominal pain constant head aches tiredness very pale lack of appetite no fever BP is normal liver is inflamed and painful and upper stoma
How to lose weight without much exercise & to control appetite without a drug, as drugs hv side effects?
Lo Cal Food/Drinks: The easiest way to lose weight quickly without exercise is to identify why you gained the weight. Here is a list of the top 6 causes of weight gain, in order of the most important first. If you are dirnking sugary drinks (soda, juice, gatorade) find 0 sugar drinks, if you are eating bk, chose ham sandwich, if you are skipping breakfast have a thin bagel w cheese, simple -2 changes only are needed! ...Read more
Only in the very ill: Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers. Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight. ...Read more
No Diet Medication: There is no medication that really works leading to sustained real weight loss. Please do not be gullible and please do not delay the only true way to lose weight which is to limit calories, change to a diet where the majority of calories are proteins and then to participate in regular moderate exercise. To lose weight one must change their life. ...Read more
Nothing good!: You need to cultivate the will to control your eating, alter your behavior and eat modestly by taking smaller portions. Also you can use fillers with low energy like use ample amounts of salads, vegetables and fruits instead of starches and meats. If you practive this change at each meal time, you will lose weight! ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Can I give my 8 months baby medication for appetite she don't like any type of food my peditration gave me a diet for her but she's refusing the food?
No....: 8 month old doesn't need any appetite stimulant. As long as she doesn't have any issue/disease, e.G metabolic, gi, respiratory, cardiac, etc, not to worry. Check her growth chart: height, weight, head circumference, if these falls within the range, she is ok. She can have cereals, mixed pureed table/jar food, milk. 6 months and above kids get protein. ...Read more
Need more info: There are a number of ways to increase your appetite. Firstly though, is your appetite decreased, or do you have an unchanged appetite but are losing weight; or are you simply trying to gain weight? We need to know if your appetite is truly decreased; and if so, then why. Do discuss your concerns with your medical provider to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
What medication is good for suppressing appetite? Which medication is that helps for losing weight but it's side effect is insomnia?
Appetite suppressant: Phentermine is often used but can cause insomnia. I prefer an older drug, Diethylpropion becauses it often helps patients on psychiatric meds loose weight. I am not impressed with Alli which caused an oil-slick in my pants during a conference one time. Topamax (topiramate) causes a feeling of fullness and an average of 23 pounds of weight loss. I don't have any experience with meridea. ...Read more
My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?
Weight loss: The first step should be to figure out why she is losing weight. Our metabolic requirements change as we age, so she may be having difficulty maintaining weight. I would recommend a workup to see if there is something reversible/treatable, for example, a thyroid condition, before jumping to appetite stimulants. ...Read more
My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?
Normal feeding?: You mention reflux medication and I see on the profile "hydrochlorothiazide." I assume that's your medication and not your baby's. If he is breastfeeding or formula feeding well and is gaining weight, then there is no concern. I was not clear from your question if you meant he was not having a big appetite for solids or for his milk? ...Read more
Which medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) no other medicine makes me sleep I was tortured when I was a kid so hard for me to sleep without it
Eating at night syndrome. I can't stop my self from eating at night. I eat highly carbohydrate food and sugar. Any Medication to stop appetite.
Yes actually: There are medications. For. Binge eating. And some lifestyle modification to help you. Talk to your physician about this ...Read more
Suggestions on how to deal with anxiety? Preferably not medication. Bad experience with SSRIs. I have problems falling asleep and no appetite. Thanks.
Will my doctor take me off the depression medication if I tell them how much it increased my appetite?
What medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) I've tried other medication this is the only one that can make me sleep I tried adipex cut in half
? Metformin: Metformin - an antidiabetic medicine that you might want to discuss with your prescriber - is sometimes helpful in drug-related weight gain. Also, mild degrees of hypothryoidism can make it difficult to lose those last few pound even with diet and exercise. A more problematic (more side effects) medication sometimes used with other psychotropic meds to control appetite is topamax (topiramate). ...Read more
Extensive tests weren't done but in general I'm a healthy person & don't take any medications. But my appetite is INSATIABLE. CANT STOP EATING for weeks already! I'm not even stressed out or depressed. I'm pretty happy with my life. I keep gaining weight!
Appetitie: Glad to hear that you are otherwise healthy. Even though you've been to doctors you need to continue to be monitored by one. Was your thyroid checked? Has your lifestyle changed? How is your self-control in other areas of life? Ask doc about a low carb food plan w/higher fat content. GOOD (coconut oil & olive oil) fat helps curb appetite. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?
No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more
Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx. Pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather. ..as I suffer from migraines?
Not a great idea-NO!: Contact your doctor first before doing any type of combination medication regimen. You may experience additive side effects from combining them together, and or a drug-drug interaction. You need to explore the migraine issue further, and not take phentermine RX at the same time. ...Read more
I've been experiencing insomnia, a loss of appetite and body aches. Should I see my doctor or can I use over the counter medications?
Get examined,: Tested, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. I do not suggest treating yourself. ...Read more
Need medication for food poisoning, I am having stomach cramps not that severe and my appetite for food has dropped and I constantly have diahorrea?
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