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Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Having good sleep: Appears to be connected to better health in general, so insomnia may impact on weight gain or loss. If you are not sleeping well, consider working with a therapist. In addition to some relaxation techniques and simple behavioral changes, hypnosis can be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be very effective for treating anxiety. Insomnia can occur occassionally as a side effect. When that happens, i usually recommend that it be taken in the morning. It can cause weight loss or gain (but weight gain is more common). ...Read more

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Can subconscious anxiety cause fast unintentional weight loss, arms achy and insomnia?

Can subconscious anxiety cause fast unintentional weight loss, arms achy and insomnia?

Anxiety: Any unexplained weight loss, especially if unintentional should be investigated further. You should visit your doctor and have a complete physical and work up to include a fasting glucose,Thyroid function tests and what ever other tests your physician feels are necessary for all of your clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

Several things: Multiple possibilities: including hyperthyroidism and also drug abuse involving stimulants like methamphetamine. Sometimes opiates like heroin if the person is not getting a steady supply. Also severe agitated depression, and some anxiety disorders. Have seen some psychoses be like this also -- schizophrenia & mania. The person may not feel eating is necessary, or hyperactivity is extreme. ...Read more

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Had partial thyroidectomy in '96. Since 2002 have continued to lose weight. Diagnosed with hypo, but I have all symptoms of hyper tried Synthroid but it sped up the weight loss and i never stop losing, adds to my severe insomnia. Once i stopped taking syn

Had partial thyroidectomy in '96. Since 2002 have continued to lose weight. Diagnosed with hypo, but I have all symptoms of hyper tried Synthroid but it sped up the weight loss and i never stop losing, adds to my severe insomnia. Once i stopped taking syn

It : It sounds like you have had a very complicated course since your thyroidectomy. Your symptoms really concern me (high cholesterol, anxiety, rapid pulse), and i would suggest that you should have a complete endocrinology evaluation, but you may also have other issues going on. You can't be both hypo- and hyper-thyroid, but there could be co-existing conditions. Please notify your doctor and have a complete evaluation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Is this hyperthyroidism? 
Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more

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I have recurring petechiae, bone ache, general weakness, trouble sleeping, dizziness, weight loss. Should I see a doctor?

I have recurring petechiae, bone ache, general weakness, trouble sleeping, dizziness, weight loss. Should I see a doctor?

Yes. I suspect you : have scared yourself by doing internet research on your symptoms. Get into your GP as soon as possible to avoid having to add anxiety to your list of symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a laproscope cholecystectomy 8 days ago. I have had some nervousness, trouble sleeping, fast heart rate, fatigue, and weight loss. Normal?

I had a laproscope cholecystectomy 8 days ago. I have had some nervousness, trouble sleeping, fast heart rate, fatigue, and weight loss. Normal?

POST OP: Most of us here on health tap, not having participated in your surgery, will defer this significant experience to the doctors caring for you. When you had your surgery you were given some specific post operative instructions that included what to expect and how to contact the surgeon should complications arise. I think your numerous symptoms warrant at the very least a phone call or page to them. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,638 doctors shared insights

Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more