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Can Some Medications Cause You To Loose Weight When Taking Them
Not really: This is the time that the body needs rest to do it's reparative work. Working the body at this time would be counter productive. ...Read more
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
Parasites can cause: weight loss and other GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may want to do lab work. Diagnos-techs lab in Washington state offers excellent GI parasite lab testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can antidepressants cause you to develop food allergies? How long do these tablets stay in your system if you stop after having them for 8 years?
Does coming off antidepressants cause you to lose it's benefits? Will you gain your anxiety or depression back? If so, why do we take them?
It can happen: But not in everyone. Weaning off is an individual decision based upon your psych history, symptoms, family history, etc. If you have trouble weaning off, it's probably not a good idea, but many patients who have resolution of their symptoms are able to do so. Patients begin the meds because their illness is impairing their social/occupational functioning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can BC pills be able to stop menses permanently?? And if they can then which pill to take?? And what precaution to take??
Birth control: Birth control pills help regulate your period. Once you stop taking them your period will restart so the effect is not permanent. If you are trying to avoid having periods your doctor can prescribe birth control in particular ways to help you avoid bleeding. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is another great birth control method that often stops the menstrual cycle while you are on it. ...Read more
Yes: During periods of stress, your body is in what's called "fight or flight" mode. Because of this, your metabolism may temporarily increase in order to provide your system with the energy for survival. However, over time, with chronic stress, your body can become fatigued and begin stockpiling calories, causing your metabolism to drop with resulting weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?
More to it: well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? was it a suicide attempt? are they suicidal? they should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death. ...Read more
Can you take metformin if you don't have insulin restrains or type 2, taking it to lose weight and get pregnant 1500mg, will it cause sugar to drop?
Under supervision: Some doctors will prescribe it for women who don't necessarily have Insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, but who desire pregnancy. It's not a recommended drug for weight loss. You should definitely be under a doctor's supervision when taking, as it has many side effects, most of which are GI related. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/dr601533/dsection=side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some weight loss supplements i can take to decrease appetite? I want to take it while i diet and exercise but suppress appetite
Don't reach for pill: Appetite suppressants are only temporary crutches--what happens when you stop them? 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. Reach your goal safely please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any depression/anxiety meds that DO NOT cause weight gain ? How about any that can make you lose weight ?! I need to be happy and thin. Ha
Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?
Not real weight loss: Wallaby, while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous. The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Remember the term "beer belly". It is for real. ...Read more
What alternative medicines are there to venlafaxine 225mg? i do not want to take anything which may increase my appetite/weight gain or drowsiness.
Many: Depending on your condition, there could be several alternatives to venlafaxine, which is an SNRI used to treat major depression and some forms of anxiety. This medication does not usually cause weight gain or drowsiness. The SNRI duloxetine may be an alternative, as might the SSRIs fluoxetine and sertraline. Best. ...Read more
Can you help control flare ups by watching what you eat when you have colitus? In other words can certain foods contribute to the problem?
Diet affects symptom: Mean ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis, not"spastic" or "mucus" colitis (misnomers for irritable bowel syndrome, no inflammation in the colon)? Diet doesn't cause ibd, but can worsen the symptoms. Diet not worsen the actual inflam. But, it may be helpful to limit fats, land fats (omega 6), emphasize marine fats (omega 3): may help decrease infl. No spicy food. May be lactose intoll ccfa.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more
Initially: I was going to try to research the answer. But, after pondering it, I became concerned that this information could be used in attempts to use prescription medications recreationally. ...Read more
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