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Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Not normally: Hyperthyroidism usually causes weight loss, treating it would cause weight gain.Therefor stopping treatment for hyper thyroidism would likley cause weight loss not gain. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Which anxiety medicines are the least likely to cause weight gain? I have generalized anxiety.

Which anxiety medicines are the least likely to cause weight gain? I have generalized anxiety.

Anxiety Medications: Commonly prescribed Anxiety Medications are Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan , Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin. Generally they do not cause weight gain. It is likely that weight gain is due to Stress eating and lack of exercise. Please see your family physician for diagnosis including stressors affecting your life, Psychotherapy, Medication, Yoga, and Meditation. ...Read more

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I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

Medication effects: I understand your desire to lose weight. Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone(Geodon) are antipsychotic medications. Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone. Thank you for informing about Depression. Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain. Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more

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Can the medicine flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause weight gain?

Unlikely: Weight gain or appetite change is not listed as one of the side effects or adverse reactions of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) on the labeling. In my experience patients do not complain of weight gain while taking this medication. Therefore, it is unlikely to be the cause of any weight gain. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine cause weight gain and is it a safe drug for anxiety?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes it is safe, & in some it can affect weight. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?

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

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Is cold water or cold food causes weight gain?

No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Prednisone does: Prednisone does cause weight gain, along with other side effects. The doctor who is prescribing the immunosuppressives can list the medication options for a patient, and also list the more common side effects. Then, both the patient and doctor are aware of what to expect when some of the medications are used. ...Read more

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Do psychiatric medicines cause weight gain?

Wt. : Some do, some are weight neutral, & some cause some decrease in appetite. ...Read more

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Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? what are side effects of using these medicines?

Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? what are side effects of using these medicines?

Nexito-escitalopram: ...is in the same class of meds as Prozac (fluoxetine). it doesn't usually cause wt. gain. However, Mirnite (mirtazapine)_can cause wt. gain and this wt. gain can contribute to other problems. There are many other side effects, ranging from mild to severe. If you notice problems that might be caused by one of these meds, it's best to follow up with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? what are side effects of using these medicines?

Will using nexito plus and mirnite 15 cause weight gain? what are side effects of using these medicines?

Side effects: Nexito and Mirnite, both antidepressants, can interact to cause serotonin syndrome, which is too much serotonin in the nervous system. This is potentially serious. Mirnite is more likely to cause weight gain. Review with prescribing doctor and consider trying one or the other med. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I know that seroquel (quetiapine) is known for weight gain but i might have to take it. Does the drug just cause weight gain or does it simply increase appetite?

I know that seroquel (quetiapine) is known for weight gain but i might have to take it. Does the drug just cause weight gain or does it simply increase appetite?

↑es Appetite: Careful "have to". Given the history of some successes with single molecule treatments for some ailments, humans have promoted this strategy for many issues. However, given the complexity of soul?mind?brain, this strategy rarely works very well for mind issues, though widely promoted as easy. A stronger focus on addressing internal memories/issues/beliefs/drivers ; ?ed use of drugs might be better. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?

Help please! what drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?

That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines dont 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

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What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

?: 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

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Is it true that statin drugs cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Yes, statinscan cause weight. They seem to cause a craving for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache ? Already have migraines and fatigue.

For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache ?  Already have migraines and fatigue.

Lamictal: Lamictal usually doesn't but you have to go on it slowly to avoid a rash & if you miss a days dose you have to start over with the dosing--most pts like it however. ...Read more