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Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

BASICALLY YES: Tricyclic antidepressants are so named for the three benzene rings that form the basic structure. The differences have to do with the side chains. So they can all have very similar traits as far as benefits and side effects. Some of the second generation tricyclics may have less side effects as they are the metabolites and may have fewer issues than the parent compound like Elavil and pamelor. ...Read more

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more


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Does endometriosis and adenomyosis cause bloating and weight gain?My lower stomach makes me look pregnant.

Does endometriosis and adenomyosis cause bloating and weight gain?My lower stomach makes me look pregnant.

Common influence: Endometriosis and adenomyosis do not cause bloating and weight gain but the hormones that stimulate them do. The progesterone of the 2nd half of the menstrual cycle causes these changes coincidentally. We already feel yucky during this time but to add the discomfort of endometriosis on top of all this hardly seems fair. If you are not TTC, then OCPs for cycle control may help. ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating? How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft?

Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating?  How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft - bloating can actually improve on zoloft. However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft. See below for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating? Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating?  Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft - bloating can actually improve on zoloft. However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft. See below for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

None: Clinical research by dr. Regelson in animals, showed that dhea promoted weight loss in overweight animals even when they ate their usual diet. Dr. Barrett-connor found that lower dhea levels in the blood were associated with increased body mass and impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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Can weaning off Lexapro cause bloating, stomach distention, weight gain, and GI issues? If so, will they go away?

Can weaning off Lexapro cause bloating, stomach distention, weight gain, and GI issues? If so, will they go away?

Lexapro: Lexapro is used to treat depression and anxiety. Weaning off the medicine should not cause symptoms you described. However, it may result in the return of anxiety and depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

No.: Ulcers don't cause weight gain, although they can certainly cause burning in the stomach area. Bloating, constipation and diarrhea are likely separate from the ulcer. Any time i hear this many abdominal complaints, what comes to mind is the probable need for dietary change, at the very least. You could have irritably bowel syndrome or several other problems as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience bloating and weight gain from an increase in protein intake?

Is it possible to experience bloating  and weight gain from an increase in protein intake?

Lactose intol.: may have lactose or protien in milk allergy for bloating. weight gain from calories associated with proetien like nuts or check calorie content; protien should ne most satisfying and appetitie is held down longer so not direct affect to weight gain; calories , weight lifting ect can put on weight. need balance of fruits/vegetables, protien, breads/cereals , milk , meat for healthy diet wellbalanc ...Read more

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I have recently been having stomach pain, gas (very smelly, which is unusual for me), bloating and weight gain. What could this be?

I have recently been having stomach pain, gas (very smelly, which is unusual for me), bloating and weight gain. What could this be?

Microbiome Food Mind: As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, many issues/variables are involved. We carry ~30,000 genes from parents, we also carry ~1 million genes in the bacteria we carry, especially in our intestines/colon, complex symbiotic relationships. Changes in emotional states (intestinal control) & food choices alter the microbiome within & these all change intestinal function with whatever symptoms. ...Read more

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