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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

Dr. Scott Shapiro
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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Stay away from foods you're allergic to
Once
Try simethicone to relieve symptoms
Once
Drink less sodas, carbonated beverages
Daily
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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Keep a food diary for triggers
once
Avoid splenda, sorbitol, prune juice, gummy or jelly candies
once
Take simethicone or Beano as needed
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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Eliminate dairy foods
daily
Eliminate gluten
daily
Drink water
6x day
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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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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more

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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more

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