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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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Left upper quadrant pain with movement/bending, bloating, high liver enzymes, weight gain, what to do?

Left upper quadrant pain with movement/bending, bloating, high liver enzymes, weight gain, what to do?

Need more info: A full evaluation requires detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests and that can only be done in person. However, a few things: (a) if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, (b) lose weight (c) follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

Stop using this drug: There are other ways to treat acne that are more effective and safer than this drug (see: http://dailym.ai/1NxJulX ). Try other alternatives first. ...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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Weight Gain (Definition)

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