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Does Lexapro Increase Appetite Or Slow Metabolism
Remeron (mirtazapine) weight gain: Remeron (mirtazapine) is associated with weight gain, and the higher the dose the more likely it is that you may experience any side effect, including weight gain. The reasons for weight gain are several, but many on Remeron (mirtazapine) report a voracious appetite. You may benefit from proactively watching your calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: By reducing the rate of serotonin removal (norepinephrin in SNRIs) SSRIs alter the relative balance of those neurotransmitters w/ glutamate (G) but that's an indirect increase. Since high (G) seems associated w/ depression - they might unintentionally make things worse for some folk (paradox side effect). An experimental new drug (riluzole) to > G is being studied now. Who knows? ...Read more
Does seroquel (quetiapine) increase growth hormone? Do other antipsychotics decrease or increase it? How about zyprexa increasing growth hormone?
Growth hormone: Yes, seroquel (quetiapine) can increase growth hormone: http://tinyurl.Com/ldxorm9 the authors of this study opined that it might be related to antihistaminic activity. Zyprexa seems to decrease the natural growth hormone surge at sleep onset: http://tinyurl.Com/mdlx7d8. ...Read more
2 diff responses: Overeating can actually stimulate a response from the brain that actually promotes overating. Aerobic exercise and resistance training both increase energy expenditure but this can also depend on intensity. Consuming a low calorie diet will decrease your metabolism so maintaining a nice balance of cardo and resisitance training will help in my opinion. Do not forget about proper rest and fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not studied: I dont know if this has been studied- but it seems to either stay the same or go down in some (personal observatons only). ...Read more
Does ssri cause weight gain because your appetite increases or because your metabolism changes? I stress eat. Could they help curb that?
Why does seroquel (quetiapine) XR cause weight gain? Does it increase hunger or slow down metabolism? Or both? Is it possible to lose weight while on seroquel (quetiapine) xr?
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR: I can't answer all of your questions (there are really too many questions balled into one). However, lets see what i can do. Weight gain is possible with all of the atypical antipsychotic medications. However, seroquel (quetiapine) tends to a be a little more weight neutral then others. All of my patients who are newly placed on this class of medications are seen by a nutritionist. Studies show that a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serequel (Quetiapine): does it cause hypothyroidism? does it slow metabolism or does the excess hunger causes the weight and thus metabolic syndrome?
Seroquel (quetiapine) ?: AmroP293~ weight gain is a well known side effect of Seroquel but hypothyroidism is not listed as a side effect. If you are gaining weight its not a bad idea to check a TSH to r/o hypothyroidism. You should see a doctor about this and have him manage this thanks http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/quetiapine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?
All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more
No, but: Diazepam and other benzodiazepines & sedatives like it do not directly affect metabolic rate. However, they can have indirect effects in some people. For example, someone who is experiencing intense, acute anxiety (as in a crisis) is likely to lose weight from appetite suppression. A sedative will alleviate the anxiety and the weight loss. ...Read more
Yes: Nicotine raises blood glucose level and Epinephrine from the adrenal medulla, hence raising the metabolism and suppressing appetite. So some smokers are thinner compared to non-smoker counterparts. Smoking cessation in smokers lowers metabolism. Also eating more simple, processed food lowers metabolism and increases risk of obesity (not recommended). Avoiding stimulants, like caffeine, pepper, et. ...Read more
Does prediabetes interfere with response to SSRIs, mirtazapine, or atypical antipsychotics? Absorption, metabolism, elimination, etc.
Talk to your doctor : I am not aware of pre-diabetes interfering with these medications. However, just the opposite can occur. These medications can have an impact on the pre-diabetes. For instance, the triggering of diabetes is well documented with the atypical antipsychotics. SSRI's might enable some type two diabetics to have lower their oral hypoglycemic meds reduced. ...Read more
Is Mirtazapine's side effect of weight gain due to increase in appetite, or does it happens through some other mechanism?
Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?
Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more
Will Lexapro effect my testosterone levels or metabolism? I am currently on Lexapro for anxiety and am wanting to lose weight and after that start gaining muscle. The only problem is I have heard that Lexapro can cause people to gain weight and can lower
Lexapro (escitalopram) : Lexapro (escitalopram) should not effect your testosterone level. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) is in the family of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These medication can sometimes effect sexual function via the chemical nicotine synthetase which is found in the body. Some people do gain weight when on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Lexapro (escitalopram) is fairly weight neutral which means that although you could experience weight gain, that most people don't tend to gain or lose a lot of weight on it. Lexapro (escitalopram) use will not prevent you from gaining muscle mass. If you are concerned about body fat and muscle mass, the more important issues are your diet/nutrition, physical activity, adequate hydration and your degree of committment to a healthy life style, . The great thing is, that if you take good care of yourself it might help the condition you are using Lexapro (escitalopram) for. Regular sleep, physical activity, healthy food and making your health and wellbeing a priorty are all things that would positively impact depression, anxiety and a host of other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often a bad diet: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
No gauge : Metabolism is not usually as simple as a needle on a dial. Are you underweight, overweight, or normal? Do you eat a little or a lot relative to your acquaintances? It's very laborious and complex to measure your metabolism. If there are any issues, at least have your thyroid checked. ...Read more
I have suffered bulimia on and off for years. Now I have slow metabolism, is this damaging my system?
Bulima=med problems: Bulima can definitely damage your health. You should get a physical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more
Slow metabolism: That is hard to answer until we know a bit more about what you mean by "slow metabolism". Please add some information. ...Read more
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Does your x-ray show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See GI specialist please. ...Read more
Individualized: Exercise routines should be individualized based on your goals and limitations. Your best bet would be to work with a certified personal trainer to create a personalized regimen. But if your goal is weight loss, be aware, that it turns out for most, optimizing your diet - really caloric restriction - is key. But combined caloric restriction and exercise is best! ...Read more
What to do if I have a very slow metabolism and put on weight quick. What are some ways to speed it up?
I am 26f very healthy.. I am always cold! I have been loosing weight slowly. Could this be why? Or slow metabolism? I'm always cold i don't know why?
Check thyroid first: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
How high: A high level of TSH indicate thyroid deficiency and it should be treated. Thyroid deficiency does slow the metabolism and it is not a good thing. ...Read more
Need strict plan:
First have a check up with a doctor- Under active thyroid must be ruled out.
Modified ketogenic diet- low carbohydrate diet & low glycemic carbs. Plenty of vegetables & fruits & nuts.
Grass fed beef,free range chicken,& eggs- 8 glasses of purified water.Daily exercise of your tolerance. ...Read more
I really want to lose 30 pounds. I know that it involves a healthy diet and exercise but I have a very slow metabolism and am looking for some advice?
Slow metabolism?: You increase metabolism by exercising. You increase metabolism by having more muscle, which burns more calories at rest. You increase metabolism by avoiding starch and sugar and eating proteins and healthy fats, which must be metabolized in liver to sugar! most overweight people i work with need a body composition study to determine their fat and lean mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic constipation and very slow metabolism for years which makes me gain weight easily though I workiut atleast 1 hoyr per day and I dont ha?
Slow Metabolism: M asks: How 2 solve slow metabolism. ANS: Changing ur metabolism is difficult. What you can change is the number of calories u eat and burn. I recommend getting & out. If you watt to lose weight eat less, burn more, If you want to gain weight eat more burn less. Simple in concept. Difficult in execution. Good luck. Keep us posted. Good book is ISBN 13: 978-1-43914-059-8. DASH Diet: perfect 4 most. ...Read more
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