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Does Prednisone Make You Gain Weight
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Lepidium meyenii can: Be a component of a weight gain program but has no special properties regarding weight gain. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, >>. ...Read more
The fancy ones do.: A regular cup of black coffee only has about ten calories. But you can accumulate several hundred calories in a latte or other fancy coffee drink, with all the heavy cream and whole milk and flavoring syrups. Stick to plain coffee with perhaps 2% milk or some flavored creamer - not a lot, just to taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can do both: The side effects for Celexa (citalopram) are reported as being associated with rapid weight gain, anorexia (weight loss), loss of appetite (weight loss), and so it can do both things in different people. You're 31 years old. You should be able to manifest some level of control by following good dietary practices and engaging in adequate exercise and you'll likely be just fine. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
SSRI and weight gain: The category of antidepressants SSRI and as well SNRI typically can but do not always cause weight gain - in addition, diminished sex drive, inability to ejaculate/climax , and flatness of feelings (numbness). Other associated medications can be implicated, eating disorders, hypothyroidism, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalance can contribute. Bupropion, lamotrogine, nefazadone, MAOI's better. ...Read more
No: One common side effect for Insulin is weight gain. Stopping Insulin should not cause weight gain. However, if your blood sugar is out of control off of insulin, the fluid shift can transiently cause weight fluctuation. Don't stop Insulin on your own. Talk to your physician first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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