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I heard its bad to eat late at night & causes weight gain & I also heard it's a myth & eating late at night WILL NOT cause weight gain. Which is it?

I heard its bad to eat late at night & causes weight gain & I also heard it's a myth & eating late at night WILL NOT cause weight gain. Which is it?

Both: Mathematically speaking, it makes no difference at what time a person eats, because her weight gain only depends on how many EXTRA calories she eats or drinks, above the number of calories she uses each day or each week. In reality, many people gain weight when they eat before bed... because they already ate all the daily calories they need by 8:00 p.m., and the calories after then are EXTRA ones. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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I was suppose to start my period yesterday haven't yet been crampy two negative tests have a bad headache back ache eating a lot a little weight gain?

I was suppose to start my period yesterday haven't yet been crampy two negative tests have a bad headache back ache eating a lot a little weight gain?

Ok, rule out pregnan: Lets say upt still neg, the menstrual issue not diectly related to other sx's. It could if your anemic from heavy bleeding or having cramps but doesn't sound related. Have u been sleeping at night? Do you grind teeth at night? More fatigued? Let's say your stressed, gotten more so recently, grinding more, headache and back pain start, wt gain affects menses, long shot? Could b thyroid too. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat after you workout at night at 7 or 8? or will this cause weight gain?

Is it bad to eat after you workout at night at 7 or 8? or will this cause weight gain?

Exercise and weight: The issue on weight gain/loss is defined by this equation:
Weight = calories eaten- calories burned.

Very simple in concept difficult in execution. ...Read more

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Is practin a bad drug to take for weight gain? What's the side effects if I stop the pill?

Is practin a bad drug to take for weight gain? What's the side effects if I stop the pill?

Are you refering to: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) can cause weight gain by increasing appetite. It is antihistamine and through this effect, it stimulate appetite. It is used off label for this purpose. I am not aware that prolactin is used for weight issue. It is entirely a different category of drug. Thank you. ...Read more

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I am having my nexplanon tomorrow. I have had it for two years and removing it because of bad weight gain. What will they do? Will it be painful?

I am having my nexplanon tomorrow. I have had it for two years and removing it because of bad weight gain. What will they do? Will it be painful?

Ask physician: It seems, from the timing of your question, that it is a little late for this advice. However, before you undergo any procedure from any physician, you should have a complete explanation of what is to be done and what the consequences will be.
If you're not comfortable with doing this at this time, please discuss with your doctor and reschedule. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Supplements: Supplements vary. Most are balanced vitamins, altered beef protein and some contain essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. Eat a healthy diet with adequate calories and you may not need to depend on these. ...Read more

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Is the cb-1 weight gain supplement bad for your or can cause death?

Is the cb-1 weight gain supplement bad for your or can cause death?

Not known for sure: Nobody really knows. The supplement is not a medication approved by the FDA. Such products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are (nor what benefits are real, if any). If a CB-1 user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How bad is the weight gain while on Paxil (paroxetine) for people with overweight?

How bad is the weight gain while on Paxil (paroxetine) for people with overweight?

Mild to moderate: Part of the weight gain is related to how much you eat. Some people do not gain weight but others do. If you are already overweight should be more vigilant to watch your weight. Eat balanced meals and follow a diet plan. As some moods improve, the pt may want to eat more. Be careful and best wishes. ...Read more

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I ate really badly yesterday. Cantaking diurecic today help flush the water weight gain out?

I ate really badly yesterday. Cantaking diurecic today help flush the water weight gain out?

Not a good idea: Flushing out the water weight, ie urinating, with a diuretic is not a good idea. The water will be quickly replaced in short time, if your body is functioning properly. In addition, essential electrolytes will be compromised which can protentially create problems. "water" in the body is both intracellular
and extracellular and equilibrium will be maintained. It's a trick used by charlatans. ...Read more

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A woman age 58-socially active, but experienced weight gain, forgetfulness & bad temperament/sensitive. What can be the possible causes?

A woman age 58-socially active, but experienced weight gain, forgetfulness & bad temperament/sensitive. What can be the possible causes?

Many causes: For memory loss and personality changes in her age group. She need an evaluation to rule out those causes that are correctable, and the causes that are treatable. Depression is but one treatable example that is common, is called "pseudo-dementia", may cause memory impairment and other symptoms that mimic dementia.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I am considering changing from cerazette to yasmin. No bad effects on cerazette other than weight gain (tested it by stopping for a few months and?

Hi, I am considering changing from cerazette to yasmin. No bad effects on cerazette other than weight gain (tested it by stopping for a few months and?

Unsure what ur? Is: I agree with unchanging from a progestin only pill like cerazette to a combine oral contraceptive pill because they are more effective and forgiving. If I miss a dose and may provide other benefits like improving acne. However, I would recommend a different formulation than Yasmin, like Loestrin or Sprjntec which have lower risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts so bad I can't stand or walk what should I do? Some of itfrom is weight gain but would it hurt this bad just from weight gain?

My lower back hurts so bad I can't stand or walk what should I do? Some of itfrom is weight gain but would it hurt this bad just from weight gain?

Low back pain: Back pain can result from a multitude of factors, but is commonly related to disorders of the intervertebral disc. Premature degeneration of the disc can, in fact, be related to repetitive and/or excessive loads (e.g., weight) placed upon the disc. Weight loss, aerobic conditioning, and core strengthening can all help mitigate the risk of pathologic disc disorders. Lean and mean is the way to go. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17 and I've been on abilify (aripiprazole) for a while. Right now I'm on 5mg and I want to stop cold turkey because of the weight gain is this a bad idea?

Hi I'm 17 and I've been on abilify (aripiprazole) for a while. Right now I'm on 5mg and I want to stop cold turkey because of the weight gain is this a bad idea?

Yes.: It's a bad idea. Weight gain can often be managed by diet and exercise; but if it can't, there are alternatives, often in changing to a different medicine -- without going cold turkey. Why hesitate to discuss this with your prescriber? Your concern is valid. ...Read more

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Weight gain plus possible toxins from narcotics has caused bad odor (musty smell) and at night worse. Feminine area too. Why and how help it?

Increase water intak: I would encourage adequate water intake to detox. Approximately half your body weight in ounces for ideal body weight. A lemon master cleanse may not be a bad idea but this requires significant will power and discipline. Try to wean yourself off narcotics. Long term narcotics use can sensitize you to the pain and actually make the pain seem worse along with the risk of addiction. ...Read more

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After I had my baby, I lost my sense of smell as a result of a bad flu.24 tabs of prednisolone was prescribed 4 2wks. Will taking this cos weight gain?

Yes: Prednisolone is known to cause weight gain due to its tendency to make one crave carbohydrates, and due to its properties that puts the body in "conserve" mode. Fortunately, the weight can come off again with an increase in exercise and diet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a total thyroidectomy and have such a bad taste in my mouth, weight gain, anybody else?

What to do if I have had a total thyroidectomy and have such a bad taste in my mouth, weight gain, anybody else?

Burning mouth Syndro: Moderate to severe burning in the mouth is the main symptom of BMS and can persist for months or years.
Other symptoms of BMS include: tingling or numbness on the tip of the tongue or in the mouth. Bitter or metallic changes in taste. Or dry or sore mouth.

Could be due to thyroid hormone level. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds, now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds, now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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My partner died when murdered. I don't deserve to eat I feel like a bad person and a burden on my therapist and I fear weight gain. Is this anorexia

My partner died when murdered. I don't deserve to eat I feel like a bad person and a burden on my therapist and I fear weight gain. Is this anorexia

Grief, depression: Death of a spouse or significant other, is a major loss. Duration of patient's symptoms is important. Grief is usually 2 months in duration and feelings of not deserving to eat, a burden on the therapist, thoughts about being bad are more consistant with depression or grief. Just fear of gaining weight is not enough for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.Thanks. ...Read more

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After giving birth, I lost my sense of smell as a result of a bad flu.24 tabs of prednisolone is prescribed for 2wks. Will taking this cos weight gain?

After giving birth, I lost my sense of smell as a result of a bad flu.24 tabs of prednisolone is prescribed for 2wks. Will taking this cos weight gain?

No: The regimen appears to be taking one tablet less every day until you finish the rx that is usual when it is used for a not too serious condition (although your problem is serious to you) this method does not give too much steroid and unless you are over sensitive will not cause any problem hope you have good results. ...Read more

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Prescribed 100mg of Prednisone day1 to taper off by 20mg until day6. Is this safe, and considered long term use? Afraid of bad side effects like weight gain, muscle loss, diabetes, etc.

Prescribed 100mg of Prednisone day1 to taper off by 20mg until day6. Is this safe, and considered long term use? Afraid of bad side effects like weight gain, muscle loss, diabetes, etc.

OK: 6 days is not considered long-term and you should experience none of the long-term side effects that we worry about. You may have some of the short-term side effects - hungry, happy, hyper (some people it's more like hungry, angry, jittery). ...Read more

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I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD. Diet & exercise doesn't work. Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?

I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD. Diet & exercise doesn't work. Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?

Maybe: Preliminary data include:
http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0882401012001106

Ultimately, staying on a drug or not is a decision you should make with the help of the prescriber based upon your response thus far and the observed risks. ...Read more

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My waist got bigger after daily prednizone for 18mo. No real weight gain. Also hyetal hernia. In danger? Also bad hypo thyroid. Bmi 28, sedentary due to bac

My waist got bigger after daily prednizone for 18mo. No real weight gain. Also hyetal hernia. In danger? Also bad hypo thyroid. Bmi 28, sedentary due to bac

Sounds like: You need an endocrinologist to help you sort out your thyroid issues. Consider also water aerobics - great exercise, and easy on the back and joints. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years w/ weight gain, mood swings, depression, several bvs, bad cramps, all are getting worse. Time to get it removed? No insurance.

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years w/ weight gain, mood swings, depression, several bvs, bad cramps, all are getting worse. Time to get it removed? No insurance.

Your complaints: Of mood issues and weight are not related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). The amout of circulating homrone from the device is ropughly 1/30th the amount in the pill. Your cramping may be due to ovulation, bowel or bladder. Perhaps that is the iud. Your mood and anxiety need to be seperatly treated, then you will see more clearly where the iud is causing a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

Constipation Rx: Well, you can't really tell what role the constipation is playing until you have some results. If increasing water, fiber in diet, & exercise isn't producing results of easier passage of softer stool, then you may need a laxative (i.e. Miralax) or enemas, hopefully supervised by your doctor. You are likely having hot flashes from menopause; your doctor can help with hormone and other treatments. ...Read more