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How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

Depends: All medications approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd in children may have weight loss associated with their use, not just amphetamine derivatives. Methylphenidate, atomoxetine, guanfacine, desmethylphenidate all can decrease appetite leading to weight loss. This is because of their impact on separate centers of the brain, and totally unrelated to their supposed addictive potential. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

Unanswerable : Wow. This is a big question that is impossible to answer. There are so many variables...Including the fact that many people do not lose weight and many who do not put on weight with birth control. But on both parts of your questions "how much weight' and 'how fast' would be variable from female to female. ...Read more

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How long after stopping medication will you lose the weight?

How long after stopping medication will you lose the weight?

Depends: Which medication(s)? Each medication takes some time to clear/leave your system entirely (called a half-life). ...Read more

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How long after discontinuing pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can I lose weight and how long will it take to lose the weight when stoppingnthe anti depressant?

How long after discontinuing pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can I lose weight and how long will it take to lose the weight when stoppingnthe anti depressant?

Probably 2 weeks.: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) not usually associated with much wt gain. Assuming no other cause of wt gain, should be able to lose wt on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) with right amount of exercise and calorie reduction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Varies.: 3500 calories is 1 lbs. Your metabolism and the exercise you do daily will add up the calories the body will burn daily. If during exercise you burn 300 calories which is walking 3 miles. And your body burns 1400 calories in metabolism daily. You will have 1700 calories burned daily. 800-1700 = 900 calories burned daily = 4 days to lose 1 pound. which is 4 lbs in 16 days or about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight will i lose eating 600-800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how much weight will i lose eating 600-800 calories a day?

Restricting calories: Below base metabolic rate (wt in pounds x 10) triggers starvation mode for the body causing you to overeat when food is available. You may lose a little weight at first but then the body will try to store fat to fight starvation. You'll gain it back and it will be harder to lose. Best to work with a nutritionist/health coach on a life plan for steady healthy sustained weight management. ...Read more

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Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?

Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?

Depends: Once your appetite returns to normal, you will have to eat less (particularly carbs) and exercise more to lose the weight which was gained. The speed of loss depends on how much less you eat and how much more you exercise. ...Read more

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How much weight will you lose by taking triamterene?

How much weight will you lose by taking triamterene?

See below: Triamterene is a weak diuretic, ie a pill to get rid of sodium and water, not a weight reduction pill. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

800 calories per day: is very low. You might actually slow your metabolic rate with this type of intake - this could negatively impact weight over the long run. ...Read more

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How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

Not clear: I am not certain what you are asking. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness what we call steroid myopathy. Some people use Anabolic steroids to build up their muscles but this is not an fda indication and which may lead to side effects especially over the long term.Caution - this is in the caution range. Not advised. ...Read more

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How long would it take to lose weight eating 500 calories a day?

How long would it take to lose weight eating 500 calories a day?

Too low calories: This is too low a calorie intake. You should not go below 1000 calories to be safe. You should eat regular meals and not skip meals. Weight loss involves burning off more calories than you take in, a pound equals @ 3500 calories, a safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. ...Read more

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How much time will it take to lose excess weight after weight-loss surgery?

How much time will it take to lose excess weight after weight-loss surgery?

6-12 months: Most sleeve patients will lose their weight (70% of excess wt) in 6 months. Most bypass patients will lose their weight (75-80% of excess weight) over 12 months. Band patients lose about 50% of excess weight over 2 yrs. ...Read more

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How many pounds would I gain from strength training if eating maintenance calories? and will I ever lose it?

How many pounds would I gain from strength  training if eating maintenance calories? and will I ever lose it?

It depends: there are too many variables. It depends are what exercises, the amount of weight, how many repetitions, how many days a week you do them, etc, etc, etc. ...Read more

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Is weight gain from Abilify (aripiprazole) just temporary when you up a dose? Or do you continue to gain weight as long as you take the meds?

Is weight gain from Abilify (aripiprazole) just temporary when you up a dose? Or do you continue to gain weight as long as you take the meds?

Gain can continue: Although Abilify (aripiprazole) is less likely than some others in this class ( atypical antipsychotics) to cause weight gain, it certainly can do it, presumably by increasing resistance to Insulin in part. You need to watch this closely, watch diet and try to exercise. It can be very helpful so try to weigh risks and benefits. You can lose the weight if you get off it but it's not all that easy. ...Read more

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How much meth would it take to start losing weight?

How much meth would it take to start losing weight?

Meth weight loss: I would strongly suggest not to use this. The best is eat right, exercise and get a personal trainer, stop drinking pop. Cut back on sugar. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose safely each week?

See below: For my patients. I recommend 2 to 5 pounds weekly. The heavier you are the more weight you lose during the first few months. As you get close to lean body mass, the weight will slow down. Please check with your doctor to see if there's any reason that you're having trouble losing weight. There's information. Also located on our webpage. W ww.Weigh station.Net. Please read the newsletters. ...Read more

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For anorexia recovery - when you have to eat 2500 calories a day, how much weight do you gain in a week?

For anorexia recovery - when you have to eat 2500 calories a day, how much weight do you gain in a week?

It depends: For each 3500 calories we eat above what we burn we gain one pound. 2500 calories daily for someone that is inactive and very small could lead to a gain of 2-3 pounds a week. If you are tall, exercise a lot and stay active, 2500 calories may actually lead to weight loss is some people. Check with your physician or nutritionist to determine the best for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight would you lose per week without eating the entire week?

Can you tell me how much weight would you lose per week without eating the entire week?

Not advisable.: Prolonged fasting is very dangerous and should not be attempted. It has cause severe injury to internal organs. There is no way to answer without knowing your size, how much you usually eat and how much you exercise. ...Read more