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How To Lose Weight When Antihistamine Makes Me Hungry
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?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
No: Antihistamines bind to histamine receptors without activating the receptor thereby blocking ability of histamine to bind to the receptor and activate it, causing itching and blood vessel dilatation (producing redness and swelling of affected tissue). The ability of the antihistamine to bind to the histamine receptor doesn't decrease over time. Increased symptoms due to increased allergen exposure. ...Read more
What can I do about water weight from taking antihistamines daily? It happens with ALL of the antihistamines.
Mostly, yes: Antipsychotics all have some antihistaminic properties. Almost all antipsychotics are associated with some weight gain. As with all prescription medication, the benefits and risks are an important part of the discussion between doc and pt. That prescription drugs are now being advertised to pts, in order to manipulate the physicians prescribing practices, is just one more abomination in the fld. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are long term side effects of diphenhydramine antihistamines and do they lose effectiveness over time?
Minimal: Diphenhydramine is the active ingredient in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and has been around for a very long time. Like most antihistamines, there is not believed to be long term side effects. Losing effectiveness is less well studied, but with ongoing use there could be some development of tolerance or it could be that you are still being exposed to an allergen and that is why symptoms are not controlled. ...Read more
I have two different antihistamines...One is hydroxyzine and the other is is diphenhydramine..Which one will cause me to gain weight?
I do believe the allergy shots indirectly are causing an inflammatory response in my body along with antihistamines adding to it. What can I do? I'm about to stop the shots. I do not want to gain anymore weight.
Do the antihistamine nose sprays and the steroid sprays lose their effectiveness over time? Should I alternate, using one type of spray each month?
Should not: These sprays should not lose their effectiveness over time. Some people need both in combination. I would suggest using the antihistamine spray and adding in the steroid spray when your symptoms are not controlled. It may take a couple of days to feel the full effect of the steroid spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small frequent meals: The key to dieting and not feeling hungry is to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. You must not skip breakfast nor go more than 3 to 3.5 hours without eating at least a small snack. Additionally, you must drink a large amount of h20 at least 96 oz to stay adequately hydrated and also to help you feel full. If necessary, consider talking to a doctor about an appetite suppressant. ...Read more
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