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How To Reduce Carb Sugar Cravings After Fluoxetine
What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos. I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now. Advice?
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
No: There are no significant interactions between prozac (fluoxetine) and caffeine (or sugar). You may be experiencing an elevated mood since you are on the prozac (fluoxetine) and have more energy. You used to "need" the caffeine to feel normal but now your mood is more normal and the caffeine pushes it to edgy. Just a thought. ...Read more
Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stiop. ...Read more
I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?
Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable (baby spinach, kale) then fruit (blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more
I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?
Sugar craving: Lower carb diet and higher in good fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil. The fats will help w/feelings of satiety. Carbs turn into sugar so avoid them W/in a week your craving will weaken and eventually go away. See doc to make sure you are healthy enough to do this. Peace and good health. You can use stevia for sweetening if you like. ...Read more
How can I get rid of sugar cravings? It's like my body needs the sugar and it's an addiction. I even eat a spoon of sugar if nothing is available!
Does a person with diabetes 2 have sugar cravings? I don't have diabetes nor sugar cravings but have lost 20lbs in 4wks (unintentional)? Is it diabetes
I have been diagnosed as hyperglycemic. I researched but managing it causes me frustration. Exactly, how is it managed? What is it? Are my extreme sugar cravings associated with it? Help
Sugar creates spikes:
In insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many. Http://www. Amazon. Com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129
Peace and good health. ...Read more
I've been having sugar cravings increasingly over the past year and have gone from 49 to 55kg in 2 years. Very hard to shift. Also get hot flushes?
I have had swollen ankles, numbness in hands and arms. But only numb when I'm not feeling terrible pain in my wrists. I have put on weight over 2 years and I have sugar cravings. What's wrong with me?
Impossible to say: You need a complete evaluation starting with a primary care doctor. The possible causes are numerous. ...Read more
Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?
Weight gain is very: Common but does not happen to everyone taking Zyprexa. However lifestyle measures including exercise, sleep and dietary adjustments can reduce the amount of weight gain or even eliminate it in many individuals. If weight gain is problematic despite these measures then the prescriber may find an alternative medication with less risk. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.
In general,: It is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more
I'm all ready on low carb diet, what else can I do to reduce my blood sugar levels? Is that possible?
Not only is it possible - it is essential. Two options:
1: Make an appointment to see a dietitian.
2: Go online to "NuVal" and learn more about good eating habits. You may be surprised but happy. ...Read more
M58, could aspartame reduce blood sugar level. Plz consider here aspartame as medicine. (I am not talking of replacing carb diet with aspartame)?
Not really: It's pretty small amount of stuff, so it has a very small effect. I'm not entirely certain what the expectation of sugar does. Certainly it makes one subjectively FEEL like being hyPOglycemic. But I doubt the psychological effect has either a physiologic basis nor a physiologic consequence (the sugar only feels low). ...Read more
20 mg of prozac make you feel worse in the beginning? . if so how long does it take 2 feel better? Also, can low serotonium cause low blood sugar?
SSRI: The unwanted effects from the medication can last up to two weeks. ...Read more
Have hypocly. Was tested for islet tumors, don't have any. Don't eat sugar or high carbs, sugar still drops to 60's some am's. Why? Do eat proteins
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Diet: It appears to be a vegetarian diet. As such it depends on which plants you consume within that diet. Why don't you study the Mediterranean diet, the only one proven to make a health difference and not designed to enrich anyone. ...Read more
Vegetables/Thyroid: Since you have hyperthyroidism, you want to avoid corn and vegetables that have goitrogens, or substances that interfere with thyroid hormone production like cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale and soy milk and tofu. Choose carrots, asparagus, green beans, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach. The U of Maryland has a great resource on nutrition: http://tinyurl. Com/zh365 ...Read more
Carbohydrate craving: Medication doesn't usually help with that. High levels of sugar and carbohydrates have been shown to affect mood so I would avoid excessive amounts of both of these in your diet. Exercise has been shown to help both depression and cravings for food. Work on a healthier diet and regular exercise with enough sleep as that should help. ...Read more