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Does incidence of weight gain increase or decrease as remeron (mirtazapine) dosage is increased?

Does incidence of weight gain increase or decrease as remeron (mirtazapine) dosage is increased?

Remeron (mirtazapine) weight gain: Remeron (mirtazapine) is associated with weight gain, and the higher the dose the more likely it is that you may experience any side effect, including weight gain. The reasons for weight gain are several, but many on Remeron (mirtazapine) report a voracious appetite. You may benefit from proactively watching your calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more


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Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Not permanent: The side effects of Paxil, (paroxetine) as with many SSRI antidepressants can cause slower cognition, and loss of alertness and attention, however, these side effects should go away, or dissipate when the drug is stopped, with a few weeks. Since depression can also cause these symptoms, I would be careful blaming this on the drug if it hasn't been taken for at least 4-6 weeks regularly ...Read more

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Will reducing caffeine intake increase brain function?

Will reducing caffeine intake increase brain function?

No: Caffeine is a relatively safe substance. It does enhance wakefulness and alertness. Reducing it should not improve brain function and may, during the acute phase of withdrawal which cn last a couple of week, actually decrease brain function and cause headaches and a feeling of tiredness. ...Read more

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Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

It can: Yes, these can both be symptoms of depression. If you are not getting professional mental health care- please consider this beneficial option. ...Read more

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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

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Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function?

Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function?

Ginkgo biloba, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid: But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba can prevent age-related memory problems or memory loss associated with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. A number of small, early studies showed modest improvements in cognitive function for older adults with dementia. However, a number of larger studies haven't been able to confirm that Ginkgo biloba prevents memory loss or slows the progression of cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease in older adults. Although several more-recent studies have found slight improvements in cognitive function for people taking Ginkgo biloba, most experts feel that Ginkgo biloba hasn't lived up to its early promise and don't recommend its use as a memory aid. ...Read more

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Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Yes: Amnesia has been reported with biperiden; anticholinergics such as scopolamine are famous for causing amnesia for the events that took place while the patient was taking them. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Not likely: Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar, only when used with other anti-diabetic medications. Rec.: talk with your doctor about whether the dose of your other diabetic medication(s) needs to be lowered. Take care. ...Read more

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How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention ?

How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention ?

Appetite stimulation: The weight gain from clomipramine (anafranil) is due to appetite stimulation. Some people will have some water weight (edema), but that is not the primary reason for the weight gain. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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Why sodium decrease and increase in renal failure?

Why sodium decrease and increase in renal failure?

Sodium: The kidney is involved in the maintenance of stable electrolyte levels. In failure the ability to do this is affected and hence the levels can be all over the place high or low. ...Read more

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Can Fludrocortisone cause decreased libido?

Can Fludrocortisone cause decreased libido?

Yes: Any steroids can have effects on libido, specially if used orally, but topical ones are not neutral neither Use them only after consulting. with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

It may: Excessive production of prolactin causes infertility, loss of libido and other sexual dysfunctions. A large tumor will affect vision, cause headaches and deficiency of other pitutiary hormones that may cause the symptoms you listed. See this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001377/. ...Read more

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Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

No: Remeron (mirtazapine) actually calms down the anxiety that usually is associated with dementia (memory loss) and increases the appetite. Usually we have to tell the elderly to eat more protein and this medication usually make people get the munchies. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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Does watching television contribute to loss of memory?

Indirectly: Time spent watching tv is time away from memory-enhancing activities such as reading, doing crosswords/sudoku/word finders, free smartphone memory apps, playing words with friends, etc... Watching tv is a passive activity; the brain needs to be exercised as much if not more than other body parts. If you don't use it, you lose it! thus watching less tv and doing more active mental exercise is best! ...Read more