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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Anticholinergic: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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