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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
166 Doctors shared insights

Increased Appetite (Overview)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than he has typically felt.


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Are there mood stabilizers that do not cause increased appetite?

Are there mood stabilizers that do not cause increased appetite?

Mood stabilizers: Yes there are meds that don't cause much weight changes. Your psychiatrist can also combine meds in a ratio that weight gain does not become an issue. While all said diet and regular excercise is still important to consider while on these sort of meds. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
166 Doctors shared insights

Increased Appetite (Overview)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than he has typically felt.


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18 days into cycle. Is it normal to have increased appetite or does this mean I'm pregnant?

18 days into cycle. Is it normal to have increased appetite or does this mean I'm pregnant?

Increased appetite: In ; of itself is not diagnostic for any condition. Take pregnancy test if you miss period. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, . ...Read more

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Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Yes: People with depression can have different appetite changes. I have seen those that have lost weight and others who gain weight. Some people who eat more when they are depressed use food as a coping mechanism to help them feel better. It is best to identify the problem early and get proper treatment.Hypothyroidism can also mimic depression and cause weight gain.A simple blood test can rule this out. ...Read more

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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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If I take the pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can stay with increased appetite?

Question: I'm not quite certain what your question is? Does YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) increase your appetite? All birth control pills "can" increase your appetite, but not necessarily. If women gain weight on birth control pill, it's typically because they are actually eating more than normal, not that the pill caused them to gain weight. Most women, however, do not change their weight or their appetite on the pill. ...Read more

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How come when I don't get enough sleep I have a pooor appetite I know some people have increased appetite with lack of sleep but I have a lack of appetite with less sleep?

How come when I don't get enough sleep I have a pooor appetite I know some people have increased appetite with lack of sleep but I have a lack of appetite with less sleep?

Impaired functioning: Sleep is one of the most critical functions your body needs and is critical to all other functions. Poor sleep schedules can lead to physical and psychological health problems. Everyone responds differently but most people, whether they recognize it or not have impaired reaction times and diminished cognitive functioning following poor sleep. Nourish your body with good food regardless! ...Read more

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What might cause increased appetite?

What might cause increased appetite?

There's correct: appetite (to keep up with needs) and incorrect which is triggered by habits/emotions/situations. Guess which is more common and associated with obesity!
http://www. Amazon. Com/dp/0692496157/
details how to deal with obesity/appetite

and... if there is weight loss with incresased appetite, that is due mainly to increased needs: fever/infection/ thyroid, diabetes out of control are most of the cause ...Read more

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What could cause an increased appetite?

What could cause an increased appetite?

There's correct: appetite (to keep up with needs) and incorrect which is triggered by habits/emotions/situations. Guess which is more common and associated with obesity!
http://www. Amazon. Com/dp/0692496157/
details how to deal with obesity/appetite

and... if there is weight loss with incresased appetite, that is due mainly to increased needs: fever/infection/ thyroid, diabetes out of control are most of the cause ...Read more

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I have had an increased appetite for the past two weeks and I've been feeling really down lately and anxious. Today I have been feeling unbalanced?

Let your parents: Know how you are doing. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. ...Read more

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Are there mood stabilizers that do not cause increased appetite?

Mood stabilizers: Yes there are meds that don't cause much weight changes. Your psychiatrist can also combine meds in a ratio that weight gain does not become an issue. While all said diet and regular excercise is still important to consider while on these sort of meds. ...Read more

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Increased appetite before period is normal?

Yes: Your hormone levels change dramatically just before your period and these changes can increase your appetite. Its normal and common. Chocolate is a favorite food during this time for many women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Increased appetite but unexplained weightloss?

Increased appetite but unexplained weightloss?

Check thyroid: If you haven't done so, check your thyroid level. Hyperthyroid can cause increased appetite with weight loss. ...Read more

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Increased appetite. Do my drugs for depression cause that?

Some do: Pacil, remerom and many in the second generation anti-psychotic family. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious and appetite changes (quality: increased appetite).

I am experiencing feeling anxious and appetite changes (quality: increased appetite).

Anxiety: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You could have depression/anxiety that you might feel better being treated.

Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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18 days into cycle. Is it normal to have increased appetite or does this mean I'm pregnant?

Increased appetite: In ; of itself is not diagnostic for any condition. Take pregnancy test if you miss period. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, . ...Read more

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Why does Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight, is it from increased appetite or something else.?

Increase appetite: Paxil, (paroxetine) like other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, has been associated with weight changes. It appears to be driven by underlying appetite changes. ...Read more

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Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Yes: People with depression can have different appetite changes. I have seen those that have lost weight and others who gain weight. Some people who eat more when they are depressed use food as a coping mechanism to help them feel better. It is best to identify the problem early and get proper treatment.Hypothyroidism can also mimic depression and cause weight gain.A simple blood test can rule this out. ...Read more

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Increased appetite after period. Is that normal?

Yes: The hormonal fluctuations around the time of your period are significant. Many women have food cravings or an increased appetite during this time. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Appetite could go v: Or ^. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Whadidiseases or illness can cause excessive weight gain and increased appetite?

Diabetes: Diabetes also causes excessive thirst, lots of trips to the toilet to pee particularly at night. Go to the doctor, make an appointment for early in the day, don't eat any breakfast and let him or her know you want your blood glucose level tested and to know your hemoglobin a1c. These are the test needed to establish a diagnosis. Diabetes is a very treatable disease, catch it early. ...Read more

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I am in my second trimester but haven't got increased appetite at all. I still eat regular portions. Is this normal?

Should be improving: Usually, the nausea and vomiting in the first trimester improves in the second. If you don't start to see things getting better, you need to talk to your OB. ...Read more

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My son is 13.8 yrs. Old, 141.1cm tall, weighs 41.8 kg. Is it safe to give him vit. B 50 complex for increased appetite?

Yes, and no increase: B 50 is a very high dose of all the B vitamins, which are all water-soluble, ; they all have a maximum amount which can actually pass from the intestines into the bloodstream every 8 hours. The rest goes to the large bowel and is eliminated. So, it is impossible to OD on them. I doubt, however, that there is any evidence-based data that giving extra B vitamins can stimulate appetite. Exercise! ...Read more

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I m currently 8days past IUI. Since past 2-3 days I m feeling an increased appetite than usual. No other difficulties. Wat could b the reason?

Progesterone?: Does your doctor have you on any form of progesterone? If so, this is an appetite enhancer and could be causing your increased sensation of appetite. Otherwise, it's unlikely that if you were pregnant, the hormone of pregnancy is at a high enough level to cause increased appetite. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Past week=sudden increased appetite. Like I feel like a teenage boy about to go through a growth spurt. Got period 5 years ago, so prob not growth?

Not growing: 5 years after your first period you should be fully grown so a growth spurt is not likely. If you have an increasing appetite it is probably from other factors. Increased calorie needs can result from new levels of exercise, new body requirements (pregnancy), or nutritional deficiencies (iron deficiency anemia). ...Read more

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Is increased appetite a Zoloft withdrawal symptom?

Unlikely, but....: Each person can be very different. Lists of common effects don't mean they'll happen - certainly not all! And a decrease is what some report. But you may be different. Discuss it w/ your Dr. It's probably unrelated and you might be able to resist it w/ some CBT therapy skills aimed at eating issues. Best! ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Only psychologically: It has a very powerful placebo effect. It is often STILL used for that in people who don't have any reason to take it. They report increased well being. And that would include increased appetite ...Read more

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Does Lithium's side effect "weight gain" appears because of increased appetite that Lithium causes, or it comes by some other mechanism?

Does Lithium's side effect "weight gain" appears because of increased appetite that Lithium causes, or it comes by some other mechanism?

Lithium: Increased thirst leading to consumption of high calorie drinks has been implicated in weight gain from lithium. Lithium caused hypothyroidism is another possible factor. Blood tests including thyroid levels should be done periodically while taking lithium. People taking lithium require careful medical supervision. ...Read more

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Since coming off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and on 10mg lovan to deal with withdrawals. I've been having increased appetite? Hungryyyy! Why?

Loss of s/e: Perhaps you are someone for whom Effexor (venlafaxine) was causing decreased appetite, and its discontinuation has led to a predictable effect. Fluoxetine can also increase appetite. ...Read more

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It's been about 3 weeks since I had skyla inserted. Starting a few days ago I've had extreme bloating and increased appetite. Is this normal?

Not typical: These are not known or typical side effects of Skyla. It has a tiny amount of Progesterone which stays local to the lining of the uterus. Bloating and appetite changes have a huge list of possible causes. A Skyla IUD would be very low on the list of common causes. Consider seeing a gastroenterologist if these symptoms do not resolve ...Read more