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Lower back pain, increased appetite, weight gain, very light periods after 3 months no period at all. Frequent urination.

Lower back pain, increased appetite, weight gain, very light periods after 3 months no period at all. Frequent urination.

What is the cause?: There are many causes of these symptoms. One is pregnancy. That is easy to test for- could it be the cause? There could be changes with your hormones for other reasons. Either it could be from the ovaries or some other location.

If your home pregnancy test is negative, could be time to see the family doctor, or OB/GYN, or endocrinologist, probably in that order. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Not pregnant and I have the IUD. Have lower back pain, increased appetite but no weight gain and a little weight loss?

Not pregnant and I have the IUD. Have lower back pain, increased appetite but no weight gain and a little weight loss?

Many, many: Causes for this symptom. Most copmmonly it can be a urinary tract or uterine infection. Get checked by your PCP or at a walkin clinic ...Read more

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

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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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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Does loratadine (claritin) cause weight gain or increased appetite?

Does loratadine (claritin) cause weight gain or increased appetite?

Perhaps: I have never seen weight gain in patients using this which is a weak anti- histamine; however, anti-histamines in general can lead to increased appetite and weight gain. ...Read more

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1 why does seroquel (quetiapine) cause food craving? 2 to what extent? 3 what is the solution for weight gain and increased appetite while on seroquel (quetiapine)?

1 why does seroquel (quetiapine) cause food craving? 2 to what extent? 3 what is the solution for weight gain and increased appetite while on seroquel (quetiapine)?

Antihisatmine: Seroquel or quetiapine exerts its main effects via the blockage of Dopamine receptors. A common side effect is weight gain and food craving which occurs secondarily to the blockage of histamine receptors. Unfortunately, little can be done to combat the weight gain aside from dietary modification. There are alternative antidepressants that cause less weight gain. Ask your doctor about these. ...Read more

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About to start Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety, but worried about weight gain. Is the gain typically due to increased appetite or chemical component in lexapro (escitalopram)?

About to start Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety, but worried about weight gain. Is the gain typically due to increased appetite or chemical component in lexapro (escitalopram)?

Med wt gain blues...: Weight gain is associated with almost all antidepressants except bupropion (wellbutrin). The drug company likes to say Lexapro (escitalopram) is different, in my clinical experience, it's not. Gain is usually mild (under 10lbs). The mechanisms involved are not well established fluid retention may play a role. Solution: stay active, watch the carbs, and be accepting of a cpl lbs in order to be depression free. ...Read more

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Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause I've experience a great deal of increased appetite?

Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause I've experience a great deal of increased appetite?

Risperdal: Risperdal consta may cause increased appetite and weight gain. It is not well known the mechanism of interfering with glucose metabolism, causing higher risk to develop diabetes. Please maintain a lean diet, exercise, don't smoke, and check your blood sugar regularly, more if you have family members with diabetes. The benefits of the medicine are higher than the risks. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Phenothiazine: This medication is a phenothiazine class antihistaminic antipsychotic medication. Medications of this type have historically been known to cause weight gain by appetite stimulation. Finding data on side effects of this medication proved quite difficult online. There was some information about metabolic syndrome cases but I did not see anything that had to do with edema. Without a formal pdr like print out however I cannot say for sure that at least some of the weight gain does not come from edema. ...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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I am experiencing headache dizziness lightheadedness increased appetite trouble sleeping trouble with memory/ thinking weight gain and a variety of similar symptoms all started recently around the same time and very severe?

I am experiencing headache dizziness lightheadedness increased appetite trouble sleeping trouble with memory/ thinking weight gain and a variety of similar symptoms all started recently around the same time and very severe?

Symptoms: Indicate the need for you to see your doctor. One POSSIBILITY is a thyroid imbalance or other hormonal issue. Your doc will figure this out and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Meds effect appetite by the time I take them not hungry hrs later so hungry feel like I'm going to vomit. Protein shake ok or cause weight gain?

Meds effect appetite by the time I take them not hungry hrs later so hungry feel like I'm going to vomit. Protein shake ok or cause weight gain?

Shake ok: Sounds like stomach irritation by either the meds or by gastritis. You might want to take some meds on a full stomach. Or try to take an antacid along with the meds. ...Read more

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Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Unclear: If the diagnosis of stage 4 long cancer is correct, this may be the calm before the storm. If the diagnosis is not correct, that could be the reason there are no other symptoms. The issue is really more complex than be sorted put on this forum. Need lots more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've gained 15 lbs in the last 3 weeks on top of a 60lb weight gain over last year & I'm getting very lightheaded when a little hungry. What is this?

I've gained 15 lbs in the last 3 weeks on top of a 60lb weight gain over last year & I'm getting very lightheaded when a little hungry. What is this?

See doctor: That is a large weight gain and needs to be addressed by your doctor. There are many possibilities. Lighted headed also needs to be addressed. Please schedule an appointment with your doctor. Good health to you ...Read more

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Has Prozac (fluoxetine) caused excessive hunger or weight gain?

It can: I am not sure about hunger, but weight gain is listed as one of the side effects, so it's possible. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause excessive hunger or weight gain in your child?

Unpredictable: Prozac or fluoxetine is an antidepressant that can also be used to treat anxiety, some eating disorders and other illnesseses. It can cause increased or decreased appetite. Also the underlying illnesses can increase or decrease appetite. If an appetite change does occur, it may change over time. ...Read more

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Burning gnawing pain near breastbone when hungry that only stops when I eat and weight gain what's happening?

Burning gnawing pain near breastbone when hungry that only stops when I eat and weight gain what's happening?

Gastritis/ulcer: Increased acidity can irritate the gastric lining and cause inflammation and pain that is calmed by food.
I recommend avoiding high acid foods (citrus, tomato juice, coffee, alcohol), avoid smoking, eat small portions more often, and try OTC Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole). If not better, see your PCP for further testing. (H. Pylori testing, EGD) ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks along with my 3rd pregnancy. I am so hungry all the time and worried about weight gain. Any suggestions? Is this normal?

I'm 7 weeks along with my 3rd pregnancy. I am so hungry all the time and worried about weight gain. Any suggestions? Is this normal?

Weight gain: I would stick to the three square meals and healthy snacks. In the first trimester, a woman only needs about 200 extra calories above normal which amounts to about half a chicken breast. Pregnancy is not a time to eat excessively! A woman starting out at normal weight should gain 25-30 lbs. If underweight, 30-35 lbs and overweight 20-22 lbs. ...Read more

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A few things. I am under weight, and trying to gain weight. Its very hard as when I am hungry, I get full very fast. I take a high protien weight gain shake in the mornings...very high calories. I try to eat but its very taxing...I am skinny and well,

A few things. I am under weight, and trying to gain weight. Its very hard as when I am hungry, I get full very fast. I take a high protien weight gain shake in the mornings...very high calories. I try to eat but its very taxing...I am skinny and well,

Balanced diet?: First you need to rule out a medical condition causing you to have trouble gaining weight yet with frequent hunger. Your diet needs be more balanced with some fat and some carb as well since high protein diet is more conducive to weight loss than weight gain. On the other hand, if you feel well otherwise and are not anorexic, perhaps nothing needs be done. Try eating small portions when hungry. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to feel hungry for a day after consuming 2x 225mg naproxen sodium, and result in weight gain due to continuously consumption.

Is it normal for someone to feel hungry for a day after consuming 2x 225mg naproxen sodium, and result in weight gain due to continuously consumption.

Not good: Naproxen is one of several drugs that are called Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. They all cause injury to the lining of your intestine and stomach. Your discomfort may decrease with eating, but the medicines are still dangerous.
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Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that one could absorb enough cortisone with over-the-counter cortisone creams to cause any significant systemic effects. However this can occur with much more potent prescription steroid creams. ...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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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