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Insanely jealous of friends rapid weight loss. Can I also take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Insanely jealous of friends rapid weight loss. Can I also take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Not recommended: First of all, unless medically necessary, u want to have gradual & steady weight loss instead of rapid weight loss. People with rapid weight loss usually will not be able to maintain whatever drugs/diet they are on and will gain everything back and more. Second, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not a weight loss drug. It can cause dependency, depression, psychosis. Aggressive behavior, severe high blood pressure... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I take seroquel (quetiapine) for my bipolar disorder what vitamin can I take to counter act the weight gain and help with weight loss?

I take seroquel (quetiapine) for my bipolar disorder what vitamin can I take to counter act  the weight gain and help with weight loss?

Seroquel (quetiapine) & weight: There is no known vitamin depletion associated with taking seroquel, (quetiapine) but it is associated with weight gain, Insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes in some people. For best results you'll need to make sure you're exercising daily, and eating healthy whole (non-processed w/trans fats) foods -- emphasizing veggies & high-fiber carbs (brown rice, if any) rather than rapidly absorbed sugars. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft (sertraline) and welbutrin with diet pills? Such as xenadrine or hydroxycut? I need to lose 50 lbs. Zoloft (sertraline) has made me gain a lot of weight. But i need it for OCD and depression.

Can i take Zoloft (sertraline) and welbutrin with diet pills?
Such as xenadrine or hydroxycut? I need to lose 50 lbs. Zoloft (sertraline) has made me gain a lot of weight. But i need it for OCD and depression.

Other diet options: Exercise and a healthy weight loss diet. In my practice i generally prescribe Diethylpropion er 75 mg around 2pm. I prescribe it because of the success i've had with it in patients on psychotropics. Other options include low dose topamax, (topiramate) but make sure you are aware of all the side effects. Green coffee bean extract can help as can ashwaghanda or garcinia cambogia. ...Read more

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What to do if every night, am bulimic, and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which stops the appetite, how fast will I lose stomach fat and weight?

What to do if every night, am bulimic, and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which stops the appetite, how fast will I lose stomach fat and weight?

If you are bulimic: the best thing to do is see a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Also get an exam from your doc. Bulimia can ruin your health, your teeth, or may even take your life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What vitamin or pill can I take to speed up metabolism to help with weight loss since i think my celexa (citalopram) is working against my weight loss?

What vitamin or pill can I take to speed up metabolism to help with weight loss since i think my celexa (citalopram) is working against my weight loss?

Warning: Info only!: I'm not recommending this - but it does seem reasonable and might help you in some way. http://www.theroadback.org/weight_loss.aspx an interesting fact is that the digestive tract has more serotonin receptors than the brain. That's a reason for weight ; stomach side effects so many have. Consider psychotherapy as a bridge to reduce med needs. You learn skills w/out side effects. Best! ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and exercising.Losing a lot of weight 32 pounds in 5 months. Feel great though. Adderal does not effect my BP or pulse rate. ?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and exercising.Losing a lot of weight 32 pounds in 5 months. Feel great though. Adderal does not effect my BP or pulse rate. ?

Minimal.: Generally while adderal can increase blood pressure or pulse slightly, this not clinically significant. Weight loss is variable from one individual to another, often associated with appetite decrease and not usually an issue. It is good you are exercising and feeling well, please confer with the prescribing physician to monitor your weight and mood changes. ...Read more

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I am trying to curb my appetite and lose weight at 33 it is harder , i suffer fromanxiety and collagencolitisis there any diet supp i can take?

I am trying to curb my appetite and lose weight at 33 it is harder , i suffer fromanxiety and collagencolitisis there any diet supp i can take?

Look at Ayurveda: Some ayurvedic herbs may be helpful for your condition. Boswellia has been examined in collagenous colitis and is an anti-inflammatory. Other herbs such as ashwagandha can help with anxiety and sleep and are also anti-inflammatory. At times when life is stressful (physically, emotionally) we produce stress hormones that can make it difficult to lose weight. More info at chopra.Com. ...Read more

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What should I do to combat weight loss on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 5'6" began 30mg XR at 114lbs (already low weight) and currently weigh 110lbs.

What should I do to combat weight loss on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 5'6" began 30mg XR at 114lbs (already low weight) and currently weigh 110lbs.

Your Body Mass index: dropped from 18.4 to 17.8 with healthy being 18.5 and above. Eat a good breakfast before taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in AM, eat lunch if possible and eat well when appetite suppression effect wears off at night. Take a daily multivitamin. Consider calorie-dense nutritious foods (quinoa, peanut butter, avocado, corn, banana, whole grain bread, granola with yogurt). Consider lower dose. Best regards. ...Read more

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What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

No relationship: Taking Ativan (lorazepam) "every once in a while" has no effect on one's weight. That means one's weight can go up or down, but will not be due to taking Ativan (lorazepam) once in a while. ...Read more

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How can I stop excessive sweating and weight gain on antidepressants? Thanks. Also, I am in australia and i don't think they prescribe wellburtin :(

How can I stop excessive sweating and weight gain on antidepressants? Thanks. Also, I am in australia and i don't think they prescribe wellburtin :(

Sweating: Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be treated by your dermatologist. Treatments vary from topical solutions that block the sweat duct, to iontophoresis to Botox injections. Botox is very effective because it stops the sweating for up to 4 to 6 months but it is an expensive treatment. It may be cheaper for some people who have to replace their suits often because of excessive perspiration. ...Read more

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My mental illness stops me from exercising other than some bike daily. How can I stay slim as I get older and my metabolism slows down?

My mental illness stops me from exercising other than some bike daily. How can I stay slim as I get older and my metabolism slows down?

Stay positive: Focus on what exercise you can do and build on that. Keep using the bike daily increasing your time gradually. Also, some meds may contribute to sluggish feeling, making you tire more easily. Discuss your health goals and any medication side effects with prescribing doctor. Great that you get daily exercise. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

Yes...but: You need a multi-tier approach: dietary changes, behavior modifications, increasing exercise, avoid drugs that can cause weight gain... To lose weight successfully, you need a whole-body approach. ...Read more

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How do I deal with increased appetite from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal? I went from 5'3 100 lbs to 5'3 108 in 3 days which is TOO fast & unhealthy in my eyes.

How do I deal with increased appetite from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal? I went from 5'3 100 lbs to 5'3 108 in 3 days which is TOO fast & unhealthy in my eyes.

How exercising more?: A study recently was released which demonstrated that contrary to popular belief the reason most Americans gain unwantingly gain weight is not due to overeating as much as it's due to UNDER exercising. At 22 years of age and with the great Body Mass Index you have my impression is that you are well conditioned to get into an intensive training program for weight loss if that's what you WANT to do ...Read more

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Hello doctorbasically i'm struggling to gain weight or muscle and when i exercise my muscle get tired really quickly, some people tell me to use prote?

Hello doctorbasically i'm struggling to gain weight or muscle and when i exercise my muscle get tired really quickly, some people tell me to use prote?

Muscle Building: It takes considerable amount of time to build muscle, try not to be discouraged as it will likely happen if you persist. Consult an exercise physiologist are they are usually experts in nutrition and designing work out plans. You will probably be told to have at least one protein drink per day in addition to your meals. My best. ...Read more

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Will Lexapro effect my testosterone levels or metabolism? I am currently on Lexapro for anxiety and am wanting to lose weight and after that start gaining muscle. The only problem is I have heard that Lexapro can cause people to gain weight and can lower

Will Lexapro effect my testosterone levels or metabolism? I am currently on Lexapro for anxiety and am wanting to lose weight and after that start gaining muscle. The only problem is I have heard that Lexapro can cause people to gain weight and can lower

Lexapro (escitalopram) : Lexapro (escitalopram) should not effect your testosterone level. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) is in the family of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These medication can sometimes effect sexual function via the chemical nicotine synthetase which is found in the body. Some people do gain weight when on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Lexapro (escitalopram) is fairly weight neutral which means that although you could experience weight gain, that most people don't tend to gain or lose a lot of weight on it. Lexapro (escitalopram) use will not prevent you from gaining muscle mass. If you are concerned about body fat and muscle mass, the more important issues are your diet/nutrition, physical activity, adequate hydration and your degree of committment to a healthy life style, . The great thing is, that if you take good care of yourself it might help the condition you are using Lexapro (escitalopram) for. Regular sleep, physical activity, healthy food and making your health and wellbeing a priorty are all things that would positively impact depression, anxiety and a host of other conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more