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Which anxiety medicines are the least likely to cause weight gain? I have generalized anxiety.

Which anxiety medicines are the least likely to cause weight gain? I have generalized anxiety.

Anxiety Medications: Commonly prescribed Anxiety Medications are Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin.

Generally they do not cause weight gain.

It is likely that weight gain is due to Stress eating and lack of exercise.

Please see your family physician for diagnosis including stressors affecting your life, Psychotherapy, Medication, Yoga, and Meditation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can fluoxetine cause weight gain and is it a safe drug for anxiety?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes it is safe, & in some it can affect weight. ...Read more

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Help please! What drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?

Help please! What drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?

That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines don't cause weight gain, work well but can be addicting so use cautiously. Hydroxyzine (vistaril) and Buspirone (buspar) are minimally effective & don't cause weight gain they deal mostly with anxiety & may help OCD some. The best meds long term are serotonergic or dual acting antidepressants (serotonergic/noradrenergic) for both anxiety and OCD but most can cause some weight gain. ...Read more

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Could you please reccomend some drugfor anxiety that does not cause weight gain. Remeron has caused considerable weight gain. Many Thanks?

Could you please reccomend some drugfor anxiety that does not cause weight gain. Remeron has caused considerable weight gain. Many Thanks?

Behavioral: Modalities can be helpful. The docs who do conventional medication can help w/your specific question but beyond that consider things such as clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, psychotherapy w/a pro who specializes in anxiety disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety and depression. What is the best medication to take that will not cause weight gain?

Meds: This is usually pretty individualized depeneding on symptoms, other meds taken, side effects etc. If you have atypical depression - wellbutrin (bupropion) can be very helpful. Ssri- are good for anxiety and classic depression. Lexapro is probably the most weight neutral of those. Discuss this with prescriber. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any depression/anxiety meds that DO NOT cause weight gain? How about any that can make you lose weight?! I need to be happy and thin. Ha

Are there any depression/anxiety meds that DO NOT cause weight gain? How about any that can make you lose weight?! I need to be happy and thin. Ha

Depression: Before you consider any meds please set up a referral to a Psychologist who will evaluate you and help you. The psychologist may also refer you to a doctor regarding weight loss. ...Read more

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After stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg my dr gave me 25mg zoloft for anxiety/ocd. Says it will not cause weight gain at this dosage. I gained on cymbalta (duloxetine).? tx

After stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg my dr gave me 25mg zoloft for anxiety/ocd. Says it will not cause weight gain at this dosage. I gained on cymbalta (duloxetine).? tx

Weight Gain: I hope this works for you. Time will tell. I find my patients seem to eventually gain weight on these medications regardless of the dose. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the only antidepressant that seems not to contribute to weight gain. However, this medication might be appropriate for you. I hope you will not be offended by my suggestion: Perhaps this could be a good time to increase your activity level. ...Read more

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What are good choices for antidepressants and anti anxiety meds that do not cause weight gain that I can discuss with my psychiatrist?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is suppose to be weight neutral and is indicated for anxiety and depression. Well but run decreases your appetite and helps with depression. It is not as good for anxiety. ...Read more

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Will sertraline for anxiety cause weight gain?

Will sertraline for anxiety cause weight gain?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not likely, although rare cases are reported, at high dose. ...Read more

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Does co-sertraline cause weight gain or any damage by taking 100mg per day for anxiety?

Does co-sertraline cause weight gain or any damage by taking 100mg per day for anxiety?

Sertraline & Weight: Sertraline (zoloft) is probably the least likely of antidepressants to be associated with weight gain -- but it can still happen. People who are both anxious and depressed may also slow down their activity, which can lead to weight gain. If you attend to daily exercise and healthy diet, you'll be much less likely to experience weight gain with this or any other medication. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to loose 2kg weight per week healthily? Will depression or anxiety cause weight gain?

Is it possible to loose 2kg weight per week healthily? Will depression or anxiety cause weight gain?

Depression & Anxiety: Can be a factor in unintentional weight gain or weight loss. Some folks are "stress eaters." Slow and steady is the best way to loose weight. Please see your doctor to make sure your health is ok for diet and to obtain a good food plan for you. Ask about low carb/higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does lexamil cipla (escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?

How does lexamil cipla (escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?

Escitalopram: People respond to medication differently. Some will gain weight while others lose weight. The weight gain can be due to the medication slowing the metabolism and/or increasing your appetite. Changing your diet and regular exercise can be helpful. On average escitalopram can take 4-6 weeks to help with anxiety and depression. I have had some patients report that it started working sooner for them. ...Read more

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How to lose weight if I need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but I don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

How to lose weight if I need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but I don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read more

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I have been presc. Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for anxiety and depression. I am afraid it will cause weight gain? I have BDD and am very self consious about wght?

Unlikely: Duloxetine has a small chance of weight gain, but most people don't get it. If you do get it, rest assured that the medicine can be stopped, or a counteracting medicine can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplements cause weight gain anxiety depression?

Can calcium supplements cause weight gain anxiety depression?

Calcium: Trying to research this - it appears that either too little or too much calcium may be associated with depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lost 50 kg over a number of years my dr has now added Serdep 100mg to my Wellbutrin XL for anxiety and depression. Will this cause weight gain?

I have lost 50 kg over a number of years my dr has now added Serdep 100mg to my Wellbutrin XL for anxiety and depression. Will this cause weight gain?

ItMayButCanBeControl: Sertalie (Serdep) is known to cause weight gain in some. But it can be kept under control by cutting down total calories consumption and regular exercise. You know what to do as you have lost a lot of weight 50Kgm over the years ...Read more

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Took 40 Prozac for 2yrs for anxiety/OCD. Stopped 8 months ago. Used to cause weight gain. If I start again any chance itll cause weight loss this time?

Depression/ OCD Trea: I commend you for your functioning without Prozac for 8 months.
Let Wise woman in you reflect at this time:
• Severity of Anxiety
• Severity of OCD
• Effect on your functioning in school, work, and relationships
• Concern about physical appearance
• Present weight, diet and daily exercise
See Psychiatrist for:
•Present Diagnosis
•Need for Prozac or another medication
•Therapy to cope with stresses ...Read more

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Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

None are common: Bloggers and posts indicate the unusual experience of someone who is not satisfied. Stick with the larger, medically reviewed websites if you are going to seek wisdom from the internet. ...Read more

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Does Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain? I hear most antidepressants are weight neutral but I've gained with most! Thanks - agoraphobia/anxiety here

Buspar (buspirone): If Buspar (buspirone) has help with your depression you could still take it.

For your agoraphobia/anxiety you would be best to see a Psychiatrist and/or a Psychologist.

Agoraphobia and anxiety can be very troubling. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Yes, statinscan cause weight. They seem to cause a craving for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

?: Unfortunately Mme it is not a pick and choose matter, it depends on the condition and which dug best suits the case and doesn't interact with other medications you are already on, you definitely have the choice together with your doctor to decide between 2 or 3 drugs that would be equally effective in a particular situation, it isn't an absolute across the board choice, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Prednisone does: Prednisone does cause weight gain, along with other side effects. The doctor who is prescribing the immunosuppressives can list the medication options for a patient, and also list the more common side effects. Then, both the patient and doctor are aware of what to expect when some of the medications are used. ...Read more

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I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

Medication effects: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone (Geodon) are antipsychotic medications.
Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone.
Thank you for informing about Depression.
Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain.
Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more

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Do psychiatric medicines cause weight gain?

Wt.: Some do, some are weight neutral, & some cause some decrease in appetite. ...Read more

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Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Not normally: Hyperthyroidism usually causes weight loss, treating it would cause weight gain.Therefor stopping treatment for hyper thyroidism would likley cause weight loss not gain. ...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