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List Of Appetite Stimulants
yes...: Pretty much all adhd meds can cause anxiety as a side effect but what is important is for each individual as well as each individual medication it may not be the case. While frustrating it may take a trial of one, two, three or maybe even more to find the right one at the right dose that works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enhanced Dopamine: Stimulants affect the brain by enhancing dopamine production, inducing feelings of well being often interpreted as euphoria. This can become a highly addictive state, and usually becomes harder to achieve as tolerance to the stimulant develops. Stimulants activate the Sympathetic and Central nervous systems which can lead to reduced experiencing of discomfort. ...Read more
Prescription : Appetite suppressants prescribed by your doctor are legal. Appetite suppressants sold otc as supplements are legal but dangerous. Appetite suppressants bought over the internet could be anything including illegal substances or bogus medicine. Any street drug that affects appetite is illegal. ...Read more
Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.
Everyone's different: If there was one perfect antidepressant for everybody, there would only need to be one on the market. The fact that there are many different ones means that everyone is different. It may take a while to find just the right medicine for you. Hang in there. It will be worth the wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term effects: The "party line" on this is that there are no "long term effects" of stimulant adhd medications - at least in the harmful sense. The beneficial longterm effects, particularly if administered to a really hyperactive or inattentive child starting at a young age (but not being over used), is that concentration and other beneficial brain pathways will be able to develop normally via "neuronal pruning. ...Read more
Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?
Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more
Generally safe: There are not many side effects of a single multivitamin per day, though i'm amazed to hear from patients that they get stomach upset or nausea from a multivitamin. Study the nutritional value of natural foods, and eat well--the mediterranean style of eating should add years to your life, and life to your years. ...Read more
Lack of appetite and constipation. Feeling full fast. Is the lack of appetite stemming from the constipation?
What type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) is the loss of appetite side effect stronger?
Duration of action : of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 6 hrs.; of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, about 12 hours, with differences in metabolism & excretion of a given dose in each individual.Once a dose wears off each day, there's very little residual effect or side effect. No one has ADHD for only 6 hours/day. Some people structure their lives so they only need meds " on board" 6 hours/day. Delivery system, not strength, is what's different. ...Read more
Yes: Stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are very powerful. It's amphetamine, like crystal meth. It can be habit forming, cause lots of side effects including depression, anxiety and even psychosis. It can cause some personality changed, which is what you are likely referring to as an "alter ego." it sounds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will not be a good treatment for you. ...Read more
Methylphenidate: Ritalin (methylphenidate) side-effects include nervousness, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, heartburn, headache, muscle tightness, dry mouth, restlessness, tingling of hands/feet, decrease sexual desire, painful menstruation, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart beats faster, blurred vision, agitation, seizures, psychosis, mood changes, tics, rash. ...Read more
Similar in both: Methylphenidate (ritalin) is a psychostimulant. The most common side effects (se) are loss of appetite, headache, nausea, stunted growth, restlessness and increased heart rate. Common side effects often not recognized are increased anger and/or dysphoria (unhappiness). The positive effects are reduced hyperactivity, improved attention and better focus. Children w/ ASD are more prone to ses. ...Read more
Stimulants: Since both are stimulants (and similar in their effects and side effects), their side effect profiles can be additive. Thus, combining them could leave you feeling shaky, insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure. If you have less than 100 mg of caffeine, you probably won't notice much effect, but get higher than that in combination with the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and you could feel these effects. ...Read more
Quite possible: Diets, especially extreme ones, produce lots of changes, physically and psychologically. Your body and mind well may react by being "out of sorts, " especially early on. If such feels continue past a few weeks, this may not be the diet for you. Talk to an expert (nutritionist) to help find one that works better. ...Read more
Typically quite good: Stimulants are by far the most thoroughly studied medications used to treat a child psychiatric disorder. 65-85% of the time, they markedly decrease key symptoms of inattention, poor focus, impulsivity, & hyperactivity. They work quickly but also wear off daily. Side effects are well known, dose-related, & for most kids tolerable. Sadly, they do not "cure" adhd, nor are they the whole answer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Absolutely. All 3: Although far from the only cause of nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia, lack of sleep can definitely cause these symptoms. This is thought to be due, in part, to the abnormal release of certain stress hormones and disruption of normal brain chemistry. Sleep deprivation can also elevate blood pressure and cause abnormal weight gain over the long term. Loss of appetite common early on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of appetite, loss of concentration, nausea, diffiulty with speaking, unexpected period, tiredness for 6 mts. Side effect of pill? anything other?
Hi. Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite? There is no appetite stimulant here in canada. Thank you.
Evaluate: Your son should be assessed by his primary care doc to determine how his weight has changed over development. This discussion will provide a path to determine causes and treatment. ...Read more
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
I'm very skinny weight 99lbs being 5'6 with a very little appetite for food. I am looking for a really good appetite stimulant , any recommendations?
Visit your doctor: Before discussing treatment options, it is often best to figure out WHY you do not have an appetite. Please consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this issue. If everything checks out, then sometimes we use small doses of certain anti-histamines to start with such as vistaril (hydroxyzine). NEVER big doses of these medicines, and never more than recommended. Best wishes ...Read more
Is it safe to give buclizine hcl, an appetite stimulant, to a 13months baby? She's 8kg .. How much should I give?
NO!: Do not give this to your child. It is not meant to be given for that reason. It is not the right way to get your child to gain weight. You need to talk to your child's doctor about any appetite/weight gain concerns. Medicine is not the answer, and that medicine could cause serious harm to your child. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take safely to help ease my appetite? I'm struggling to lose weight but can't take stimulants with my irregular heartbeat.
Weight loss: As regards to weight loss, options remain very limited, especially for you given your cardiac state. Stimulants are not recommended at all for anyone, whether cardiac problems or not. The only options are Orlistat or Topiramate. I would not advise Topiramate, given its problematic side effect profile. Orlistat causes fecal spotting. It might sound strange but some cases are helped by saffron. ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.
Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more
Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed,energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty
See your provider: Since you are seeming a HCP who,is prescribing these meds, ask him/her if this is a side effect, or if alternative treatment will,work for YOU ...Read more
What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?
Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.
PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.
Get a referal: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician for a referal. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Are there a list of vitamins or supplements that may possibly assist someone with illegal stimulant drug cravings and other drug ailments that someone may endure during their "crash period" and after?
See addiction Doc: There are no supplements vitamins or food that help with the symptoms of withdrawal, except that some one may have a placebo effect believing something will work. The best safest treatment is suboxone type medication which replaces your missing endorphins and enkephalins, making you look and feel normal so you can function and work on complete proper recovery toward a cure, please see a physician! ...Read more
What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? e.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?
Individualize: Choices should be based on the individual features of that person, that person's ADD, and that person's circumstances. There is no one anser. ...Read more
Which stimulant is generally considered safer than the rest when needed in the 60's? Which are ones usually considered highest risk for older people?
Stimulants in elders: I most commonly use Dextroamphetamine in a dose of 5 mg; methylphenidate is also commonly used. These medications can have side-effects, particularly elevated blood pressure and reduced appetite. In the conditions for which they are used, eg. Severe depression not responding to antidepressants, the benefits may exceed the benefits but patients need to be observed carefully for serious side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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