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Prolixin Side Effect Weight Gain
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
See details: Dieting does not need to be extreme. It must be consistent. Sorry, there are no short cuts and no options. ...Read more
The medicine that I must take has the side effect of weight gain, .I do not want to gain weight. What do I do?
Choices: Alternatives may be available. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Weight Gain: Weight gain can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, yes a medicine can increase your appetite. This can occur with some antidepressants. Others such as corticosteroids can affect your hormonal balance and cause a person to retain more fluid, thus increasing weight. ...Read more
Depends: The copper t iud is non-hormonal so weight gain cannot be attributed to it. There is another iud, mirena, that contains a progestin hormone.In the md information for mirena, weight gain is listed as a common Mirena side effect, occurring in at least 5% of women (an exact percentage is not given). However, because these studies did not compare women not using it, hard to prove. Prob no relation. ...Read more
Occasionally is ok: The difference between milk and chocolate milk is that the latter has lots and lots of sugar. It's been said that eating some dark chocolate each day can have benefits, but the "chocolate" used to make chocolate is not beneficial, but is mainly sugar. Sugar is bad because it forces ones pancreas to work harder to make more Insulin (thus wearing out the pancreas) and eventually leads to diabetes. ...Read more
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