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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

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 something as simple as pretend to jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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I am on zoloft (sertraline) 50mg about 22 days.before that i didn't feel hungry as much as other people and also I had early satiety.does it effect on my appetite?i wana gain weight.and does it effect on my memory and also study?

I am on zoloft (sertraline) 50mg about 22 days.before that i didn't feel hungry as much as other people and also I had early satiety.does it effect on my appetite?i wana gain weight.and does it effect on my memory and also study?

Yes: Yes it can affect your appetite and it can cause memory loss which is not permanent. It may in some people affect your studies due to impairment of memory. But not all patients who is a tale Zoloft (sertraline) have this side effect. Some people gsin weight and other loose weight ...Read more

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I want to know if sertraline (75-100 mg each day) can make my metabolism slow and have weight gain.

I want to know if sertraline (75-100 mg each day) can make my metabolism slow and have weight gain.

Typically Not: For the most part, Sertraline tends to be considered weight neutral. That is, in most people who take it there does not appear to be a significant change in weight over time. ...Read more

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How sertraline effects methylphenidate metabolism? Can be used to increasing ritalin half-life? Best regards.

How sertraline effects methylphenidate metabolism? Can be used to increasing ritalin half-life? Best regards.

No: Sertraline does not affect the metabolism of methylphenidate and vice versa. Some unproven but helpful ways to decrease tolerance to stimulants are with magnesium or with memantine. ...Read more

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Will sertraline make my metabolism higher?

Will sertraline make my metabolism higher?

No: Antidepressants don't effect metabolism. Feeling less depressed may relieve fatigue and you feel more energetic. Also, all ssris like sertraline decrease your satiety or sense of fullness/hunger and people often eat more because they do not feel full. ...Read more

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Is increased appetite a Zoloft withdrawal symptom?

Unlikely, but....: Each person can be very different. Lists of common effects don't mean they'll happen — certainly not all! And a decrease is what some report. But you may be different. Discuss it w/ your Dr. It's probably unrelated and you might be able to resist it w/ some CBT therapy skills aimed at eating issues. Best! ...Read more

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Does nicotine increase metabolism? So will i for sure gain if I quit smoking? What if I work out?

Does nicotine increase metabolism? So will i for sure gain if I quit smoking? What if I work out?

Exercise will help: Tobacco lowers appetite and raises heart rate, in a way increases metabolism. It also increases blood pressure and has negative effects on blood vessels, so your overall health risk goes up. Exercise is a perfect antidote — it works against weight gain, helps fight sugar cravings that happen after quitting, and reduce desire to smoke. Have low-cal snacks, use nicotine gum/lozenges if needed. ...Read more

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How can I increase metabolism?

How can I increase metabolism?

Exercise: Exercise is the best known method for increasing metabolism. For some individuals, drinks and supplements containing caffeine will increase the metabolism for a short time. There are some medications that may speed up metabolism in some individuals. I do not recommend street drugs, such as speed, crystal meth, etc., but they will also increase metabolism, but are addictive and lethal. ...Read more

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I am trying to eat healthy what are some good foods that would increase metabolism?

I am trying to eat healthy what are some good foods that would increase metabolism?

Green tea: Green tea is one food-drink that can increase your metabolism and it has antioxidants. Other drinks that might increase your metabolism would be those that contain caffeine- cause caffeine would increase your metabolism. Please use moderation, as too much of a good thing can cause heart palpitations and irregular heart beats, as well as jitteriness. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight on antipsychotic? Always lose weight not being on them how do I increase metabolism? Read they mess with metabolism increase weig

How do I lose weight on antipsychotic? Always lose weight not being on them how do I increase metabolism? Read they mess with metabolism increase weig

THere is no way: To increase metabolism except with exercise. You can still lose weight even while on antipsychotics by eating less and exercising more, just like anyone else, it's just more difficult. ...Read more

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Does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) truly increase metabolism? If I stop it, is it true I will have no control over weight gain since I'll go back to my "real" metabolism?

Does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) truly increase metabolism? If I stop it, is it true I will have no control over weight gain since I'll go back to my "real" metabolism?

NO : Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and other stimulants can decrease appetite and so fewer calories are consumed which is why some people lose weight. There are some people who have minimal effect on appetite and do not lose any weight with the stimulants. If you do not increase the number of calories you consume or do not decrease your activity level there should not be much change in weight off the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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How to naturally increase metabolism fast?

How to naturally increase metabolism fast?

Increasing Metabolic: First, eating first thing in the morning and then grazing through the day instead of three large meals. Second is exercising regularly to keep your muscles burning calories round the clock.

Eating and exercising. The secrets to good weight, good health, and good metabolism.

Notice what is not here: starvation. Starvation turns down the metabolism and one can actually gain weight then. ...Read more

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Have scientists found ways/exercises/techniques to increase metabolism rate?

Cardio & resistance: Cardio and resistance exercises will increase the metabolism rate.

Cardio also affects and improves lipid metabolism.

They both increase muscle mass which increases basal metabolism. ...Read more

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Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

No: Unfortunately the HCG injection weight loss claims have not been supported by science. It is sadly mostly a money-making gimick. Sorry. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best calisthenic exercise routine to increase metabolism?

How do I find what's the best calisthenic exercise routine to increase metabolism?

Calisthenic: Where I live there are many exercise facilities that instruct you in an exercise routine best suited to you. If you can locate a calisthenic program close to you, go there and see if that is what best suits you.
Another approach is to team up with a friend and get exercises in. ...Read more

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What are the best ways/foods to increase metabolism (n speed up weight loss)?

What are the best ways/foods to increase metabolism (n speed up weight loss)?

Fun activity: Diet and weight loss comes down to input calories vs output activities. No food will ever help as much as more fun aerobic activity, something you enjoy and makes you sweat. Then look for foods low on the glycemic index — vegetables in particular. ...Read more

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How can I increase metabolism for a 17-year-old male?

How can I increase metabolism for a 17-year-old male?

Metabolism: This should start with healthy lifestyle changes. More than looking into "increasing metabolism", your lifestyle should reflect healthy diet and exercise.
Aim for servings of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains with meals
avoid high fat, high calorie foods, avoid greasy or fast foods
exercise at least 5 days per week, aim for 60 minutes of exercise per day.
Proper sleep too! ...Read more

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How ti increase metabolism for weight loss?

How ti increase metabolism for weight loss?

Diet/exercise: If your thyroid is normal, the only way to increase metabolism is through diet and exercise and weight loss. Don't fall for the internet scams, they don't affect metabolism and can harm you as well. ...Read more

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How to increase metabolism while doing weight loss?

How to increase metabolism while doing weight loss?

Eat first: Eat a light meal before every work-out. It tells the body that you are not in starvation mode and lets the body rev up your metabolism during the work-out. However, don't work-out more than 45 minutes at one time because that slows down your metabolism again. ...Read more

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How often can you need to do workouts that increase metabolism to keep it up?

How often can you need to do workouts that increase metabolism to keep it up?

Add weight training: Aerobic (running, biking, swimming, elliptical, etc...) exercise increases metabolism only for the duration of that exercise. If you want to keep your metabolism going after your workout has stopped you need to add weight lifting to your program. Not light dumbell exercises, but real lifts like squat, deadlift, heavy kettlebells, etc... Work with a trainer and ramp up slowly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for insulin to increase metabolism helping me to lose weight?

Is it possible for insulin to increase metabolism helping me to lose weight?

No: Use Insulin only if you have diabetes and your physician prescribes it. Using Insulin in someone who does not have diabetes will result in low blood sugars which could cause harm. ...Read more

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How to increase metabolism? Will it help to lose weight fast?

How to increase metabolism? Will it help to lose weight fast?

Please stay in touch: W/your doc. That's a low amount of calories. Some folks find a ketogenic diet helpful. It's fat burning but ask your doc first. Peace and good health. Good fat is good for us. Beware of low fat misinformation. Green tea and EGCG capsules from green tea can boost metabolism but lifestyle, exercise, is also important. ...Read more

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What is good for a 50-year-old woman to take to increase metabolism during menopause?

What is good for a 50-year-old woman to take to increase metabolism during menopause?

Try increasing your: Muscle mass to increase your metabolic rate (not pills). Bigger muscles burn more calories. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more