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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 some thing as simple as pretend 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 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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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