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Sertraline Increase Metabolism Hungry
Does sertraline cause wieght gain at which dosage it cause wieght gain I'm taking 50 mg sertraline ?
Can cause: It sometimes causes weight gain, but in a majority of cases it doesn't. When it does the amount varies: 50 mg or higher. But since you're taking it I would focus on the likelihood that it won't cause it for you, and if it turns out that it does, you can address this with your prescriber. Worse case: you simply stop the medicine, (with guidance about decreasing in steps). ...Read more
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
Does seroquel (quetiapine) increase growth hormone? Do other antipsychotics decrease or increase it? How about zyprexa increasing growth hormone?
Growth hormone: Yes, seroquel (quetiapine) can increase growth hormone: http://tinyurl.Com/ldxorm9 the authors of this study opined that it might be related to antihistaminic activity. Zyprexa seems to decrease the natural growth hormone surge at sleep onset: http://tinyurl.Com/mdlx7d8. ...Read more
Weight Neutral: Any of the antidepressants can cause weight gain. When Prozac (fluoxetine) was first available, it was said to be weight neutral. If this is of concern and you are taking Prozac (fluoxetine) or thinking of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) discuss this with your doctor and see what options are available. ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) weight gain: Remeron (mirtazapine) is associated with weight gain, and the higher the dose the more likely it is that you may experience any side effect, including weight gain. The reasons for weight gain are several, but many on Remeron (mirtazapine) report a voracious appetite. You may benefit from proactively watching your calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mechanisms: Most herbs haven't been tested with antidepressants like celexa, (citalopram) so it's hard to make generalizations. St. John's wort would be an herb of concern, though, because its mechanism of action may include serotonin effects as well as other neurotransmitters. http://tinyurl.com/manjuw4 some chinese herbals may have similar effects http://tinyurl.Com/mzsrsgy kava and cannabis may cause issues too. ...Read more
Not certain: No one is certain as to what causes weight gain on Effexor (venlafaxine) in some patients. For some, Effexor (venlafaxine) might decrease the sense of satiety, or fullness, causing people to eat more than usual. We know that some people have a genetic predisposition to increased side effects to ssris, involving their effect on the serotonin 2a receptor, which has an impact on appetite. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) increase 100to150; change due to still having some anxiety but doing much better; can increase cause jittery/wired feeling;no caffeine?
Increasing Zoloft (sertraline): from 100 mg to 150 may cause transitory Jittery feeling,especially if you are taking it along with Celexa (citalopram). Watch for elevated temperature, elevated heart rate, muscle stiffness and problems with sleep. If you have any of these or racing thoughts contact your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Neurotransmitters : This medication is reported as weight neutral. However while some patient report loss of appetite and weight loss some show weight gain. Mechanism might not be well understood and could be due to some indirect pathway of response to the therapy. Monitor weight closely with your physician. ...Read more
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