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I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

Adjust the dose: If the dose of thyroid medication is correct, all the available preparations should be about the same. The "bloating, wt gain" sounds like hypothyroidism, i.e. You were taking too little. The dose of the new preparation may be different from the dose of Levothroid you were on. Make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach, and not with hot liquids. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Bloating, weight gain, constipation, what do you recommend?

Bloating, weight gain, constipation, what do you recommend?

Visiting your: Doctor. In the mean time, consider taking a medicine for gas, and constipation. Get checked for dm and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

What to do if I know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

Yes, can be: The mass general center for women's mental health includes several physical symptoms in pms diagnosis, including breast tenderness/swelling, joint pains, headaches, bloating, etc -- weight gain is also part of the dsm iv-tr & dsm 5 criteria for pmdd (a more severe form of pms). For diagnosis one needs emotional symptoms also: http://currentpsychiatry. Com/pdf/1104/1104cp_meltzer-brody. Pdf. ...Read more

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I've had weight gain and bloating since Skyla insertion a month ago, is this to be expected? My diet hasn't changed

I've had weight gain and bloating since Skyla insertion a month ago, is this to be expected? My diet hasn't changed

Not common: Skyla has a very tiny amount of Progesterone that acts locally on the lining of the uterus and cervical mucous. The hormone released is so low it does not usually cause symptoms throughout your body. Monitor your progress over the next few months and see it is gets better. If not see your doctor ...Read more

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I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

Bloating vs wt gain: Check out http://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/abdominal-bloating & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 re bloating, which doesn't necessarily affect your weight. However, your weight may fluctuate in response to hormone cycles which may be explained by fluid retention aka edema. Birth control pills can be used to treat/prevent PMS. ...Read more

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Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Doubtful: Flucoxacillin, an antibiotic, shouldn't cause weight gain. It, like many medications, can affect digestion and may cause bloating, gastric irritation, or diarrhea. ...Read more

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54yr old female with constant bloating, fullness and weight gain from 106-140 lbs over 8-10 months time frame. What can this mean?

54yr old female with constant bloating, fullness and weight gain from 106-140 lbs over 8-10 months time frame. What can this mean?

Large weight gain: A complete physical exam by a physician is necessary. Gi problems you mention may be a result, not the cause of the weight gain. Endocrine (gland) problems are always a concern and include thyroid and pituitary conditions which demand thorough investigation, and all medications need to be reviewed. However, large weight gain is often a change in dietary habits or a loss of dietary control. ...Read more

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Do fish oils cause bloating and weight gain?

Do fish oils cause bloating and weight gain?

Not Likely: Fish oil in small supplements should not cause bloating or subsequent weight gain. It's not likely an allergy as that is caused by the fish protein not the fat derived oil. More likely it's a different food, hormonal change or irritable bowel. ...Read more

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What should I do about extreme bloating and weight gain?

See a doctor: Your weight gain and bloating may be second-rate to a disease or because you eat too much. Your doctor is one of the best resources you have in figuring out which of the two it is. You need to see a doctor so that a more thorough history and physical examination can be done. This will be the most important aspect of determining how you can lose weight. ...Read more

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Synthroid (thyroxine) and estrogen interaction; does this cause weight gain?

Synthroid (thyroxine) and estrogen interaction; does this cause weight gain?

No: Being on estrogen may cause you to need more synthroid, (thyroxine) but if your thyroid level is normal, it makes no difference whether you are on estrogen or not. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Weight gain: In general it is ok. Make sure you are not on too much thyroxine as it will promote weight loss. ...Read more

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Why does Synthroid (thyroxine) cause frizzy, damaged hair, weight gain andoody?

Follow up: Synthroid is usually prescribed to correct for low thyroxine and the symptoms of low thyroid hormone. If that's not happening, you need to follow up with your doctor to determine why the replacement is not working for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience bloating and weight gain from an increase in protein intake?

Is it possible to experience bloating and weight gain from an increase in protein intake?

Lactose intol.: May have lactose or protien in milk allergy for bloating. weight gain from calories associated with proetien like nuts or check calorie content; protien should ne most satisfying and appetitie is held down longer so not direct affect to weight gain; calories, weight lifting ect can put on weight. Need balance of fruits/vegetables, protien, breads/cereals, milk, meat for healthy diet wellbalanc ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft (sertraline)?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft (sertraline) - bloating can actually improve on zoloft (sertraline). However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft (sertraline). See below for more info.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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I take a levothyroxine generic and suffer massive bloating, weight gain (40lbs) and red dots on my shins. Is there an alternative drug?

LEVOTHYROXINE?: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THIS MEDICATION?
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN PRESCRIBING IT. HE OR SHE MAY BE THE ONE WHO COULD ANSWER THIS.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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How does ascites and weight gain look different? I'm generally thin but have rapidly developed what looks like bloating? Hard to fit in my jeans.

How does ascites and weight gain look different? I'm generally thin but have rapidly developed what looks like bloating? Hard to fit in my jeans.

Ascites=fluid wt=fat: As cites generally refers to fluid accumulation which may increase your overall weight but true weight gain traditionally refers t increased amounts of fat shotgun it can be caused by an increase in lean body mass (predominantly muscle) or fluid. ...Read more

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I find a big difference since I changed from Synthroid (thyroxine) to eltroxin... Big weight gain, tired all the time etc.! dr says they both do the exact same?

Reformulated: Eltroxin has been reformulated and may not have the same potency it did before. You should never change brands of thyroid replacement without getting your levels carefully checked 6 and 12 weeks after changing. ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Not really: Zoloft (sertraline) is anti depressant and anti anxiety medication, usually among his side effect ; sexual side effect, upset stomach and can cause weight gain. U may have stopped it suddenly and u r experiencing withdral symptoms ...Read more

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Can utrogestan prescribed for pregnancy, once completed cause hot flushes, weight gain and bloating? How long does it take to exit the system?

Can utrogestan prescribed for pregnancy, once completed cause hot flushes, weight gain and bloating? How long does it take to exit the system?

Not typical: Those are not typical symptoms to have once you stop this particular medication. There may be something else going on. Consider a follow up with your fertility specialist ...Read more

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What would be causing bloating w/no weight gain and movement I can see and feel 4mnths after a surgical abortion? Had regular cycles & negative tests

What would be causing bloating w/no weight gain and movement I can see and feel 4mnths after a surgical abortion? Had regular cycles & negative tests

Bloating s/p abortio: You have a procedure, so there is always a healing phase, the body usually takes 3-6 months post procedure to heal. That being said would check thyroid, food intolerances, possibly for reflux/gastritis H pylori. If all negative discuss sonogram with doctor just to rule out a concomitant ovarian/ uterine/gallbladder abnormality. ...Read more

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Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

BASICALLY YES: Tricyclic antidepressants are so named for the three benzene rings that form the basic structure. The differences have to do with the side chains. So they can all have very similar traits as far as benefits and side effects. Some of the second generation tricyclics may have less side effects as they are the metabolites and may have fewer issues than the parent compound like Elavil and pamelor (nortriptyline). ...Read more

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine makes your hair fall out, weight gain, moody, ?

Hypothyroid: No synthroid (thyroxine) does not cause those symptoms, you are describing hypothyroid symptoms. Synthroid (thyroxine) is used to treat hypothyroidism. I suspect that your symptoms are because you are not on enough. Go see your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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Dull steady right ovary pain no regular cycles all day pain no fever bloating and weight gain what could this be?

Dull steady right ovary pain no regular cycles all day pain no fever bloating and weight gain what could this be?

Ovary pain: Appendix, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stone, and even a bowel issue but the list goes on and on. You should be evaluated by a clinician and a urine should be also drawn and evaluated for infection and blood. This could be something simple but you should be evaluated before we assume something simple. Does this pain regularly come with menstrual periods it could be endometriosis. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomny only left ovary left would be due for period on the 6th of each month get cravings and bloating with weight gain and cramps?

That's okay: If you still had your uterus you would be menstruating monthly, you are still ovulating so it's okay that you have these monthly symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Synthroid (Definition)

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