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Doctor insights on: Weight Gain Hypotension And Excessive Sleepiness

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Help please? What is gabapentin? Does it cause weight gain and sleepiness?

Help please? What is gabapentin? Does it cause weight gain and sleepiness?

It can: While it does not normally cause weight gain, it can cause water retention and fatigue/sleepiness leading to decreased activity. It is an antiseizure medication, a gaba analog, often used to treat neuropathic pain by means of increasing gaba, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, in the synaptic cleft (decreases peripheral neural activity). ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Prozac (fluoxetine) is it safe to stop taking it after 6 months 10 mg. I hate the sleepiness weight gain jittery freezing ?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is it safe to stop taking it after 6 months 10 mg. I hate the sleepiness weight gain jittery freezing

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Discuss with your MD: Your best bet is to discuss it with your doctor ... Perhaps there's an alternative treatment which might be more appropriate for you. When discontinuing fluoxetine, it's best to taper it over 2-4 weeks (7.5 mg -> 5 mg. -> 2.5 mg). This avoids any abrupt adverse reactions in discontinuation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I ate like 4-5 banana a day. Will it cause weight gain and cause sleepiness ?

I ate like 4-5 banana a day. Will it cause weight gain and cause sleepiness ?

Wow!: 4 to 5 bananas a day is a lot of sugar. Yes, you can gain weight if your total calories are also high. However if you maintain low total calories it is Ok. It doe snot cause drowsiness. However, some people sleep better if they get enough carbohydrates specially as fruit sugar. ...Read more

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18m old not eating well .any hunger syrup for weight gain?m giving mosegor .he feels sleepy aftr mosegor .any harm on my baby?9.6weight

18m old not eating well .any hunger syrup for weight gain?m giving mosegor .he feels sleepy aftr mosegor .any harm on my baby?9.6weight

Stop the drug: Don't give him this drug, mosegor to stimulate his appetite please, it would do more harm than benefit, your son's weight is in low range, but it may be just how he is built and was gaining weight steadily , at this age they are picky eaters, follow up with his doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes weight gain, dizziness, oder in urine, feel tired and out of energy all the time. Sleepy after eating.

What are the signs of diabetes weight gain, dizziness, oder in urine, feel tired and out of energy all the time. Sleepy after eating.

Insulin excess: You have signs of Insulin resistance, a preamble to diabetes in most people. Once diabetes sets in, you will start losing weight abnormally, not gaining. There is a good chance that with diet, exercise and weight loss, you can buy yourself some time, lower levels of insulin, lose weight and avoid diabetes. Please see your doctor and nutritionist. ...Read more

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I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd. The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness. If i sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?

I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd.  The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness.  If i sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?

Sedation: You don't share your zyprexa (olanzapine) dose, but you do mention "severe sleepiness." yes, weight gain and inactivity can harm you long-term as obesity and diabetes are more likely to develop -- along with other conditions (cardiovascular disease, etc) that can accompany them. Please tell your psychiatrist about these side effects -- doses may be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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Sleepy, dizzy, extreme abdominal pain, headache, weight gain, tender breast, I have an ovarian cyst but I am not pregnant. What is wrong wit me?

Sleepy, dizzy, extreme abdominal pain, headache, weight gain, tender breast, I have an ovarian cyst but I am not pregnant. What is wrong wit me?

Evaluation: If you are having extreme abdominal pain, it could be due to that ovarian cyst that you have. Sometimes these cysts can twist and cut off blood flow to the ovary. This is a surgical emergency. When a patient says she has extreme abdominal pain, that should be taken very seriously. I recommend you be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Trouble sleeping, weakness, tired all the time, leg aches, no energy, weight gain, and low blood pressure. I've had symptoms for months. What ?

Trouble sleeping, weakness, tired all the time, leg aches, no energy, weight gain, and low blood pressure. I've had symptoms for months. What ?

Symptoms: Several possibilities from physiological to psychological . First need complete workup by your primary care physician to rule out physical causes. ...Read more

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Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Not typically: Having said that, Indocin (indomethacin) which is an older arthritis med can definitely cause sleepiness but most of the other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories do not generally cause sleepiness in my experience. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more