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How long does it take weight gain to take effect after working out / lifting?

How long does it take weight gain to take effect after working out / lifting?

Depends: It entirely depends on how many calories are being consumed versus how many calories are being expended. ...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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Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight

Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight

It's complicated: Celexa is actually more weight-neutral than other antidepressants like tricyclics, paxil, (paroxetine) or remeron. People vary in their responses, with some losing weight on it and others gaining. Weight gain on antidepressants may be connected with affinity for histamine receptors, as this increases hypothalamic amp kinase which stimulates orexin, an appetite-inducing hormone. http://tinyurl. Com/kk53lup. ...Read more

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Can atypical psychotics not cause weight gain? I take 5mg zyprexa for sleep weight massive told to try atypical I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) didn't gain much

Can atypical psychotics not cause weight gain? I take 5mg zyprexa for sleep weight massive told to try atypical I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) didn't gain much

Atypicals: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical tranquilizer that does not cause very much weight gain -certainly not like Zyprexa. You can get something called akathisia (inability to sit still) as a side effect to Abilify (aripiprazole) though. ...Read more

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Can I safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Can I safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Safe but not proven: I know of no evidence that succinic acid helps with weight gain related to menopause. It is a component of amberen, which claims to have studies showing it helps hot flashes, headaches & anxiety, but even they don't claim their studies show it helps weight loss. I am skeptical about it helping but it seems safe to try (though I am concerned it contains msg). See comment:. ...Read more

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Can verapamil cause weight gain? I take it for cluster headache prevention (only during a cluster preiod)& I just did a huge diet. Don't want to gain.

Can verapamil cause weight gain? I take it for cluster headache prevention (only during a cluster preiod)& I just did a huge diet. Don't want to gain.

Not reported: Weight is not one of the reported side effects. Neither gain nor loss - neither common nor rare. So, while there are many to watch for and tell Dr about if they occur - the one you care about is not likely at all! ...Read more

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What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

No relationship: Taking Ativan (lorazepam) "every once in a while" has no effect on one's weight. That means one's weight can go up or down, but will not be due to taking Ativan (lorazepam) once in a while. ...Read more

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Will gabapentin increase weight gain if I take it? Will it work well with celexa (citalopram) and adderal?

Will gabapentin increase weight gain if I take it? Will it work well with celexa (citalopram) and adderal?

2 part question: 1. Gabapentin (neurontin) has a side effect of weight gain in some individuals. 2. The combination of Citalopram (celexa), Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine mixed salts), and Gabapentin is a form of polypharmacy without major contraindications, except that it's polypharmacy, which should be minimized if possible. One may try more non-pharmacological strategies to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on injectable birth control and was considering taking maca root for weight gain....Can I take the maca pills while on birth control?

I'm on injectable birth control and was considering taking maca root for weight gain....Can I take the maca pills while on birth control?

Sure but: Maca root has not been proven scientifically to do anything so it's unlikely to help in this circumstance. Exercise, lift weights, and increase your protein intake nutritiously. ...Read more

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I want relief for hot flashes and no weight gain what should I take?

I want relief for hot flashes and no weight gain what should I take?

Hormone therapy: There are several options of hormone therapy available and despite what you may have heard they are not associated with weight gain. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17, I'm started to take weight gain supplements and started to lift dummbells, would these to factors stunt my growth?

Hi I'm 17, I'm started to take weight gain supplements and started to lift dummbells, would these to factors stunt my growth?

Supplements?: It depends on what is in the supplements? If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for supplements, and you should not try to gain weight if your healthy but just skinny. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and having 40 kg weight. I just joined gym since 1 month. Thinking to take ON serious mass weight gain powder. Should I take? If yes then how?

I'm 21 and having 40 kg weight. I just joined gym since 1 month. Thinking to take ON serious mass weight gain powder. Should I take? If yes then how?

Dietician: Since you only weigh 88 lbs or 40 kgs at age 21, I recommend that to get the best advice and diet, make one visit to a dietician at your local hospital. You will be told your ideal weight goal, your eating habits will be critiqued, and your daily ideal calorie intake determined according to height and level of daily physical activity. A proper and healthy diet will be given to you. ...Read more

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Since I have asthma, and there are some foods I can't eat, how do I gain weight? Can I also take weight gain supplements? Some recommended foods?

Since I have asthma, and there are some foods I can't eat, how do I gain weight? Can I also take weight gain supplements? Some recommended foods?

Best to discuss: This with your physician who knows your history well and what you are allergic to. You can certainly supplement yourself with boost or ensure or any other supplemental drinks. ...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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Is sam e safe? Does it cause any weight gain and can I take it with progestin only birth control pills? Thanks

Is sam e safe? Does it cause any weight gain and can I take it with progestin only birth control pills? Thanks

SAM e: Supplementation with s-adenosylmethionine (sam-e), has also been promoted as treatment for osteoarthritis. A meta-analysis of rcts (randomized controlled trials) found that sam-e is as effective as nsaids in reducing pain and disability, and has a better safety profile. I did not see any evidence that it causes weight gain. Whether it has any interaction with progestin based ocp's is not known. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. What's going on?

Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. What's going on?

Surgical hypothyroid: Surgical hypothyroidism requires thyroid replacement....Talk to an endocrinologist so you can get treated & feel better. ...Read more

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Good day! I just want to gain weight. I take amino acid pill once a day. Can amino help me gain weight?

Good day! I just want to gain weight. I take amino acid pill once a day. Can amino help me gain weight?

Pills not the answer: Not all medical problems solved by pills. Learn to get a balanced diet for long term health. Consult a dietitian if you need help and consider a life long habit of a Healthy diet with varied foods. Pills are not the answer to all human ills. ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin 600 mg 3 times a day. Make you gain weight. I take it for headaches but it ain't working anymore. I wanna get off it.

Does Gabapentin 600 mg 3 times a day. Make you gain weight. I take it for headaches but it ain't working anymore. I wanna get off it.

Perhaps: I have seen perhaps more often, loss of appetite. However, weight gain certainly is possible. I recommend you work with your doctor to get to the root of your headaches (bruxism/TMJ?, tension?, etc) and consider natural therapies including magnesium, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, food sensitivities etc. ...Read more

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Are weight gainers bad to take?

Are weight gainers bad to take?

Not necessarily but: Remember weight gainers often have an excessive amount of carbohydrates, particularly in the form of sugars, in fact some have up to 100gms of sugar per serving (which is outrageous.) Be mindful of which weight gainer you chose if you feel you must. But you'd still be best taking in most of your caloric intake from whole foods. ...Read more

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What pills to take for weight gain?

What pills to take for weight gain?

Proper diet: A proper diet can do more for you than pills. Consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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What are some safe pills to take for weight gain?

What are some safe pills to take for weight gain?

Remember: First you have to figure why your weight is suboptimal. The key to treat an issue like this - really any issue in life- is to first figure out the root cause. It allows for more guided, specific treatments. ...Read more

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What can I take or do to reverse the weight gain effects of my medication?

Eat less, more exerc: Eat less, exercise more. Eat whole foods, no junk food, eat protein and veggies. No juice or soda. Get 7-8 hours of sleep. ...Read more

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How much weight gain is normal and how long does it typically take to lose after starting starting exercise. (Gained 5 pounds in two months)?

How much weight gain is normal and how long does it typically take to lose after starting starting exercise. (Gained 5 pounds in two months)?

See below: Can't say what's normal. However, you lose weight by watching calories and not by exercise which will only minimally help (exercise is important for health but far less than than calories specifically for weight loss). ...Read more

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What do you recommend I take for weight gain, I was a smoker for 15yrs and decided to quit this past march and now its hard for me to gain weight?

Most gain weight: Most people who quit smoking automatically gain weight, because nicotine is an appetite suppressant, and in the aftermath of quitting smoking, weight gain is typically around 5-10 lbs. Weight gain is a matter of eating more calories, but my question would be why you want to gain weight. Are you underweight? Without your height and weight, I cannot tell you. Protein shakes, or just food works. ...Read more

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How come I gain weight if I take a break from exercising?

How come I gain weight if I take a break from exercising?

Calorie excess!: When you stop exercising, you stop expending calories, or energy used when exercising. If you eat your normal diet that you ingest while exercising, you now are running a caloric excess. In short, cut back on eating, when you are not exercising! ...Read more

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Can I gain weight if I take weigh protein?

Can I gain weight if I take weigh protein?

Whey protein: Yes, you can, but needs to be used in context of a deliberate program -- weight training, 30-35 calories per kg per day, from healthy fruit, veggies, whole grains, eggs, fish, poultry, nuts. ...Read more

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