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Doctor insights on: What Psychiatric Medications May Have The Side Effect Of Decreased Appetite

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Definition)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating ...Read more


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R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

Many possibilities.: Lymphoma usually isn't painful, but the other symptoms could fit. However, there are a number of other possibilities. The thyroid swelling is suspicious for thyroiditis. If that is ruled out, ct scan of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis may be helpful, or possibly a pet/ct. Various infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause similar symptoms to malignancies. ...Read more

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Abdo pain-right side near belly button since thursday pm with severe nausea,bloating,decreased appetite ?

Abdominal pain: Appendicitis is still the most common cause of persistent right sided abdominal discomfort and since your symptoms have been present for this long, you must be examined preferably in the emergency room now. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower back on both left & right side, body fatigue, nausea, decreased appetite, & burning w/ urination. Could it be a kidney infection?

Uti.: Sounds like a urinary tract infection. If you don't have fever, vomiting, or mid back (flank ) pain, I doubt that it has spread to your kidney. But it can if you don't get seen and treated properly. Go to an UC or call your doc today. ...Read more

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Lwr R abdominal pain(severe) thats been there for weeks.Nausea,vomiting,constipation,decreased appetite+sleep.Pain moved towards R side+uppr abdo.Help?

Lwr R abdominal pain(severe) thats been there for weeks.Nausea,vomiting,constipation,decreased appetite+sleep.Pain moved towards R side+uppr abdo.Help?

Have you see a doc?: That sounds pretty significant. If you haven't been evaluated by a doctor for this yet I would certainly do that right away. You could have a colon problem, gall bladder issue or even a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom is schizophrenia psychiatric pateint, any side effect from her medicines?

Meds all have + & -: For medications to be approved ( fda) they have to show benefit and have an acceptable safety profile.In addition, each medication has an "indication", i.e. For what illness is it helpful. Unfortunately all medications also have side effects. The choice of medication is a balancing act between pluses ( benefits) and negatives (side effects). Because each one is different, ask the prescriber. ...Read more

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Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Stress: You may have anxiety or depression sx that cause you to have decrease appetite and not enough sleep.You need to see a doctor to help evaluate the problems. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more