Weight loss caused by depression medication

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Weight loss caused by depression medication


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@LynC63‍ I was on it years ago. It worked pretty good for a few years. But I had to keep uping the dose as over time it would lose effect. Til I maxed out and it stopped working. My doc recently thought we’d try it again. Since it worked before. Well this time, even though it was working for mood. I had some serious side effects. I started bruising all over. That was another one that made me have a hard time eating. And it gave me horrible diarrhea. So my doc pulled me off. Idk feels like the older I get the harder it is to find something that doesn’t get me with the side effects. 

Weight loss caused by depression medication


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I think you're right about it being harder as you get older. Ive been trying to lose weight because of diabetes and I just keep gaining. Im desperate and don't know what to do. Im walking every day but I've got herniated and bulging discs in my back which makes it hard to walk a lot

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@LynC63‍ I’m sorry. I know those are painful. A few of the pts I’ve cared for have had that and they struggled with the pain :( this one elderly lady I took care of SWORE by epson salt baths. I honestly don’t know if that really does anything but she swore it helped her pain. She would take one after we’d do her rehab exercises. And I know I’m struggling to gain weight now but for many years I was overweight due to the hypothyroidism. Didn’t matter if I worked out every day, counted calories, I could not lose a lb. Even though I was taking the thyroid meds and they said my levels were fine. I just still couldn’t lose any weight. Well I looked into diet changes. Not a “diet” per say but just changed eating habits. I stopped eating gluten. Not just because I read people with thyroid probs have a hard time breaking it down but I also read it can really mess with IBS which I had severely. I’ll tell you. Once I did...the weight started coming off. In a little under a year I lost 70 lbs. and that was just with healthier eating. I didn’t have to work out or anything. AND my ibs went away. No more belly problems. Not saying gluten free is a fix all or that it works for everyone but it certainly improved my health. 

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