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Old 08-14-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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Why does medication make you gain weight

What is it about these medications that makes people gain weight ??
Is it the chemicals in the meds or is it the cravings you get from the increased seratonin ?

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Old 08-15-2004, 06:04 AM   #2
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Re: Why does medication make you gain weight

Originally Posted by Kitchener
What is it about these medications that makes people gain weight ??
Is it the chemicals in the meds or is it the cravings you get from the increased seratonin ?
From what I have read, and my doc agrees, they don't know. It could be
a chemical change in the body. But it could also be that with reduced anxiety
and reduced depression, people begin to feel better and -- as a result --
eat more.

I know that when I am really anxious, I do not eat. My stomach locks up.
I've never understood people who turn to food in stress. So I can very
easily see where, for me, a reduction in stress and depression would lead
to an increase in appetite.

I also wonder if by reducing the anxiety, you are slowing a body's metabolism.

Just my thoughts.

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