It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Weight Loss Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 635
Abbey32 HB User
Does Xanax and Ativan make you lose weight?

I was thinking back to my skinniest times and I remembered I was on these 2 drugs. Do these help you lose weight by any chance?

 
Old 07-08-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 635
Abbey32 HB User
Re: Does Xanax and Ativan make you lose weight?

bump
.....................................

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-08-2004, 10:31 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 68
jess301 HB User
Re: Does Xanax and Ativan make you lose weight?

maybe if you eat because of anxiety or nervousness---these meds are in a class called benzodiazepines--a central nervous system depressant. they are used for anxiety and are very often habit forming, even after a few days---don't get yourself started, unless you honestly have to have them, due to an anxiety disorder or panic disorder. and even then there are other meds that accomplish the same thing. i have seen dozens of people get addicted to xanax--I truly think its overprescribed.
anyway, i'll get off my soap box now
hope this answers your question.

 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:34 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 635
Abbey32 HB User
Re: Does Xanax and Ativan make you lose weight?

I know how addictive they are. I used to take them. They made me like a zombie too. But I was just wondering if they helped in weight loss because when I was on them, I was so thin.

 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:39 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 21
fotojunkie HB User
Re: Does Xanax and Ativan make you lose weight?

Those are both anxiety meds. Just how high were you running during that time? Your metabolism may have been functioning at a higher level due to age, activity, etc.

I have taken Ativan in the past and did not find it helpful in losing weight.

Anxiety, on the other hand, can make you lose weight - and do it in an unhealthy way.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Not sure what to do....on Xanax itsjustme74 Anxiety 5 07-13-2009 06:33 AM
Really nervous - switching from 1mg Xanax XR and 2 .5 regulars to 2 .5mg Klonopin Ethrem Panic Disorders 0 11-21-2008 03:00 AM
Zoloft for GAD.. when does it kick in? joebloggs2 Anxiety 32 05-03-2008 07:11 PM
Xanax and weight gain? pinkcatforever Anxiety 16 07-05-2007 02:54 PM
Ativan... how long does it last? Tattooall Anxiety 4 07-06-2006 01:31 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Effexor Meridia
Paxil
Phentermine
Potassium
  Prozac
Synthroid
Xenical
Wellbutrin
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



janewhite1 (8), slenderella (4), Kszan (3), hollns (3), Administrator (3), Jess75 (3), Lisa_P (3), JohnR41 (2), MysticDreams (2), Daisy65 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:09 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!