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Old 11-02-2004, 08:19 AM   #1
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Anyone Drop Weight On Meds???

When I started on meds. I was 156 or so with a waist of 33. Now I'm 148-151 with a waist of 29-30. I stopped drinking for the most part about 2-3 months ago & quite considerably about 20 months ago. Yesterday, we played a show outside in the 90 degree heat for about 1 1/2 hours (I'm a singer-songwriter). I sweated a ton, but ate twice yesterday (Wendy's & Ruby Tuesday's). My weight dropped 1 1/2 pounds from last week. My g/f said it's no big deal. By quitting drinking & changing my diet that amount of weight is nothing. Don't want to lose anymore. I'm just get paranoid when I see my weight go from 154 in June to 148 or so today. All that I have done is cut down on drinking & we really didn't eat that much this weekend. I just wonder if it is anxiety, the meds., the cutting down of alcohol or something else. The weight drops very slowly. Last year at this time it went down to 145 & I got it back up to 154 by June. Am I just being paranoid.

Stopped my taper off of Xanax.... back to my old routine. B/P was 116/67 today.

Any ideas on the weight.

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Old 11-02-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Drop Weight On Meds???

Booze is a lot of empty calories. Stopping drinking or cutting way back means you are not getting all those calories. I don't think losing a little over a pound a month is a big deal. Now if you lost 6 pounds in a week, that would be a different story. Are you maybe more active now, along with giving up drinking?

Is there some reason you feel you are underweight and need to gain? I think you might be worrying about it too much, but if it really concerns you, talk to your doctor about what your ideal weight should be. There are plenty of suppliments available you can eat if you really are undernourished.

Old 11-02-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Drop Weight On Meds???

Hi Axe,
I personally have never liked the taste of alcohol but I have been close to others who do drink. Since it is almost all sugar it's no wonder you lost weight. I had a friend who gave it up. He weighed 253 and after he stopped drinking 6mos later he weighed 190. He said although his appetite increased he still took in more calories with the alcohol.

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Old 11-02-2004, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Drop Weight On Meds???


That makes sense.


That is what my g/f says. Lots of empty calories in booze+ a lot of anxiety this year. When I was 22, I was 138, so I guess my weight just fluctuates a lot. When I was married at 26, it got up to 170. My B/P then (unmedicated) was 135/75. I didn't consider it a big deal. The thing that people notice is that my puffy cheeks are gone as well as my gut. I guess that most people would consider this a good thing. In 2000, I was around 158 & my B/P was around 140/78 or so.

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