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Old 09-15-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Post medication and weight gain

i've been taking 20mg of tapazole and 100mg of toprol since june. i feel better but gained 12 pounds. i have graves disease, would like to know if there's a good diet i could follow?

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Old 09-15-2003, 02:15 PM   #2
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considering you have a medical condition, my only advice would be to check with your doctor as he/she would be more familiar with any risks/complications involved with your condition...
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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It is not uncommon for medication to cause a significant increase or decrease in weight that's completely unrelated to diet or exercise and which may be unlikely to respond to a change in either. I agree you should discuss this or any other side effects with your doctor.

Old 09-16-2003, 07:01 AM   #4
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Lynder, my dr put me on Lexapro in January and I gained 14 lbs. some meds do cause weight gain. drugs for anxiety cause weight gain.
since you do have another medical problem you really should check with your dr to see which plan would be ok for you.
I m on atkins and hve lost 15 lbs so far . Im on a lot of other medication but my dr suggested for me to cut down on all my carb intake so thats what I have done. mainly given up all the junk food and pepsi that I consumed every day. I feel a bit run down but I walk a lot and Im sure that this will improve.
good luck to you.

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