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Re: Anyone's doctors rx-ing for weight gain? Racer

Posted by Sad Panda on July 11, 2004, at 2:19:00

In reply to Anyone's doctors rx-ing for weight gain?, posted by Racer on July 10, 2004, at 14:25:36

> I have read a few articles about ways to mitigate weight gain from psychoactive drugs with other prescription drugs -- including glucophage when it's related to metabolic changes -- but I've never seen anyone here post anything about their doctors addressing that particular side effect with anything besides behavioral modification (and that seems to have been limited to advising patients to eat less and exercise more, without a real feeling that the doctor has really believed that the drugs were involved in the gain), so I wondered if anyone had had a doctor address the weight gain in a practical or even just a helpful way?
> While I'm very interested in hearing about anything that was helpful to anyone, I'm especially interested in any stories involving a doctor addressing any side effect directly with an additional med, and in how the side effects of the second med added or subtracted from the side effects of the initial drug?
> Thanks!

Hi Racer,

I have just started metformin(glucophage) although I haven't really gained any weight from Effexor & Remeron. (I was fat to begin with) I also switched my Remeron to Nortriptyline as a preemtive measure because the main startup side effect of metformin is diarrhoea. It's very early days yet, but I'll keep you posted on metformin's effects. I have also been taking Thyroxine(T4) for the last two months & have lost a little weigth without actually doing anything.





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