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Weight Loss and Gain - Unintentional

Also known as Appetite Loss, Cachexia, Loss of Appetite

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  • Weight gain after medication

    Weight gain is listed as a possible side effect of many types of pills. I'm curious to know if this effect is always the result of either increasing the appetite or decreasing the activity or is there another mechanism which causes it. Cheers... Alex

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  • Lost appetite lost 28 pounds

    Hello I have lost around 28 pounds in 3 to 4 months I never get hungry I’m 29 years old and scared . I went to doctor they have done full blood works also did a upper  endoscopy where they look in you stomach everything came back normal . I’m not sure what to do .. I don’t feel hungry .. what test...

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  • Never hungry, feeling fine

    For almost the past 6 months, I've been eating about once or twice a day. I have coffee for breakfast, a snack (maybe some chips) at around 3PM, a snack at around 8PM (maybe some popcorn chicken or fish balls), and a meal (usually rice and beef/chicken) at around midnight. I'm not incapable of...

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  • Propranalol for years - Advise please.

    Hello All, So, Back in 2012, I started having a bit of heart trouble through my own cause, I used to eat crisps like they were going out of business and managed to get to a weight of near 29 stone which is not good I know. Well as the title states, "Propranalol for years" I have been on...

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  • I really need help... Please, someone help me

    I'm not sure what group to put this is.. But I'm just gonna get to the point.. I'm 16, 5'5", and I weigh 84 pounds.. I keep losing weight and I don't know how to stop.. I can barely eat because I'm never hungry.. I eat around once a day and it's not even a full meal.....

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  • gabapentin side affects

    Have been taking gabapentin since last year for chronic pain, okay until a few months ago, started to feel tired, pains down front of my legs, bad cramps, also weight gain, went to the docs, she had me taking blood tests, no joy, had been put on an extra blood pressure tab a few months before, was told...

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  • From duromine to orlistat

    Ive stopped taking duromine a week ago since i have lost 14kgs after strict diet+ workouts , last week my doctor prescribed me with orlistat along with suppressant and reducing water pill in order to maintain my weight (53kg, i was 67kg  bfore). The first day i took orlistat my weight dropped to...

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  • Nasal & throat congestion with chronic throat clearing for 1 month

    56 years (male, former smoker)- I am 5 feet 5 inches. Generally my body weight varies between 59 to 62 kgs when I am healthy. I have been a former smoker for around 25 years. I am facing nasal & throat congestion with throat clearing for 1 month.Slight weight loss (2.5 to 3 kgs). Normal appetite....

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  • UNCONTROLLABLE weight gain - hormone related??

    Over the past 8 months I have gains 15 kg.. I am 17 years old but it doesn't matter what I do.. I hardly eat, and when or if I do it is very healthy.. I exercise too. I have never struggled in the past with my weight but all of a sudden it is like a balloon it is driving me crazy.. I have stretch...

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  • Minor Weight Loss..Anxiety???

    I am 51 & Since mid September, I have had 2 Panic Attacks and notice I have lost a couple of Lbs without trying..i have noticed I have lost some muscle on my legs and arms. I realize it's only a 2-3 lbs in a month, but, worrying none the less.i have added more fibre to my diet, but certainly...

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  • Very fast weight loss and loss of appetite!

      I am a 36 year old female and am having rapid weight loss and loss od appetite.  I have always had a very large appetite, eating all day long, and now, all of the sudden, I can't seem to eat anything.  I mean, I still eat, but it seems like a struggle.  I still eat because I...

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  • No idea what's wrong

    I went to the doctor last year about unintentional weight loss. They found nothing wrong. I still haven't been able to gain weight since and possibly lost some more even though I eat normally. I am 5 ft 3 and only weight just 6 stone 3lb. I sometimes get times during the day when I feel shaky, not...

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  • SCARED!! LOST 45 POUNDS IN 5 MONTHS

    I don't know where else to turn. I've had every test you could possibly have done. They haven't diagnosed me with anything. I can't eat, every tiny bite causes pain in my stomach, my abdomen, major bloating, distention. I belch like a sailor. My intestines get backed up so bad that every...

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  • How often should a child be weighed?

    Childhood obesity is affecting one in three children aged 10-11 and one in five children aged 4-5:  ​I've come across this guide for weighing children and babies - - and it goes into detail on how GPs and hospitals should go about weighing children, why we do it, how often they should be weighed,...

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  • Implants removal

    Hi am 24, had my first child early last year december . Hubby and i decided to go in for an implant because we not ready for another baby yet. Had a 5 years implants inserted 5 months ago, had my period 2 weeks after and havrnt had any since then and am gaining so much weight which doesnt make sense...

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  • Losing Weight Unintentionally

    I've been diagnosed with multiple neurological disorders which include lacunar & ischemic thrombosis strokes, white matter disease, complex & simple partial seizure disorders, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, multiple heart attacks, approximately 12 stents, peripheral Neuropathy...

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  • Stomach issues

    I was wondering if anybody else has a bad stomach like this - My issue is that I'm never hungry and when I do eat I am extremely full after 1-2 bites and it's extremely difficult to finish a meal. I get a lot of stomach pain and feel sick also, it is really upsetting. I also have ME/CFS so It...

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  • Dizziness, Balance Issues & No Appetite

    I've been diagnosed having a history of Lacunar and Ischemic Thrombosis Strokes, Complex Partial Seizure Disorder and Simple Partial Seizure Disorder and White Matter Disease. I've deal with dizziness, balance issues, headaches every day, 24/7, I not supposed to be left alone due to my seizures,...

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  • Went from 68 kg (150 lbs) to 60 kg (132 lbs) in 6 months.

    Hello. I wish to discuss something that's troubling me for a long time. I have been going through a lot of health problems since the start of the year until now. Started with a cold, then got a roaming pain in my limbs, then it disappeared but I gained gastritis, then it went to constant colon bloating...

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  • I think I'm losing muscle, how to tell if it's serious?

    Hello, I've been really skinny all my life (I weigh around 9st 5 And I'm 25) but the past 6 months I've been getting even skinnier, I'm losing muscle when nothing has changed. I can feel bones I've never felt before... but the scales are staying around the same weight, my stomach...

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  • Facial weight loss

    Hi I've lost over stone and a half since Xmas it happened in a month and my face has sunk in like my cheek bones are really visible I feel ill all the time I have gd appetite any input would be appreciated

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  • reductil

    Hi, I have weight problems after pregnancy and intend to use Reductil beat me on the advice of a friend who achitizionat online on I am interested in other opinions you like if you can help me How much you lose weight? How it works? Moderator comment: I have removed the email address as we do not publish...

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  • I've lost 12 lbs in the last two weeks

    Hi all.  I've got some kind of abdominal issue going on.. Started out with major diarreha, lots of burping and tooting, and I had no appetite at all.  Abdomen was very distended and painful.  Not able to eat anything but soup and crackers.  Been tested for H-pylori, negative....

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  • Flouxetine Side Effects

    Just before Xmas 2016, I lowered my own Dose of Flouxitine from 30mg a day to 10mg per day due to headaches. I had been on Flouxetine for over 15 years. (Note: When on 30mg per day eating & weight was fine). In March 2017 i had pains in my testicles and I had Bloods Tests, Urine Tests,...

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  • Weight Loss Worried

    Hi I'm new to this. I have been on Flouxetine 30mg for more than 15 years but lowered my dose to 10mg before March of this year. I was 99KG before decreasing my dose. Had health scare late March & early June of this year and I am now 90KG and lost interest in Food. My GP has put me back up to...

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    Unintentional weight loss and lack of appetite

    I've always been very skinny around 45 kilos. But right now I've became scarily thin, my BMI is 14.5, I lost 2.5 kilos in 2 and half months. The loss is not big but it impacted my body very much because I was already underweight. In mid April I've experienced severe acid reflux and pain in...

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