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unexplained weight gain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2006
  • 00:05 AM

I was on Lexapro for 3 months for anxiety before I had a severe allergic reaction to it. I had to come off of it cold turkey and was immediately put on Allegra, Zyrtec, and Zantac. This was 5 weeks ago and since then I have gained 8-10 lbs. I am 5'3 and my diet has not changed and I work out regularly. Does anyone know why this would happen?? I have had my thyroid checked and it was normal.

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  • HiIf you had the TSH blood test for your thyroid then you could still have a thyroid problem. The TSH thyroid stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitry gland. The blood tests you should have are the T4 and T3 including FT3 and thyroid antibodies. Without these your not really getting a decent measure of your thyroid function.Brigsxx
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 29, 2006
    • 01:13 PM
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  • well you see i have had the same thing because im 5'0 and i was 84 pounds (im only 12 turning 13) and now i weighed myslef yesterday and im 87.2 pounds i dont even know how that happened it was just right out of the blue
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 03:04 AM
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  • allergy medications dont cause weight gain. are you taking anything else for anxiety? some of those drugs definitely cause weight gain. I was on effexor xr for migraines, but its also used as an anti-depressant and i gained 40 lbs plus lost the ability to lose weight while i was on it. You have to make sure you know the side effects of those medications. If i would have known half of them i never would have let my doctor put me on them.
    angelluvbug82 23 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 09:33 PM
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  • it must be a growth spurt
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 02:23 PM
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