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I want my side effect back

I'm naturally very skinny and throughout my teens and early twenties I struggled to put on weight. I'm 5' 10" and I weighed around 9 stone (126 pounds). If I put a lot of effort into eating more I could put on a little bit of weight, but then after a few weeks I'd lose it all again. I started taking quetiapine for depression 6 years ago and, after taking it for a couple of years, I gained around 20 pounds without trying. [more inside]
posted by Chenko on Jul 23, 2016 - 14 answers

psychologically and physically dealing with sudden weight gain?

Within six months of starting a prescription known for its tendency to induce weight gain, I gained over 50 pounds. I went from a size 0/2 to a size 12/14, just under 110 pounds to just over 160. I don't recognize myself in the mirror and feel like my body isn't even mine anymore, but I know losing this weight is going to be incredibly difficult. Can you help me find a way forward from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2016 - 27 answers

How to get past my husband's lack of attraction

My husband and I have been together for 16 years, married for 10. We started dating at almost 20. We generally have a good marriage, good communication, and love each other. However, several times over the past few years, my husband has told me that he is not attracted to my body. He still thinks my face is pretty and we still have sex about once a week, 2x a month if we're busy, and it's good. I'm having trouble getting past the fact that he feels this way, though. I'm angry and resentful. How do I move past this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2016 - 24 answers

Gotta eat but nothing sounds good

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and my doctor was concerned at my appointment a few days ago because I've only gained 1.5 lbs. I haven't had much morning sickness or nausea but food just doesn't appeal to me. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 1, 2016 - 41 answers

Diet for elderly post-surgery weight gain

My father (in his 80s) has just finished a series of joint-related surgeries. His appetite has been diminishing for years, but between the surgeries and some problems with his meds -- now resolved -- he was nauseated for a period and his weight plummeted. He's got his appetite back, more or less, but we can't seem to put weight back on. YANOD, but his doctor's advice is appetite and med-related, and we'd like to know what foods (or meals?) would be best for sustained, healthy weight gain. Thank you!
posted by Stevia Agave on Nov 13, 2015 - 15 answers

How do I dress myself after gaining weight?

Thanks to a much-needed medication, I've just gone from super skinny to not-so-skinny in a very short amount of time. I am having trouble dressing my "new self." Also would like any advice on coping with body image difficulty. TW: weight gain and body image issues and detail. [more inside]
posted by celtalitha on Oct 2, 2015 - 18 answers

I'm Losing Hours to Zoloft

25mg Zoloft makes me not feel depressed, but I'm sleeping a lot more. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Native in Exile on Aug 1, 2015 - 17 answers

Smoke Pot Get Thin

I enjoy smoking pot, but I'm also trying to lose weight and the two seem incompatible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2015 - 26 answers

What should we be doing about edema?

My wife is having problems with what we believe to be non-emergency fluid retention (edema?) What should we be doing, and what type of doctor do we need? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on May 24, 2015 - 8 answers

Optimizing hormones for weight loss?

How can you, naturally or otherwise, optimize female hormones to help regain the metabolism and hormonal profile of someone in their teens or 20s? (And is this even possible or desirable?) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 7, 2014 - 14 answers

Safe to go below BMR on diet?

I've been cutting back on calories since late December, given the weight gain I've faced over the past year. I am still gaining weight. How low can I go? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jun 17, 2014 - 33 answers

How to lose weight with core injuries?

I'm in physio and working on my core. But every time I try to exercise, I injure myself. I'm gaining weight like crazy and really can't afford to only do core exercises. Is there anything I could do to help lose weight? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jun 1, 2014 - 27 answers

Teenage Boy, SSRI Change for Weight Gain

Kinetic 3, 15, was diagnosed with OCD and has been on Celexa for 7 years. Over the past few years, despite working with a nutritionist, eating a healthy diet and getting lots of exercise, his weight has ballooned into the technically obese category. He's 5'5" and weighs over 155 lbs. Going to see prescribing psychiatrist next week to consider changing medications, looking for advice. My son is a healthy, active kid. He runs, bikes, hikes, kayaks, swims. He eats colorful foods, a mostly vegetarian diet and very little in the way of bread, pasta, potatoes, junk food, ice cream, soda, etc. He's worked with a nutritionist who feels that his diet and portion sizes are fine and she thinks at this point, he needs to consider a medication change. I'd like to go to the prescribing doctor with some knowledge. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on May 30, 2014 - 27 answers

Tips on managing crazy weight gain on birth control (Visanne)?

If I eat 3 meals a day, I can put on 2-3 pounds a day. If I eat 2 meals and a snack, I can maintain my weight. I am so hungry it is ALL I can think about. Halp! [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jul 21, 2013 - 23 answers

21 year old University student in a rut, bad habits creeping up to me

I am currently in a transition stage in my life--ending my Study Abroad semester in France, potentially moving out of a dysfunctional home after moving back in temporarily, spending a lot of time on my own traveling/at home. I'm writing because for some unbearable time, I've been feeling like my life is in a rut. I don't play my guitar or sing my own music anymore. I eat badly and without thought--often eat pasta dishes or friend eggs for a meal twice or thrice a day. I am messy as ever--My tiny room is in a disarray and I have a hard time keeping it even regularly clean. I've gained about 6 lbs since I've been here. I don't work out--I guess I lack the motivation to do so here. I listen to music all day, eat whatever I want, go out and enjoy a party whenever I feel like it, get dinner at awesome restaurants often. I just have no structure and it seriously is having an impact on my discipline and motivation levels. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on May 12, 2013 - 16 answers

How to get curvy without getting dumpy?

I'm gaining weight for basically the first time. I'm happy about it- I've always wanted to be less of a stick- but I'm not happy about how the weight is sitting. Can I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Apr 4, 2013 - 30 answers

Rec. needed for NYC doctor knowledgeable about antipsychotics & metformin

Can anyone provide a recommendation(s) for a primary care doctor(s) in NYC or the Jersey City/Hoboken area who is knowledgeable about using Metformin to help with weight gain associated with antipsychotics use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 - 0 answers

Are kittens like babies or cats?

Should kittens be chubby, like human babies, or lean, like adult cats? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 25, 2013 - 10 answers

How to dress after weight gain?

How do I dress for work and fun when weight gain has made me unfamiliar with my body? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on Dec 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Why does my doctor want me to gain 15 - 20 pounds when my BMI is normal?

Female, 32. 110 pounds, barely 5'3. Why does my doctor want me to gain 15 - 20 pounds when my BMI is normal? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Dec 6, 2012 - 30 answers

How to avoid weight gain on Lyrica?

How to avoid weight gain on Lyrica? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Experience with thyroid medication for depression? (Ugh. What have I done by trying this?)

I'm on thyroid medication for depression -- did I just start a permanent sentence without realizing it? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jun 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me help my husband put on weight or deal with the way his body is.

My husband has always been skinny. I love his body and everything about him but once in a while, he starts talking about how he wants to work out and gain weight. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on May 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Just tell me what to eat so I don't have to think about it.

What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Apr 30, 2012 - 29 answers

Just get used to it, already!

Why am I struggling to feel comfortable in my body, which has changed quite a bit over recent years? It's like my brain is stuck in "thin" mode but my body is constantly announcing that there have been new changes, like little alarms all day long-- even though the weight gain happened over the course of a few years. I don't even really mind the way my body looks, but I can't seem to get used to the physical feeling of being in it. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Apr 13, 2012 - 22 answers

Easy-to-Make Protein Shakes?

How do I make it easier to make and drink protein shakes with a limited selection? Bonus points for protein powder recommendations and shake recipes. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Mar 30, 2012 - 13 answers

script for dealing with rude comments about weight?

I need a verbal and behavioral script to work from. I've experienced some recent weight gain. A relative will soon be visiting our home. Based on past experiences, I expect that he will comment on, judge, and offer advice about my weight. Please help me out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 - 55 answers

High fat food for cats?

What can we feed our cat to help him gain weight? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Jan 20, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me gain weight in a healthy/cheap manner

Please help me in my goal, which is to gain weight in a healthy way, and to do so as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Curse you, diabetes. Stop cockblocking food!

Suggestions for healthy weight-gain-friendly foods/recipes? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Oct 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Unhungry Bear

Old dog losing weight, can't get her to eat more volume; what can I safely add to her food to help her gain weight back? [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Sep 2, 2011 - 37 answers

Why is there more LyzzyBee all of a sudden after years of being the same?

After staying the same weight, eating the same stuff (changed a year ago but stayed the same since then) and doing the same exercise, I've suddenly put on several kilos in weight. It's quite frustrating. I have been using the same scales: they have a fat measurement thing on and while I know these are not accurate and I am not x% fat, that measurement stayed the same while my weight did, and has now gone up with it. I have cut out sweets and most snacks during the day but still gaining (2 months now). a) how can I get my normal weight and size back b) how can I cope with the disappointment and angst? [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jun 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

500 kcal nutrient cube BID

I'm a vegetarian, I'm starting to work out with weights, and I'm looking for specific ways to add 1,000 calories per day to my diet. I'm very confused about how to accomplish this healthily. Halp! [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Feb 24, 2011 - 31 answers

Exercise makes you fat.

I started exercising and eating less, and I'm gaining weight. I highly doubt I'm building muscle. Is this going to stop eventually? [more inside]
posted by timory on Feb 17, 2011 - 51 answers

I don't know how to feed myself anymore. Please help.

I don't know how to feed myself anymore. Please help. I'm lactose-intolerant, anemic, and suffer from acid reflux disease (3 years and running). I've lost about 20 pounds in the last five years due to the reflux and a bout of depression. I'm also too insanely busy to cook, thanks to long workdays and hours spent on public transit, since I don't drive. Help me plan highly-caloric meals around my schedule, so I don't need to spend so much time eating. [more inside]
posted by oogenesis on Jan 21, 2011 - 27 answers

Can anxiety cause weight loss despite adequate nutrition?

Can anxiety cause weight loss despite adequate nutrition? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jan 9, 2011 - 26 answers

I need an exercise routine to gain weight and muscle with limited equipment

As a part of a life-changing experience, I´m trying to get together a series of exercises and routines to make myself fit and strong. Right now, I have the following "ingredients" to make it happen: 1. Resistance band kit from GoFit (Ultimage ProGym) 2. A pair of 14 kg dumbbells 3. A foldable bike 4. A round balance board 5. A quiet neighborhood to walk on. 6. 3 hours per week [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How does Seroquel cause weight gain and/or diabetes?

Does Seroquel *really* cause diabetes and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Mirtazapine is making me fat!

Remeron/Mirtazapine and weight gain: help me stop it from happening, please! [more inside]
posted by LOLAttorney2009 on Oct 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Leptin doctor?

Can someone recommend a "leptin aware" doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Do SSRIs cause weight gain?

How do SSRIs cause weight gain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me gain weight. But keep my 10k time.

Workout filter: 6'2", 19-year-old, 175 lbs male triathlete. Don't want to lose my cardio ability, but want to keep gaining muscle mass. Cardio before or after weight lifting? I started Westside for Skinny Bastards 3 weeks ago, along with increasing my protein intake up to ~180g/day (already eat only whole foods, etc.). Is this a good program to continue? Lots more detail inside [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 24, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me gain some perspective on my pregnancy weight gain.

Pregnancy weight gain. Help me gain some perspective on what it means to have gained too much weight. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jun 17, 2010 - 40 answers

Foods/resources for healthy weight gain?

I'm looking for specific foods I can add to my diet to gain weight. Caveats: no dairy, and I'm not trying to 'bulk up' or gain muscle. [more inside]
posted by Fifi Firefox on Jun 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Side effects of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin SR taken together.

asking for a friend: looking for what side effects may happen (mainly weight gain or slow metabolism) when taking cymbalta and wellbutrin SR together.
posted by elle.jeezy on May 11, 2010 - 19 answers


Anti-psychotics and weight gain. How do I shut off my mindless eat switch? [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

All I want for Christmas is...two butt cheeks

Ravenously hungry in the middle of the night, lazy, and bored with my known options. Also: eating plenty in the daylight. Bonus round: I'm poor. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Dec 17, 2009 - 20 answers

They want me to nag. I don't want to

Have you succeeded in losing (and keeping off) a lot of weight? Were you in a relationship at the time? Great! What did your partner do to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Loss of libido with Levlen/Levora?

Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Nov 12, 2009 - 15 answers

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