Premarin and weight gain

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Does premarin cause weight gain? And with menopausal will you gain wieght?

I am just wondering if one of the sides effects of Premarin is weight gain? If I stop taking them will that cause me gain weight since i am still in meopause?

menopause causes changes in metabolism which can change your weight, plus the premarin can cause weight gain. I looked on webmd.com and found the side effects for it. the site is referenced below with a full list of side effects.

Zoloft and weight gain? In Janurary I switched from effexor xr to zoloft?

I had taken Zoloft before with no side effects. Since January I have gone from 165 to 180..last week I decided to stop taking the zoloft and the Premarin I have been taking since my hysterectomy almost 2 years ago. I weighted 158 at the time of surgery now 180, I thought I was overweight then..this is getting out of hand. Im interested in answers from people who stopped taking zoloft and or their HRT and their experiences.

I've been taking zoloft for a while now. and i actually have noticed some weight gain. i was about 145 pounds, and i remember in like 2 weeks i went up to 170. i was so shocked. so, taking zoloft might have possibilities of gaining weight.

Is there a special diet to lose weight gained after hysterectomey?

Last July I had a hysterectomy, I was already about 15 pounds over what I like to weigh and now Ive gained another 18..I have talked with my doctor and decided to stop taking premarin in hopes that would help but it has not. Im 51 and have always looked great but now..well I hardly recognize my body, I know that age has some to do with this but Id really like to understand more about the reason Ive gained and how the best way to reduce is.

As you age, the metabolism slows and the female hormone levels change. The hormone level change is really dramatic after a hysterectomy. These changes make it harder and harder for women to lose weight. It is another of the unfortunate body circumstances that afflicts women but not men. Their weight is never influenced by their hormones. Somehow, we women always get the short end of the stick. :)

If you contact me with your email address, I will gladly give you a diet based on Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem (unfortunately, yahoo answer's email system doesn't have enough "characters" to allow me to send the diet through them). You can do it yourself at home. You won't need to measure anything or count calories. It is all already proportioned. It involves all food groups and is based on 1250 calories. Very healthy. I have shared it with many askers on yahoo answers.

Ovarian transplant in the upper arm was done successfully to maintain normal hormones. Please recomend websit?

I have been post menopause for 2 years now due to ovarian surgery. Is the transplant the only solution? I am 45 years only and look 50 and gained 20 lbs.= all unsightly.... Have tried Premarin but after 2 weeks, allergy rashes at the entire body + all other yukky symptoms such as breasts weird and spotting... Hellppp! Hot flashes, dry skin and weight gain are not options for me

My oncologist does not allow any kind of hormone replacement. So you just deal.

What if you have only one lobe? I've had the scan it's working normal but have symptoms.?

I have the sweating, trouble swallowing, exhausted, insomia, but I'm gaining weight. My TSH levels are normal but I still don't understand why I'm having these symptoms that describes thyroid problems. I'm even on Premarin because of the sweating at night. I'm 38 & confused.

at 38 you could easily be peri-menopausal, that would be one explanation. Also, metabolic syndrome comes to mind as well. Not sure what you mean by "one lobe", there are a great many structures in the body called "lobe", from brain to glands to lungs, but as you mention TSH, I am assuming it's your thyroid, and many people have completely normal levels with a partial thyroid.

Did Paxil help you?

My doctor has presribed Paxil for depression. I'm going through menopause and am starting Premarin as well. I've been on many anti-depressants in the past and I know about weight gain and such. I'd like to know if anyone has found relief using this medication and if so, how? I've read up on the side effects and have educated myself on the possible side effects - but I wanted to hear from anyone of how it has helped them - and yes, I know everyone is different. Please share your experience....Thanks.

I have been on it a few weks and I felt results almost right away, but don't miss one dose ore you will feel bloated, burping, queezy. I feel more in contol of my anxiety and grumpiness. I take it for anxiety.. I like it really good luck.

Is this Ok? Lyrica 300mg WelButron 300mg Provigil 200mg Premarin .09 Ibuprofin 800mg & Vicoden or Ultram?

I am taking Lyrica for Fibromyalgia / depression / pain.
I have been taking it for 6 months.

After a month or so I noticed my ankles and arms were swelling almost daily.

During the 2nd and 3rd month after a 3+ week exercise (yeah - exercise, I actually Felt like and Could do) routine where I should have been loosing weight like crazy - I Gained 20 pounds. I was exercising And walking about 3 miles a day.

Now after 6 months I still have the weight on.
I continue to have spells of blurred vision.
My Balance is off at times and my concentration and memory have Not improved (possible worse if that is possible...)

I do however continue to feel like I am doing better with it than without it as the pain doesn't seam so intense nor last for so long at a time. I don't seam so Worried about things nor as depressed.

For now I want to continue with it.
Though That Awesome feeling (3 weeks) Is gone - Maybe not Forever??

Do the Drugs I am taking pose a threat

The Lyrica has plenty of side effects and hasn't been on the market very long.

Talk to your doctor about your concerns and make him sit down and explain it to you.

A problem is that doctors are often so busy that they don't take the time to explain why you are taking the medication and what the possible side effect are.

I take a lot of medications and found Walgreen's pharmacists to be very helpful.

The chronic pain of fibromyalgia often causes depression and sleep problems

Good luck hope you feel better soon. But don't let the pain get you down. It can bring you to the point that you feel useless so try some visualization therapy, it is one of the tools I use to control my pain on a daily basis.

Don't give up hope or feel you will never feel good again. I've been through the same type of thing dealing with my injury and everyday is not great but it still beats giving in to the pain.

P.S. webmd.com is a far better place for good answers to your condition

I am a 46 year old female that is over weight and can't lose any of it.?

Here it is. I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and was on Premarin. I had been a smoker for 30 years. I no longer take hormones, I quit smoking in December of 2006. I have gained about 50 lbs. I have for about 2 months changed my diet, I eat 5 small meals of between 250 and 300 calories, low carbs, high protien. I do not drink soda, just water and fat free milk. I have been walking about 3 miles 3x a week and walk about a mile the other days with my dogs. I try to do more exercising but after I walk, my ankles hurt so bad that I can barely walk after a rest. I have changed shoes also to see if that helps. What am I doing wrong so that I can lose the weight? I know less weight would help my ankles. I take a good multi vitamin, Chromium Picolinate and glucosamine chondroitin MSM. Can anyone give me some advice??
I have not lost a single pound. I seem to be gaining.

First, for me 1200 calories a day did the trick. Second, I bought a bike. The walking can be less aerobic than biking, and you use more muscles biking. Next, for me I changed food by eating mainly veggies...a few fruits and less protein. I have lost 15 pounds in the last 4 months...not great but it is slowly getting better. The kicker is I look like I have lost 30 lbs. because I look fit.

Questions about hysterectomy?

I had a complete hysterectomy about 2 weeks ago.The Dr had me start Premarin in the hospital because of hot flashes and a headache that wouldnt go away..he thought maybe the drop in estrogen was causing the headache.Anyway..I took just one Premarin and havent continued them at home.I have hot flashes but nothing I cant handle right now.I know your risks for heart attacks,stroke,and breast cancer are increased by taking HRT but what if anything is your risk of NOT taking any HRT?? I know 2 weeks isnt a lot of time to know how bad my side effects will be but right now I feel like I dont have any side effects,nothing to worry about anyway.
btw...Im 36...I had the hystrectomy because of heavy periods,fibroids,poly cyctic,and endometrosis [sp] that caused andometrosis which caused my uterus to be 3 times the normal size.
I had laproscopic surgery with the uterus removed vaginal. So recovery is going pretty well I think.
Do most women gain weight after a hysterectomy? is that just from the surgery?not having estrogen or being on HRT?? Im also hypothyroid and of course dont want to gain weight =]

Any information is greatly appreicated =]

I had a complete hysterectomy at the age of 46 and was already having hot flashes. They put me on estrogen patches in the hospital and I used them for a year, but didn't really like them. I decided to stop using them and do nothing and did that for another year, but the hot flashes got the best of me, also very nervous, jittery, lots of symptoms I didn't enjoy. I started premarin and took it for 7 years but stopped when the breast cancer scare came out a few years ago. I personally think that the hrt helps with hot flashes, but more than that with the aging process of the skin, face, breasts and everything that estrogen provided before. I actually gained more weight after stopping the hrt, and ended up diabetic three years ago because of weight gain in the mid section. Estrogen protects women from getting a "beer gut" like guys tend to get, and the loss of it takes away that protection.

It is totally your choice along with your doctor, but I am glad that I took advantage of the technology for a few years.

best wishes..

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