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   Posted 3/20/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I had my most recent episode of A/P, I loved to eat! I would chose a nice dinner at like olive garden over a night at the movies or bowling or whatever. My doc increased my zoloft on Tuesday and started me on Klonopin yesterday. My anxiety is already feeling better but my appetite isn't. Just wondering if anybody experienced this loss of appetite and if once they became balanced again on the meds, their appetite came back. I love to eat and am stressing because I can't. I stomach small amounts here and there and have been supplementing with ensure. Last Monday I weighed 137 and this Monday I weighed 130. I'm small already and don't need to lose anymore weight. Anybody have any experiences to share???
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   Posted 3/20/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! I have never had this before but I have had meds that seem to make me feel hungery all the time and I gained weight.
Im glad you are feeling better! The only thing I can say is maybe after a couple weeks it will allm fall back into place and your appetite will come back. However I would also say if it is bothersom I would talk to your doc about. Just make sure you eat something even if you dont feel like it and drink those fluids.
Sorry I wasnt much help,
Good Luck!
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   Posted 3/21/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh loss of appetite..very common when you change or up your meds.  I wouldn't worry too much about it just yet deedah (love that name!) just try and eat small portions of food that you really love.  When I went on Effexor I had the same problem (my stomach was really queasy) but it settled after a few weeks.
If it doesn't settle down in another week or so and you are feeling upset (and have lost more weight - I agree that a seven pound weight loss is a lot) please do go back and see your doc.  I can reccomend pepermermint tea for nausea...it even tastes nice!  I'm glad your anxiety is settling and I hope you get that appetite back really soon.  xx
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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi deedah,

You have already gotten some great advice and I agree with them about making sure to keep up with the ensure, eat what you can tolerate and as Meg said - eat foods that you really love (even those that are really fattening or full of carbs).  7 pounds in one week is a lot of weight to lose and I would definitely contact your doc if you should continue to lose weight. 

Keep posting to let us know how you are doing.

Take care,


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   Posted 3/21/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I have heard of this happening to people that start on the med or up the dose but it usually goes away.  If it does not, please, do talk with your physician.

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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Totally agree it should pass I would also say to see your doc if it doesnt
I have had change in appetite and MAJOR weight loss ( down to 88 lbs) over a/p and stress withing my family and other stressors or when really sick in CD flare....Keep us posted.Like I said before the small meals a few times a day should help and I think you will have no major issues ONCE the meds have time to fully kick in and work for you / It may take a few days for increase to kick in not sure or positive as I m not a doc just thinking that it has for others I have read of

Be well


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   Posted 3/27/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe it didn't react well with the zoloft? im probably wrong though...
i know someone who had that problem similiar
she drank a lot of fluids.
i take a different med, and with mine, my appetite changes week to week. one week i eat everything in my path, and the next i cant hold more that 2 pieces of toast in a day or i feel so full i cant move. its very strange. i hope everything works out. maybe you need to get adjusted to a higher dosage.

try and eat what you can, until you really cant eat anymore. maybe after a while you'll getter a larger appetite. best of luck <3
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