Cypro And Weight Gain

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  1. scarlettsmum

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    Those who gained weight on cypro, did you find that it was gradual? Sort of increased overall appetite, rather than a sudden hunger attack? Were you aware of increased appetite or was it a sudden need to eat? I tried ritanserin where I'd get anxiety if I didn't take it on full stomach and had to then eat to stop the anxiety. Now with cypro I feel really good, no anxiety and so I can't tell if I'm eating more on cypro or not. I have gained some weight, however that started with ritanserin and now I'm trying to work out if I'm still gaining on cypro or not. I sleep so well on cypro but I just can't sustain it if it makes me put on weight. Please share your experience! Thank you,
     
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    For me, it was rather sudden, 5-10 pounds within a week. I only gain weight at 2 mg 2x/day, but I'm on 1 mg 2/day and don't gain weight on it as long as I keep a low-fat diet.
     
  3. raypeatclips

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    My weight loss efforts have not been hindered by 0.5mgx2.
     
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    Ritanserin made me put in 15 lbs in two weeks (I'm 6'6" so that's more like 8 lbs for a normal size person) but I haven't taken cypro, I hear ritanserin has similar properties.
     
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    What percentage of fat do you have to be at to lose weight?
     
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    What are you doing to lose weight?
     
  7. DankMemes

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    I did gain weight while on cypro, but whether cypro was the cause I am not sure.

    It definitely stimulates my appetite and on days I don't take it, I'm noticeably less hungry.

    I was taking 4-12mg a day but have since cut back.
     
  8. raypeatclips

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    Nothing ground breaking. Lowering fat intake (I ate a lot of chocolate before), taking walks, more caffeine.
     
  9. superhuman

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    the reason cypro makes people gain weight is because they eat more, it lowers stress hormones which makes you more hungry instead of using stress(fat) as fuel
     
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    So I guess the answer to this is to combine it with thyroid hormones (if low temps, high cholesterol) otherwise weigh gain no matter what dosages? I take only 1 mg( 1/4 pill) and still seem to eat more than usual which is worrying.
     
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    scarlettsmum

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    That's shocking! Are you sure it was was just ritanserin? I had intense cravings for sugar and just couldn't fill myself up. I think I gained about 2 kilos (4 pounds in 1,5 weeks)
     
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    scarlettsmum

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    I still seem to gain weight even on as low as 1 mg. So annoying as I feel so good on it.
     
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