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weight gain after radiotherapy

I had a mastectomy and lymph nodes excision about 18 months ago, followed by 26 radiotherapy sessions. I have been taking Femara for 2 years. Since the radiation therapy I have put on a lot of weight around the middle, and am starting to look like my 'old husband' with his big belly. I'm not eating more - less actually, and am wondering if the radiation treatment has anything to do with it, or the Femara? My clothes are getting too tight around the middle, and i've never had a big belly before and I'm 76. any ideas?

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weight gain after radiotherapy

Hi, I would advise you to consult your doctor for the big belly. It could be ascites, collection of fluid in the abdomen. It could also be due to secondaries in the liver and consequent ascites. Please consult your treating doctor, who may do an ultrasonography to gather more information. Good luck with your therapy. Regards.
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Lexapro Celexa

Actually, because Lexapro is much newer than Celexa (thought they are pretty much the same drug at the foundation), who knows which will end up reporting the most side effects?  There's a tremendous lag time of over a decade before we know how much a particular drug affects people.  They are approved without any long-term human studies, so the first users are the guinea pigs.  Just the way it is.  But I would say you can't tell from the internet reports how many people are affected a particular way -- most people don't report their experience to their doctors, let alone the internet.  I've taken both, and neither was a big weight gainer -- I mean, you're not talking Paxil or Remeron here -- but the effects differ by the individual, so only by trying the drug can you tell how it will affect you.  Just because some of the molecule was cut out of Lexapro from the original Celexa, I'd guess that Lexapro is the lesser weight gainer overall, but that's just a blind guess, as nobody's really counting here.
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Lexapro - weight gain???

I took Lexapro and gained a small bit of weight BUT I was scared to return to my normal work out routine because I thought (still do) that something was wrong with my heart.  That is why it was prescribed, because my tests were normal so they told me anxiety was the cause of my chest discomfort.  I don't think I would have gained weight if I would have continued to work out regularly like I had before.  Also, I have a friend who was on 40mg (YES 40mg!!!) and never gained an ounce.  Not one. I read alot about Lexapro and weight gain before I started it too.  I have said before that I think you'll read more negative than positive about drugs like these because the people who don't gain weight and are doing well on it, don't come online to talk about it.  It is hard to find positive things about a number of drugs for that reason.  In my opinion only!! If you take it and notice that you're gaining weight, exercise more or talk with your doctor.  My friend that was on 40mg (she's a nurse) had seen quite of number of patients who had NOT gained weight.  She did hear that alot of people experienced an increase in appetite on the Lexapro--doesn't always have to equal weight gain.  Make the foods count.   Good luck.  
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High Cortisol and Adrenal Fatigue?

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unexplained weight gain & weight loss

I have to that this as a miscat (it is not a brain tumor question) but I would have to say this potentially could be hormonal. When she was in the hospital, did they happen to give her high dose steroids? The steroids (dexamethasone, prednesone, hydrocortisone) can often lead to rapid weight gain, and then when they are consumed by the body, then rapid weight loss. It is also possible that there are cortisol producing tumors - aka Cushing's syndrome that can create cortisol thus impacting weight. Thyroid and other hormones can also do this as well. Has she has a good hormone work up? FYI if you have low D which is quite common for us with hormonal issues, we are put on 50,000iu a week to get up to a normal level then given 3-5,000 daily. From my layman point of view, we have not had a correlation of D to weight, only energy.
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