I eat a vegetarian diet, no sugar and small meals, yet I have gained about 15 lbs since starting Selegiline about 1 1/2 years ago.
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I'm 35, a long term selegiline user (14 years, 10 mg/day).
About 5 weeks ago I stoped taking selegiline to verify if the drug is a cause of my tremor (manifests as extremeties or whole body "vibration"). After few weeks I see that this was selegiline indeed. So be aware of this nasty side effect.
To my surprise I'm also loosing weight (I haven't used scales, just judging by the tightness of my pants).
In retrospect, use of selegiline was temporal (concur) with my significant weight gain (added 15 kg in 6 months back in 2001).
This is just a hypothesis. There are other factors, which may contribute to the weight-loss. F.i., we have a very hot weather during last few weeks.
I continue to abstain from selegiline to verify the possible link.
Yes yes and yes!
I am an exercise physiologist and take my health and weight serious and in check
I gained 10lbs. It started with in a month of taking. I thought I was just eating bad so I gained weight. For 2 years I couldn't get the weight off.
Recently got off and dropped 10lbs without trying and even eating some junk food. It was crazy. I felt like I won the lottery.
I have bipolar and mood stabilization is my big problem. I prefer to stay manic but it causes problems.
I have been in the depression phase for far too much of my 48 year old life. Hate when I end up there. It's bad and that what the selegeline was for.
Going to find a new doc and try something else. Any ideas?
- Selegiline Information for Consumers
- Selegiline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Selegiline (detailed)
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