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Old 07-15-2009, 05:03 PM
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I am sure it depends on each individual on who gains weight and who doesn't who takes it. Pamela
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:57 AM
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I have been taking tegretol for well over 20years and have been up and down with my weight, for example my appetite will be near to non existant then to a healthy one over night which has given me reason to believe why i balance between 14 stone and 17-18. I dont believe its solely down to the meds but i do think they have the reason why my appetite is so inconsistant and that they hold the reason why I lose it and gain it consistantly.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:30 AM
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My blood work recently showed that my red blood cell counts are low, i think it is from the tegretol. And it does cause weight gain, memory problems, lothargia, depression, blurred vision, etc. I was on it for almost 20 years. Also increased dosages have caused me to have seizures and utis. No liver problems. Also my thyroid is low.
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I've read that Tegretol is an anti-diuretic, so maybe it is making you retain more water.
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