Prescription drugs that halts weight loss
A number of drugs prescribed to treat common diseases and conditions, like hypertension, allergies, depression, inflammation, and diabetes, block your ability to lose weight. What’s even worse, some of these drugs may actually cause weight gain, and most doctors don’t think it’s necessary to inform their patients of such effect.
Here is the list of various drugs that interfere with the weight loss process:
• Beta-blockers—atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, and propranolol
• Antidepressants—amitriptyline, nortriptyline, doxepin, paroxetine, trazodone.
• Steroids such as prednisone and hydrocortisone.
However, steroids that are inhaled or nasal steroids for allergies are safe.
• Antihistamines—diphenhydramine, fexofenadine, cetirizine, cyproheptadine, and others. Note that the popular sleep aid Tylenol PM contains diphenhydramine
• Lyrica – used for fibromyalgia and pains
• Valproic acid – used for seizures
• Actos and Avandia – used for prediabetes and diabetes
• Insulin—injectable insulin can actually be responsible for hyper fast weight gain.
Of course you should consult with your consulting physician first before you decide to reduce or drop these drugs, as most of them cannot be just canceled. Discuss with your doctor why you want to do this and how it can be done. If your care provider demonstrates ignorance or unwilling to cooperate with you, as well as a refusal to discuss or answer questions, find another specialist who will work with you.
You should expect that your doctor may deny that these drugs block weight loss or cause weight gain, but such associations have been demonstrated repeatedly in clinical trials. Also take in consideration that many of these drugs were unknowingly prescribed to treat the consequences of excessive wheat and grain consumption in the first place, with many conditions receding with your new wheat and grain-free diet.