Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
I'm sorry to hear that your husband is going through a difficult time with his multiple problems. Regarding the psychiatric medication, both Celexa (Escitalopram) and Effexor (Venlafaxine
) are anti-depressant medication, but belonging to different classes. You have not mentioned clearly whether he is taking both together or only Effexor currently. However, I would advise you to take him for a follow up so that he can have a repeat psychological evaluation
, so that further treatment can be planned accordingly.
Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication and Lisinopril is an anti-hypertensive medication
. I'm not sure why you stopped these medication, because, it is unlikely that the medication has been the cause for such a drastic weight loss
. Weight loss is more likely with uncontrolled diabetes
, rather than due to anti-diabetic medication. So, please consult a doctor before taking treatment decisions on your own.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar