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Suffering from severe panic attacks. Prescribed sertima, clonitril, excessive weight gain. How to lose weight?

I had started having panic attacks since last two years.initially they were very bad. Had them often. But doc told me to eat sertima 50 and clonitril . But now i am just left with sertima 50 half tablet. My problem is since last 6months i have put in a lot of weight. I look plump now. Is it due to those should i retain my self bk . I am almost 18 kg plus
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Some medications are associated with weight gain.
Losing wieght requires that the energy that goes into your body be less than the energy that you put out.
This means that either you have to reduce the amount of calories that you consume or increase your activity levels. It is easier to lose weight by adjusting your diet than by activity alone. Exercise is important in general health and keeping the weight off once you have lost it.

In terms of diet , you can either choose a low fat low calories diet or choose a low carbohydrate diet.
In the low fat diet you would need to switch any fat items you use to a low fat bran and reduce frying, use of butter etc.
In the low carb you would need to reduce your intake of rice/pasta/bread/certain cereals and fruits.
It is based on the idea that carbohydrates stimulate insulin production and insulin stops fat from breaking down.

There are online diet programs or you can visit a doctor who deals with weight loss to help you.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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