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    I recently (2 months ago) added 10 mg of Hydroxine to my repertoire of drugs. I have noticed that I have had a slight weight gain since the addition of this drug (5 to 6 lbs). I was wondering if anyone else has had this effect?

    Thanks!

    Lauren

  • #2
    I was told that this med is used for children to gain weight. It does increase appitite in some people.

    MG
    My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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    • #3
      Yes, unfortunately I've had this experience too. I've been taking the hydroxyzine though for almost a year because it has been very helpful for me. If anyone knows of a similar medication that doesn't have a chance of causing increased appetite or weight gain, please share.
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      -Amanda
      34 years old, bladder symptoms all my life
      diagnosed with PFD and VV October 2009; IC May 2010

      Current meds:
      Cystoprotek 2 pills twice a day, Hydroxyzine 10 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg, Myrbetriq 25mg, Zoloft 25 mg, Mircrogestin, capsaicin cream (for vulva)
      Other past treatments:
      IC diet, physical therapy, Traumeel injections as needed, TENS unit, heating pad, instills with sodium bicarb, lidocaine, and mucosa compositum
      Tried and didn't work:
      Pyridium, Singlair, Nortriptyline, Elmiron, lidocaine and heparin instills (worked at first, then didn't anymore), various creams, acupuncture

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      • #4
        Just an update: I have stopped the medication and lost 3 lbs, lol.

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