Our expert says:
Many medications such as antidepressants or anti-epileptic medicines can potentially cause either weightloss or weight gain depending on the reaction of the individual patient. I would recommend that you ask your prescribing doctor to examine you to find out what is causing your bloating. Bloating can be caused by such a wide variety of conditions that we need a diagnosis to find out which condition (irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers, gastric reflux, enzyme deficiencies, food allergies or sensitivities, etc) is responsible so that you can obtain the correct treatment. Once you have a diagnosis please also consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will assist you with a diet to control whatever condition is causing the bloating and also help you to lose weight.
I do hope you will soon be feeling better.
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