Our expert says:
Certain medications (e.g. female hormones, corticosteroids, some antidepressants, etc) can cause weight gain, but if you have stopped using the medication for more than 2 months then this should no longer be causing additional weight gain. Other factors that could be playing a role are hormone imbalances (thyroid, insulin and/or female hormones) (ask your dr to check these hormones to see if you have a thyroid deficiency, or insulin resistance, or if you are entering the menopause), and psychological factors (of these depression usually has the most dramatic effect on weight gain or loss depending on the patient). Discuss this possibility with the dr too. Getting older is associated with the gain of approx. 0,5 to 1 kg per year, which does not sound like the weight gain you are experiencing.
So ask your dr to check your hormones and possibly send you for an assessment to see if you are depressed.
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