Is stress causing excessive weight gain/body swelling/foul bowel movements?
I've been prescribed adderall xr for a couple years on and off. I stopped taking it for 8 months and noticed rapid weight gain. My body started to feel swollen almost, specifically my stomach and face. I'm 26 years old, 5'9 and have always been a little under weight. I usually fluctuate between 125-140lbs. I currently weigh 184lbs, I never been over 145lbs up until this past year. I began taking my prescription (adderall xr 25mgs) a few months ago. I feel like I'm experiencing more puffiness than I already did and at times My stomach gets bigger like I'm retaining an excess amount of water? Then a day or two later I lose all the puffiness and feel noticeably thinner.
ALSO, my bowel movements have a strange foul smell. I feel constipated but my stools are soft and minimal. I constantly have the feeling of needing to clear my throat and have an on going non productive cough. I've had such bad gas, it's like I need to belch frequently for relief and after painful heartburn follows. These symptoms make it hard to sleep too.
I want to know what would cause such rapid weight gain and the physical symptoms. My appearAnce has drastically Changed too.
*ive had chronic stress for the past 3 years. I've been told I have PTSD as well. I can't emphasize enough the ongoing amount of exceptional stress
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