Multiple Sclerosis Community
9.16k Members
1147609 tn?1263587031

MS and quick weight loss?

Two weeks ago, I weighed 135. I've weighed that for most of my not pregnant adult life...but all of a sudden I now weigh 130. It fell within two weeks. I've started so many new drugs and am new to MS...so I'm not sure what could have done it. It certainly was NOT diet as I had a very hearty Christmas. :) I'm on Copaxone, Celexa, Nuvigil, and just finished up a round on 1000mg of Medrol for an exacerbation. I started both the Copaxone and Nuvigil three weeks ago. Could these be causing the weight loss? Could it simply be because, now that I'm on Nuvigil, I'm awake again?
lol...now i'm not complaining...I love that I'm 130 now and, heck, I wouldn't mind dropping another 5, but it just happened so quickly that it just seems like something isn't right.
2 Responses
572651 tn?1531002957
Wow! Most folks gain some weight with the IV solumedrol.  Its a mixed bag with the rest of the drugs.

Five pounds could come from water weight loss  but I would keep an eye on that scale.  If more drops off too fast, you need to contact your doctor.

be well,
560501 tn?1383616340
Hi there.
   I just read your post and it sounds so familiar to me!
My weight was staying between 136 and up to 140!  Which for
me, was really climbing up there!
   Now, Like you, I have lost weight. I am down to around 124 - 126.

The only thing that I can think of is that I have noticed my appetite
not being as big AND, I am not eating out of boredom (sp?) anymore.
Or eating just to be eating.
    I like that my pants are baggy on me now instead of fitting snuggly.
Take Care,
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331031553
5265383 tn?1483811956
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499305393
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease