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hi i wanted to know if this is correct to what happened to

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hi i wanted to know if this is correct to what happened to me. the other day i weighed mysellf and i was 108lbs then a few days later today 113 i did nothing different i ate exactly the same foods everyday but feel bloated and taking bentyl which causes gas and back up with going to the bathroom. could i attribute this weight fluctuation to bathroom and medication situation. please advise margaret
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Hi--just to make sure--you used the same scale both times? How have your bowel movements been over that time?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


yes same scale and couple of days ago day they were fine now feel somewhat bloated and seem to going ok but the usual amount stomach hard and distented.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Margaret--how many days did it take to gain the five pounds and are you saying you still have the weight gain?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

i weight myself on the 8/28 i was 110. couple days before that 108

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
And when did it hit 113?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

today

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK--where do you stand on your menstrual cycle?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

ended on 9/23


just to remention stomach is distented and bloated

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK--last question--how long have you been on the Bentyl and what's it been prescribed for?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

started about a week ago and its for stomach spasms for nervous stomach i get cramps when i get nervous easily lot of anxiety in my life

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK Margaret. This is a side effect of the Bentyl often seen when you first start taking it and it shouldn't last much longer. Give it another few days and if the bloating and weight gain continue after that ask your doctor for a different medication, perhaps amiltriptylene
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

so you think my the weight gain and bloating and distention is related to the medication and should subside and all should go back to normal once med is adjusted in to the body is this correct since i know that bentyl slows down the digestive tract and retains water correct

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Yes it does slow down the intestines and thus can give you water weight gain but that usually reverses itself in about a week. Nothing serious here--just making you uncomfortable
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

great so the wieght gain is really not my real wieght gain its such circumstance and situational related correct.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
No, not true weight gain as in with overeating--just water that you'll get rid of soon
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

no need to diet or go crazy over it

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
No--neither.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

also close fit a bit snug guess from the bloating correct? that is my last question you have been great


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Yes--I'm sure your waistline has enlarged an inch or two so stick to loose fitting clothes for now.
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