Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. Now the first thing which should be done here is that you should be investigated for underlying systemic diseases which can cause weight gain and the inability to lose weight. The first two possibilities which comes to mind here are hypothyroidism and diabetes. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which there is decreased production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland and it can lead to symptoms like decreased appetite, coarse skin, hair loss, weight gain, decreased reflexes, pallor, swelling of feet etc. This can be diagnosed with the help of simple thyroid function tests and then treated with thyroid hormones which will help in losing weight as well.
The second possibility is that of diabetes and you should be tested for it with the he;p of HbA1c. Fasting blood glucose can also be helpful in diagnosis here.Lastly if these two are ruled out then another cause which can be considered is Cushings disease which is a condition in which there is increased production of steroids leading edema, weight gain etc. A simple cortisol level as well as suppression tests can be diagnostic.
COming to your question of weight loss drugs, well if the above conditions are ruled out then the weight loss drugs can be considered. However the most commonly and most effective drugs are orlistat and phenteramine. Adipex is phenteramine and it can be effective in those cases where weight loss is an issue and not responding to exercise etc and also is not associated with any underlying diseases. Other options can include Belviq, Contrave, saxenda and qsymia. All of these can be used.
Now i would suggest that you visit an internist and have him look into the above causes for your weight issue and if he rules them out, he can also prescribe you one of the above drugs. But the above conditions HAVE to be ruled out first of al.
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