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20 Apr 2006

Antidepressants and diet pills - good or bad idea?
i am on very high fat burners- given by a dietician/body builder guide whatever. Anyways, i stopped Cilift to start with my new diet. And i think i made a huge mistake.
i finally started feeling a little good (ive never believed Cilift is good enough anti dep medication) and now i am suffering with depression again.
I really dont want to stop dieting and this fat burner really is helping me lose weight and not giving me bad side effects that are visable to me.
But i think it might be detremental to my health if i take them simultaneously. will it?
And does one's monthly cycle affect your emotions more if you on a fatburner or anti depresant??
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hello Tee,
"Fat Burners" are extremely dodgy tings ; I don't like them at all, and would be surprized if any well trained dietician would recommend them --- as many contain complicated untested chemicals with potential problems, and I have seen no really good evidence that they are effective and safe. There needs to be far more governmental regulatory control of "supplements" which evade the standards required of drugs. If it contains any chemical and is supposed to benefit you, i needs careful testing.
When you ask ANY question about "fat burners" --- like the interesting question about their interaction with drugs or menstruation, the only good answer is --- nobody knows. Unless there has been proper testing, there is no fact-based answer. People who profit by selling you the stuff will probably say it's fine ' those of us more interested in the facts, would be hesitant to give any definitive answer.
So, I Don't Know. Your shrink / doc may, knowing your situation in more detail, be able to answer your questions. But because significant depression can be more dangerous, sooner, than being over-weight, maybe proper treatment of depression should take priority, combined with the help of a counsellor and good dietician to continue losing weight without burners
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