Someone please help! I started taking Centrum Multivitamins 2 weeks ago because I always felt tired. I wasn't taking any vitamins so I figured that that was the source of the problem. Well it got rid of the tired feeling but now my appetite is out of control. I'm always hungry and have gained 6 pounds in 2 weeks. I already stopped taking them. Can anyone give me any advice on how to tame my monstrous appetite now?
03-13-2006, 09:37 AM #1
HELP! Took Centrum Vitamins and Now Appetite is Out of Control!
03-13-2006, 10:24 AM #2
03-13-2006, 11:00 AM #3
03-13-2006, 11:04 AM #4Originally Posted by energi
Actually, I've heard of it before, just never thought that it would happen to me. I eat about 5-6 small meals a day and drink 1 gallon of water a day.
I eat as healthy as I can. Eggs, tuna, whole wheat grains. I don't know what's going on. It started exactly about a day or two after I started taking the vitamins.
03-13-2006, 11:12 AM #5
I have never heard of vitamins causing an increase in appetite unless you had an ongoing deficiency (i.e., lack of vitamin B3) that you have finally remedied. I'd be surprised if 2 days' worth of Centrum could remedy such a situation, even if one existed.
Is it possible that you've been working out more? Or that you've been eating low calorie for a while and your body is letting you know it's time to increase things?
Gainign 6 pounds in 2 weeks sounds like fluid retention, but you might want to see a doctor to rule out any medical issues.
03-13-2006, 11:19 AM #6Originally Posted by dbflgirl
Thanks! I've been eating just fine, work outs are fine too! Maybe it's just water or I was deficient of a vitamin. I was just thinking, forgot about that, it might be stress related. College is hectic now. Hey, maybe it was that. LOL!!! I need to do something about it then, I've lost 62 pounds and don't plan on gaining it again.
Thanks guys, ok now, any suggestions for relieving stress?
03-13-2006, 11:22 AM #7
03-13-2006, 11:47 AM #8Originally Posted by anaiyaRebuilding my body after a hip flexor injury that has knocked me down hard.
2014 will be a better year.
03-13-2006, 11:52 AM #9Originally Posted by energi
LOL!! Thanx! I try to nap whenever I can, I have 2 babies! I think that maybe I'll try to go out a little more and distract myself. I'm going to try a diuretic to see how that goes. I do feel a bit bloated so I'll watch my salt intake even though I eat relatively low sodium.
03-14-2006, 08:38 AM #10
To all those who posted, I took a diuretic yesterday. Has been working great. I also decided to intensify my cardio more so I did brisk walking, jogging, and running alternating between the three for about an hour. Got a good sweat. I've stopped taking the vitamins for about 2 days now, feel a bit better appetite wise. I feel much better, my face looks smaller already and I feel lighter. Thanx to everyone!
03-22-2006, 04:15 PM #11
Oh my! I have been complaining about a 5 pound gain lately in my journal when I have been doing quite well with diet and exercise. I also thought of water retention because I had upped my water intake but it doesn't seem to go away. I see this and realize I started Centrum too a few weeks back
I'm stopping them now to see what happens!Looking straight ahead