10-22-2008, 12:59 AM #1
quercetin and weight gain? HELP PLEASE
has anyone gained weight on quercetin. I am 5 1.5" and a the beginning of august I weighed 112 lbs. I began taking querceting (which seems to help) and even excercising (2 miles fast walking with weights 5 times per week). That was when I think the weight gain began. I was gaining about 3-4 lbs a week and it has not stopped. I am up to 25 lbs and counting. They even increased my synthroid 5 weeks ago to see if that would help and I am still gaining. I am getting very nervous. My hormones etx... are all ok. Has this ever happened to anyone? I also take Gluc/msm, omega3, calcium/vit D magnesium, green tea extract, and recently added zyrtec and potasium citrate about a week or so ago. Anyone have any suggestions? I am desperate and absolutely have no idea what is causing this weight gain. My eating habits have not changed much, not even enough for an overall 5lbs gain let alone 25. So now not only do I feel awfull and not sleep I look like crap. This just keeps getting worse. Please advise.
11-13-2008, 03:49 PM #2
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Get to your doctor and demand answers now. There are many other possible causes besides quercetin. You can stop taking the quercetin, but my first thought was thyroid - then realized that you are being treated for hypothyroid condition. Bottom line is, 25 lbs in that short a time is not normal, and should be a warning flag to a physician. I am taking quercetin and did not have that reaction - but I don't have a thyroid condition, either. I found these comments online that indicate quercetin is actually good for thyroid issues:
BIOFLAVONOIDS, RUTIN, QUERCETIN. Many people with thyroid disease, particularly hyperthyroidism, have bleeding gums, a condition which doesn’t respond to the usual vitamin C therapy that most health books recommend. Other nutrients often recommended for bleeding gums include bioflavonoids, rutin, and quercetin. It’s quite possible that these facilitate collagen formation and may be very important for copper utilization. If this is true then they may be very important in correcting thyroid conditions and care should be taken to eat a high percentage of raw foods and to supplement these nutrients.
HYPERS: Take amounts as directed on bottle.
and from the Oprah show:
While the above recommendations are general, individuals can always tailor nutrient support for their specific metabolic needs. For example, the “thyroid type” also needs anti-inflammatory nutrients (like quercetin) and minerals (especially calcium and magnesium) to buffer stress. We found that quercetin was the single most helpful nutrient for lowering elevated thyroid autoantibodies, most likely due to its ability to modulate adrenaline-driven friction as well as stabilize immune cells from hyper-reacting.
So if you think quercetin is responsible, stop taking it and see if the weight gain stops - but really, would be better to also see a doc and have updated testing as well....I put on 15 lbs overnight when I was first treated for IC, cause then they use Prozac to dampen pelvic nerves - and it seriously screwed with my appetite buttons. I could only keep the weight off by strict Weight Watchers, no fat at all - regardless of the amount of exercise. When I finally switched to Detrol 4 years ago, my appetite cravings changed within 4 weeks, and I can now maintain my weight easily again. So follow through, it is bad enough to feel crappy, without feeling like you look crappy as well...
terry, with only the usual middle aged spread to fight
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