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FDA approves anti-obesity drug that reduces serotonin?

Ron Gualtieri netman3 at ix.netcom.com
Tue Feb 6 22:25:00 EST 1996

I am currently taking FASTIN prescribed to me by my doctor.  This drug
increases Serotonin and has accomplished two things;

    1.  It has helped my weight problem, I lost 13 lbs in two weeks and

    2.  It has helped with my depression in that I no longer suffer
from depression and its affects.

I do not know what drug you are referring to in terms of serontonin
reducers, but I agree with you entirely in that you want to take a drug
that increases serotonin and not reduce it.  I am a living example of
that and am very interested in what you know.

Please send any information to me at netman3 at ix.netcom.com.

In <4ekp58$68n at watt.electriciti.com> Molecule One Scientific Research
Institute <molecul1 at electriciti.com> writes: 
>  Am curious.....
>   How many overweight persons eat that much, due to depression?
>   Isn't depression directly related to reduction of serotonin?
>   Isn't it a well known fact, stress reduces serotonin?
>   Why would a serotonin reduction drug be given to a stressed out,
> depressed person, that probably eats due to depression?
>  What are the stats, FDA?, on obesity and depression? How many 
>overweight persons suffer depression?
>                                                        very curious,
>                                                                M1.
> p.s. is it smart to give them serotonin reducers?

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