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Re: the weight gain issue

Posted by mary on April 5, 1999, at 19:48:17

In reply to Re: the weight gain issue, posted by laura on April 3, 1999, at 10:53:19

I am so distraught. I was on wellbutrin for eight months. I could see a direct weght loss from the time I started it since I was going to WW at the time. However, I could go no higher on the dosage and came off in November. I went on
Effexor. By March 4th, I had gained 24 pounds. Nothing different in my eating habits or exercise patterns (which was nothing to begin with. Point is everything was the same including the fact that I didnt get any antidepressant effect.) Ive been off effexor for two weeks and on Celexa for one of those two weeks and I lost three pounds but those three are back plus two more one week later. I still dont have any AD relief and wonder at the moment if I ever will. I spent my youth being underweight. I always championed being fair to the person not the looks. I hate that I''m not thin. I hate that I know I should move and I hate that I don't make myself but it really seems impossible. I know it's not but I don't make it change. The thought that i'll never see 150, never mind 125 lbs, is so earthshattering I can barely type about it. Maybe I shouldnt even bother... At any rate, Laura, your idea (think it was yours,) about the timer is one I'll try. Meanwhile what is the experience for Celexa with people who have been taking it? thanks for any info.
> >
> > Harry had referenced an interesting article on the possible biology of SSRI weight gain, btw.

> Hi Matt--
> I have a problem getting started when I work out. What I've found that works for me is--When I'm at home working out, I set an egg timer for 10 minutes and tell myself that I'll only work out for the 10 minutes and if I want to quit after the timer goes off I can. I don't think I've ever quit after the timer goes off, by then I'm into it. When I go to the gym, I just promise myself that I'll go, change and at least walk around and if I want to go home I can. That works for me too.
> Hey, which article were you refering to about the SSRI and weight gain?
> Thx,
> laura




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