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Re: Effexor and weight gain

Posted by Laurie on July 14, 1999, at 20:00:13

In reply to Re: Effexor and weight gain, posted by Racer on July 13, 1999, at 23:43:33

> Weight gain is a common side effect of many anti-depressants, but Effexor is usually a stimulating drug, which doesn't put on weight. I've gained huge amounts on all the other drugs, but on Effexor I've lost weight. Not always a good thing.
> Is it possible that your sister has been masking an eating disorder all this time? I know that my anorexia comes back when I'm depressed, and that getting over the depression always means gaining weight, even without the drugs. If she's been suffering from something like that, it could be that she's finally eating more normally, and putting it on for other reasons. That's just one thought though.
> Most drugs interact differently with every patient, though, so it may just be that she metabolizes Effexor in a way that's not common. In that case, maybe one of the other drugs would work without this side effect. Good luck to her, and I'll be interested in seeing what other people here have to say about this.

Thanks for your reply. My sister has never had a eating disorder. She eats normally and has always been healthy. As I said before, she is a normal weight for her height and is not or has never been underweight. She just always stayed around the same weight range all her life (she hits the big 40 this year). Hopefully this new drug she is on will work but she really liked the Effexor except, of course, for the weight gain. Thanks again for the reply and I'll let you know how it turns out.




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