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Re: Damn Weight Gain

Posted by mary on August 10, 1999, at 21:30:30

In reply to Re: Damn Weight Gain, posted by Ania on August 9, 1999, at 19:30:03

I have taken Ritalin with Prozac and probably one other AD(I am on Celexa now, which must be why I can't keep it all straight -- lol, i wish it were funny -- oh well!) and I found that it definitely helped me to rise above the tiredness and concentrate on the various reports and evaluations I needed to complete for work. At the time, Ritalin was a lifesaver. HOwever, it did nothing to help with weightloss. I can lose weight and did when I was taking Wellbutrin (almost thirty pounds lost) but I couldnt get an effective dose. Effexor was the next drug of choice and twenty-five pounds, fivemonths later I find myself on Celexa. I sometimes wonder if Ritalin might help jump start my apathy. I've given up spending money with weight watcher's. Better to eat right and weigh myself. I felt Ritalin was worthwhile. I would assume there is actually quite a bit in the literature about using Ritalin with ADs. Is your physician a psych? Good luck.


> I'm glad I'm not the only one! Of course, I'm not glad that this is happening to any of us, but it's good to know that others understand what I'm feeling.
> I have similar problems with AD's. I started taking Effexor XR about 9 months ago. It works great for my depression, but I'm extremely sleepy and I've gained about 20 lbs.
> And YES, I DO exercise on regular basis. I use weights and run. I try to stay active, but it's VERY hard.
> I've done some research and found that adding Ritalin (med used for ADD) can elevate the tiredness and it suppresses apetite. I haven't tried it yet because my doctor is sceptical and wants more information. I'm still searching for more. If anyone's heard anything about this, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Ania




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