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Re: HELP!! Questions about Celexa - new user 2behealthy

Posted by Wendy B. on June 10, 2001, at 23:08:32

In reply to Re: HELP!! Questions about Celexa - new user, posted by 2behealthy on June 5, 2001, at 15:05:51

> Hiya,
> My doctor just prescribed this for me yesterday, so today is only my second day. What scares me is the weight gain. My depression stems mostly because of me being 75 pounds overweight (I informed the doc of this). He gave this to me because of my irritability and mood swings. I had a baby 11 months ago and I sleep well but get very little as it is with a baby. So far I have had uncontrollable yawns and feel very tired, but I cannot afford to be sleepy all the time either with a baby. I only get on average 7 hours per night on the weekends too. I am 32 and have never been on AD's before. Sorry this is so long but need advice.
> Regina

I started reading this thread because my mother is on Celexa, and she hasn't gained weight (not from what I can see), so it's not a given that you will.
But some questions: when did you gain the weight? over time? or after the baby was born and you couldn't lose it?
I wonder if your depression is the post-partum kind? Did it just recently crop up on you, or has it been there for some time? Post-partum depression is really much more common than people realize, and just as bothersome, and can predispose women to further bouts in the future. (Yes, I know, but don't shoot the messenger...!)
Also, if you don't like the Celexa, I found that Wellbutrin helped me lose most of the 30 pounds I gained when I was on Zoloft for 4 years...
I wish you well, and let us know how it goes for you...

Wendy B.




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