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Re: Adverse Effects of Dieting on Antidepressants

Posted by Daniellah on October 6, 2001, at 12:36:29

In reply to Re: Adverse Effects of Dieting on Antidepressants, posted by rtc on October 5, 2001, at 13:52:19

I was on desimpramine for 8 years and had the same problem. The meds made me
lose my appetite, but my body kept getting rid of the meds.
The doctors kept upping my dosage until I was in zombie state (really skinny though).
Their only explanation was that I had a very fast
metabolism and my body kept getting rid of the meds. I think I was
up to 550 mg- yet my blood counts were below therapeutic levels.
Eventually it evened out as I got older, but I had to go off the meds
because they pooped out. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I did
have a similar experience. My panic disorder was so bad I refused to go off
of it for many years out of fear. Finally, the onset of severe depression forced me to
try something new. I now take Effexor and it worked well, but now my menstrual
cycle is irregular and I can't lose the 5 pounds I gained. It also
seems to be pooping out after 9 months.

If her meds are working I totally support the decision to stay on them. Perhaps, her
blood levels will adjust and eventually the meds will stay in her
system. It sounds like she has good doctors who are monitoring her blood levels appropriately.
Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck.




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