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Re: weight loss with efexxor

Posted by jay on December 14, 2001, at 6:43:56

In reply to weight loss with efexxor, posted by Haley on December 13, 2001, at 15:42:47

> I just started taking efexxor. I have heard efexxor can cause weight loss. Has anyone ever experienced weight loss with efexxor?

Going back in a search through posts on this site, as well as other places on the internet, I found that in particular in the long run, some people could gain as much as on the SRI's and tricyclics. Mind you, this is again over the long-term, with people often haven taken the drug for a number of years.

I am not sure that the norepinephrine reuptake makes much difference, as wouldn't eventual regulation of the receptors be the reason for the intital weight loss, than possible gain? (Much like the serotonin regulation?) Also, I don't think the NRI reboxetine does much in the way of long term weight loss.

The only reason I mention this is so hopefully nobody has to go through the sad hope of taking a drug just for it's said weight-loss potential, only to be let down.(And also going through the often painful process of weaning on and off the drug.) Of course, if the drug helps the depression and anxiety, then that is really the major plus, but I do deeply understand the desire to find a drug that helps with weight loss AND depression, as I am currently searching myself.

I'd like to post more on this, as I have expressed in the past a very deep concern about weight gain and meds. I am not talking about just a few pounds, but to the point you are considered obese. Also, our weight and looks DO have an impact about how we feel about our bodies, and our psychological and social being. (I know it really shouldn't, but that is beyond our control.)

Regardless of what we think the causes are or are not, it is still a hotly debated item.





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