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Re: weight loss/gain with antidepressants

Posted by Elizabeth on December 14, 2001, at 13:25:47

In reply to Re: weight loss with efexxor, posted by bob on December 14, 2001, at 0:24:47

> Cam... I don't think craving the junk is in your mind -- carbs (remember sugar is one also) are a major, major craving on some of these drugs.

Yes; Nardil did this to me. (Although I'll add that cravings are indeed "in your mind" -- where else would they be?! :-) ) I think it gave me a glimpse inside what life must be like for drug addicts. I had never had a weight problem before taking Nardil (I lose weight while depressed, but not enough to be in serious danger, and I generally gain it back -- but not more -- when my mood returns to normal).

My understanding is that we have a set point where our weight is "supposed" to be, and one thing that the drugs sometimes do is interfere with that set point (depression may interfere with the set point too). I lost the weight easily after going back to Nardil and returned to almost exactly the weight I'd been at before being depressed.





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