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Re: weight loss with efexxor

Posted by Bob on December 14, 2001, at 16:18:51

In reply to Re: weight loss with efexxor Haley, posted by girlie on December 14, 2001, at 12:51:24

> Initially I lost weight on Effexor without trying, but in the long term I've gained 20 pounds on it. Sure, some of it may be due to getting a little older and the metabolism isn't what it used to be, but I weigh more now than I ever have in my life!
> Someone posted a quote from a report a while ago that basically said that the first 4-6 months on Effexor can cause weight loss, but the weight gain starts in month 7 or 8. This is exactly what happened to me 6 years ago when I went on it.
> girlie



I think you've summed it up here. I believe there is increasing evidence that SSRIs, and drugs that incorporate that fuction (such as SNRIs) end up in weight gain in the long run. This may be a few years down the road, but it eventually happens. My doctor even finally admitted it. He calls it "creeping, insidious weight gain." There may be people who take these drugs forever and never gain weight, but the bulk of the posts I see on this board regarding weight loss is short term (< 1 year). If Cam comes back in 6 months and is still on Effexor and has not gained weight -- I would be very heartened.




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