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Re: STOP using antidepressants as an excuse !!! stjames

Posted by Joy on December 14, 2001, at 18:10:16

In reply to Re: STOP using antidepressants as an excuse !!!, posted by stjames on December 14, 2001, at 17:27:56

Yikes, James - have you gone a little wacky for the day? > > Indeed Paxil causes weight gain in almost everyone who takes it six months or longer. I have a friend who took a daily anti headache pill; ergocaf something-or-other and gained 35lbs. She was a little bit of a thing; and could only lose half of that weight after she got off the medication. She hardly eats now, but that weight is still there!!
I am considered very slim; I'm 56 years young, 5 ft. 7 inches and weight barely 122 lbs. I am on Prozac which does not give that problem to MOST people. However, after almost four months on Paxil I gained a few pounds, and was constantly hungry. I got off it pronto. Zyprexa and many other antipsychotics and mood stabilizers cause weight gain. You usually have so much common sense. I think you should reconsider what you've posted. Effexor does not put weight gain on MOST; and weight can be lost on this med; but not all meds, believe me.
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> > People should stop using AD's as an excuse for their weight gain. Alot of people put on weight because they start eating properly. I lost weight because I comfort eat. Whether or not you are on an AD you are bound to naturally put on weight as you get older. It just happens deal with it and stop using effexor or whatever as an excuse.
> >
> > regards J
> >
> Perhaps you should educate yourself about the true causes of AD weight gain.




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