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Re: Just starting Paxil Cr gena88

Posted by jodie on February 17, 2003, at 21:33:46

In reply to Re: Just starting Paxil Cr, posted by gena88 on February 17, 2003, at 18:21:26

Thats the main thing I'm concerned about, weight gain. I'm at an ideal weight now, but I don't want to start adding on pounds. When I mentioned to my pdoc about not wanting to gain weight, she looked up at me and said " you aren't serious are you, you are too skinny". I am 5'5'', and weigh 125-135, depending on the season and my menstrual cycle. I told her I had taken Depakote for a short while in the past, and gained lots of weight fast. I was up to 145. I am small boned, so I know it was a bit much for me.

My pdoc mentioned Remeron first. I told her no way, too many people have told me weight gain was a major side effect, and I've seen it. She agreed. She said she has only had a couple of patients complain of weight gain on the Paxil. She has more complain about weight gain using Celexa/Lexapro. I've heard Paxil can cause weight gain. The insert that I got from the pharmacist actually lists weight loss as a common side effect, and weight gain as a less common side effect.

Since I'm taking Adderall, which can cause weight loss, I wonder if it would keep me from gaining weight from Paxil. I just started Adderall XR about 10 days ago. She just switched me to regular Adderall instead. I am taking 20 mg a day, then after a week, I gradually bump up to 40 mg a day.

I have major insomnia right now, nothing I've tried for it has helped. She said the Paxil should help, so to take it right before bed.

I was on Celexa for about a year and a half. I quit taking that & switched to Wellbutrin for a while. It stopped working so I was put on Lexapro. I honestly didn't notice any weight gain from Celexa/Lexapro.

I guess, I just need to give it a try. I hope it works.

I'll check out your post from earlier right now!!!

Thank you for the reply!!!

Jodie


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