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Re: WEIGHT GAIN skp

Posted by galkeepinon on October 16, 2003, at 3:45:41

In reply to WEIGHT GAIN, posted by skp on October 15, 2003, at 5:51:59

Hi, if you go back to PB 2000, here, you will find the start of a thread about weight gain and antidepressants:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20000209/msgs/21781.html

Weight gain is a tough issue with A LOT of these medications it seems~especially if you don't need to gain weight :-(
Paxil (Seroxat)/Paroxetine Hydrochloride, set me off with an allergic reaction, but I didn't gain much weight when I took it, which was only about 2 weeks, before I ended up in the psych ward, crawling out of my skin.
Prozac was my first AD and I gained almost 80 pounds, it made me *fluffy*
I have also been on Effexor, highest dose being 75mg. The first week or so, I had NO appetite. As the weeks went on, I noticed that my appetite was beginning to return to normal and at times, increased. I only gained about 7 or 8 pounds after I started Effexor.
I'm currently taking Lexapro and have gained about 10 pounds. Celexa, however, did not cause me any weight gain, and I may go back to taking that instead.
This is just 'my' experience.

There is a book entitled "PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?"
You may want to take a look at it, you can buy it from Amazon.
Best wishes:-)


> HI
> Thanks to all who have previously given advice..very helpful lot...u lot!
> I am Effexor 75xr , and have been for 5 weeks...in the first 2 weeks I lost 8-10lbs and am now gaining weight quite fast! I have been on ADs before...firstly Prozac, which I can't really remeber how it made me feel..I know it can cause 'manic' states in some. Then I was on Seroxat...I believe that one caused all my weight gain at the time. So i am very concerened about putting on weight again..does anyone know which Ads are least likely to cause this...I am thinking about Prozac...ur advice would be great!
> Sx


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