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Re: Weight gain sexylexy

Posted by LynneDa on May 26, 2004, at 11:26:15

In reply to Re: Weight gain, posted by sexylexy on May 23, 2004, at 10:22:36

Hi Lexy -
I just found an article on the internet yesterday published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in 1998. It said that the reason weight gain isn't mentioned as an s/e is that all the studies are done on s/e's starting immediately, in the first few weeks of SSRI usage. The weight gain seems to happen after a few months of usage in people who do gain weight. It also stated that an average of 18 - 30% will gain weight on an s/e.

Not to scare you or depress you, but I have steadily gained 2 lbs per week since I upped to 20mg. My appetite has increased as well. (guess that goes together!) My doctor recommended that I only take the 20mg during the 10 days prior to my period when I get a little wacky, then stay at 10mg the rest of the month. I am trying that and will let you know how it goes. I've been on 10mg all this week and have lost 2 lbs. Don't know if it's coincidence or not.

Just thought it was interesting! How are you doing? Job-hunting yet or do you have something solid? Enjoy yourself, I'm glad you had time at the beach . . . you deserved it :-)

~ Lynne

Hey Ya'll
> After college I lost about 25 lbs. I kept the weight off for over a year. When I first got on Lex, I lost a good amount of weight. Now when I increased my dose to 20 I saw about a 5 lb weight gain and now am up to 8. Some of this is my fault because I have been vacationing and not working out. I feel like I am hungry more often and also can eat more...I just joined my new gym and am going to start working at it so I will let you know how it goes. Weight gain is AWFUL. yuck
> all the luck
> lexy




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