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Re: Anyone's doctors rx-ing for weight gain? Racer

Posted by Sad Panda on July 14, 2004, at 8:34:00

In reply to Re: Anyone's doctors rx-ing for weight gain? Sad Panda, posted by Racer on July 13, 2004, at 13:50:54

> Thanks, Panda. Please do update me, because I'm hoping that my *next* doctor will be willing to discuss something of the sort with me. My experience in the past is that *every* anti-depressant I've ever taken has caused a significant amount of weight gain, and it's added to my distress a great deal. (Significant: about 60% of baseline body weight. On the other hand, that is from an underweight starting point. Still, it's left me overweight by any standard.) On all of them, I had no luck whatsoever either keeping the weight off or getting the weight back off while on the meds. If I've gotta be on something from this time forward, I'd like to be able to live with the effects, which means some form of mitigation. Since the Effexor, at least, certainly effected my blood sugar, glucophage is my first choice to discuss. (Although I will do a blood sugar diary before making a formal request from a doctor, since I'm hesitant about meds anyway.)
> Best luck to you, and again -- do please let us know how it goes for you.

Thanks for the luck injection! :)

So far metformin + nortriptyline = normal movements.

You say Effexor alters your sugar levels? That would probably make me give it up.





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