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Re: Weight Gain and Anti-Depressants - Violet

Posted by Racer on August 30, 2004, at 11:41:05

In reply to Re: Weight Gain and Anti-Depressants - Violet, posted by captain on August 30, 2004, at 10:15:44

I've been started on anti-depressants a couple of times when I was restricting my intake and working out fairly intensely every single day. The first time, at least, the weight started coming on before any AD effect did, and added enormously to my problems -- especially since the lethargy from the drugs made it so much harder to get through the exercise. During that period, I actually increased the aerobic portion of my workout to try to stop the weight gain.

Trust me, it's not that you feel better so that you eat more.

The last time I was effectively medicated and gained weight, it was much slower, although still distressing. My job during that period required a lot of physical activity, and nothing changed in my lifestyle after stopping the drug -- but my weight tapered down to about 5 pounds more than I would estimate was appropriate for me. With no change in anything except the drugs.

Yes. Anti-depressants do cause weight gain.

(And why do I feel as if I should add in something like, "And Racer has Spoken. Go forth, and share this knowledge with the world?")




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