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Re: Remeron for treatment-resistant depression w/G Caedmon

Posted by Racer on April 4, 2006, at 1:07:22

In reply to Re: Remeron for treatment-resistant depression w/G, posted by Caedmon on April 3, 2006, at 20:07:33

> Re: metformin. Yeah, I hear about people using this for weight gain side effects. It makes some sense if you're on atypical antipsychotics, or Prozac - something that messes with your blood sugar and stuff. I don't know about the rest though.
> - C

Some of the other ADs also mess with blood sugar regulation, although you don't necessarily hear about it as much. Effexor, for instance, will {ahem} run with scissors around your endocrine system. I'd bet that that's true of more than just those, though. I've had trouble with glucose regulation after each of the ADs that I've been on, and I think it's at least partly related to the weight gain I've had from them.

I can't remember where I found the articles about metformin and topomax being used to counter the weight gain from ADs, but it's out there. Those are the two drugs recommended in a couple of big studies. Maybe something new will come of it all? Like, oh, an effective AD that maybe helps stabilize blood sugar, while being truly weight neutral?

Then again, maybe Meridia would be helpful -- it does selectively inhibit the reuptake of serotonin, after all...




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