Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: About SRI weight gain...

Posted by Tony P on September 27, 2008, at 20:32:50

In reply to About SRI weight gain..., posted by Racer on September 24, 2008, at 13:43:44

> More recent, longer term studies, however, have revealed a pattern of weight GAIN emerging after four to six months on the medications. [snip] At that point, weight gain begins, and tends to continue.

That's *very* interesting. I've been on Cymbalta, which I believe has an SRI component (?), about six months now, and a couple of months ago started to gain weight seriously. I was already overweight from Remeron and lack of exercise/poor diet.

Do some of these A/D's stimulate carb. cravings as well as have a direct metabolic effect? I've had a problem with cookie addiction ;-) for years, but it seems worse lately.

BTW, I think I must be one of the few people who _gained_ weight on Wellbutrin -- I believe it generally produces weight loss. My depression had led to a total lack of interest in food, to the despair of my family of gourmet cooks, and I was somewhat under my usual weight when I started taking it. On WB, my zest for food returned along with my zest for life generally, and I gained weight quite sharply. Too bad I also went hypomanic on it, but it was fun while it lasted (for me at any rate).




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Tony P thread:853540