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Old 09-17-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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hey guys im now trying to post again for the 3 time. im gonna make my story quick and short and hopefully yall can help. about 5-6 mths ago i gained about 10-13 pds due to starting birth control and paxil for anxiety. all of it went to my tummy and now i cannot fit in any of my jeans. i was wondering if yall had any advice and tips to give me on how i could loose like 5 pds and juust a couple inches in my waist. i been trying to run/walk mile at least 2-3 times a week. i just wanna gt back to the old me again. being a full time working single mom to a 5 yr old im limited to time and fast food is very convinant. i eat it at leat 4 times a week...before i nver had a problem and could eat whatever but now im serious and ive gotta gt back to the old me...pls tips, avice, anything! Thanks in advance for any responses

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Old 09-17-2003, 06:21 PM   #2
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I was once on paxil and birthcontrol and gained to, once your body gets used to those drugs in your body you'll start going the other way! Just try to drink a lot of water and watch the fast food!! and exercise!!
good luck.

Old 09-17-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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if ya dont mind me askin do you have panic disorder? im not judgin ya if ya do, its just i have it& would love to chat wh someone about how hard it is.

Old 09-17-2003, 06:58 PM   #4
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I was put on paxil when my son was about 2 yrs old and found the same thing... unfortunately, weight gain is one of the side affects common to several of the anit-depressant drugs. I'm not on it any more, but I know I talked to my dr. about it because the last thing I needed on top of it all was getting fat. And obviously, I am just getting on track now with doing something about that extra weight that I put on back then. I am now on Atkins (just started one week ago tomorrow) and have lost 6 lbs. The funny thing is I am not a meat eater, but out of desperation I have become one!Hey, if it works....
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Old 09-18-2003, 10:56 AM   #5
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thanks for replying guys

andreaphillip i dont have a panic disorder but i was taking my paxil for anxiety and mild depression is what my dr thought i was going threw.

im thinking about taking the CLA but i would like to hear others stories from takiing this.

thanks again for replying

Old 09-19-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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Sugarbaby, I was put on Lexapro for anxiety and the same thing happened to me. I gained 15 lbs.
I have been on atkins for 2 months now and have lost the 15 but seem to be stuck at my present weight.
wishing you luck and it is the anxiety pills SSRI's that cause weight gain.

Old 09-19-2003, 11:10 AM   #7
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yre lucky if ya only have occasional attacks. think of those of us that have that constantly, hence it then becomes pd.

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