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Posted by Elaine
on November 21, 2000 at 22:38:07:
In Reply to: Paxil and an extra 30+ pounds posted by Vickilynn on November 03, 2000 at 18:01:19:
: I am now at the weight I was when I delivered my first child. I weighed 156 pounds. I normally weigh 120 pounds. Yes, the panic attacks are gone, and I am generally less depressed, but I hate the fact that I can't wear any of my clothes to work and that I have to keep buying bigger and bigger things. I am hoping to wean myself off of this medication and regain my figure. I have desperately tried to lose this weight over the last six months. I have done aerobics three times a week and I walk two miles every morning. I just keep getting bigger. I am more depressed because of the way I look than I ever was before. HELP! I have always looked like I was a teen ager and now I feel like 41 year old blimp.
I thought I was the only one who gained weight on antidepressants. 11 years ago I was on Prozac and Desyrel. I kept complaining that I was gaining weight. The doc told me to take MORE Prozac. I was up to 5 a day plus 3 Desyrel a day. I gained about 80 pounds. I had a difficult time dieting and exercising and just couldn't lose the weight. I went on Paxil about three months ago and gained about 40 pounds. I was going crazier than ever and getting MORE depressed. I told my doc that I would NOT take any more Paxil! I HAD to be taken off of it and put on something else. Wellbutrin had helped me in the past. So, I asked him to put me on it. I am doing much better with my eating and have started to exercise. It is a slow process of taking off the weight. I am totally uncomfortable with having gained all of this weight. The doctors were telling me that I should LOSE weight on Prozac and Paxil. I had the reverse reaction. Hearing these shares just makes me feel that it wasn't just me gaining all of the weight. Thanks.
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