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    Old 08-02-2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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    Weight gain with SSRIs?

    I have been taking Buspar for 3 weeks, it didnt seem to be working too well, I have one week supply of Buspar left so my Doc added Celexa(yesterday) and told me to continue taking Buspar until I run out and Continue taking the Celexa until my next appointment in 2 weeks

    My main concern is Weight gain with an SSRI. How do these cause weight gain? I did several searches on google. Some say its water retention, slowed metabolism, over eattting.

    So i wanted to know if anyone knows how these SSRIs cause weight gain and if there is any way of avoiding it?

    Also anyone taking Celexa long term and has not had any weight gain?

    Ive been working out for a year straight, down to 11% body fat and wanted to get even more fit. I exercise regular(5 times a week)

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    Old 08-02-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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    Re: Weight gain with SSRIs?

    In my opinion, it increases appetite and you eat more to satisfy your hunger without realizing your caloric intake. I've tried several antidepressants and they all had this side effect for me. I have heard Wellbutrin doesn't, but I've also heard it isn't good for people with anxiety. If I had to take an AD again, I would start counting calories and stay between 1500-2000.

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