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    Old 01-12-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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    Post PLEASE list the med you are on and if you gained or lost weight

    I felt like paxil saved my life (depression and panic attacks) but because of the 40 lb weight gain I got off of it 4-6 months ago and lost all my weight. I do however excercise 5 x/wk and only eat healthy foods. Please tell me your experience with your medication...thanks...Wendy

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    Old 01-12-2003, 02:33 PM   #2
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    I've been taking Remeron for a year. I gained 12 pounds in 6 months but it stopped after that. I took Luvox for 2 years before that, but it seemed to stop working every 6 months and I would have to increase it. I've also tried prozac, paxil, zoloft, & manerix, but I didn't stay on any of them long enough to see if I gained weight because I either had side effects I couldn't tolerate, or they just didn't work for me.


    Old 01-12-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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    I am on 60mg of Cipramil (Celexa) per day and have been for 6months. I lost 10kg when I first began it. I went from 61kg down to 51kg. I am now back to about 55kg, which is still pretty thin, but better than 51 and looking like a big stick insect.

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    I'm not sure which one or all are helping me gain weight but I take paxil,remeron,wellbutrin,amitryptiline (I know I spelled that wrong).

    Old 01-12-2003, 04:37 PM   #5
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    I know I've been on Paxil, Welbutrin, Prozac, and Lexapro, and I haven't gained any weight. I think I've lost some, actually. I'm getting too damn skinny.

    Old 01-12-2003, 04:41 PM   #6
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    I know several people who have had their appetite increased by B12 vitamins...maybe that will help those of you who are too thin.

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    The first anti-depressant that I was put on was Zoloft and I was on it for a little over a year. I gained between 60 and 70lbs but stopped becuz it just wasn't working anymore. I've managed to lose 45lbs(due to another med) of that nasty weight but am still working on the extra.


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    Remeron worked great but I gained weight fast, which is what my doc wanted. Trazodone....worked and I lost the weight and leveled off. Now on Lexapro and losing weight, but I eat. Don't get it. I'm 5'3" and 109. I don't need to be any thinner......and I take a lot of vitamins.

    Old 01-13-2003, 06:08 PM   #9
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    I used to be on Prozac, and I lost a little weight. I've just started Lexapro, and I have an increased appetite. I have not gained any weight, but I am really careful!! I'm hoping that the "hunger" feeling will wear off in time. Otherwise, I think I could very well gain weight on this med.


    Old 01-14-2003, 07:34 AM   #10
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    i've been on wellbutrin sr for about a month. only 150 mg dosage so far, but i've already lost 4 lbs. i hope to lose more when my dosage is increased.

    Old 01-14-2003, 12:24 PM   #11
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    Been on Prozac 2 years and I don't think it influenced my weight in any way.
    Lost some for other reasons.


    Old 01-14-2003, 08:14 PM   #12
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    I have used paxil, trazedone, celexa and lithium and i have gained the most weight from lithium. My doctor calls it fat but happy.

    Old 01-14-2003, 09:40 PM   #13
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    150mg of effexor, no weight gain, no loss either
    187.5 mg, started retaining water or something b/c i gained 5 lbs in a week.
    now back down to 150 and within a day i felt less bloated.
    adding 15mg of buspar at the end of this week, we'll see how that goes.

    Old 01-15-2003, 09:04 AM   #14
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    I have been on Effexor 75mg for 1 month and lost 6lbs.
    My dose was changed to 150mg as of yesterday and I seem to be eating less.

    Old 01-15-2003, 01:27 PM   #15
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    allyson, I just started wellbutrin today, I am 5'3 and 109 pounds .... I hope I don't lose any weight... it seems many people are. Have you had any neg. side effects from this med. yet? This is the 4th one i have tried , the only one that seemed to help was Celexa, but then the fatique got overwhelming to me and I could not function..

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