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Antidepressants and weight gain!!

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Old 08-27-2007, 06:52 AM   #1
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Antidepressants and weight gain!!

I know this has probably been discussed a million times already but I was wondering how other people are dealing with this. Back in 2003 I was on Paxil CR and went from 235 to 275 in a little over a year. I am now on Lexapro and I weigh 285. Needless to say I am more depressed over this then anything else. I am worried about diabetes because both my dad and brother have it. I have cut way back on food intake and nothing seems to work.

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Old 08-28-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: Antidepressants and weight gain!!

Short of going off the drugs I don't know what to tell you.

Old 08-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
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Re: Antidepressants and weight gain!!

I was on Lexapro for six months, six months ago. In that short time I put on 20 pounds which are also not coming off now. I am starting to think that chemically something is different. I workout a lot and eat healthy. The most I have lost is 8 pounds! It is very strange...

Old 08-28-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: Antidepressants and weight gain!!

I put on alot of weight with Lexapro.

But, with other SSRIs I have lost weight. Like Prozac. I was only on it for a short time but i lost weight in the first week alone.

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