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Doug1984 12-04-2003 04:22 AM

SSRIs and weight gain
 
Is anyone else having trouble with weight gain while being on SSRIs? I was on Celexa for 2 yrs then switched to Paxil CR. Anyhow, before taking SSRIs I would stay between 165-170lbs. (i'm 5'8") Now I stay between 180-185. I want to get down to 170 again, but it's tough. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Doug

lanemeyer 12-04-2003 11:59 AM

Re: SSRIs and weight gain
 
To control my panics i was prescribed Beta Blockers (propanylol) and was told that NO i wouldnt gain any weight!...i ended up putting over 2 stone on!

After 8 months i stopped the beta blockers and exercised and the weight started to all come off.

during this time, the doctor had kept on telling me that i would NOT gain any weight!...yet everthing i read about BB's say Weight Gain is a side affect

teri7 12-04-2003 12:20 PM

Re: SSRIs and weight gain
 
[QUOTE=Doug1984]Is anyone else having trouble with weight gain while being on SSRIs? I was on Celexa for 2 yrs then switched to Paxil CR. Anyhow, before taking SSRIs I would stay between 165-170lbs. (i'm 5'8") Now I stay between 180-185. I want to get down to 170 again, but it's tough. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Doug[/QUOTE]
You definitely gainweight with paxil.I finally had to get off of them because of that. I am now on effexor and it is somewhat better. They all make you gain weight.

worrywort 12-04-2003 12:42 PM

Re: SSRIs and weight gain
 
I take generic prozac and I lost 5 pounds. I have been taking it for 2 months and have had no weight gain at all. :angel:


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