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    Old 12-04-2003, 04:22 AM   #1
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    Angry 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.

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    Old 12-04-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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    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

     
    Old 12-04-2003, 12:20 PM   #3
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    Re: SSRIs and weight gain

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    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
    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.

     
    Old 12-04-2003, 12:42 PM   #4
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    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.

     
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