Cinderella - what was the appetite suppressant drug? Oh my gosh, I'd love to switch.
I've been taking Lexapro for two years now. It's a wonderful antidepressant, and I think it's been worth it, even with the weight gain. But, ugh. It's still weight gain.
I was always a little overweight before - was supposed to be 120 but was 140, and you couldn't really tell. I looked perfectly fine and healthy. I started taking antidepressants, and now I'm probably around 250. That's 100 pounds more!
I complained about this to my doc, and he said, "Well, you know, food tastes better now, so you're probably eating more of it." I didn't think so, but didn't argue.
My mom came over to visit (from across the country) and, being my mom, took one look at me and started to try to "help" me lose weight. Grr. After spending a week with me, she said, "You know, I think it really is your meds. I've been watching, and you hardly touch your food."
I avoid full-length mirrors now... and let it get worse... *sigh*
Okira, if you stop losing weight on Atkins, it helps to drop down to about 3-4 carbs for a couple of days. I've met one woman who said 3-4 carbs/day sounded impossible, but she tried it, and came back a few days later saying, "Wow! I lost five pounds!"