Quote from americandancer:Can anyone give me any advice on a med for pmdd? I can't take zoloft and of course, I would prefer to be on anything that does not cause weight gain. I also have an anxiety issue, but really want to treat the pmdd symtoms right now. (irritability, mood swings, etc.) Thanks!
I don't know of any antidepressants that does not cause some weight gain. They are almost like bcp in that they can cause weight gain in some individuals, not everyone. The brief time that I was on Paxil I did not gain weight, but Lexapro caused me to crave carbs. Presently, I'm taking Wellbutrin XL and it's suppose to help with weightloss, in some individuals. I haven't lost a pound, but I am only taking 150mg and not the 300mg.
You might want to do a search on the 'net for antidepressants recommended for PMDD. When my dr. diagnosed me with PMDD (many years ago although I think it was just the early onset of perimenopause) she prescribed Prozac. It's not called Prozac (although it's by the same company and it's the same ingredient), I can not remember the new name, but it's the one that you take the week before and during your period and then you can stop until next month.