Cymbalta vs zoloft weight gain

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First I took Lexapro then Cymbalta and now Zoloft. My doctor keeps changing my meds because of the weight gain and every change only makes it worse. This latest change has caused me to gain about a pound a day. Since Thursday I have gained three more pounds and have been eating next to nothing. I finally convinced my doctor that I am not pigging out all day and she ha ordered a thyroid test. I'm so scared that I'm going to die from this, it's uncontrollable.
I gained 40 pounds while taking Zoloft and yet I can't cope without some sort of medication nor can I cope with this weight gain. I have always prided myself in looking nice. I have just switched to Wellbutrin XL because I heard it doesn't cause that weight gain that Zoloft does... Can someone pleae tell me if they have gone through this and what I should expect?
I googled last night and read that Paxil is one that doesn't (usually) accelerate tremors but I read weight gain is ridiculous on it. I also read the Prozac is good too but I think Prozac is activating. I need sedating. I am glad you said that about Cymbalta. I need one that will not make my tremors worse. kickbutt, My doctor wanted to orginally prescribe Lexapro but coming to find out my insurance doesn't cover it. I don't understand why because I have decent insurance.
I recall having more than normal sleep problems and definite weight gain as well. I stopped taking the Cymbalta quite by accident. I had run out of my prescription (and didnt have a dr's approved refill) over the Thanksgiving holiday. By the second to third day, I was falling apart withdrawing from the Cymbalta.
I heard Zoloft is the most prescribed SSRI, and a recent study of all 12 major anti-depressants concluded that Zoloft was most effective. Does Zoloft cause weight gain? I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
I have just switched from Zoloft to Wellbutrin because of the weight gain I experienced on the Zoloft. I have been on Wellbutrin for about 1 1/2 months but haven't noticed any weightloss (or weight gain). How long was it before you saw any changes?
I've had the weight gain. When I started Zoloft in December of 2003, I was around 205. I immediately dropped about 10 pounds. But, then it slowly started creaping back, even after switching to Lexapro. I've had moderate success with losing a few pounds; however, I'm ravenous for food a lot of the time and have uncontrollable cravings. Not cravings for sex, mind you, just cravings for food. My poor husband! Long story short: I've started decreasing my dose. I was doing 10mg.
Was of SSRI for 3 years and was put back on the Paxil for social phobia, no panic disorder this time, and had gain 60 pounds in less than 3 months, when my PDoc saw this, he ask me to stop the Paxil and give to me some sample box of the newer Celexa at the time (1999) and I start it at 20 mg, increase at 40 mg after 1month and it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety and the social phobia, also, I had gain another 20 pounds in 2 months on the Celexa and my PDoc was a lot worried about my we
I got off it because I was uncomfortable with the weight gain/tiredness. I started taking Wellbutrin about a month ago and have been more anxious than without drugs plus I am agitated and bouncing off the walls. I also awoke with depression on several days and am typically not a depressed person. I have been on Wellbutrin in the past and it has never helped with anxiety by itself. The combination of Lexipro and Wellbutrin has worked for me in the past.
Yes I get tired easily and my eyes are a bit fuzzy, but it really works. If I gain weight that would be fine with me I have lost 30 lbs in the last 2 months, so it would be nice to put some pounds.. You need to give it a try. It will help with your diabetis also. You really need to try it and see if it works. If it doesn't then go back to the neurontin and keep on going.
Hi Ryan, I have a degenerating spinal injury, I have many disc prolapses and I also have grandmal epilepsy. I was bruitally attacked and my spine was damaged in the 3 different sections of the spine. I got grave's disease when I gave birth to my son and live on a concoction of meds.
I guess for the sake of myself I will just bite the bullet and ask my dr about Cymbalta after all it can't get worse than it is now.. Jamie- WOW 30lbs weight gain...I guess I am lucky there b/c I didn't notice any weight gain with the Gaba and so far not with the Lyrica either. However, when I found out how much I weighed at my pre-op I nearly died...so I am being very careful with what I eat. Still...I guess if it's going to cause weight gain there is not much you can do about it...
My old psysician did tell me about the weight gain with paxil so I could not do it, I tried but my anxiety was so high about the weight gain.. Its your choice and you really don't know which was is going to be the best for you but my advice would be to listen to your doctor. If that doesn't work then you can always try something else. I am in the process to switching to Lexapro and I am discouraged because i'm also very tired, your body doesn't get used to it?
When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine. I will say that I have done low- carb about 8 of those months but ashamed to say no exercise.I have suffered with migrane headaches for about 10 years - they are gone . I think i have had one mild one .
for example paroxetine causes sedation and weight gain, and prozac causes activation and a bit of weight loss. Citalopram is weight and sleep neutral in most people. All SSRIs and SNRIs have sexual side effects, EXCEPT perhaps Pristiq, a new SNRI that has very low incidence of sexual side effects in the one or two trials that have been done with the medication.
My pharmacist noticed when prescribed lexapro that i shouldnt take it while on the diet pills. Ive had a weight gain of 15-20 lbs in the past few months appears to be mostly water. Its all in my midsection (like I have a flotation device around my waist) and in my upper arms. I was put on elavil years ago for my headaches and that combined with the depo provera birth control and zoloft who knows what has caused it although i have taken all of those drugs in the past with no problems.
So my problem is I have had a recent weight gain of about 15-20 lbs in the past few months which appears to be mostly water. Its all in my midsection (like I have a flotation device around my waist) and in my upper arms. I was put on elavil years ago for my headaches and that combined with the depo provera birth control and zoloft who knows what has caused it although i have taken all of those drugs in the past with no problems. I had blood work done and there were no problems.
The problem is medication - I'm hugely sensitive to drugs and virtually every SSRI or SSNRI I've tried - Cymbalta, LexaPro, and now Zoloft - really exacerbates the anxiety. The psychiatrist affiliated with the program has been wonderful and understanding, and prescribed .5 mg of Xanax four times a day to address the anxiety. I'm still anxious and fearful, but also incredibly fatigued, sleeping a great deal, and - here's the worst part - have had severe diarrhea for 3 weeks.
So my problem is I have had a recent weight gain of about 15-20 lbs in the past few months which appears to be mostly water. Its all in my midsection (like I have a flotation device around my waist) and in my upper arms. I was put on elavil years ago for my headaches and that combined with the depo provera birth control and zoloft who knows what has caused it although i have taken all of those drugs in the past with no problems. I had blood work done and there were no problems.
Prozac does seem to have the least chance of the ssris for weight gain. With the tricyclics weight gain is rarer, though it can happen, but then there are other side effects such as dry mouth and constipation. Look, these meds are affecting your brain, they're all going to have some side effects. The question is whether they do more for you than against you. And you're only 23, you're metabolism isn't slowing down that much yet unless you don't exercise.
It definitely works for a while, but not in the long-term. Plus, it can cause weight gain. My biggest gripe with this heart condition is that everyone's answer to everything is EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE! Yet, when we do....it can send us into orbit. Then, if you are like me, when my heart rate increases, I sometimes freak out with anxiety, making it worse. Any ideas about anything?????
It only puts weight on through water rention though that is not often but it increase your appetite so your always hungry you crave to for sweet or carbs, i did not realise this in the begining but iv taken a check of it recently but iv still put on another seven pounds but i cant exercise as im in too much pain but i do do streatching exercises when i feel well!!
My psychiatrist has offered Topomax to me as an option to deal with both my weight gain and depression. As much as I want to lose weight, the list of side effects for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has side effects such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too.
Just take the medication! I've been on meds for five years now. I HATE taking meds, but if I am miserable, what is the point of not taking them, so you can just suffer needlessly???! I have been taking SSRIs - especially Zoloft and I'm 5'5" 117lbs. I didn't gain weight, and besides - who cares! I did gain 30lbs on Remeron (an antidepressant, don't think it's SSRI) and I was CURVY and HAPPY. I'd rather be bigger and happy than skinny and miserable ANY DAY.
So the doctor wanted me to take either lyrica or cymbalta..I declined because of the weight gain I have read about. I have recently had 3 rounds of steroid injections in my back that did not help. So my doctor said that Topamax could help with the pain and will not make me gain weight. I am not trying to loose weight but would not cry if I did. I would however want to curl up and die if my hair fell out. I have had it fall out before from stress and from just getting older I am 43.
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