Depression medication that doesn't cause weight gain

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1257808 tn?1322765815 Thyroid does have a huge affect on your metabolism rate and thus your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. Too high and you can loose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, too low and you'll <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. Thyroid is also associated with mood including depression and anxiety. Some people can get off of or have no need to take anti-depressants or anti anxiety medicine simply by getting their Thyroid levels balanced correctly. However there are other hormones in your body as well. They all have to be in proper balance and that can be tricky.
Avatar f tn every person is different but i looked into it and read <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> yes it can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> abnormal/increased hunger. so i guess you could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> from it if you live a very sedentary lifestyle and let those cravings get to you.
Avatar n tn As long as your doctor isn't worried about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> you will be fine I'm 32 weeks and have only gained 5 lbs but that's because I lost 15 lbs in the 1st tri.
Avatar f tn My experience is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> those taking Paxil <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> noticed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, could also have issues with additional <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain taking Abilify. This is not a certainty, but I would put the odds at slightly better than 50/50 that it may occur. Even if this is the case, a few extra pounds would be worth your sanity. Talk to your doctor about the many choices based on your own physiology. Any pre-existing conditions will come into play if/when your doctor makes changes to your med list.
361026 tn?1197563128 I attributed it to eating junk food and not exercising, but I never really believed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> I ate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> much junk food to result in 25-30 pounds of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. I think some of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain may be due to the hyperthyroid, but now I worry that if I take antithyroid medicine, I will gain even more!
Avatar f tn Yes, some medications cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> --you might try asking your doctor for something <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> doesn't have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> side effect. If you have certain "precursors" (such as medical issues) that cause weight gain, it's best to try to eliminate them before spending a lot of time/$ on weight loss efforts that probably won't work.
Avatar f tn I don't know about anyone else, but I have had such a difficult time trying to find the right birth control pill. I need one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> doesn't make me tired,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, or acne. It seems like every pill I try-either it helps my acne and makes me hungry and sooooo...... tired. I am also on Vyvanse for ADHD and that decreases my appetite.
Avatar f tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> at 5'2" is a concern. I am eating right and exercising. It just doesn't go away. As for doctors, I'm about ready to find a new doctor since moving. I'm in hopes that one day they (whoever they may be) will find a way to help us all with this. Wouldn't it be nice.
Avatar f tn major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. The Celexa site states it does not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> weight gain. Ask a few million people. It is fast and impossible to get off. 35lbs in 3months. Be careful to watch your weight. I looked into it and found it is used to treat anorexia and bulimia. Maybe there is something in the chemical composition that reacts drastically different with some people. I hope it works for you.
Avatar n tn I'm not depressed so I don't want to take it for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> but I am so alarmed at this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> I think I will go back and finish off my bottle until I figure it out. Has anyone else had this problem with quiting Wellbutrin?
Avatar m tn It ***** because after trying 7 different meds with no effect, Mirtazapine seemed to be the first medication <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> worked at least a little bit. However, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> issue caused me to start getting depressed again. I was in a great shape before and on a clean diet ... now I have super cleaned my diet and I burn 500-1000 cal in the gym almost every day yet my weight is going up. So I am going to talk to my doc about switching to something else.
Avatar f tn The medication itself doesn't cause the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. It's the food cravings they give you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. For example, before taking Nortriptilyne (antidepressant) I was not a big fan of ice cream. Now because of the medication I eat Blue Bell mint chocolate chip ice cream like it's frozen crack cocaine. I crave it like mad. Thus explaining my ever expanding waist line. If you are burning more calories then you are taking in, then your body has no choice but to drop weight.
Avatar f tn I read about them in a study and the best was Geodon with no incidence of weight gain, and Abilify had very little chance of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. The older drugs tend to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. However; having said that I attended a Bipolar support group meeting and we voted on this issue and only one out of 22 people would rather be sick than be healthy and gain a few pounds. I think with this disease vanity has to take a back seat.
1033596 tn?1252523193 Overeating as a result of depression also can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. In addition, some medical conditions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> mimic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> — such as underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) — may cause weight gain .. so you may want to have your physician check that out. If you gain weight after starting antidepressant treatment, discuss your concerns with your doctor. He or she can determine the likely cause of weight gain.
Avatar f tn I gained nearly 25 pounds on Paxil and it all dropped off within 2mos of stopping it. I'm not sure, but I think Wellbutrin is one of the AD's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> don't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, but it is also very stimulating so might not be a good choice unless your anxiety is secondary to depression. I tried it once and it made me feel totally hyper. I only took it a couple of days. Unfortunately, weight gain is a side effect of most AD's and it's hard to avoid. Best of luck to you.....
918275 tn?1254072352 All I know is that it seems that all that has happened for me is that I traded one set of problems for another set (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> over <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, Hoplessness, etc.) of issues. Primarily depressed and fatigued and hopeless, which is what I started out to be and is what I am still, only now overweight. I was skinny and miserable, why would I exchange that for fat and miserable or make that fat and way more miserable because of now being way overweight on top of everything else.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> can really go hand in hand with anxiety and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> in many people. When I was going through this, I quit exercising and did not take care of myself like I normally did and thus put on a lot of weight. But I also lost it once I started eating right and getting normal exercise. For me this was just as important as talk therapy and any medication that I was taking...keep working through it...and keep us posted!
Avatar n tn After reading this, i have come to the conclusion, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> antidepressant's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. I was told they do, and have experience just that. In 1999 i was put on anti depressant's. Since then my med's have changed, but still on anti depressant's. Anyway, i just thought i would mention , when i started my anti depressant's. I for 20 yr's weighed 104 lbs. , and after getting on anti depressant's, put on 89 lbs.
Avatar n tn ps: I also had a panic attack, I never suffered form panic before. The chiropractor told me that having the vertebrae out would create a firing of the nerves that cause a "fight or flight" reaction, that the body and mind interpret as an intense threat. If this keeps happening (because of having the neck pulled) you have panic! It is not you going crazy, it is your nervous system firing again and again! Go to a chiropractor today!
Avatar n tn I remember my doc telling me one time that less than 2% of people have TRUE, unexplained <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> with Lexapro. The other ones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, it's a simple calories in versus calories out deal (that was true for me). And even that number is suppose to be low. I know a couple people who never gained a pound on Lexapro (LUCKY). I don't know about cymbalta or wellbutrin, hopefully you can get good responses from those with experience!
Avatar n tn I have been on a few different antidepressants since first suffering from major depression back in the late 80's and I found <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> all but two caused <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. Paxil seemed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> the biggest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> and I wasn't able to lose it until I stopped and switched to Serzone, which is now off the market although I think the generic form is still available. Wellbutrin is the other one that doesn't seem to effect your weight.
Avatar f tn Before Celexa, I was on Zoloft, and the first week on Zoloft I lost <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, but then stabilized and slowly began to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> was not a big amount but it did happen. Then a few yrs later, I began having problems on Zoloft so my Doc switched me to Celexa, and "whamo!", BIG weight gain! It was amazing! On top of the weight gain, Celexa has made me lethargic and very tired. My Doc knows of all these symptoms,btw.
Avatar f tn I refuse to take anything <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> causes alot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> cannot be controlled even if eating right or exercising. And this is just overnight and nothing I can do to stop it. I was hoping someone had a similar issue and could report if the initial side effects went away.
Avatar n tn How could you avoid the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> from the Zoloft? At <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> time you had answered back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> you could take 25mg every other day, and you won't have the weight gain. Now I started the Zoloft again this past March, starting at 1/4 of a 25mg tablet every other day, then going up to 12.5mg every other day, then going up to 25mg every other day, and finally going up to 37.5mg every other day. Each time upon starting the medication and each time after increasing the dose the Zoloft worked.
527657 tn?1214055450 Have a close friend on Paxil, she did phenomenally on it, but like a lot of others, gained a good bit of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. She determined <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> her mental health was more she decided to stay on the Paxil and be VERY loyal to a strict diet...then after some weight came off...she maintained by eating much healthier than she did. She has taken off prolly about 1/2 the weight she gained, and has held steady where she is.
480705 tn?1208232150 The depression drugs are rather sneaky with weight, so I hope that if the Lexapro fixes your problems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> it doesn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cause</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. I took it for 5 weeks back a while ago and did well with had no weight gain. Thankfully it's an easy drug to get on and get off of. I wish you well and can get some answers for your medical issues.
Avatar n tn I also found out today that I have gained 15 pounds on this medication, which I was told different in the beginning. My Dr. told me today <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>that</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> study was only done on people who had been on the medicine for two months...barely even enough time for it to start working. Starting, tonight I am starting to decrease my lexapro. I am terrified because I don't want the anxiety and panic attacks to come back. If they come back, I can go back to my previous dose and take it slower. My Dr.
711224 tn?1344775287 The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> sets in again and I am scared to death, I just hate being in the black, dark hole.