Phentermine and lexapro

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lol But really I'm gaining so much weight I think i'm like 7 pounds in like 2 months I can't take it, so my question is phentermine or other diet pills do you guys have any expirience with them and taking them with sub or lexapro. Thank you and I hope you evening and night goes smothhhhhhhh!!!!
I was on Lexapro about 4 years ago and I too gained about 20 pounds. I exercised and dieted and didn't lose a pound. I went to my doctor and told her I wanted to change to another medication. She told me Lexapro didn't have a reputation for weight gain, but that there is a first time for everything. She switched me over to Zoloft and the pounds fell off. My friend also took Lexapro a few years back and she too gained a bunch of weight from it.
I take Lexapro for anxiety and was wondering if I can take phentermine with it?
I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY LEXAPRO CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN, BUT IT DOES I DONT CARE WHAT THE DOCS SAY ABOUT IT NOT CAUSING WEIGHT GAIN, THEY ARE LYING! I HAVE BEEN ON 20 MG. FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW AND HAVE GAINED 15 POUNDS, I WAS "MAINTAINING CHUBBY" BEFORE LEXAPRO AND NOW I'M JUST STRAIGHT UP FAT. I AM NOW ON 1O MG. AND I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER, A FEW WITHDRWAL SYPMTOMS, NOT BAD THOUGH. I TRIED TAKING 10 MG.
I am on wellbutrin and lexapro. Recently I went to a weight loss clinic where they gave me phentermine, hydrochlorthiazide, and a fiber plus calcium tablet. I was wondering how dangerous this is and if I should/could ween myself or abruptly stop my antidepressant and anxiety meds?
Hi, I gained 30 lbs in in 2 years all in my belly and love handles from lexapro. I've been off for a year and in this year have tried everything. Also, while on it, I consistently exercised 6 days a week, no sugar, no processed foot, etc. I lost my on-camera career due to this and am broke, as my dr kept insisting it couldn't be this drug.
Well I'm taking lexapro with phentermine 37.5 mg and the only side effects i'm having is really bad insomnia...i'm like a zombie now...even if i take the phentermine really early in the morning. And also for some reason the combination of the meds makes me very, very, bloated...but it goes away after a few hours. Other than that i'm losing weight and everything is going great.
Caution is advised combining Wellbutrin and Phentermine as this combo may increase your risk of seizures. If weight gain is a side effect of your psych meds, talk to your prescribing doctor about your concerns.
Do you know of a good doctor that I could go to that would prescribe good medication to help me loose weight. I have tried everything and failed. I am on Wellbutrin and Effexor for depression. Please help. I am extremely overweight.
Mel, I am currently on Lexapro (40mgs- kind of a high dose) and Topamax (75- I was on 100/125 but i started binging and purging so they had to take me off because it messes up electrolytes) but now I'm back at 75 and have been for 3 years +. My psychiatrist obviously thinks its fine since she prescribed the meds to me and I have had 2 different psychiatrists since her and they had no problem with it, so I am sure it is fine that you take Topamax along with Lexapro.
For about a month now I have been having Anxiety attacks and Depression really bad. I fought out I shouldn't take Phentermine if I have Anxiety or Depression. So I was going to get back on my meds. that I used to take which was Welbrutain XL and Xanxa . So the question is>> Could I continue with the Phentermine while taking Welbrutain XL and Xanxa? If anyone knows please let me know. The Xanxa was a low milligram .5 and the Welbrutain XL was 150 milligrams.
i too was on phentermine and kinda hit a wall - stopped working and couldn't sleep well.. i requested meridia (big $) to replace/in addition to the phen and it gave me terrible gastric pains. doc then had me try the phen in the morning and diethylpropion (tenuate) in evening (where i was having sleep issues). worked wonderfully. i had considered asking for phendimetrizine but i read it was a schedule 3 drug and i had read a bariatric magazine article that casually linked it to pph.
neuro puts me on topomax weans off the buspar says i dont need that and cymbalta and shouldnt need the maxzide anymore either. The phentermine has helped with my appetite of course this time around but unfortunately DOES nothing for my energy levels as before i guess because im so doped up oh and I have to take ambien to sleep now vs the elavil due to the weight thing. So to sum it all up..
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
I still haven't started on the Adipex yet, but, I called my Doctor today and he said to go ahead and take it with the Lexapro. So I will get that filled and begin. I can't wait to fit into my clothes from two summers ago!!
I believe the stressors along with mood problems from the phentermine totally exacerbated my depression and I was a wreck...a size 9/10, but a moody mess. In July I went to the doctor and was prescribed Effexor XR 37.5 and had stopped the phentermine. The Effexor helped tremendously even though I was only on the lowest dose. Basically, I stopped crying all the time and wasn't so anxious and irritable. Everything improved. Initially I had some difficulty sleeping and nausea, but this subsided.
neuro puts me on topomax yesterday and tells me to wean off the buspar i dont need both that and cymbalta and shouldnt need the maxzide anymore either. The phentermine has helped with my appetite of course this time around but unfortunately DOES nothing for my energy levels as before i guess because im so doped up oh and I have to take ambien to sleep now vs the elavil due to the weight thing.
Is it safe to take Meridia and phentermine together? I gained weigth while taking lexapro. I am an emotional eater, so the doctor prescribed both medications. It just seems like alot.
I was nauseated, had severe nightmares (I rarely dream at all), snapping at the slightest thing. It was the worst thing I had to experience. Now I am back on Lexapro and feel pretty much back to normal. Good luck with this...
neuro puts me on topomax yesterday and tells me to wean off the buspar i dont need both that and cymbalta and shouldnt need the maxzide anymore either. The phentermine has helped with my appetite of course this time around but unfortunately DOES nothing for my energy levels as before i guess because im so doped up oh and I have to take ambien to sleep now vs the elavil due to the weight thing.
I am a 27 year old female. When I was 22, I took the drugs adderall, lexapro and ephedrine/phentermine (diet pills-occasionally). One night, my heart rate shot up and would not come back down, don’t matter what I tried. I went to the emergency room and they said it was the drugs I was taking. When I was 23, I began having syncope episodes and got a pacemaker. Looking back, I believe the syncope episodes were caused by the adderall and lexapro. However, I have had chest pains ever since.
Adipex and phentermine are the same thing. Bontril and phendametrazine are the same thing.
MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED PREDNIZONE FOR MY PYODERMA-GANGRANOSA AND MY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS,IT HAS CAUSED WEIGHT GAIN THATS HARD TO TAKE OFF, I TAKE VARIOUS OTHER MEDS FOR MY DIABETES AND PREVIOUS STROKES. MY FACE IS ROUND AND SWOLLEN LOOKING, THIS WEIGHT GAIN HAS AGGRAVATED MY ARTHRITIS AND MADE ME MORE TIRED THAN I WAS. I HAVE HAD A MASTECTOMY OF MY LEFT BREAST,& HYPERTENSION.
after gaining weight on depo provera, elavil and/or zoloft my doc prescribed lexapro (an antidepressent supposed to not cause weight gain) with phentermine (diet pills) which i found out could not be combined (something about the diet pills intensifying the effects of the SSRI) so weve switched now to cymbalta for anxiety/depression with phamacist stating that it was one of the only drugs used to treat depression that does not have any weight side effects. We'll see!
and give a b12 injection, also give another injection--i dont remember the name but it apparently aides in weight loss--my friend did this and lost 40 lbs in 4 months--and ate very healthy and feels great--does anyone have any info please on these shots?
The only way i am going to make it is to get an anti-depressant for awhile to beat the depression and today i plan on Lexapro. So Lexapro, Vitamins B and E and VIVARIN will be it forever. I mentioned some of the above ONLY to get you through the withdrawls but dont stay on any of it except the Vitamins etc. Again, it has only been 48 hours but my stomach has gone done considerably (or i should say the swelling of my intestines). Good luck to all of you - my email is below. I WILL PREVAIL.
I don't know if you have taken a phentermine yet but they give you energy and take away your appetite. I have taken them and I felt a little jittery at times. I don't think they will kill you. do you have blood pressure issues?
So, anyhow, after trying Phentermine, (still hungry on that) I stopped that, and the other night I was watching public telelvision, and a Dr. Adnan was on and he talked of the 'brain types' of overeaters. I am a combo of impulsive/compulsive. Then he started talking about the natural supplements that would help, since I have antidepressants, add meds and thyroid meds, I wonder if it is just a matter or adding wellbutrin to my effexor.
The end of last year I asked my doc if I could switch my Lexapro to Wellbutrin. He told me that the Lexapro and weight gain were not really related and to start dieting and exercising more and to stay on the Lexapro. Well I started tipping the scales at over 170 and felt awful. My sex drive was gone and I had no energy. My family was suffering along with me. About 3 months ago I started seeing a Bariatric Doctor to loose the weight. All was going great.
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