Celexa and weight loss

Common Questions and Answers about Celexa and weight loss


Avatar f tn I was on Celexa, for 3 months last year but it didn't do much for me, in fact it was like i wasn't on it at all, the only bad side effect was loss of sex drive and libido etc. no weight gain or loss that i noticed. I have bipolar 1, and was on other medication at the time. as you probably know everyone is different when it comes to these types of medication so please don't be discouraged by my comment. My dad was on it for 10 years and said it was the best thing he had ever tried for depression.
Avatar f tn I am fixing to start working out again and trying to eat healthier. Does anyone know if celexa hinders weight loss with proper diet and exercise.
Avatar f tn I suffer with exactly the same problem as you! Its nice to find someone who shares the same anxiety. I yake celexa started it 5 days ago and can see a small improvement already. I have still had some anxiety and panic but I seem to be dealing with it better. The last three months I have been the the emergency department nearly 3 times a week convinced something was wrong with my heart. I have driven everyone crazzy with my obsession.
Avatar n tn NOw she has increased my dosage to 20 mg for celexa and the lowest dose of clonazepam twice everyday. I am taking celexa regularly but i only take clonazepam once at night time, is it bad, do i have to take it twice as she had asked to. My reason for not taking in daytime is becasue i have three kids who are home these days and i cannot sleep while they are home or feel sleepy and suffer fro headaches if i dont sleep.
Avatar n tn 6-16-2003: I went off of Celexa when my prescription ran out and they wouldn't renew it over the phone - they wanted me to come in and be seen, but I'm very busy with work. I found myself dizzy, sometimes. Not all of the time. I could drive just fine, but getting into and out of the car would cause a little wave of dizzyness, which was mildly nauseating. Also, turning the corner while walking would cause it. I had no clue it was the Celexa.
Avatar n tn I was on celexa and wellbutrin and it didn't do anything for my weight. I had been on celexa for five years and wellbutrin for three. It was added because I complained about absolutely no sex drive. Still didn't happen but back to the story. I had gained 30 pounds during my celexa years and came off of it in March 2012. Weaned gradually. I almost started losing weight immediately. I did the same things I did while on celexa and dropped two to three pounds a week. I have now lost 45.
Avatar n tn I'm currently on Paxil and Xanax, and have been experiencing a complete loss of appetite most days. I started eating a few days ago, but I'm only on 10mg a day for the Paxil. It takes a while for stuff to kick in, but this med has made me lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks. When I was 14 (I'm now 25) I was put on Celexa, and I was on it for a couple of years. I remember the Dr. increased my dosage a few times, and eventually I felt like a zombie. And YES I did gain weight.
Avatar n tn He gave me a Prescription for Wellbutrin, will this help with the weight loss? Will I be able to the weight or does it permanently change your metabolism?Now that I am over weight it is not helping with my self image. I do feel I need some medication to help with my anxiety is this a good choice? Are the side effects minimal?
Avatar f tn The loss-gain equation is entirely mechanical and mathematical and I don't care WHAT Jenny Craig says. If the amount of energy going IN is MORE than the amount expended -you gain; if the amount going in is LESS than that expended, you lose. Period. Does Celexa cause your burn rate to slow down? Maybe.
Avatar m tn so i have been on celexa for about two months now, and recently i have been trying to lose weight i am 5'11 230 pounds (now i know that sounds bad but if you saw me you would not guess i was 230 pounds, i have very muscular legs which is why i think i weight 230) anyway, i have set a goal for myself to be 190 pounds by my 21st birthday, which i think is totally achievable back when my anxiety first started and i wasn't on any meds i was running 4 miles a day + weight training and i dropped my w
Avatar n tn hi ncgoddess, I've been on celexa for 2 years and have not gained a pound, I mesure 5foot 1 and weigh 102 and i eat just as much as I always had.
Avatar m tn So i guess the real question is are these drugs known to cause weight gain or weight loss? And if i where to come off everything will i return to my normal weight?
Avatar n tn The tingling in fingers, the mood swings, the stomach issues, and yes the weight loss and FATIGUE. I am only on 50 mg, and will not take more. I am surprised that so many people want to use this drug as a weight loss product. This is not a weight loss product, it is a serious drug, with serious side effects that you have to live with for the rest of your life. If I did not have to take it, I would not.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend is a bodybuilder so he has givin me alot of tips to help to loss the weight and also feel better about myself. I know when you first get off them you feel really down so I what I did was I started exercizing and that rease your happy drug in your brain which makes you feel better. Also I started watching what I at and I dont eat many sweet anymore. If you want to get sweet eat them when your done exercizing and you'll burn it off.
Avatar n tn It's only my opinion, but I don't think that going off Celexa will cause a weight loss. I think getting your thyroid straightened out will really help the weight situtation. When I went off Celexa before, I went down to 10mgs for about a week, then 10 mgs. every other day for a week, then 10mg. every two days for a week, then I went off. I had no side effects or ill feelings. As always it's best to see how your doctor wants to handle it. For me, it was an easy drug to come off of.
Avatar n tn You report that your wife had experienced hallucinations, weight loss, loss of motivation, diminished concentration, and social withdrawal. This sounds like major depression with psychotic features, a condition that is usually treated with a combination of antidepressants (such as Celexa) and antipsychotic medications (such as Risperdal). Antidepressants may take 6 to 8 weeks before achieving full effects.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have trouble sleeping on Celexa? I was taking Zolft and gained a lot of weight. All of them seem to have side effects. You just have to find the right one for you. My biggest concern was the weight gain.
Avatar n tn Other anti depressants such as Zoloft, Remeron and Paxil seem to be effective in elderly patients with depression. Remeron seems to be the most commonly used drug in elderly patients with depression and weight loss. I would recommend that she talk to her doctor about other available options. Sincerely HFHS-M.D.
997928 tn?1252447837 And was just taking the celexa but I was gaining alot of weight , and I allready have issues with weight. I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, and then someone can say something that irritates me, and I get so pissed. And it usually only lasts for a minute or two, but it's like I turn in to Linda Blair from the exorcist.. I was thinking that maybe I just need to take the Lamictal and not take the celexa since the lamictal is weight neutral..
1147609 tn?1263587031 ) I'm on Copaxone, Celexa, Nuvigil, and just finished up a round on 1000mg of Medrol for an exacerbation. I started both the Copaxone and Nuvigil three weeks ago. Could these be causing the weight loss? Could it simply be because, now that I'm on Nuvigil, I'm awake again? lol...now i'm not complaining...I love that I'm 130 now and, heck, I wouldn't mind dropping another 5, but it just happened so quickly that it just seems like something isn't right.
Avatar n tn Wish I could help you - but my main problems were short term memory loss, total loss of motivation and legs aching and I did stop cold turkey and was okay - was on 20 mg. Then went to Lamictal as a mood stabilizer - things went from bad to worse with side effects - think I develped the rash on Sunday am so I just completely stopped it 75mg (Dr. agreed with me on that one). But the Lamical helped to lift the depression, helped my social skills and made me very assertive.
Avatar n tn I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
Avatar m tn I would go through bouts of sever weight loss. They usually put me on steroids, and that is no fun. But, it will help you keep the weight on.
Avatar f tn Unexplained Weight Loss/Appetite Loss/Depression are all symptoms of various cancers, thyroid issues. So...I'm scared and sad and a bit at a loss. The weight continues to drop (indicated more by clothes fit than scale) and it seems to my eyes to be more muscle than fat. I continue to have nearly no interest in food and at this point, 2 drs are going to blame a nearly 30 lb weight loss on anxiety. Again...I own the anxiety...at this point, I'd have to. But can it really be ALL that?
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! I have been taking Effexor XR 150mg. for a month and I am experiencing weight loss. I went from weighing 169-172 lbs. to now weighing 155. I love this anti-depressant. I have found that it works for me when no other drug would. I have noticed that I get full fast and I have no desire to eat. I can only say that this drug has altered my sex drive considerably, but I was a bit over-sexed to begin with. The Effexor has made my sex drive more controllable.
Avatar m tn All tests came back normal (did I mention I'm only 31??). In addition to the lack of appetite initially and weight loss, I experienced BM's multiple times per day that were often loose, soft, and floated, and abdominal pain and cramping. My GI said that after all of the tests, IBS was the culprit, and that the weight loss was due to a change in eating habits related to the IBS symptoms. Does this seem like a viable explanation?
Avatar n tn I said for a long time that it was the stress that i was under that was causing the weight loss but i did my research and since welbutirn is a stimulant I believe this is what is helping me loose the weight. I was 194 lbs and a size 16 at 5'9 when i started taking this in July of 08 and now I am 127 and a size 3/1 so it is a noticable difference. I also was able to bring my cholesterol down from 268 to 173 and raise my good cholesterol 5 points!
Avatar m tn Free T4 of 1.1 is normal, are sure they measured free T4? where did you got those values (4.5-11)? Ferritin is your iron storage, 13 is low for a man, but how is your Hb levels (hemoglobin), RBC count? If you have nodules, multiple nodules are better then having only one (one is always suspect), so you must talk to the ENDO (if they measure more then 1 cm). Most of your symptoms (not the weight) probably are related to anemia. You must explore that, why you have anemia?
Avatar f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Avatar f tn on treatment but I was told to eat to maintain weight and like yourself I realized that if my weight loss continued then I might be pulled from treatment. At one point the weight loss was so significant (close to 40 pounds) that the doc was talking injections of anerbolic steroids and/or testosterone supplementation. Fortunately, my weight leveled off due to a combination of eating more calories and also probably just finding a new "set point" for my altered metabolism on treatment.