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Avatar f tn Weight Changes Patients treated with Celexa in controlled trials experienced a weight loss of about 0.5 kg compared to no change for placebo patients." In other words, on the average, people taking the drug lost a few oz. Big deal. And your mileage will vary, see doctor for details. At some point you must choose which is more important: looking good or feeling good.
Avatar n tn My doctor visit last month went really well. He asked me if I contributed my weight loss to coming off of celexa. I said absolutely. He then said, yeah it can make you gain weight. You can figure out the reply I had to that one. He had been ragging me about losing weight and here he puts me on this drug. Argh!
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 I have experianced some memory loss while being on celexa. But my biggest side affect is how sleepy it makes me. I feel tired almost all of the day. I decided to try and go off celexa on my own (I am on 20 mg.) but after about 4 days of being off Celexa, I started getting VERY dizzy, and had a constant disconnected feeling. I started taking my dose again, and those sypmtoms went away.
Avatar n tn I have been told that SSRI's kill your metabolism, which would probably explain the weight gain. I have made several attempts to stop taking celexa assuming I would lose some of the weight. Everytime I stop taking it I end up feeling more bloated and actually gain about 5 lbs. Yikes! The longest I went without it was 3 months and I had no weight change. Other than the weight gain I feel good when I stop taking them so I know its ok for me to do so.
Avatar m tn Just thought i would ask if anyone is on an antidepresstion drug for the crohns? I recently started Celexa and at first made me feel alittle better but i had lost 42 pounds while on it. I really dont know if it is the drug or the crohns?
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 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 n tn I thought these 2 meds were known to be weight neutral or cause weight loss. My doctor knows my concern about the weight issue as this is something I have never fought to maintain while everything else in life seems to be a fight. If I stopped taking all meds, would I lose the weight and go back to my normal size. I do lack motivation that's for sure! I think or say I will start a program and don't.
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.
Avatar n tn I can't seem to find any other information related to topamax as a pain med, only information I have is that it's a powerful drug with lots of side effects, most not so good. The weight loss aspect is the only plus...also could this drug alter my brain function since I know it is used for bi-polar and seizure disorder... I'd like to know more about this med both from a neurologists view and from a weight loss specialists view.
Avatar f tn The most common side effects of sertraline are sleepiness, nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, tremor, skin rash, upset stomach, loss of appetite, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth and weight loss. What you are experiencing right now may be caused by the side effect of this drug. If it persists, inform your doctor for proper management. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Both Celexa and Cymbalta have an effect on appetite, mostly loss of appetite but I'd say Cymbalta would be least likely to gain weight, we are all different, however, and what drug makes one person gain weight could have the opposite effect on someone else. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon..
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.
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 I NEVER have had any problems but now I do..I love the way I feel on Celexa, Im losing weight (which is a plus)..I just don't like the sexual side...if this is a temporary side effect that would be wonderful!! If this isn't temporary I think I need to look into something else. Please help!!
Avatar f tn How long was the adjustment period (did it increase your anxiety)? Did you gain or loss weight? Please share your experience with Celexa. Thank you for your advice!
Avatar n tn -1995) ALL FDA COSTART REACTION TERMS IN DATA ALPHABETICAL TERM ORDER - 04/10/96 - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABDO ENLARGE 35 ANEMIA MICROCYT 3 ABDO SYND ACUTE 9 ANEMIA NORMOCYT 3 ABORTION 96 ANEMIA REFRACT 1 ABSCESS 8 ANEURYSM INTRACRAN 5 ABSCESS BREAST 2 ANGINA PECTORIS 46 ABSCESS PERIODONT 1 ANGIOEDEMA 38 ACCOMMODATION ABNORM 4 ANISOCORIA 7 ACIDOSIS 15 ANOMALY CONGEN 202 ACIDOSIS DIABET 7 ANOMALY CONGEN CNS 3 ACIDOSIS LACTIC 1 ANOMALY CONGEN MS 3 ACIDOSIS RESP 4
Avatar n tn I have kept a journal documenting my experiences 'coming off' Celexa... I Have experienced severe electric shocks, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and extreme headaches. The physical withdrawls are giving me great frustration, a sense of hopelessness, and a general crazed feeling.I attribute this solely to the physical withdrawls. Despite the physical side effects I feel OK emotionally. I will not let these withdrawls trap me in a lifetime of medication.
Avatar f tn Also, reports of experiences with meds are all over the place from person to person. Some report weight gain with one med, others report loss, others report no change. Same with any other side effects. That's why it's best to keep your info seeking to basic information. You can drive yourself crazy! See what your doctor recommends. He may have an idea non of us have thought of.
Avatar n tn I am new to this forum and have just been prescribed Lexapro, but I am concerned about the side effects - I see that they are supposed to be less than Celexa. However, has anyone experience hair loss from Lexapro, I have from Prozac and am terrifed to try another anti-depressant although I know I really need it. Please someone help. Thanks.
Avatar n tn HEY EVERYONE, I JUST FINISHED READING A CLINICAL TRIAL ON GLUCOPHAGE AND HOW WHEN TAKEN IN COMBINATION WITH EFFEXOR (OR ANY ANTIDEPREESENT DRUG) CAN HELP WITH SUBSTANTIAL AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSE. HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS? OR KNOW ANY MORE INFO ON THIS? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, I THINK I MIGHT ASK MY DOCTOR ABOUT THIS ONE.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Celexa mainly for my physical symptoms which were related to anxiety. It has helped, but the weight gain, inspite of my nutrition and exercise keeps creeping up and not down. Ugh! I'll keep trying.
1082697 tn?1260068216 before i took zprexa, i was losing weight. i hope i can continue. i do not have a big appetite. so i do not think i will gain any weight. thanks again so much.
Avatar n tn I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
Avatar n tn I am up to 80 mg/day. I've also gained more than 50 pounds! How can I get off this drug and start weight loss and a healthy attitude? I swim 3 times/week and walk the other two days and am also on Nutri-system. No weight loss!! Please help.
Avatar n tn While I have not started taking topo yet, I am curious about the weight loss side effect. Within the past 2 years, I have gained 50lbs. I'm not certain of the cause... some of it might be alcohol related (which also caused the neuropathy_) However, I am now sober.. no more alcohol. I am currently taking the following for my anxiety: 60 mg Buspar, ?? mg Celexa, 800 mg Seroquel (which I have read may cause weight gain).
Avatar n tn I'm thinking of ramping up slowly on Celexa and then tapering off the Buspar. I'd like to only be taking one drug, because I really don't like medicating. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else had experience with Buspar or this combination. Thanks for listening.
Avatar n tn For example, paxil tends to cause the most weight gain. Wellbutrin tends to cause the most weight loss. The ssri's like paxil, zoloft, celexa and lexapro tend to negatively affect libido and ability to perform sexually in males and females. Wellbutrin tends to be neutral in regards to sexual issues, and tends to improve sexual drive.
Avatar n tn I am up to 80 mg/day. I've also gained more than 50 pounds! How can I get off this drug and start weight loss and a healthy attitude? I swim 3 times/week and walk the other two days and am also on Nutri-system. No weight loss!! Please help.