Celexa withdrawal weight gain

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Avatar m tn 00AM You have to make sure that your weight gain is fat gain or water retention, if in fact, your caloric intake is as low as you think. Its impossible to gain real fat without an excess of calories so be sure that you are counting everything. The other explanation is that the emotions of withdrawal sometimes lead you to change of your regular habits, i.e. caloric expenditure. Have you been exercising less or been sedentary more.
Avatar f tn Well, my rollercoaster had just begun. My first reason was of course I did not want to gain any more weight. I also had a major hives break out along with breathing problems. When I started tapering the medication the effects were unsurpassed. I started really thinking I was alone (I have a very loving family, thank God). Irritability, worry, suicide, uncontrollable crying, dizziness, feeling all the stroke symptoms.
Avatar n tn I too normally suffer from anxiety and had the same side effects you experienced *(sexual,weight gain, etc) I am going for no meds in the future due to this type of BS. I don't have bettter advice for you, just know its normal withdrawl and will not last forever. Good luck!
Avatar m tn For some reason Paxil seems to be the one SSRI that causes this massive weight gain. If you don't like the weight gain, then don't EVER let a doctor talk you into taking Remeron. It is the king daddy of weight gain antidepressants. It makes Paxil look like a diet pill. What about maybe switching to Celexa? I know many people that find it just as effective with no weight gain issues.
Avatar n tn My main grip would have to be the weight gain! I am considering getting of Celexa and birth control all together. The Celexa has been okay but I truely can't remember me before it. I only take 20mg a day. I guess what I am asking is how hard is it to come off. I am going to meet with the physician this week to discuss my options. I would appreciate any feedback.
Avatar n tn I took it for 2 months but felt like a zombie and stopped taking it. I tried several antidepressants and almost all of them include weight gain, some more than others. The only one i took that actually made me loose weight was wellbutrin. Celexa was pretty good I think I took it for 8 months and maybe only gained 5 lbs the whole time.
Avatar f tn Does Celexa make you gain weight. I was just prescribed this medication, and am unsure what to think. Will it lift my apathetic mood? Will I gain weight from it? I would love to hear anyone's story regarding this medication.
Avatar n tn After taking celexa I did not notice any change to my weight, but approximately one year, I started to gain weight. I thought celexa was supposed to give me back the energy, opposite!!!! didn't feel like working out at all. two years later, I put on about 10 pounds. (i'm only 5'4'', and was 118llb when I started Celexa). It is devastating as my depression is mostly related to self esteem and body image issues. I am now over 125llb and going out of my mind.
Avatar n tn if I can be switched to Wellbutrin, what do you all think about that change? I have no serious side effects other than the weight gain on Lexapro, however, the weight gain is making me feel worse than I did when I started the medication.
179856 tn?1333550962 I think I might have decided not to take the effexor just based on what I was reading online about withdrawal. But the weight gain thing ... All my life I fought excess weight. I had it in a good place for a long time, but then embarked on a long course of medical treatment that had me going up and down like a yoyo (over about a 60 lb. range!). Any time I have a medical procedure or take a new med I dread the idea that it will upset that balance.
Avatar n tn I then got on Celexa, felt fine. I did not gain any weight on Celexa but I couldn't lose any either. I was changed from Celexa to Lexapro and on Lexapro I gained 50 pounds in two years. I went back to Celexa. I was working out and dieting for six months. But I did NOT lose a thing. (I have also been on Lamictal, with the other, started at the end of taking Lexapro and then been on it since). I got off of Celexa and feel terrible.
Avatar f tn I was EXTREMELY sensitive to the celexa, which is why I stopped after 2 months. My dr. doesn't seem to think it's withdrawal because he said he's never had a patient react that way to it. I have NEVER had anxiety like this before I started on all this medicine. I was only on xanax as needed for mild anxiety before all of this (probably used it once or twice a week), and now I'm on a benzo daily and terrified of what's going to happen when I stop taking it.
656309 tn?1224493459 , extreme vertigo, crying fits, and am completely exhausted. I've done a lot of research on celexa withdrawal symptoms and I'm a textbook case of it and it sounds like you are too. Your doctor should have eased you off the celexa (you would still have side effects but not as bad) and had you start the other meds during this time period so they are being built up in your system while the celexa is being eased out. Just know that you are not crazy.
Avatar n tn 2005, at 25mg for three days then increased to 50mg thereafter, and underwent rapid and severe weight gain as a result. The Zoloft worked and everything was fine except for the weight gain. I tried other medications from Jan.-Mar. 2006, of this year, including Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, and none of them worked and just made me worse off than I already was.
Avatar n tn Weight gain is not inevitable, and probably occurs in less than 30% of cases. Its mostly from increased appetite, so if you exercise and use portion control, you should not have a problem.
Avatar n tn I believe that my current weight gain was brought on by the Celexa. #2 I believe my muscled weakness caused by wellbutrin is the reason I could not pass a PT test.
Avatar n tn Angel - don't be surprised if you experience withdrawal from Effexor... it can easily set in...
Avatar n tn Does Celexa make you gain weight ?? I know these are so many questions to answer....but I am running out of answers... and time as far as being a mommy goes....Please help !
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.
Avatar n tn My doctor decided to have me try Welbutrin due the major weight gain I've experienced on the Celexa. And OH,MY, the Welbutrin was a very bad experience for me! Sleeping all the time, dazed and confused, very loud ringing in my ear and the list goes on... I've been back on Celexa for a little over a week now and I'm already starting to feel like me again. I will stay on this drug for the rest of my life if I can. If it shortens my life than so be it.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I'm so glad I came by this post. I went to see my doctor yesterday because I've hit the worst bout of depression in my life. I went cold turkey 3 weeks ago with Celexa. I just stopped coping. I went to my doctor yesterday. I asked her specifically if my episode may be a result of stopping celexa and she doubted it. Now I doubt her ability. I asked to be put on a different SSRI. I wasn't sure that celexa was working. I was on 20 mg. I tried 30 but I couldn't stomach it.
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 just wish I had known about the side effects of weight gain and withdrawal problems before and I never would have agreed to take it, I would rather live with hot flashes anyday!!
Avatar n tn Even when on paxil I had to try twice as hard just to be normal. Modeling career gone because of weight gain. Relationships strained, jobs lost because of the vicious side effects. Well guess what I have been off a month. Some how some way I am surviving. Thank god my family has a medical background and understands how your poison for profits scheme works. Well guess what I have ties to CNN, FOX, MSNBC.
Avatar n tn me of the Disorders, but caused weight gain and no sex drive. Sitting here at my computer is taking alot of effort right now. I am having the electric shock and vertigo symtoms as I type. Another problem since weaning is that as I'm trying to fall asleep at night, I have a door-slamming sound in my head. I don't understand this. There is no noise, except in my head...it is soooo weird. Has anyone else had this?
Avatar n tn Switching to Celexa will not necessarily have any effect on Paxil withdrawal; they don't work the same, and the Celexa might not work for you. Remember that for whatever reason, Paxil tends to be stronger than other ssris. Also, what you're suffering sounds like Paxil withdrawal to me. It might go away now that you're back up to your regular dosage -- you dropped in dosage too quickly.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.