Citalopram celexa weight gain

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Avatar n tn Is it the actual increase in hunger that causes weight gain or the tablet itself? I am quite worried about this as my body image issues make me scared about putting on weight..
Avatar m tn Patients will both gain or lose weight on Celexa. Weight gain often occurs while on antidepressants because as mood improves, your appetite returns and you simply eat more.
Avatar n tn He thinks it made me gain weight. I kmow take wellbutrin (twice a day). I hope this helps me lose the weight. How are you???
1058261 tn?1256061140 SSRIs never worked for me either, also watch out as weight gain is common with them.
Avatar f tn Has anyone gained weight while on Citalopram/Celexa and then successfully lost it? Do you know why this medication may cause weight gain? (ie, increased appetite or something chemical in the drug itself)? Any suggestions about how to deal with this? I am hesitant to go off of it (taking for anxiety) because it's worked so well otherwise! Thanks for any thoughts.
Avatar n tn Dear Laura, Four of the medications you are taking may cause weight gain Lithobid, Depakote, Neuronitn, and Risperdal. Celexa (citalopram) has been reported to cause both weight loss and weight gain, but is less likely than the other agent to cause your weight gain. You are also taking Synthroid, which may indicate a history of hypothyroidism. An under active thyroid can also cause weight gain. It may be helpful to have a laboratory test done to check your thyroid function.
2217782 tn?1394367572 You can easily find your BMI and monitor your weight. If this drug is having you gain any excess weight, and I think that because you know what the side effects of both Wellbutrin and Citalopram are, (weight loss right?) you are more than capable of eating right and exercising. Don't let the nay sayers knock you off your new pony!!! Good luck with mum.
Avatar f tn Currently on Citalopram 20mg for depression. Unsure if it is having any effect on my weight gain. Read that it does. Plan to ask Psychiatrist on next visit - 02/20/2019 Have also been experiencing exacerbation of allergic symptoms to dust.
Avatar n tn and olanzapine (Zyprexa®) has the greatest associated weight gain. The reason that SSRIs contribute to weight gain is not known. Although it was a widely held belief that drugs that increase serotonin output also decrease hunger, this does not seem to be the case. Patients using SSRIs often report symptoms of hypoglycemia (weakness, dizziness, frequent hunger, and headaches) when they do not eat. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may indicate hyperinsulinemia (elevation of insulin in the blood).
Avatar f tn It totally stabilized me, however I do get terrible weight gain with it. 2 mg of Valium is a peanut dose, so I am not surprised that it is not helping. Especially if you are in a mixed state or manic.
Avatar n tn It helped me connect better with my environment, the reactions to things that made me angry were greatly reduced, and the mild depression left completely. Side effects were weight gain - I have weighed 160 my entire life, and I gained 15 pounds, increased drinking from 1-2 beers a day to 6-8, and lack of motivation to do anything constructive. I quit cold turkey and I'm paying for it with vertigo-like symptoms.
1265681 tn?1270106620 It took me a good 2 weeks on Celexa/Citalopram (10 mg. per day) before I started feeling "better". During that 2 week period, I felt awful....experienced brain "zaps", felt comfused, was paranoid when I was in large crowds, even had muscle aches! But after the first 2 weeks, I felt SO much better and didn't have any more panic attacks.
Avatar f tn I have major side effect issues with antidepressants. Mostly weight gain, sedation and tachycardia. I was on citalopram about 20 yrs and have eaten and slept half my life away. For about the last ten months I've been trying to find something that doesn't cause these quite so much and less libido issues. I doubt my doc will prescribe two antidepressants at the same time. They don't seem to do that in the UK. He went out on a limb prescribing wellbutrin for me as its not licensed here.
Avatar n tn I have been on Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and am currently on Effexor/Lithium w/Trazadone for sleep. ALL of these drugs made me gain SIGNIFICANT amounts of weight. Prozac and Serzone were weight neutral, but lost effectiveness or didn't work at all. I started antidepressants, at 27, 5'7" and 125 lbs. I am now 33 and weigh 178. When I have gone off my meds in the past (I used to have a fantasy that I wouldn't need them forever.
Avatar n tn This may seem shallow but does anyone know if Citalopram causes weight gain?
Avatar f tn First we tried lexapro and that gave me panic attacks after only a few days on it, then tried effexor which made me real dizzy, and so I ended up on remeron, which I will never take again because it made me constantly fatigued and gain weight (not a happy time). I want my life back....I don't feel like living it at all right now.
Avatar n tn I heard it is horrible with weight gain. Is Paxil CR as bad with weight gain as regular Paxil? Also which SSRI's will make me gain the least amount of weight. I know each person is different, but I just mean genarally.
Avatar m tn It made me somewhat mellow, but that's about it. Oh, and weight gain. I heard Zoloft is the most prescribed SSRI, and a recent study of all 12 major anti-depressants concluded that Zoloft was most effective. Does Zoloft cause weight gain? I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
1625195 tn?1332182262 Risperdal is classified as an anti-psychotic. It's also used as a mood stabilizer. One of it's main side-effects is weight gain--lots of it. It's a strong drug, mainly used to fight psychosis. Namely, delusional thinking and hallucinations. In bipolar disorder, it can help get and keep mood swings on an even keel. But, the fact remains--it's one heck of a strong drug with lots of side-effects.
711224 tn?1344775287 Remeron has been associated with increased appetite and weight gain. Some antidepressants that causes less weight again include Wellbutrin, Celexa, and Trazodone.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Citalopram 40mg (Celexa) for anxiety and it helps wonderfully, but the fatigue is becoming ridiculous. Have been taking this for several years. Is it worth talking to my doctor about switching to another medication? thanks.
Avatar n tn • the Tricyclic antidepressants such as Amitriptyline (Elavil), Imipramine (Tofranil), and Doxepin (Sinequan) • the Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as Tranylcypromine (Parnate), Isocarboxazid (Marplan) and Phenelzine (Nardil) • the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paroxetine (Paxil) • the atypical anti-depressants such as Mirtazapine (Remeron) and Trazodone.
Avatar n tn My question is in regards to Celexa (Citalopram) and using protein shakes while working out. Every protein shake appears to contain Tryptophan because it's an amino acid that is part of protein. Everywhere I read, I see the DO NOT combine any SSRI and Tryptophan. I even asked my pharmacist and she said not to consume any protein shake with your SSRI, for fear of serotonin syndrome. Could you please shed some light on this and let me know if it's ok to take protein shakes while on Celexa.
Avatar m tn Now I have such terrible side effects from saphris I believe- went to family doc for tests, ev okay but have swelling of extremities, extreme sleepiness, food has no taste except sweets and weight gain of 30 pounds in 4-6 weeks. My psychiatrist is leery of taking me off of saphris, but now I am so miserable and my depression is coming back anyways. ANy suggestions? Oh I heard from a friend that Risperdal is a good "booster" for other anti-depressants.
1441157 tn?1284078851 I get triggers. What can I take for depression with low side effects? Like no weight gain and sexual disfuction. I can't take Wellbutrin. Paxil took my life away for ten years, I gained weight and was a zombie in bed all the time. Can my Lamictal be increased and maybe a new anxiety med. I take only 10 mg of Elavil for Fibromyalgia. Desperate in AZ.