Citalopram weight gain or loss

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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 f tn I just saw a new doctor and he believes the Citalopram is causing my weight gain. I have been on it for about 18 months. I am now taking half a pill of Citalopram in order to wean myself off of it. My doctor then prescribed me Bupropion HCL (take twice a day). He says that should help with weight loss. Has anyone had good experiences with Bupropion? Did you gain weight on Citalopram? Thanks!!!
Avatar m tn I'm taking 20MG of Citalopram as well, I've been taking it for about a year and a half now. I had always maintained my weight prior to taking this drug, and I didn't have any weight gain at all. I have IBS as well, but my DR recently added Wellbutrin and Buspar to my Citalopram and I'm actually starting to lose weight. So, if you're maintaining your weight right now, I'm not sure it's caused by the Citalopram.
2217782 tn?1394367572 I know that the side effects of both Wellbutrin and Citalopram are weight loss so I don't really see what she's getting at, especially when my Citalopram addresses my anxiety which is pretty important. I don't know why but recently she's pushing so hard for me to change to the wellbutrin, could anyone give me some advice? I know sometimes we have to accept the side effects of our meds in order for us to feel well again, but a little advice wouldn't do any harm.
Avatar m tn What do you thnk about fluanxol injections weight gain or weight loss?
Avatar n tn In the past week I have lost a lot of weight. Like 6-8 pounds in 7 or 8 days. I'm pretty worried about it and I wanted to know if I should immediately contact my doctor.
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 Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. One of the less serious side effects of Nortripyline is weight changes (this could be weight gain or weight loss). Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. It is thought to increase the activity of norepinephrine and serotonin which help elevate mood. Remeron is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Avatar n tn 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. In choosing a psychiatric medication as part of a treatment strategy a physician consider different factors i.e.
1305597 tn?1275340046 What if you are eatting a 1500 calorie a day and burning the amount of calories to loose they still make you gain weight? Or is it because while on the medication you just eat more? What if you control your food intake do you still gain weight. I am on cymbalta and I am never hungry but it is giving me other bad side effects so I am afraid the doctor is going to change it and all the other options I have read about all say weight gain.
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 There ARE ADs out there that will not cause weight gain..........some are even known to cause weight loss. If ANY part of your depression centered around your weight, your doctor should not have put you on one that is notorious for weight gain. I looked up the side effects for Celexa and found listed under GI: Anorexia and decreased appetite. But please understand that we all react differently to medications. I've known people to LOSE weight on Prozac...........
Avatar n tn is published online, in part, and explains what is happening and how to reverse the weight gain without changing or interferring with your current treatment by using nutritional supplements that help your body replenish the hormone leptin. Leptin assists your body balance and control your weight and appetite. Antidepressants and some other meds disrupt the production of this vital hormone. Check it out. It is really very simple once they explain it.
2211627 tn?1339144723 The common side effects of citalopram are loss of appetite... but it is best to either talk to your Psychiatrist or check out any suspected side effects on
Avatar f tn I am prone to weight gain with antidepressants and have recently had pulse problems with them. What ones are less likely to cause weight gain and pulse side effects?
Avatar f tn I do not have experience with your drugs however have experience with a weight loss. I am on Citalopram ( misdiagnosed for ages as depressed) and now also on Lamictal. Lamictal should not cause a weight gain. I do not have any side effects but I am on very low dose as the start with this drug has to be very slow. I was also always size 12 but put on after having a baby. I was so unwell that I ate loads of rubbish. The result was size 18-20.
Avatar f tn Im having a completely different experience than I did before. No dry mouth or weight loss instead headaches, ringing in my ears, clenched jaw, continued weight gain and irritability. Is this a different reaction to the wellbutrin or due to the combination of the two drugs? The headaches are more recent so I figured they may be withdrawal from the citalopram. I will be really disappointed if the wellbutrin doesn't work this time!
Avatar n tn Sabrina, yes paxil,like all the other ssri's can cause weight gain. The medication that doesn't is wellbutrin, or if anxiety is the main symptom, klonopin. You should adjust to tiredness within a week, if not, then maybe the dose is too high for you. Re obesity, you have to learn how to stop stress eating, which is probably more difficult for you because of your anxiety. the best way to do that is to take the course at, or consult a therapist.
Avatar n tn As you can see, Effexor is amongst the least likely to cause weight gain, and in fact, is known to contribute to weight loss. You may wish to try an alternative on the list above. It is unclear why anti-depressants cause weight gain. Here are some possibilities: • Overeating, as a result of depression, can cause weight gain, esp if the person had lost weight in the pretreated depression • Most anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are also anti-histamines.
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Avatar n tn Please consider that drastic weight gain or weight loss is unhealthy! Every person responds to carbohydrates, fats, lactose, fructose, aerobic exercise, physical/mental exertion, bacteria, viruses, injury, environmental influences, situational influences, and most important, brain chemicals (including medications) differently because we are not genetically identical!
Avatar f tn Im having a completely different experience than I did before. No dry mouth or weight loss instead headaches, ringing in my ears, clenched jaw, continued weight gain and irritability. Is this a different reaction to the wellbutrin or due to the combination of the two drugs? The headaches are more recent so I figured they may be withdrawal from the citalopram. I will be really disappointed if the wellbutrin doesn't work this time!
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Avatar m tn I am taking erythmicin, protonixs, and a zinc supplement to make me more hungry to gain weight back. We have called my pediatrition several times in the last few days and he just recently called us back and gave us an appointment and he just doesnt seem to care. We have the appointment set but dont think that it will get us anywhere. Please reply with any comments, suggestions or anything I just dont know what to do and am very tired of not feeling well.
Avatar f tn Thanks very much for all your help and advice, I am considering going back on antidepressants but i have just lost two and a half stone after having gained lots of weight over 12 years with citalopram. I am aware that anxiety causes fast pulse but don't understand it causing weak, slow or skipped beats, its very frightening.
337492 tn?1212462436 Thanks guys, Stella that is odd, I never have had that problem on Wellbutrin. I just hope these side effects will subside, I love the weight loss benefit I get and the way it makes me feel. I already feel a little better. Well, I guess I will ask my doctor. Thanks!
Avatar n tn It may have been just a coincidence but I was a daily smoker up until I started taking paxil and had a dangerous drug reaction, but I havent read about marijuana specifically as producing drug-drug interaction with an ssri, except that I did find that paxil and marijuana are catabolized by the same cytochrome p450 isoenzyme system and this could have been responsible for some of the symptoms that I had, your symptoms are typical side effects of an ssri (sexual side effects, weight gain, sleep p
Avatar n tn so that generic xanax, does it make you gain weight or does it make you lose wieght. I just wanted to know because today is my first day on the pills and thats one of my main concerns. Also withdrawls i dont even know what they are. One other thing what does taper mean?
Avatar f tn Floaters Visual Snow Flashing lights and kaleidoscope patterns when I close my eyes Extreme Insomnia Constant awareness of heartbeat I'm only 25 but my body feels about 70 haha Mental: DR/DP Anxiety around the symptoms I have Medications: All this started when I had a bad reaction to Citalopram but got took off them 8-9 weeks ago and haven't been on a SSRI since 1MG Lorazepam (Ativan) For sleep as I can't physically sleep without them I really didn't know something psychological co