Citalopram weight loss

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Avatar m tn I had weight loss issues with the IBS symptoms- since a major side effect of Citalopram can be weight gain, is the fact that I'm merely holding weight now instead of losing it a result of Citalopram? i.e. if I wasn't on it, would I still be losing weight?
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 had weight loss issues with the IBS symptoms- since a major side effect of Citalopram can be weight gain, is the fact that I'm merely holding weight now instead of losing it a result of Citalopram? i.e. if I wasn't on it, would I still be losing weight? I need to gain weight back, not lose or hold it.
Avatar n tn I have not tried Citalopram, but have bad anixety. It has made lose alot of weight. I really can't affort to lose weight because I am of small structure. It is amazing what anxiety could do to one in no time at all. I also lost 8 lbs.
Avatar f tn 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.
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 f tn I have come off my antidepressants after trying almost all of them, with varying side effects. Citalopram was the best for about 20 years with weight gainand total libido loss side effects. All others caused more serious side effects so thinking of going back on citalopram.weight gain i will nd to try to deal with but libido. Not sure. Is there something i can take with citalopram to counteract this.
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 So i was recently given propranolol 4x10mg daily for anxiety and was wondering if i would experience weight gain on such a low dose? I would also like to lose weight, but with me not being able to get my heart in target zone, im wondering will i find it hard to lose weight? Also how safe is exercising/weight lifting on this medication. Feels really weird that my heart does not pound when running!
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 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.
Avatar m tn You mentioned you have been on the drug, Citalopram for 3 months. Was it your doctor who prescribed Citalopram for you? The following information about Citalopram comes from a resource book I own called The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements. The book is written by the Canadian Pharmacists Association and published by Reader's Digest. ( Completely Revised and Updated) copyrighted in 2008. On a hunch, I looked up the side effects of Citalopram.
1305597 tn?1275340046 Another medication that is sometimes added to SSRI in the treatment of depression is bupropion (welbutrin) and it has even been shown to cause a small weight loss over the first few months (it suppresses the appetite). However, if the eating disorder you are is either anorexia or bulimia this is not an option because during clinical trails bupropion caused a slightly increased rate of new seizures in those two eating disorders.
4255670 tn?1355936577 I have been diagnosed with alopecia areata. ... Yes, weight loss does play a large part in the health of the hair! Genetics don't necessarily mean gradual thinning - hair fall occurs in different patterns for different people. I was going to go for clip ins until I was strictly advised against them, as the clips actually pull on the already weak hair and cause further loss!!!!
Avatar f tn Hi I switched from Fluoxetine to Citalopram about 6 months ago as the Fluoxetine was making me gain weight. Since I've been on Citalopram I've put on even more, and am now about 2 stone (14kg) heavier than I was before I started. I don't want to come off ADs as they're helping me so much, but at the same time I don't know if I can cope with any more weight gain. Has anyone experienced weight gain with certain antidepressants then been able to lose with a different one?
Avatar n tn A medication that also works with the brain chemical dopamine is bupropion. Bupropion is unlikely to cause weight gain, and in fact, may cause some weight loss. It is also used to help people quit smoking.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was scared too! And I even went and found a site that has nothing but the bad side effects and then went and found another site that was all good stuff! So...I have to say WB has worked for me...and I am terrible at reading labels and side effects info...I worry I will get all of them!! I am only 150 daily...if I got to 300 my ears ring... Good luck and let me know how it works out!
Avatar f tn But the key is to burn more than you eat and most people are still taking in way too many calories -- ie many think that 1500-2000 calories per day should promote weight loss -- this is maintenance at best....
Avatar n tn Citalopram has side effects that include weight changes, which in some cases means weight gain and others weight loss. The weight gain is generally minimal, and can typically be eliminated through dietary changes. If you have an eating disorder in which low body weight is an issue, then talk to your physician about how you feel about the possible weight gain as a side effect.
Avatar f tn There's a cardiologist at medhelp on the weight loss and healthy lifestyle expert forum. Could it be serotonin syndrome? Is definitely best to follow it up with your doctor and get everything resolved.
Avatar n tn which antidepressant is the best for weight loss. my doctor just took me off of effexor and put me on citalopram. have been on effexor for about 5 years, just doesn't seem to be working anymore.
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 One of the side effects of Fluxetine is weight loss. And one the side effects of Citalopram is weight gain. So, you just have to pick the one that's right for you.
Avatar n tn I am taking citalopram, wellbutrin and phentermine My weight is going up and I am sweating all the time. is it because of this combo of meds? What can I take for weight loss?.
Avatar f tn I was on it for about a year 3 years ago. I loved it! The only side effects were dry mouth and weight loss(not a negative). About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before.
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Avatar n tn I started taking the Sertraline (Zoloft) and it was making me feel sickly, I have already lost a lot of weight through loss of appetite so I didn't need that. How long does it take for that sickly feeling to stop? I have been prescribed the following in the past which didn't work: Fluoxetine (Prozac), Citalopram (Celexa). Should i stick with the Zoloft or should i try the Mirtazapine?