Citalopram weight loss gain

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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 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 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 m tn I am hesitant to try it because I am afraid of more weight gain. Is there anyone out there who had a lot of weight gain with Zoloft but then switched to Effexor and had success at weight loss? I currently exercise regularly and watch what I eat. Thank you for your answers in advance.
Avatar n tn You will be fine though, and don't worry you will absolutely gain the weight back when you are feeling better. Stay strong!
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.
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 And I've heard that Effexor does really make you gain weight. It's so annoying! You start to feel better on the meds but the weight gain can really make you feel worse. Which other meds have you tried?
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 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 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 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 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 f tn After a month, I went back and he upped me to 300, but I declined after much research and requested the brand name Wellbutrin. He argued with me that weight gain is not feasible on this medication, but after all the research I was convinced otherwise. He put me on the brand name and my sex drive came back. I didn’t gain anymore weight, but I’m not losing it either. I started a small exercise program a few months back to help shed pounds and all I have done is gain weight from fat.
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 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 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 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.
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 Zoloft has more results for weight gain Effexor has results of weight loss and Paxil Wellbutrin and Cymbalta have had less complaints of weight gain ****
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.
135691 tn?1271100723 any weight gain? I refuse to go on any pill that will make me gain weight, as I am still carrying the 30lbs I put on with chemo. I am in councelling, and am just at the point now where my moods are affecting my daily life and most importantly, my relationship with my 3yr old little boy. My son Tyson is all that I have, and I find myself losing control and yelling (no, screaming) at him over the littlest things.