Cymbalta vs effexor weight gain

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Avatar n tn This is making me very depressed, my doctor just upped my Effexor to 150mg and told me to exercise. He said Effexor does promote weight gain. I am sad, but the Effexor does help and make me feel better, just fat.
Avatar n tn the weight gain with effexor and then even more so with lexapro. I was on effexor for approx a year+, then on lexapro for only 3months...I started to gain weight and it's taken me 7 months after not taking any of the meds to lose 7 pounds. I've always been obsessive with excercise and dieting, yet none of this has helped....soooo frustrating. I just got back on prozac and the weight is starting to drop...
Avatar n tn I just read your comments about weight gain while taking Wellbutrin. I've been on it for a few years now for anxiety/panic problems. I take 200 mg once a day, which I'm told is a relatively low dose. My psych told me that people lose weight while on Wellbutrin. NOT ME! I've gained 50 pounds and I don't seem to be able to take it off even with diet and exercise. I started thinking it was just me. I'm sorry you've had the same experience but I'm glad to know I'm not alone.
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.
Avatar m tn I also was on citolapram but my doctor pulled me off it when he saw alot of mood change and weight gain. But then I was on both effexor and citolapram, highest doses each. This could of had some effect. I have been off both 8 months and the withdrawls are alful. I asked my doctor about it and he told me it was the effexor. I hope whatever you do works for you but myself I want little much more to do with any antidepressant do to the effects they have had on me and family members.
Avatar f tn I was placed on Cymbalta 60 mg for chronic pain by my PCP and took it for 1 year. I had weight gain, loss of libido, constipation, etc.etc. side effects so I decided it was not helping and wanted to stop it. I broke my pills open and poured out half for 2 days noticed light headedness and abd pain, 3/4 for 2 days felt light headed, fog brained, dizzy and than stopped all together.
Avatar n tn I just tried Wellbutrin because I read that it had fewer side effects than others and may help lose weight (and I had just tried Cymbalta and Effexor and didn't like the side effects)...I was a little hesitant to try Wellbutrin since I had success with Prozac in the past, which works on Serotonin (like Zoloft) and Wellbutrin works on Dopamine (a completely different drug)...
Avatar m tn They was like candy for me in the past, no side-effects like increase anxiety but MAJOR weight gain... they lead to my morbid obesity problem and that's because of the Paxil that I had the gastric by-pass surgery to loose some weight... Ok, I was a fat kid already before the Paxil and drinking a glass of water was making me gaining 2 pounds... but the SSRI's didn't help me... My first med I try for my anxiety was the Buspar, it was new at the time in 1994...
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 Hi Ryan, I have a degenerating spinal injury, I have many disc prolapses and I also have grandmal epilepsy. I was bruitally attacked and my spine was damaged in the 3 different sections of the spine. I got grave's disease when I gave birth to my son and live on a concoction of meds.
Avatar f tn My old psysician did tell me about the weight gain with paxil so I could not do it, I tried but my anxiety was so high about the weight gain.. Its your choice and you really don't know which was is going to be the best for you but my advice would be to listen to your doctor. If that doesn't work then you can always try something else. I am in the process to switching to Lexapro and I am discouraged because i'm also very tired, your body doesn't get used to it?
Avatar n tn When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine. I will say that I have done low- carb about 8 of those months but ashamed to say no exercise.I have suffered with migrane headaches for about 10 years - they are gone . I think i have had one mild one .
881463 tn?1245349249 I was curious however about your thoughts of Lexapro, as I read it does not promote weight gain and seems to be well tolerated. Pristiq I read about but it is not available in Canada as of yet. I will finally let go of the cancer fears based on what you and my doctor have said and of course the numerous tests I have had.e.g Chest X Ray, Body CAT scan, Bone scan, Gastrocopy & thoracic spine mri, Abdominal Ultrasound.
347630 tn?1196374698 I find it quite interesting as they claim that the GABA ones are associated with weight gain whether the antiglutamatergic ones with weight loss. A lot of patients are concerned with weight gain so I think this is something to look forward to. Anyway, I was wondering if every medications acts on different neurotransmitter how do you know what type of neurotransitter is the most appropriate to be altered? Is Lamictal antiglutamatergic?
Avatar f tn Hensley's post offers you a wonderful choice, too, so you can discuss both of these with your pdoc. The drawback to Remeron - appetite increases, weight gain - you have to climb on the scale constantly to ensure that the lbs. don't pack on, and can sometimes be too sedating. But, very effective in helping with sleep, too. I currently take 30 mg. - I didn't like a higher dose, as my pdoc tried to increase it. This dosage is about right for most patients.
737515 tn?1252556023 Prozac does seem to have the least chance of the ssris for weight gain. With the tricyclics weight gain is rarer, though it can happen, but then there are other side effects such as dry mouth and constipation. Look, these meds are affecting your brain, they're all going to have some side effects. The question is whether they do more for you than against you. And you're only 23, you're metabolism isn't slowing down that much yet unless you don't exercise.
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 ****
1119036 tn?1259538415 Long-term treatments includes antidepressants like Lexapro ( SSRI ) or Cymbalta, Effexor ( SNRI ). Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) recommends benzodiazepines alprazolam, bromazepam, lorazepam, and diazepam only as a second-line choice, if the treatment with two different antidepressants was unsuccessful. Although they are second-line agents, benzodiazepines can be used for a limited time to relieve severe anxiety and agitation.
Avatar n tn It definitely works for a while, but not in the long-term. Plus, it can cause weight gain. My biggest gripe with this heart condition is that everyone's answer to everything is EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE! Yet, when we do....it can send us into orbit. Then, if you are like me, when my heart rate increases, I sometimes freak out with anxiety, making it worse. Any ideas about anything?????
Avatar n tn Just reading these stories has told me more about the side effects than my research has(Topamax). I, too, have been taking Effexor since 2002. I have not have weight gain problems, but had major problems just getting on the stuff. Now that I am on it, I don't want to mess w/ it. Tried that with paxil after 11 years of taking. HORRIBLE Stuff! I just received my first prescription for Topamax today and I think you all have prepared me as much as possible.
419309 tn?1326506891 Welbutrin is supposed to have fewer sexual side effects and does not cause weight gain - two common complaints for many of the SSRI/SSNRI AD drugs. The same drug is used for smoking cessation under another name. I am not sure how significant the seizure SX is, but I remember it was one, and have heard that some people can not take it because of that. I am not trying to steer you to or from Welbutrin, just yaking ... I can say that I would not have made it this far in TX without AD drugs.
242516 tn?1368227505 ct=1 Both published and unpublished data on fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and paroxetine (Paxil) were combined in a technique called meta-analysis, which brings together the data from many different research studies to see if they agree. The researchers concluded that the antidepressants were not any better than placebo for mildly depressed patients.
Avatar n tn Current treatments include corticosteroids (prednisone), IVIG, Plasma pheresis (also called plasma excahnge), and cyclophosamide. Corticosteroids have the side effects of immune suppression, weight gain, skin problems and osteoporosis that limits their long term use. IVIG is generally well tolerated, but some people can have reactions including fever, shakes, allergic reactions and rarely thrombo-embolic events.
Avatar n tn Read up about the condition other symptoms include headaches heart palpatations, rising cholesterol weight gain (lost 45 lbs in less than 6 months changing diet also dropped 70 points off my total cholestorol)mental fog,chronic fatigue and panic attack like symptoms. To be on the safe side also have a fasting blood work done to rule out fasting hypo which could indicate a more serious problem.
356518 tn?1322267242 I take a little bit of xanax as needed (0,5 mg I say a little bit because in the past I took higher doses) and wellbutrin, effexor and topamax. My pain is not under control and I suffer daily. Some days I just want to crawl into bed and disappear because of the intensity of the pain. Tramadol (300 mg a day) and oxycodone ( 7,5 mg every 4 hours). My pain is still excruciating, I've been taking 10 mg every 4 hours instead (of oxycodone) and that's not better.