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Cymbalta weight gain 2009
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What a whammy! A miscarriage, and then you GAIN weight? Doesn't it seen like it should go the other way? Well I am very reassured to read these postings. My miscarriage happened January 11, and since then I've picked up a good 7 lbs (only gained 2 in pregnancy). I've always had a "healthy appetite" but have been able to get away with it by running 12+ miles a week. If I gained a pound, I ran a little extra and off it came. Not the case any more!
I gained weight on it as well.
They tried me on Cymbalta for pain as well. I was started on a low dose at first. I noticed within the first day I was on the medication I felt nauseated. I felt like I was going to get sick..but never actually did. I felt like this all day!. When I stopped the Cymbalta on the weekend, the nausea went away. I just couldn't tolerate the medication even at a low dose.
I'm currently on Neurotin for pain. It seems to work for me and at least take the edge off.
I had talked with my doctor about the shot possibly having an effect on my weight since I had not changed my diet and exercise routines and had unexplained weightgain. She assured me that weight control was only dependant on calories consumed versus calories burned and that I must have changed something without really noticing, that the shot could only potentially increase my weight by 5 pounds in a year.
I did fill that script, but just couldn't bring myself to start on a drug that I saw as mostly an anti-depressant and made you gainweight. I told the MS nurse that I have had a bottle sitting on my shelf for the past 5 months not sure if I really wanted to try it. She encouraged me to try it for one month and see what happens. If it doesn't help, then stop taking it and move on to something else.
Well, I decided to take it and I am so happy I did.
I refused to go on any depression medication because weightgain is a side effect for most of them. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but it's a big deal to me. I don't feel good about myself. I don't feel sexy or attractive either. Let me know if you figure anything out that works because I want this extra weight off ASAP!
Thanks and good luck!
When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weightgain 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 .
I haven't lost any weight, but I do feel like it helps me keep the smallest amount of control over my weightgain. Has anyone lost weight taking 1000mg? Is 500 just not enough? Would love hear from you.
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felt sleepy and zombie-like.
Cymbalta: really like it, feel very energetic and steady happy but can still feel feelings and cry if I want. However, have read that many have problems weaning off it. However, if it can get me through tx I can deal with that later.
Everybody's response is different to different AD's so you may have to try a few before you find a fit. Good luck!
Lyrica was the last because of the weightgain and swelling. But the nerve pain and hypersensitivity was too much to bare! So I went back on it and trying to lose the weight!! I hope this information has helped!!
I enjoy eating it, but if I knew I was going to have to face the damage on the scale, it makes me think twice and make a better decision.
Like you....worrying about the weight I gain on my 3 choice days, made me doubt I could ever maintain my weight when I wasn't dieting... On my first cycle of FL4I, I gained a lot of weight on my 3 choice days....that was because I didn't control what or how much I put in my mouth.
for example paroxetine causes sedation and weightgain, and prozac causes activation and a bit of weight loss. Citalopram is weight and sleep neutral in most people. All SSRIs and SNRIs have sexual side effects, EXCEPT perhaps Pristiq, a new SNRI that has very low incidence of sexual side effects in the one or two trials that have been done with the medication.
They was like candy for me in the past, no side-effects like increase anxiety but MAJOR weightgain... 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...
I started having digestive issues when I started back up on Prozac in October 2009. I was on Prozac prior to Oct 2009 for 2 years ( Jan 06- Nov 08) I went off Prozac the first time because I was starting to get heart palps and hot flashes.
I weaned off slowly and I was fine until July/august 2009. Then the panic attacks came back. So I went back on Prozac in Oct 2010. That is when I started having increased anxiety, chest pains,loss of appetite, loose bowels and vision problems.
After that terrible episode with Valdoxan in 2009 I have been doing great.
All I take now is 30mg Cymbalta, Life is very good for me, especially my career which took off and my four wonderful children who are doing very well.
I feel good to be in this place. I wonder did this drug help anyone ? It has been out there now a long time and i wonder did it do any good?
6/10-8/10 10mg Welbutrin was added to the prozac
I experienced greater anxiety with less fatigue, mood also had dropped.
8/10- now 60mg Cymbalta (weaned off the prozac, had already weaned off the welbutrin)
My mood kept dropping so I decided to change medications to see if that would help.
The entire year of 2009 I was experimenting with drugs. I smoked about once a month. And did XTC 1-2 times every weekend for ten months.
For me, the symptoms lists sounded alot like what Cymbalta did to me. Some do well on Cymbalta; some don't. It (Cymbalta) was a nightmare for me, and yes, I also believe it brought on a real uptick in just about uncontrollable anger (even tho I was really sick with fibro and a really bad, long acute Epstein Barr experience and other personal events).
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia back in November. Maybe much of my sadness is coming from that.
I was on lyrica for 5 months. It made me gainweight. I didn't think it was helping me.
I tapered off and stopped taking it 10 days ago.
I feel achy, tired and sad again.
I guess the lyrica was working. The rheumatologist wants me to take Cymbalta now.
I am going to try homeopathic first I think.
I can't provide for my myself and my children.
I also have a tightness around my neck, like wearing a turtleneck. I have unexplained weightgain. I've gained about 40 pounds in 3 years, the whole time eating healthy and exercising more than ever. My thyroid is fine. I've had a ton of lab work and a thyroid ultrasound. I have a lot of fluid retention and I now have excess skin above my eyelids (did not have that before September). My newest symptom is that my heels are bright red.
I think that's what bothers me the most beside the weightgain of 10lbs. I was always so active, and to lose that motivation I always had is very discouraging! I know I'll get back to being more like me, but I've never been the most patient person when it comes to being laxed. I still walk, and strength train, but for the first time I bulked up instead of just getting great tone. I'm not happy with that.
ear ringing, tired, weightgain, hazy, sloppy feeling, shaky at times, palpatations, hard to sleep, poor memory, poor concentration, feeling of worthlessness at times, need 10 hours of sleep, never feeling refreshed, zero sex drive.
My psychiatrist has offered Topomax to me as an option to deal with both my weightgain and depression.
As much as I want to lose weight, the list of side effects for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has side effects such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too.
I was switched to this from lexapro due to weigh gain.. i gained 20 lbs within a month it was crazy.. lol and i never gainweight like that my entire life, even when i was prego.. so i was wondering if fetzma makes you gain weight as well...
So the doctor wanted me to take either lyrica or cymbalta..I declined because of the weightgain I have read about. I have recently had 3 rounds of steroid injections in my back that did not help. So my doctor said that Topamax could help with the pain and will not make me gain weight. I am not trying to loose weight but would not cry if I did. I would however want to curl up and die if my hair fell out. I have had it fall out before from stress and from just getting older I am 43.
I was also on seroquel and depakote a short time ago, but both had such side effects (extreme weightgain, hair loss) that I stopped those. Several years ago Prozac made me suicidal, and I was on effexor for a couple of years but that zonked me out like a zombie, I was so fatigued and also weight gain - so I finally got off that. I took a Wellbutrin/Lexapro combination for several years and that was great, but then it stopped working for me.
I'm finally realizing that in addition to the weightgain, the hair thinning and acne has become unbearable for me.
Although mentally, Effexor has helped me tremendously, I have slowly fallen apart physically over the years (approx 9!!!)
I would LOVE to hear if the people who have stopped using Effexor have regained their hair thickness....
Has the acne cleared up?
Have you re-lost the weight?
Also, what medication (if any) did you switch to, and are you happy with it?
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She was on Synthroid until we switched her to Armour 5 months ago. her weightgain has stopped, appetite under control, PVC's deminished if not stopped,happy and more energetic. Only problem now, bad ankle aches and joint poping when she rotates foot. Her last blood draw on 120 mg Armour was ***@****, free ***@****, and ***@****. What do you think? Any ideas?
I had to stop taking after a year or more, when I developed a severe facial acne, plus the 50 lb weightgain. Neither helped my depression or raised my self esteem.
Does your doc know you are coming off med? Haven't read all posts so don't know why it seems to be time to come off it.
It is very important to do this gradually.
I am still angry at times that no one told me this drug would be so painful to quit!
My shrink ignored my concerns. Got better support online.
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