Cymbalta weight gain depression

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Avatar m tn Yes, I am gaining weight on Cymbalta and dont understand either. I am waiting to see what the dr. replies. I exercise 5 days a week for an hour and a half and havent lost an ounce.
Avatar f tn I do NOT want to gain weight!!! I've heard'll definitely lose weight or you'll definitely gain. Does anyone have an answer to that? thanks so much!
Avatar f tn i have not had any weight gain. Some meds can make you gain weight. Though I think meds act differently on different people. So probably the only way to figure out if it will work for you is to try it out for 6 weeks. That's what my doctor told me to do. Warning about it though... at higher doses, it can make you feel kind of foggy and loopy. Well, some people it can. So the dosage level varies by person as well.
Avatar f tn Ive been on so many things over the years and they just stop working. Any side effects on the Cymbalta? Pristique didnt work for me at all.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I take Cymbalta as part of my arsenal of pain meds and have had no ill effects except weight gain and I'm not positive Cymbalta is the culprit of the weight gain. We just increased the Cymbalta and we'll see if it takes care of this beginning of a flare. I also take gabapentin,nortriptyline, and Trileptal. Let us know what you decide and if you find something that works well.
922573 tn?1304102929 dizzines- I already have a vertigo disorder, fatigue- I am in college with 2 young kids and need not be tired, and weight gain- I am at a healthy weight now and want to keep it that way. I am thinking Cymbalta might be the route to go.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I have been reading about it, and weight gain is something that I don't want to deal with, and some of the side effects aren't so nice. I have been getting these lumps all through my body, and they are painful at times, and I think he thought maybe it would work for pain and help me sleep better to, I do take Zoplicone to sleep 2x7.5 mg. pills................ I know this is alot of info, but since I am now injecting, I am wondering how all this is going to work.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have depression and anxiety. I did try Cymbalta and it helped with my depression but did nothing for my anxiety so I quit taking it. The above poster is right, this med is stimulating so if you do decide to take it start at the lowest dose possible. You might want to consider taking an antidepressant that helps both anxiety and depression. Keep us up to date and let us know what you decide to do. We're here for you.
Avatar f tn I believe it works best on depression more than depression pain. Now after years of use my dr. has put me Abilify 2mg in am along with the Cymbalta with the plan to cut my Cymbalta dose while raising the Abilify. I tell ya, my feet hurt more, my legs hurt more and I feel more depressed and that's without cutting down on the Cymbalta yet. I also gain some weight and crave high carbs and sweets more than I did before Cymbalta alone and the 2 meds together.
Avatar f tn Has anybody on here used cymbalta (sp?) to help with the withdrawls and depression? My Dr. is putting me on that and I was just wondering if any of you have had sucess with it?
639385 tn?1266214505 I have been on Cymbalta since it came out. After a couple years of being on this med, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Then, Cymbalta was introduced as a med for people with Fibro. Well, if it helps with reducing the effects of pain, I am much worse than I thought. I have been on 120mg for several years, and I am now out of work with pain/Fibromyalgia and depression that just won't lift. I was reduced from 120mg to 90mg to try and slowly get me off of the Cymbalta.
Avatar n tn Since I started on low dose of cymbalta about 2 years ago, at 20 mg a day, i have gained about 18 pounts. i'm a small woman and this is a lot, i used t ofit into my high school close without even trying, now i have outgrown all clothes. any one else have this problelm? also, very low libido since cymbalta. anyone know any alternatives that are no tprescription? iu take it fo the offlabel fibro.
Avatar n tn So, we as patients who sometimes suffer from body dysmorphia should be informed of any possibility of weight gain because feelings of frustration and humiliation from weight gain is a real factor in our depression! I am now on cymbalta and have gained 3 lbs in 2 days. I hope it's only constipation because I don't know how healthy it is to be gaining so much weight so quickly. They tell you not to lose 30 lb in a month, but it seems fine to gain the same? No way!
Avatar f tn The doctor on the mental health and emotional eating expert forums often suggests prozac as a med that doesn't have weight gain as a side-effect. If you are concerned about your weight you may like to look at your own lifestyle (including both diet and exercise). If you are over-eating you may also need to address the underlying issues causing you to overeat.
Avatar n tn Has anyone else heard of a similar situation? I'm torn because the Cymbalta is working great for depression, feeling overwhelmed, etc. Don't want to stop if not necessary but don't want to take levothyroxine b/c of another drug.
Avatar f tn The paroxitine is an SSRI and the weight gain can be a side effect. I just looked on the web for a statistic and it said about 25 percent of people experience weight gain. As with any medication, it should never be stopped suddenly. These medications need to be tapered down slowly so that you don't experience side effects. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her that you have stopped taking it.
310072 tn?1209735352 I recall having more than normal sleep problems and definite weight gain as well. I stopped taking the Cymbalta quite by accident. I had run out of my prescription (and didnt have a dr's approved refill) over the Thanksgiving holiday. By the second to third day, I was falling apart withdrawing from the Cymbalta.
7810280 tn?1394406026 LOL! I just asked my Dr. for Phentermine! I have the Rx in my purse! I was on it a few months ago but I hate the heart flutters and jittery feeling. Did you have depression BEFORE your pain and pain meds? I ask because I've had depression since my late teens. I've been on every anti-depressant / mood stabilizer known to man! I saw a new psych. and she took me off Cymbalta and put me on Latuda- a new bi-polar drug.
Avatar n tn I'm reading a little about Cymbalta. Does it make you gain weight? I'd love to hear about your experiences with meds and weight gain.
Avatar f tn I stand all day and can't afford to be dizzy.. I did read alot of people gain weight on it so becareful.. Do research on it... It could help you.. You should check out the Pro health site it has articles on alot of the meds you are talking about... Even if you are not someone with Fibro like me it could be a good source for info.. I research EVERYTHING before i take it... I am gonna give Elavil a shot I think... Yeah I would be leary of those shots too...
763297 tn?1281383025 I have done research about the side effects from taking Paxil but their website says weight gain is a possibility and mentions nothing about the loss of energy. I feel like I cannot accomplish anything because of all the sleep I require. Im 24 and I went from a size 1 to a size 7. I have decided against my doctor's wishes to stop taking this medication. I am wheaning myself off slowly because of the horrible withdrawl sysmptoms such as severe dizziness and nausea.
Avatar f tn In the literature of many medications, you will read that studies show it to be weight neutral meaning that as many people on it gained weight as lost weight. But then you HEAR about weight gain because those are the people that are generally upset. Those are the anecdotal stories that then make everyone feel a certain drug will definitely cause weight gain while there are many people who take it that have no weight changes.
Avatar f tn Anyway, the question?? A big question I have is feeling worse? Weight gain?(since I can't workout,might seem vain...but it will only depress me more) How long it takes to kick in? Mixing w/ Klonopin? I understand these our real ? for my doctor and everyone is different...just wanted some feedback.
Avatar n tn I remember my doc telling me one time that less than 2% of people have TRUE, unexplained weight gain with Lexapro. The other ones that gain weight, it's a simple calories in versus calories out deal (that was true for me). And even that number is suppose to be low. I know a couple people who never gained a pound on Lexapro (LUCKY). I don't know about cymbalta or wellbutrin, hopefully you can get good responses from those with experience!
Avatar f tn The thyroid gland controls weight gain and loss, temperament, pain, depression, etc. I can only speak for myself. When my dosage isn't right, I gain weight, my skin gets really dry and cracks. My hair gets really dull and thin. I stay tired and hurt as if I have the flue. With you being athletic, trust me, nip it in the bud before you wind up gaining another 30!! I have been tested, poked and prodded in the name of finding out why I'm so big! This really bites!!
Avatar m tn its known to decrease ur appetite so that makes u eat less but if ur depressed and couldnt eat..