Cymbalta weight loss drugs

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Avatar f tn Hi there, Concerta is quite well known to cause weight loss, common complaints of appetite being suppressed, not being hungry, feeling full etc occur in all ages and gender. Significant weight loss is probably one of the more common reasons for a change in medication, so i would definitely recommend discussing your weight loss concerns with your prescribing dr.
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 My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Avatar n tn I take topamax to control seizures and I must say that I am surprised doctors prescribe it for weight loss alone, and that you are willing to put up with the side effects of it just for weight loss when there are other weight loss drugs out there. The "goofiness and loss of words" bothers me tremendously. I have been taking it since April and that hasn't abated any. Unfortunately I did not experience any weight loss or loss of appetite from it like everyone says. I take 200 mg a day.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn I would say that it is a 50/50 chance whether you would lose weight in the long run as the product wasn't designed as a weight loss product. (but I'm not a doctor so your dr. might be able to tell you what to expect).
Avatar n tn Hello, Im a 30 year old female who was devastated to recently find out that my loss of balance, short term memory loss and other issues were actually due to serotonin neurotoxicty from the Elavil and Lexapro and Ambien I was on.
Avatar f tn One of the side effects of topomax was weight loss and I think it had a hand in helping me lose 50lbs. Which helped with joint pain, of course because I didn't have to carry that 50lbs around on my small frame. The side effects you've had from cymbalta/savella sound like the ones I had with paxil/ultram. I developed Seratonin Sydrome (which was acknowleged as a risk). Some people don't have a problem with that combination at all, though.
867787 tn?1318939830 Sorry I can't help with the question about the Cymbalta, but I know what you mean about hating to take the drugs.
1042487 tn?1275283499 I would do more research on that first. Melotonin acts as kind of a natural sleep aid. It does this in part by effecting Serotonin. I know what your thinking...."but Cymbalta is an SNRI not SSRI." Unfortunatly SNRI drugs like Cymbalta and Effexor also effect Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition just the same as an SSRI. Only difference being that they also effect Norepheneperine too. I think it's too risky. To take Melotonin with Cymbalta could result is Serotonin syndrome.
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 am working hard to focus on NOT feeling ashamed and embarrassed about my body for fear I could fall back into an eating problem, but it has been indescribably difficult to go through drug withdrawal, seemingly useless workouts, and a littany of experts and loved ones telling me that the weight gain has nothing to do with the drugs. Honestly, if anything were going to make me suicidal these experiences would have. Sorry to go on and on. Hope this is helpful to someone.
Avatar n tn Just wanted to let you know I saw this and wanted to let you know that my doctor said that Topomax was almost marketed as a weight loss drug!! My weight loss was due to the drug and then was due to severe diarrhea from taking the drug at the full 100mg dosage. If you are prone to having a "bad stomach" you might not be able to take a full 100mg of Topomax.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know of a good doctor in the Greensboro, NC area who will prescribe adipex (phentermine) or bontril or tenuate? I need to lose about 35 lbs. and am also on other drugs - cymbalta and topamax. I want to do this safely and want a dr. who will help safely monitor the use of the appetite suppressants. I have tried Weight Watchers and I exercise, but I just cannot seem to get this post baby weight off and need help!
329994 tn?1301666848 The topamax is still working great for me and I am unsure if the weight loss is attributed to the levels of cortisol dropping in my body or the topamax but either way i will take it and I have only had less than a dozen moderate headaches,,,,headaches!!! not even a migraine since I started the stuff. I'd take 3 migraines a week frankly and be happy with that!! I'm hoping after my B12 goes up, maybe I won't need the topamax anymore or maybe even my anti depressant too.
Avatar n tn I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
Avatar m tn Dawn, Everybody handles different drugs differently. There's no sure thing about which will make you gain or loss, even though they advertise this or that. But, if you can handle Wellbutrin- that doesnt make you eat. (But be careful cause it causes some people to feel wired out). Also they say Cymbalta doesnt make you gain- however it made me feel Stoned and tired. So- that's my experience.
151951 tn?1267991945 I think this might help you not only with weight loss but b12 and b6 is a natural stress reducer. I feel great on this. I cut out all caffine and alcohol and i don't smoke. I get up in the morning and by the time i get out of the shower i have a ton of energy. i feel like i have had my morning coffee but i haven't had any caffine. Not sure where you live but you can always ask your DR. let me know i can email the diet plan they put me on. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I have been on Welbutrin for almost 4 months now and have noticed weight gain of about 8-10 pounds and I'm not eating anymore than I use to. I'm wondering if the 'weight-gain'/'weight-loss' issue is affected by whether or not people 'need' to lose weight before they start taking it. I consider myself to have a fairly high metabolism and I can maintain my weight quite easily. I know what causes me to gain weight and what I need to do to lose it.
Avatar n tn I am hoping the effexor will even the weight thing out and help me feel better.I had to get off the cymbalta because of the side affects. I couldnt take it anymore. Thanks for any insight because I am kinda nervous about weaning and going on the new drug.I have read to much on the internet and am scared about what I could be in for. I just cannot gain anymore weight ( I tried zoloft 5 yrs ago and gained 50 lbs in 3 months and still havent lost it) and really need a clear mind now.
Avatar n tn My doctor wanted me to try Cymbalta again because I am extremely depressed, extreme pain and fatigue. Has anyone had any luck with it. Does it cause weight gain. I refuse to take anythng that causes weight gain. My husband continues to be unsupportive. I tried to reach him last Sat night regarding my daughter. He wasn't answering his cell. I had a feeling he was at my ex husbands house celebrating my ex's b'day. My husband had been telling me for 2 years he hasn't been there...
Avatar n tn I was on cipralex for years and it didn't matter how much I worked out, weight loss was minimal. On a high carb diet and no excercise, I gained 40 or so lbs. Everytime I go off of cipralex I lose weight. I don't care what they say, cipralex causes weight gain. I was on mirtzapanine for a short while and I felt happy for once but together with the cipralex the 30 lbs came back within a month! One could give these meds to HIV and Cancer patients to gain weight, in fact, I think they do.
Avatar n tn Hi Everyone, After 14 years fighting Bipolar and believing i am treatment resistant ( I tried everything ) I have recently tried another Antidepresent,Was working well except for extreme tiredness so my doctor put me on Duromine ( a weight loss drug ) to give me energy.Did reseach and this drug is noted mot to be used on people with mental illness however i tried it and my life is changing.I am happy,energetic and motivated.
Avatar m tn I had asked my rheumatologist to let me try it for fibro due to the side effect of possible weight loss and he hadn't even heard of it. Regardless he won't give me anything not approved for fibro. Luckily I have reduced my Lyrica dosage and am finding my appetitie going down.
Avatar f tn I have been taken off of Effort and put on Lamictal,Lyrica,and Cymbalta. I am almost at a loss. I know that going to a gym and eating right would help but wondering if I am fighting a losing battle.
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 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 It would be a never ending merry-go-round of drugs and doctors. I'm so tired of all the hassles and politics involved in getting those scripts filled each month. So as a result, I've recently tapered off all opiates. I had a Spinal Cord Stimulator installed on July 31st. It helps with radicular pain, but not for my lower back pain (which can still be quite difficult to cope with). Here's my question: Is there any drug to take to relieve my low back pain that is NON-NARCOTIC?
Avatar n tn it's not well researched unfortunatley but it is boosting my mood in a very similar way to Lexapro but without the crappy side effects, including weight gain. it's actually known to help weight loss. the difference? it's a serotonin booster. it creates more serotonin in your body rather than just influencing how your brain utilizes the seratonin it already has. Just my 2 cents ..