Depression medication makes you lose weight

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1266083 tn?1358564062 The doctor said she only wanted me to gain no more than 15 lbs during my pregnancy. Is that normal? I mean, I know I'm overweight but only 15 lbs. She said it's good that I've been losing weight and eating healthier. She says that the foods I eat are coming to my body (even if I'm not eating a lot) and that my "fat stores" and nutrients are going to the baby. I asked her if I was getting any nutrients and she said "yes, some. But the baby gets it off of you.
Avatar f tn i have been suffering from an eating disorder from 2009 to this present day. i'm 20 years old. i've struggled with everything from severe anorexia, alittle binging and purging, abusing laxatives and diuretics, and binge eating. along with the eating disorder, i suffer from very bad obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and bi polar.
Avatar f tn I am wondering about others who are involved in med help and how you cope with this and other issues like meds and relationships.
Avatar f tn I am on the generic form of Effexor, and the weight went back on. Wish I could lose weight. I am trying!!
2030769 tn?1343647674 If you read the leaflet that comes with the medication it will tell you that some people lose weight, and some people gain weight. I have gained masses of weight, and other people on this site have said the same. You just have to be very careful what you eat. I find Effexor is an excellent anti-depressant for me, except for the weight gain.
Avatar f tn Why do some people lose weight on welbutrin but I am gaining weight and it is making me so sad?
Avatar m tn I have put on lots of weight - but that is because it makes me feel hungry for carbohydrates. If you control your diet you should be OK. Some people lose weight on anti-depressants, and some people gain. There is a lot of information about Effexor on this site. Don't let the posts about withdrawal put you off. I hope it works for you, and your depression soon goes. I find Effexor has stopped all my depression and anxiety with no side effects. Good luck, and take care.
Avatar n tn anciety makes u lose weight depression more u look and weigh ur self the more it comes down because ur thinking about it to much
Avatar n tn I have tried for the past year to lose the weight. I have depression &I anxiety &I the medication they put me on (the only one that works for me) makes me keep the weight. In the past year I have gained 40 lbs due to lack of diet, exercise, & the medication. I'm just starting out trying to lose the weight, any tips appreciated.
242532 tn?1269550379 Your doctor told you to lose weight. Are you struggling? So your doctor says to you that you should lose 10 to 20 pounds. If you are a diabetic, he will tell you that you will reduce the amount of medication you need to control your disease as well as decrease the likelihood of complications. If you have high blood pressure or heart disease, he will tell you that this will take the load off your heart, help you live longer, and many of your symptoms will go away.
Avatar f tn It is 2 years now that every time I eat something sweet (containing sugar/honey) or something with extra salt (like chips), I get angry outbursts. I lose 100% the control of myself. I yell and wanna break things. If I could kill someone, I would do it.. I did all the laboratory blood tests that are needed for diabetes and I do not have the desease. My weight is normal for my height too.
Avatar f tn I no longer have thyroid symptoms being on this type medication that contains both of the hormones needed for optimal health. It seems as though I am able to lose weight faster, also.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to lose any of the extra weight gained while on this medication, or does everything i eat just turn to fat???
Avatar m tn The thing I think you need to ask yourseff is what is more important, your weight or being anxious? Anti-depressants are quite effective for anxiety, since anxiety is common in depression. Most antidepressants have weight gain as a 'side effect'. A lot of it I think is because when you are anxious and depressed you can lose weight or have poor appetite. I know that I never knew how well food could taste until I started on antidepressants many years ago. And YES I gained weight!
242532 tn?1269550379 3 Reasons You Won’t Lose Weight Today we are going to discuss the three reasons you won't lose weight: an overpowering urge to binge, an intense hunger when you know the hunger is not for food, and a mind filled with thoughts about food or worries about weight. The good news: once you learn to control the emotional eating that causes these three obstacles... well, then you can take off the weight -- and keep it off -- for good.
Avatar f tn Does the leaflet that comes with the Wellbutrin say that you are likely to lose weight on it? Have other people who are taking it tell you that they have lost weight since taking it? The side effect of a lot of anti-depressants is weight gain. It has nothing to do with over eating. Many people will tell you they have gained weight whilst on anti-depressant medication. Others have lost. I think it all comes down to the individual person and how they respond to the drug they are taking.
Avatar n tn i've been on various drugs for depression and OCD since 1996. however, i've been on 300MG Effexor for about a year, and have gained about 30 pounds. i eat very, very little - and it doesn't seem to matter. i lose NO weight. 90 percent of the weight has come on in my lower abdomen area, and my butt and hips. i look as if i am pregnant...i also feel very bloated all of the time. can anyone help me on what to do to lose the weight and tell me how long it should take?
1153011 tn?1262115915 what the hell have i put in so much efort for if i camt even lose weight after eating healthier and exercising so much. im even useless at doing that. god i hate that i get like this.
Avatar n tn Add to that the rest regimine, and you have a recipe for unhappiness. Since you were able to lose all that weight to begin with, I am sure you willhave no prob. losing it again. Also, as this is your first pg you wont know this, but a lot of the weight is water weight from bloating and will be lst with no effort throught sweat and urine and nursing. The recomended weight gain is 35 lbs, and youve gained 50.
1720606 tn?1309285826 you should not get obsessed with your body after you lose weight. hope this helps all who feel the need to lose weight. and also the best way to lose weight is to walk and walk that way you are not pressuring yourself into something you cant do. thank you for reading this journal entry.
Avatar f tn lol been taking biotin with synthroid and that helps relieve the hunger issues. Been eating less recently, such as less dessert. Hoping to lose weight.
1495281 tn?1305307348 I know. I know this is really frustrating, confusing and it makes you downright miserable. Feeling Crazy is kind of typical for most of us out here. It's just part of it, it would seem. The thyroid crazies. We all feel it. But to know you are trying to do everything you can and not only NOT lose any weight, but then to gain more. Then I would get frustrated and mad and just start pigging out. If I'm going to gain weight...may as well enjoy it right?
Avatar f tn Has anyone found a successful way to lose weight while on Paxil? I've been on it for over 10 years and can't lose weight despite diet & exercise. I never had a weight problem before starting Paxil but I've been hesitant to go off of it because it works so well despite this unfortunately side effect. Should I switch medications? Is anything as effective for depression and anxiety as Paxil?
Avatar n tn About 10 years ago I lost 70 pounds. I have seen different doctors, had many blood tests, endoscopy of my stomach, and everything came back fine. One doctor mentioned that I see a therapist. Now that I am 27 and still havn't gained any weight back it makes me wonder if the reason to my weight loss was a mental thing. I do know that when I get stressed out, anxious, or depressed I don't feel like eating and my appetite goes away.
Avatar f tn There is also a complex relationship between depression, food and weight gain, and you might benefit by going to my site, www., to find out more about that. The more you can handle stress and depression in better ways, the less you will need food or medication.
Avatar f tn If you want to deal with your depression, and lose weight at the same time, then you are in a good space. Eating well and sensibly, together with excersice will help with your depressive symptoms, and make you feel better. Not immediatly, you need to focus and stick with it. Together with your med's it works. No need to train for a maratthon, just having a regualr walk or run is a very good start... I was admitted after a failed suicide attempt.
Avatar n tn I do tend to lose weight when I am doing through stressful times. The medication has been great for anxiety and depression. I am not wanting to lose weight but I would rather lose than gain. Zoloft may be a good alternative for you.
Avatar n tn Depression is a symptom of hypothyroidism. You are gaining weight most likely because you aren't on enough medication, are on the wrong thyroid medication, or as a side effect of one of the other medications. Thyroid medication does not cause weight to drop off if you are hypothyroid. Someone that isn't hypo might lose from the medication. What the thyroid med does for someone who is hypo is it allows you to stop gaining weight and any weight gain can be lost with diet and exercise.