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Depression medication that does not cause weight gain
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You would think that scientist would make an anti depressant that doesnt causeweightgain,I mean come on they can invent everything else!! I think people just dont care enough about people like us and think that depression and anxiety should be a much highly discust subject.Would someone pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase help all I do is eat chocolate,smoke and drink heaps of caffine.
s prozac typically doesnotcauseweightgain. In fact, some people have even lost weight on it.....which is what happened to me. I am/was at a healthy weight and I did lose about 5 - 10 lbs. Remember that meds effect everyone differently though.
Wellbutrin is the most speedy for the most people and the least likely to causeweightgain. The SNRI class of drugs targets serotonin, which can make you sedated and gain weight, but also affects norepinephrine receptors, and that's basically adrenaline. There are a lot of antidepressants out there and you'll get different effects from them and different side effects as well. Also know that drugs won't fix it -- they at best make it easier to live with. Therapy might fix it.
Ask the doctor why you are on Lurasidone, if you don't know. I doubt it requires you to eat an extra 400 calories, maybe it just requires you to eat with the medication, which of course you could remove elsewhere from your diet.
Sertraline (like a lot of other antidepressants) can be supplanted if you get on a good exercise regime. (Exercise tests better in clinical studies than antidepressants.) On he other hand, when I was on Zoloft, I didn't gain weight.
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.
I've been on paxil for about 4 yrs,for my anxiety and depression, it has worked wonders for my anxiety, but lately my depression has got worse and just feeling uneasy,unmotivated. I go to my doctors in a couple of days and want to try a new depression med,but am afraid my anxiety will come back. What meds should I try. Ive been on
Lexapro twice first time it worked quit it and started it again when I had my first anxiety issues,didn't work for my depression.
Hi there, my psychiatrist just prescribed anafranil for me to take for my ocd and depression. My only concern is that I don't want to gain weight. So does Anafranil cause weight gain? If so, why is that the case? I'm currently taking 80mg of celexa and 1 mg of klonopin but I have not gained weight from these medications. I'm scared of taking anafranil because I've been reading that it causes weight gain! Please please help me! Thanks!
i've read that carbamazapine won't cause weight gain but since i've been prescribed 400mgs a day i've put on a stone in weight in a year...i'm on a healthy diet, i walk to and from work, i go to the gym, mainly swimming.... i know i'm not over eating... i've even tried weight watchers... the weight is going up and up.... i'm going to ask my psychiatrist to change my meds to topamax....
Hi there, I would so appreciate any advice or recommendations, I am at the end of my rope. My condition (s) are complicated. To try and make a long story short, I found out I have severe metal toxicities due to 9/11 exposure. This was only discovered about a year ago, as no physician would try and find out what was causing my symptoms and suggested it was all in my head..and I should get "help". Through a wonderful nutritionist, I found I have toxic levels of Cadmium and other metals.
Topamax is a good medication, especially in low doses. Prozac is the one antidepressant thatdoesnot usually causeweightgain. If you are depressed, you might also be using food to control your depression and gaining weight for that reason..if that is possible, then to to shrinkyourself.com to learn more about emotional eating.
Used to take Paxil, but had a horrid experience coming off of it. Never recovered. But honestly, the name just came because there was no number that would work with my first name and that just popped out. And yes, it causes weight gain. All ssris can cause weight gain. Doesn't mean they will, but they all have that as one of the most common side effects.
The starting dose for klonoping is either .5 or 1mg twice a day. Not 4mg. That's too high.
No, it doesnot always causeweightgain and increased appetite; however, those are very common side effects. For me, the feeling of excessive hunger subsided after being on Mirtazapine (Remeron) for a month. It used to induce very vivid nightmares in me, but they have subsided as well. As for the weight gain, unfortunately, that continues to be an issue for me.
Klonopin, on the other hand, being an anti-anxiety medication, doesnot usually cause any weightgain, but will cause drowsiness and that is why, I assume, your doctor placed you on it, although there are many other medications to aid in sleep that are not as habit-forming as Klonopin.
I don't know what your diagnois is, but if it is just for depression, I would discuss the use of Klonopin for sleep, unless you also suffer from an anxiety disorder.
All I know is that it seems that all that has happened for me is that I traded one set of problems for another set (weightgain, depression over weight gain, Hoplessness, etc.) of issues. Primarily depressed and fatigued and hopeless, which is what I started out to be and is what I am still, only now overweight. I was skinny and miserable, why would I exchange that for fat and miserable or make that fat and way more miserable because of now being way overweight on top of everything else.
m scheduling an appointment with my doc ASAP about the weightgain. I know 50lbs is not a healthy weightgain & if we're trying to make my heart healthier by taking metoprolol, being obese isn't going to help my heart much. I eat LESS than I did before I started taking the meds & exercise MORE. This weight gain makes NO sense.
I have addressed the depression/anxiety in the past & he said "exercise more". I exercise 3-4 times a week, sometimes more.
I have had to change my antidepressant several times because they stop working. Depression can causeweightgain. may be as simple as needing a new antidepressant. Meds affect us all differently and wt gain is common for psychotropic meds.
If you and your doctor decided you could try to reduce your medications to just one, then you should think of switching to Prozac which doesnotcauseweightgain or sexual side effects. That, plus exercise, would solve your weight problem.
There have been different side effects for different mood stabilizers. Some antidepressants causeweightgain while others causeweight loss, some cause hair loss, some cause even more elevated mood. Definitely ask your doctor though if you are concerned about it so you might be able to get on a different kind.
Thanks for the info. I'm scheduled to see my dr in January. I eat the same basic things b/c I'm allergic to beef, fish, chicken, pretty much anything but pork. My meds haven't changed much. My dr is working on taking me off my anxiety/depression medication slowly.
I have tried the logic of 6 small meals instead of only 1 large meal a day. I stopped that when the weight gain started. I think I'm gonna start a food journal cause as you said, watch the little things.
I took wellbutrin XL 150 mg for several months. I gained 10 pounds and constantly craved sugar and sweets. Everything smelled very strong. It also greatly increased my sex drive. that was nice but I couldn't handle the weight gain. I just want to warn everyone that not everyone loses weight I didn't.
Overall I feel better... but the weightgain makes me feel crappy about myself. Not sure what to do, stay on the medicine or try something else. I'm going to see my doctor soon and see what he says I am just wondering if anyone else is having this same issue. Thanks!!
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