Depression medication weight gain

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Avatar f tn Hello, 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.
Avatar f tn i feel completely disgusted with my body right now and think iam disgustingly fat but my family and boyfriend all keep telling me i need to gain weight and am too skinny. i need to be on anti depressant medication but every medication doctors prescribe to me have significant weight gain as a side effect which in turn makes me not even take them.
411641 tn?1215974641 Hello, Unfortunately a lot of medicines used to treat depression cause weight gain. I've taken many different meds and have the same problem too. Talk to your doctor about it and maybe he can have some suggestions. If the med is working good for you, then maybe he has some ideas. Keep exercising and eating healthy! :-).
Avatar n tn When this happens, most people switch to wellbutrin...are you sure you are not eating more because of the stress and depression...that's a lot of weight to gain in such a short period of time from the pills carefully....
1581886 tn?1296541435 just started looking into effects of stopping Abillify, because of weight gain 30 lbs. in a matter of months, but did not realize a recent addition of Toprimax could have caused the last recent 10 lbs. I stopped taking the Abilify this morning and continued with the Toprimax thinking it would be helping with the weight gain. GREAT! Don't Drs. know part of the depression and Anxiety are caused by large weight gains!
Avatar f tn I had a baby 8 months ago and had a very difficult pregnancy dealing with anxiety and depression. I took medication during it but was afraid every day of the effects of the medication. Once I had the baby I was like I'm going to tackle this problem once an for all. My major problem is anxiety, next is restless and agitated sleep, next is depression and maybe a little OCD.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I feel that I have some depression and I am wondering if there is a medication that helps with weight gain and mood stablizer. One time my doctor put me on topamax and it helped with weight gain and mood although I got afraid of it. what is your opinion on this drug or do you know of a good med treatment I can talk to my doctor about? I am so glad to have found a site like this. A great help and hope.
Avatar m tn i really want to gain weight maybe that wil help with my currently taking remeron for depression and its known for weight also taking seroquel for bipolar and its also known for weight gain...anything helping for me to gain weight or any experinces or thoughts about the two medication im taking or any other medication i should take for gaining weight for products?...
Avatar n tn My depression has not abated over the last few months and I have stated seeing a therapist. He has suggested an antidepressent. Which one will not cause weight gain? Do any of them have the side advantage of decreasing appetite? I want to be my old self again but absolutely do not want to gain any weight. What do you suggest?
953190 tn?1276516034 Zispin and Remeron are both brand names of mirtazapine. It is an anti-depressant , but works a little differently than the SSRIs. I was taking Remeron for about a year, but it wasn't working so well and it caused massive weight gain. Mirtazapine (Zispin) makes Paxil look like a diet pill. Just my opinion, but there are much more effective antidepressant on the market that do not cause this massive weight gain.
Avatar f tn I have not heard of weight gain from this medication as well. Maybe this is a side effect of your depression? In other words, you are eating more because you are depressed.
Avatar m tn Several studies indicated that antidepressants may cause weight gain when taken long term, especially paroxetine and amitriptyline (with average weight gain of 5 to 6 lbs). However, it is not conclusive if it is depression the disease itself, specific antidepressants, and/or the combinations. I strongly recommend for you to consult your healthcare provider about your weight gain and perhaps consider an alternative to paroxetine, if it is the main cause.
Avatar f tn I think there may be some anti depressants that do not cause weight gain. But we all react differently to drugs. Some people gain weight some people lose weight. You will probably find, that in your case, that it is the anti depressant medication that is causing weight gain. It has been said many times too, when people post about this, that it is better to control your depression than worry about weight gain. it is of course, a personal thing.
Avatar n tn I don't know your medical history but gained weight on all depression meds till I was put on Wellbutrin. Ask your doc. if it might be all right for you.
918275 tn?1254068752 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 (weight gain, 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.
20801560 tn?1512718136 I inderstand what it is like tryinh to put weignt back on and get back to where you were and I am a retired combat veteran and a junior black belt in tae kwon do so I know how important exercise and fitness can be to a person. I have had to do both weight loss and weight gain after some problems that I had and weight gain was the hardest because the stomach needs to stretch, but that part isn't something that has to be rushed.
Avatar f tn I know that a lot of anti depressants do make people gain weight. I was on Effexor which made me gain a lot of weight. Hopefully other people here may be able to advise, but different anti depressants affect different people. Some people on Effexor do not gain weight, so it is not easy to say really. I do hope the doctor can help, but I usually think it is the people who are taking the medication who can advise.
Avatar f tn Klonopin, on the other hand, being an anti-anxiety medication, does not usually cause any weight gain, 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.
Avatar f tn m on meds that are suppose to be the best to not gain weight on. I take 300mg Wellbutrin xl and 100mg Zoloft XR. I have a terrible fear of being fat. Any opinions on what I can do?
Avatar n tn I treat a lot of patients with bipolar disorder -- and weight gain is a huge issue with 1 particular medication, Zyprexa. There are a lot of medications that treat depression that have a favorable weight profile. Lexapro seems to have very little weight gain, in my practice. Have you tried any of the SSRI class? Additionally, are you able to sleep properly on the EffexorXR?
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 m tn Remoron ( Zispin in Ireland ) works for anxiety by blocking off some nerve receptors in the brain. I take it and don't suffer from depression. It can have side effects of weight gain on some people. Not me. I'm a skinny feck. ( Haha ) Can also bring on nightmares when asleep. I love that side effect. Love the tablet. Sollutab form. Disolves on the tongue. Is great.
Avatar f tn I am 54 yrs old now and I weight 200lbs, am on Lithium 900mg and Seroquel 300 mg and Paxil. All my doctors have denied weight gain from the medications and I do not understand that. This stuff just comes on like majic. When I started the Seroquel I immediately gained 20 lbs. YIKES!!! I admit I do not exercise like I used to before I was diagnosed. I am lucky to eat one meal a;day. Just not hungery. I am sure if I got on some exercise plan along with better eatting I could work my *** off.