Lexapro side effects women weight gain

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Avatar n tn I just wish I had known about the side effects of weight gain and withdrawal problems before and I never would have agreed to take it, I would rather live with hot flashes anyday!!
Avatar n tn I switched from Lexapro to Wellbutrin because of weight gain and high blood pressure and have had wonderful results. Blood pressure is normal again and I have lost weight. Hopefully this medication will work for you too..
Avatar n tn I belive i am one of the samll percentage of women that has the opposite side effects than the trials showed.
Avatar n tn As most of you who have or are taking this medication know, one side effect is weight gain. Well that was an understatement for me- I ended up gaining 10 pounds in just one month. I was always hungry and never felt satisfied after I'd eat. To add insult to injury, I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and one of the side effects to this (syndrome) of this is the inability to lose weight easily- so as you can imagine, I was yanked off that medication real quick.
Avatar n tn i also am thinking of getting off welbutrin. i know that it is every other day to get off the med but how long to you go every other an also when do you start every 3rd day. how long does it actually take to eventually dose down to nothing.
Avatar n tn Please check out these websites to learn more about antidepressants, side effects, weight gain and how you can help yourself (with your physician's knowledge!) I have been on Effexor XR for about 2 years, but I realized I gained 40 lbs. and while on the higher dose only. www.prozactruth.com www.labelmesane.com There is a wealth of information on these websites that may help you. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to make people aware of this possible side effect. Weight loss and weight gain may be difficult to manage while on SSRIs so it should always be taken into consideration. I take zoloft for anxiety and it has been a tremendous help. My doctor simply monitors my weight and we are working together to make sure I eat properly and don't loose too many pounds.
Avatar n tn i have been on yaz for a year and a half now and yes the weight gain was gone but there are a whole lot of other side effects such as EXTREME irratabilitly that has not stopped since i started to take it, i think that you just learn to cope with it but it is very annoying because i alway have to monitor if my reaction is reasonable or not and usually it is not. which is even more frustrating. as of late too i have been severally depressed. SOOO that is my experience with this.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR and Ambien for the past 3 years. This is after trying multiple antidepressants and sleep agents over the previous 5 years. The Effexor and Ambien worked well - felt good, slept good, minimal weight gain, minimal side effects. However, my family began complaining that I would "wander" at night (eat, fall, on rare occasions drink, and become an attention "*****" to quote my oldest daughter).
Avatar f tn Prior to the last 3-4 months, I have been happily taking the depo with NO side effects...no periods...no weight gain...for 11 years. I think this medication was fantastic for me for quite a while; everyone's body changes with time, and everyone is different.
Avatar n tn LOL HOWEVER, my concern is mainly the emotional / mental side effects after stopping yasmin, as well as excessive weight gain after stopping. (while not pregnant) Has anyone either Experienced these side effects after stopping yasmin OR known of anyone who has or know anything about these effects. I am guessing they are caused from the drop in the hormone levels. Also, I have heard about primrose oil and flaxseed oil being good to regulate hormones or help PMS symptoms.
Avatar n tn Most all that I have talked to eventually have side effects such as weight gain, mode swings, sexual disorders, etc.....I have been on Paxil for 10 years, i have still had a few panic attacks during that time. I am now trying to ween myself off and switch to Wellbutrin for various side effect reasons mentioned above.. The weening process is and continues to be a NIGHTMARE..
Avatar m tn IF, indeed, I am still suffering from anxiety and depression. Since one of the listed side-effects of Lexapro is SEVERE dizziness, that is one additional reason that I am interested in coming off of it. But not, I have decided, until I break into my new job after my training class ends and maybe being on the job for a month or two. Otherwise I might lose sleep over starting my new job!
Avatar n tn I heard it is horrible with weight gain. Is Paxil CR as bad with weight gain as regular Paxil? Also which SSRI's will make me gain the least amount of weight. I know each person is different, but I just mean genarally.
Avatar f tn Is there such a thing as a mood stabilizer that doesn't increase your weight? I am so fed up, I put on loads of weight with the depakote, since coming off it I have lost some of it and now they want me to go on zyprexa which is another one for gaining weight. If any of you know of one please let me know so I can discuss it with the psych next time I go.
125112 tn?1217277462 etc. blah blah blah .... even tried Zoloft but that had side effects so we stopped it and Ativan once a month helped right before my monthlies. So I ask myself and the dr's this ? .. why the sudden constipation, dry skin, 20 lb wt. gain in 1yr and my answer is that since all the labs are "normal" that it is all part of "getting a bit older". OH, I also have muscle/joint pain in my ankles from 4:00 AM until awakening ev. night .. nice, huh?
Avatar m tn Most of the follow up treatment involved numerous more drugs, anti-buse, campral, and Buspar. All of which I had to stop taking due to side effects such as full body tremors and falling down. Finally, after the second DUI which I was also charged with a felony for pinching a police officers butt, I decided maybe I should stop taking the Lexapro b/c I seemed to have developed some obsession with alcohol and I could see I was also becoming delusional.
Avatar n tn Depression is just sometimes too much to fix all by yourself. Medication may have awful side effects like the weight gain from effexor, but it helped me get my life back. So people, I think it is possible to regain our pre-effexor bodies. It just ***** that for a lot of us it takes so so long :) But on the upside, I have made so many friends through sport and had a lot of fun trying to strip these pounds!
Avatar n tn Possible side effects don't scare me any more. weight gain does lol slight BDD going on also along with OCD and all the other initials out there. Talk to your Dr. but try anything once If it doesn't help you you can stop!
Avatar n tn the weight loss was sudden but it no longer sems to effect weight loss or gain. if you are planning to take this drug specifically for weight loss, be aware that side effects are pretty debilitating and that it is not really a sustainable option. can any enlighten me on the effects of adderall/provgil and metforin?
Avatar m tn I don't know if anyone else feels this way. I'm getting ready to go on treatment and have read about all the side effects. I'm willing to take the risk. The last thing I need to read is someone saying that treatment is WRONG and people shouldn't do it. Writing to vent about your horrible experiences is one thing; Telling others NOT to do treatment is wrong. There are plenty of people out there right now who are riding the fence and trying to build up enough courage to do treatment as it is.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external world....in other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar n tn After much research, several trips to various doctors, an appointment with an nutritionist, and a trip to the psychiatrist, I stopped the Paxil, went on another medication (that didn’t have weight gain as a side effect), lowered my caloric intake to about 1200-1400 a day (and didn't go below 1200), started exercising, and stopped eating JUNK I lost 30 lbs within 3 to 4 months.
Avatar f tn I have been under medical care for Bi-Polar Disorder since 1997. I used to enjoy sex. I have been totally uninterested in sex for several years now..... It makes it very difficult for my spouse. I have had discussions about this with my Psychiatrist; no help so far. What I need to know is: "What drugs are available for Sexually Disfuctional Women"?? Just to let you know, I take Lithium, Lexapro, Wellbutrin XL, Ativan and Ambien CR.
Avatar f tn Five years ago, I took Zoloft for anxiety for 6 months. I remember feeling good on it, but the initial side effects and sexual side effects were awful. So, my new doc recommended an SNRI instead. I also have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). This basically means that my autonomic nervous system does not function properly and my heart rate accelerates when I stand or stand for long periods of time.
Avatar m tn ), I don't know if it has the same effects on men as women - I'm assuming you're a guy?). It's a bit sedating, causes weight gain, increase in appetite, and does effect my sexual drive (it's zero). However, I also take a low dose of xanax - 0.5mg./day, so who knows if it's also caused by the combo of the two. I wish I could tolerate the SSRI's - they make me too aggitated. And, talk therapy, with the right therapist, is very effective, too. I felt my best when I combined it with my Remeron.
Avatar m tn One of the reasons you might have been put on wellbutrin is that it is known for not having wither weight gain or sexual side effects for most people, and it is also for this reason often combined with an ssri to combat these side effects. I'm not on your stew, but even if someone is, their brain and body won't respond to it the way yours does necessarily -- this is a very individual thing. I would say, if it's working, try it out for awhile and hopefully the tiredness will fade.
Avatar n tn I will take it if it will help, as for the weight gain i'm worried, any suggestions on how to keep the weight gain to a min? Or is it just the medacine going to add the weight no matter what?
202436 tn?1326477933 My kids don't need to see their mother being a screaming lunatic one minute and a blubbering baby the next. Im just trying to get an idea of what others may have taken and any side effects THEY had and any possible side effects the baby may have had..Like Hensley258 mentioned..I'm worried about the baby have withdrawal symptoms...