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Avatar f tn Hi all, I am severely depressed & have been taking Prozac for a month now & my doc suggested Abilify to add. I had already put on 30lbs from lexapro, which is part of becoming depressed again. I have been on the Abilify for 6days now & can tell it is having a positive impact on me. I have had enough motivation to work out the past two days & I am really watching what I'm eating. Has anyone here had success with losing weight on Abilify & prozac?
Avatar m tn My big question is when are the doctors going to stop telling everyone that they do not gain weight on antidepressants, I have been on lexapro now for 2 yrs, and have gained 25 lbs, I watch what I eat exercise, dance, etc... and the weight will NOT come off. My doctor tells me well you are are at the age of premenopause and at that age, that you are going to gain weight, well I am getting tired of hearing it.
Avatar m tn point(stopped working) and i was experiencing really bad depression/anxiety again after being on zoloft for 18months. My doc tried Lexapro but i experienced very fast weight gain since being on it so he stopped it. i saw him tonight for a check up appointment on the Medication adjustments. Being the lexapro made me gain weight He decided to try effexor for me I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this medication? I've heard a side effect is actually weight loss?
Avatar n tn Hi. I am about to start Lexapro and wondered how you are doing. Have you lost? Gained weight? I too don't want to gain weight, that would just add to my anxiety. Thanks for any info.
Avatar n tn WOW, reading your comments on Lexapro is so soothing to me, I have been telling my doctor for four years since she put me on Lexapro I can't loose weight and I swear Lexapro makes me gain weight. Her answer was when you turn 40 it gets harder and harder to loose weight. All my life I have been underweight, and when she said I had an anxiety disorder she put me on Lexapro. What a mistake, I am know 180 pounds and I can't loose a pound.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I have been taking Prozac for my depression for about a month now & six days ago my doc added Abilify. Last year I took lexapro & gained about 30lbs in six months, and that weight gain is part of the reason for my depression coming back. I already am being very conscious of what I'm eating, unlike with lexapro, and with the Abilify I have noticed I have the motivation & energy to work out again. Is there any advice anyone can give me?
Avatar n tn I don't know if you've already had an answer elsewhere, but I thought I'd put in my 2 cents. I've been on Lexapro for several years and began the B12/phen diet about 4 weeks ago. Received my 3rd shot tonight of B12 and HCG. I'm losing weight so far. Weighed in this evening at an official 13lb weight loss but normally I weigh myself at home in the morning and tomorrow I expect I'll be closer to 15lb so that's the number I'll be bragging about.
Avatar f tn I am on wellbutrin and lexapro. Recently I went to a weight loss clinic where they gave me phentermine, hydrochlorthiazide, and a fiber plus calcium tablet. I was wondering how dangerous this is and if I should/could ween myself or abruptly stop my antidepressant and anxiety meds?
Avatar f tn People taking SSRIs like Lexapro can complain about weight gain; and there are many that complain about weight loss. Remember, that anxiety can often lead to depression which in itself can cause weight gain for a viarity of reasons. I actually lost weight while taking an SSRI, but I think it had to do a lot more with a normal exercise routine and watching what I ate.
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin is more stimulating than Lexapro, so it causes less weight gain and less loss of libido. Doesn't mean it's a weight loss aid, just means it doesn't promote weight gain the way ssris do with some people because it doesn't slow the metabolism. The weight loss should come over time if you stay off the ssris, assuming the wellbutrin is working for you as an antidepressant.
Avatar f tn There are plenty of antidpressants on the market and sure there are ones that do not cause weight gain. In fact some might cause weight loss. My hypo sister takes lexapro, she hasn't gained weight, in fact she lost big time, although not saying it is due to lexapro. Thyroid treatment should be based on the latest TSH level with another test in 4 to 6 weeks to confirm the first TSH test. Treatment should not be based on previous years because TSH can go back to normal in some people.
Avatar f tn Lexapro can cause weight loss or weight gain. I have heard about Wellbutrin for weight loss. But I wouldn't recommend that he just starts using it again for weight loss. It was for sepression so the dosage prescibed was for that condition. Encourage him to see a doctor.
Avatar n tn A few months ago, my friends and I started to notice that I have been losing an excessive amount of weight. I don't work out and I eat regularly. I know my medication (I take lexapro) isn't responsible for this because I've already consulted with my doctor about it and they say it's nothing. This is really starting to scare me. My menstrual cycles are also regular too and I don't think this can be a factor to this.
Avatar n tn I gained on Lexapro too. Came off the product, but should be taking something. I find if I keep my blood sugar balanced I feel better. I am trying to find something that works for weight loss too. I believe I may try the HCG shots with the B-12. I tried once before the holidays for 4 weeks and did shed 8 lbs. I felt a bit constipated at first. But, I am sure if I get the water down it will eliminate that issue. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I remember my doc telling me one time that less than 2% of people have TRUE, unexplained weight gain with Lexapro. The other ones that gain weight, it's a simple calories in versus calories out deal (that was true for me). And even that number is suppose to be low. I know a couple people who never gained a pound on Lexapro (LUCKY). I don't know about cymbalta or wellbutrin, hopefully you can get good responses from those with experience!
Avatar f tn Do any of you have any experience with Prozac and Lamictal as far as weight or loss? I can't go back up to 240lbs as my frame won't support it, and currently I am heading that way on Zyprexa and Lexapro. Help, feeling good is great, but dying of obesity is not.
Avatar n tn I am on Lexapro and Wellbutrin, what would you suggest would be the very best weight loss program for me? I am considering the lap band as my BMI is 35, considered obese.
Avatar m tn More on the weekends than during the week for some reason. My question is, has anybody ever experienced weight loss when going through anxiety? I have not been feeling good for 2+ months and have dropped about 20lbs. I needed to lose some weith, but I would have preferred to have done it the right way and not because of the anxiety. Will this regulate out once my medication starts working? I had been on Paxil CR 25mg.
Avatar n tn I say all that to ask this; am I to see a weight loss when I go off Lexapro? If so, I would need to increase my daily intake because I'm at my ideal weight. I'm six-foot tall.
Avatar n tn I was on Lexapro for almost 2 years, gained a lot of weight, withdrawn from Lexapro one month ago, eat very little, exercise 40 minutes daily and I am still gaining weight. Somebody could gell me how long it will take to be able to loss weight; i am really frustrated.