Zoloft vs paxil weight gain

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Avatar n tn The standard way of treating this problem is to add Wellbutrin to the Paxil instead of switching. Weight gain with Zoloft is just as likely as paxil, so there is no advantage to that.
Avatar n tn If you see an association of your weight gain with Paxil, by discontinuing Paxil and continuing your level of exercise and diet, you should see an improvement of your weight. However, if your weight gain persists, I consult your physician to consider other causes of your persistent weight gain. Anxiety Disorders are also commonly treated with Cognitive-Behavioral therapy without any use of medications. Consult a mental health professional who specializes in this area of treatment.
Avatar n tn I am not sure I understand what you mean by tubal, and pmdd, but if you are saying you have weight gain and low sex drive since the paxil, I would say that is very common, and when that happens most people switch to wellbutrin. So ask your doctor about making that change, or about taking you off a paxil altogether.
Avatar n tn After avoiding zoloft, I was walking 9 miles a day, but, w/o any weight loss.... In the end, Zoloft reduced depression/anxiety, weight gain started to create anxiety issues. In the long term, zoloft seemed to be quite ineffective.
Avatar n tn NOT to complain about problems with the Paxil. The only thing that was discussed was a little weight gain, about 20 pounds in 1 year. This issue was not presented as a complaint and is not necessarily problematic as her weight now hovers around 145-150 pounds, and a year ago when she was 20 pounds less, she was experiencing more anxiety which made her stomache upset and diminished her appetite. The Doctor changed her to the Effexor XR 150mg with little explaination.
Avatar n tn Twitching, Sweating in the night while asleep and waking up soaking, Complete loss of sex drive and being unable to achieve an orgasm, Large appetite, 15 pound weight gain, strange cravings, waking up alot in the night and usually eating(every 2 hours that is exact), weird dreams, not being able to make up my mind on relationships and other little things, sores on my tongue (look like ulcers but not open), sometimes moody, and not being able to cry when I think I should and want too.
Avatar m tn They was like candy for me in the past, no side-effects like increase anxiety but MAJOR weight gain... they lead to my morbid obesity problem and that's because of the Paxil that I had the gastric by-pass surgery to loose some weight... Ok, I was a fat kid already before the Paxil and drinking a glass of water was making me gaining 2 pounds... but the SSRI's didn't help me... My first med I try for my anxiety was the Buspar, it was new at the time in 1994...
Avatar n tn First I took Lexapro then Cymbalta and now Zoloft. My doctor keeps changing my meds because of the weight gain and every change only makes it worse. This latest change has caused me to gain about a pound a day. Since Thursday I have gained three more pounds and have been eating next to nothing. I finally convinced my doctor that I am not pigging out all day and she ha ordered a thyroid test. I'm so scared that I'm going to die from this, it's uncontrollable.
Avatar n tn (not million BILLION) Reason it is so popular is because it works well when SSRI's like Zoloft or paxil fail. It a bit rough to get off Effexor when the time comes, but I get withdrawls from just about any AD discontinuation.
Avatar n tn I gained 40 pounds while taking Zoloft and yet I can't cope without some sort of medication nor can I cope with this weight gain. I have always prided myself in looking nice. I have just switched to Wellbutrin XL because I heard it doesn't cause that weight gain that Zoloft does... Can someone pleae tell me if they have gone through this and what I should expect?
Avatar f tn He said I could try Paxil or Prozac but Paxil is known to cause a lot of weight gain and they both can have interactions with other drugs and not so good on the liver. What do you think? If I can't get Lexapro covered what would your adice be? He is letting me decide.
Avatar n tn I try to think back to when I had panic attacks, much worse depression and my obsessive-compulsive thoughts that were horrible. When I get discouraged about the weight gain, I have to compare how much better I feel on Paxil vs. the weight gain. Although, I have only gained 10-15 lbs., I have always been naturally thin, have been working out regularly for the past 22 years and always ate healthy. So it is hard to accept. I always had a little bit of a sweet tooth, but this is ridiculous.
Avatar f tn My old psysician did tell me about the weight gain with paxil so I could not do it, I tried but my anxiety was so high about the weight gain.. Its your choice and you really don't know which was is going to be the best for you but my advice would be to listen to your doctor. If that doesn't work then you can always try something else. I am in the process to switching to Lexapro and I am discouraged because i'm also very tired, your body doesn't get used to it?
Avatar n tn I have just switched from Zoloft to Wellbutrin because of the weight gain I experienced on the Zoloft. I have been on Wellbutrin for about 1 1/2 months but haven't noticed any weightloss (or weight gain). How long was it before you saw any changes?
Avatar n tn my dr switched me to paxil and im concerned about weight gain with paxil. i hae gained about 10pds from effexor- but i was not active either while taking it. I am much more alert with paxil- no naps! I am concerned about weight gain from paxil because ive read alot of post fm others that claim paxil causes weight. Would love to hear some feedback. Thank You......
Avatar n tn ) I went off Paxil due to frustration over 1) somnolence (sleeping good part of weekend days away), 2) asthenia (the 5 mile run I'd done for years became a difficult chore), 3) lessened motivation (one of the good parts of anxiety, I guess), 4) sexual dysfunction and 5) weight gain (5 side-effects in one patient--not bad, eh?) Withdrawl symptoms were unpleasant but not near as crippling as I've read about (mostly brain zaps).
Avatar n tn I've had the weight gain. When I started Zoloft in December of 2003, I was around 205. I immediately dropped about 10 pounds. But, then it slowly started creaping back, even after switching to Lexapro. I've had moderate success with losing a few pounds; however, I'm ravenous for food a lot of the time and have uncontrollable cravings. Not cravings for sex, mind you, just cravings for food. My poor husband! Long story short: I've started decreasing my dose. I was doing 10mg.
Avatar n tn I got off it because I was uncomfortable with the weight gain/tiredness. I started taking Wellbutrin about a month ago and have been more anxious than without drugs plus I am agitated and bouncing off the walls. I also awoke with depression on several days and am typically not a depressed person. I have been on Wellbutrin in the past and it has never helped with anxiety by itself. The combination of Lexipro and Wellbutrin has worked for me in the past.
Avatar n tn Hi Ryan, I have a degenerating spinal injury, I have many disc prolapses and I also have grandmal epilepsy. I was bruitally attacked and my spine was damaged in the 3 different sections of the spine. I got grave's disease when I gave birth to my son and live on a concoction of meds.
Avatar n tn When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine. I will say that I have done low- carb about 8 of those months but ashamed to say no exercise.I have suffered with migrane headaches for about 10 years - they are gone . I think i have had one mild one .
Avatar m tn I heard Zoloft is the most prescribed SSRI, and a recent study of all 12 major anti-depressants concluded that Zoloft was most effective. Does Zoloft cause weight gain? I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
Avatar n tn Is it safe to take Celexa and breastfeed your infant? I've used Zoloft and Paxil in the past, but have experienced side effects (arrythmias and weight gain respectively) so thought I might try Celexa this time around. I read Zoloft and Paxil were the best drugs to use when BFing. Is this true? Would it be better to take Paxil vs. Celexa after I deliver? Also, when does Celexa peak in the milk? Is it best to avoid nursing at this time? Thanks so much!!
415867 tn?1323369103 Newer antidepressants don’t have the same side effect. While Paxil and Zoloft do cause some weight gain, other SSRIs, like Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro, don’t. For Paxil and Zoloft, the weight gain can add up to five to 40 pounds a year. Some people do experience weight gain with Lexapro or Celexa, but most don’t. In this case, it is not a surprise to have idiosyncratic responses, since the chemical structure of all the SSRIs is so similar.
Avatar f tn I take Nortriptilyne which is a Tri-Cyclic antidepressant and I have found it to have a less stimulating effect than SSRI's I used to take like Paxil and Zoloft. I have also found the Nortriptilyne to be more effective at controling my severe depression and anxiety than SSRI's and SNRI's like Effexor. The side effects are not near as bad as I had thought they might be.
Avatar f tn My doctor recommended Paxil a while back but we decided I should go on Klonopin instead. And I've read that Paxil causes weight gain. So, can anyone give me the pros and cons of the various anti-depressants?? Which are deemed the most effective? Any advice you can give will be much appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Hi, I have an 18 year old son who had been taking Paxil CR for social anxiety, and we have taken him off due to large amount of weight gain. As you found out, Paxil has withdrawal symptoms that are very unpleasant, we weaned my son off very gradually, we got him down to 12.5mg every other day and then split the pills with a pill splitter (you can get at any pharmacy) to reduce it down even lower to half every other day and eventually off.
Avatar n tn However, Lexapro is also supposed to be one of the MILDEST of the SSRI's and also have a decreased chance of causing certain side effects, including the decreased sex drive as well as weight gain, which seems to be one of the most prominent side effects of individuals taking SSRI's. I am not sure of the exact percentages of getting those particular side effects on Lexapro, yet I know they are almost twice as unlikely on Lexapro than per se Paxil or even Celexa.
Avatar n tn Very anxious, panic attacks -worse than ever, no sleep, severe sweats, nausea, no appetite, the ever fun diarrhea, no drive or motivation for anything, including sex and with Zoloft a 12 lb. weight loss in 2 weeks (didn't need to lose any weight). Not all with each, but several with each. I had 2-4 week trials with all and various dosings up and down. I simply couldn't tolerate it !! I couldn't work or engage in life while going through that !!!! I guess I haven't tried everything...