Antidepressants That Does Not Cause Weight Gain

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Antidepressants that don't cause weight gain or fluid retention
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I am on the search for an antidepressant that will not cause weight gain or fluid retention. Can someone give me some personal experiences with medications they were on? Thank you so much. ## I've had very good luck with Prozac/Fluoxetine, which I take for perimenopause symptoms. I am a congestive heart failure patient, which high blood pressure, so I can't take anything that could cause weight gain, or fluid retention. The FDA lists this medication as causing side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight loss. Does anyone else have any suggestions? ...
Updated 21 days ago in Prozac.
Mon, Oct 30 '17, 9:19 PM
antidepressants and weight loss
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Is there any anti-depressants available that actually can make you loose weight and not gain? ## There's no pill that can make you lose weight. Weight loss comes from calories in and calories out. If you are not eating properly and exercising on a regular basis then it is not the pills fault for having a negative effect on your weight. Surely the drug may have an effect on your metabolism, but this is to a small degree if you cover all the other basis of your health; including but not limited to: Adequate hydration throughout the day Plenty of fruits and vegetables Low fat consumption Exercising at least 3 days a week Adequate rest and sleep schedule Loving others around you and enjoying life Essentially, if you are missing any one of these factors, you will be more prone to experie... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Cymbalta.
Wed, Jun 14 '17, 8:06 AM
Weight gain
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My Dr. prescribed Lyrica for me. I don't want to take it. My best friend gained 40lbs. Has anyone else had weight gain? ## I have been on it for at least a year now and have not experienced weight gain. This was/is extremely important in light of the fact that I had gained 35 lbs. which resulted from various antidepressants. I DID experience drowsiness/dizziness for two months but worked around it by taking 2 hours before getting up, naptime and then at bedtime. Best wishes. ## Thank you for responding! Madeline ## Yes! Extreme weight gain...40-45 lbs. I am trying to get off of it and having additional problems as well. See Problems with Lyrica post! ## Weight gain is a very common side effect of these types of medications. ## Yes, I have been on it for 2 years and have put on 15+ k... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Lyrica.
Sat, Mar 14 '15, 8:36 PM
savella does it cause weight gain like a lot of other meds?
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the new medicine savella for fibermyalgia does it cause weight gain like a lot of other meds? ## My doctor just gave me a sample of Savella to try for fibromyalgia? Has anyone tried it yet for fibro and does it cause you to gain weight like other antidepressants used to treat fibro? ## Savella contains the active ingredient Milnaciprin, this is an SNRI antidepressant, approved in the US to treat Fibromyalgia. While weight gain is not listed as a common side effect, this class of medications has been known to cause it in some people. Common side effects may incude:nausea, itching, anxiety and vertigo. You can read more here: Did you have any other questions? ## Savella will give you upset stomach and it actually takes your appetite away. You are more likely to lose weight. Most welcome t... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Savella.
Thu, Sep 21 '17, 11:56 AM
Zoloft weight gain
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I am switching from Lexapro to Zoloft and was wondering about weight gain. Has anyone had problems with weight gain while taking Zoloft? ## I found it is almost impossible to lose weight when you are on Zoloft. When I go off Zoloft, my weight falls quite easily. But when I go back on, I do experience weight gain. ## Yes, weight gain is a normal side effect of most SSRI antidepressants. There are two reasons for this, one is the effects of the drug on your body and the second is due to the fact that some people who suffer from depression and other mental illness issues, do not eat properly and when these drugs help them to feel better, they find their appetite returning and their eating habits improving. The good news is that the weight gain is not severe and you weight will not continue... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Zoloft.
Sat, Apr 23 '11, 4:20 PM
Stopped doxepin because of rapid weight gain.
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I have been taking doxepin for about 3 months. I gained over 30 pounds. I stopped taking it this week. Has anyone had this problem? Did the weight come off after you stopped taking it? How did you do it? ## Hello, Sophie! How are you? Most antidepressants, regardless of their class type, are known to cause weight gain. But yes, it usually does fall off, once you stop taking it, though it may take a month or two. Have you tried any others? There are some, such as Wellbutrin and Prozac that don't usually cause the weight gain, but can treat the same types of conditions. Their typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hello. I have a question. I just started taking Doxepin and I... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Doxepin.
Tue, Jan 17 '17, 2:09 PM
pristiq and weight gain
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I started pristiq approx 5 weeks ago and altho my doctor assured me that it was a weight neutral drug I have easily gained 12 pounds and right exactly around the middle. I have been very careful not to consume more calories and have even been more active. I am very concerned that the weight gain will continue or will it just become a side effect that the body gets used to and eventually levels out? I do feel so much better on the drug and this has been my only side effect. I have a small frame however, and a dozen pounds all in the same spot is hard to conceal especially in the warmer weather. If anyone has any thoughts on some solutions other than discontinuing the drug I would greatly appreciate the advice. I sure wish that all these antidepressants did not come with some major trade ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Pristiq.
Thu, Jun 30 '16, 4:07 PM
Antidepressant weight gain
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I was on Paxil and gained 60 lbs in 6 months. I took it as a migraine preventative and it worked wonders but I was always a normal weight and then suddenly I was FAT! After a few years, I could not stand it and switched to Cymbalta but I stayed fat. I do not know what to do. I changed my diet to no junk food at all and it does not seem to matter. I have tried to get off of it but when I taper off, I have terrible heart palpitations. Help! ## Hello, Mica! How are you? Most antidepressants do cause weight gain in most people that take them. You might want to try asking your doctor about trying Prozac/Fluoxetine. It is also an SSRI, just like the Paxil, but it isn't known to cause weight gain, as a matter of fact, in some people it may cause weight loss. Other side effects may include ... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Paxil.
Mon, Apr 28 '14, 11:31 AM
Please Name The Top Drugs That Having The Most Weight Gain As A Side Effect, Except Cortisone Pills
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Thank you for the answers. I appreciate it. I am just doing a research and thought I ask over this website in case other people would like to share opinions. Maybe some drugs could be an answer to underweight people if first consulting a doctor. ## There are actually far too many medications to list, that can cause weight gain as a side effect and there is also no way to determine if any given person would experience this as a side effect. Some people experience weight gain from SSRI antidepressants and some don't. In addition, most medications can also cause other side effects and, if they do cause weight gain, then it is generally only temporary and doesn't last, once the medication is discontinued. This, coupled with the possible dangers, explains why most doctors will not re... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Cortisone.
Thu, Jul 25 '13, 2:36 AM
Weight loss? No appetite
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I've suffered from anorexia in the past and have severe anxiety. After taking the genomind test I can only take a few medications like pristiq. I've lost 6 pounds so far on pristiq during the last 3 months and can't afford to lose anymore. I thought antidepressants were supposed to help give me my appetite back again and not worry about food. Should I ask to switch to something that will make me more hungry? ## Hello, Alyssa! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Pristiq, as reported by the FDA, hasn't been known to cause significant weight gain or loss in may people that take it. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Weight loss is listed as an uncommon side effect that you should report to your doct... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Pristiq.
Fri, Feb 19 '16, 7:08 PM
Effexor - Weaning and weigh GAIN???!!
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Anyone else have long term experience with Effexor? Under my doctor's supervision over the last three months I have been weaning off of Effexor (which I was on for 10+ years). Keeping up my same exercise and eating patterns I have actually GAINED nearly 10 lbs over the three months I have been weaning off. I'm now two weeks completely Effexor free and I weigh the highest I ever have in my life. My weight has bobbed between 150lbs and 190lbs (I'm only 5'3) since I've been on antidepressants (a good 20 years or so), so I don't honestly know if the RX's have really caused any weight gain for me (while I was still taking them regularly). I'm sure as I've aged (I'm 47 now), this has slowed weight loss attempts down b/c I gain more and more easily as th... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Effexor.
Wed, Oct 07 '15, 12:04 PM
Why does respridal have the sme symtoms as anabolic steroids?
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I am just curios to know why respridal's side effects are very similar to Anabolic steroids. I know it is an anti depressant but I've noticed it causes weight gain and some people show symtoms of "rage". Can someone please answer this question? ## It's primarily because they can both have an effect on the chemicals in our brain. These types of side effects, among others, are normal for any medication that affects the chemicals in the brain, including antidepressants and Benzodiazepines. Not everyone experiences them, but it is always a possibility. Is there anything else I can help you with? ...
Updated 6 years ago in Antidepressant.
Tue, May 17 '11, 2:11 PM
2mg Ability as a supplement to 20mg of celexa
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I was asked by my doc to start taking 2mg of Ability because after taking 20mg of Celexa a month I'm not feeling much relief. I'm very leery because I've been working on straightening out a thyroid issue that has caused me to gain ten pounds in the last two months, and I understand that Abilify is a weight gainer. Does the benefits of being on Abilify outweigh the side effects of being on it ? Please give me your thoughts and experiences. Remember it's only a 2mg supplement to the 20 mg of Celexa I've been on. ## Hello, Rocky! How are you? It is approved as an adjunct to antidepressants in doses from 2mg to 5mg daily. It may cause some weight gain, as listed by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and sedation. However, most side effects are tra... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Abilify.
Sat, Oct 10 '15, 12:51 PM
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anti-depressant ## Cipralex is a brand name for Escitalopram, also sold under the brand name Lexapro. It is an SSRI antidepressant. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and headache. Another thing you should be aware of when taking any of this class of antidepressants is that, in some people, they can also cause severe weight gain. I was on Zoloft for several years and it is the only time in my life I ever gained weight, even though my eating and activity habits did not change. Once I stopped taking it, the weight immediately dropped off. Does anyone else have experience using this drug, or drugs in this class? ## Have been on Cyprolex for 18 months; excessive weight gain for sure and nausea. Was prescribed this med for the first time in my life du... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Escitalopram.
Mon, Jan 31 '11, 10:18 AM
Zoloft how best to take it?
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Since this antidepressant can lead to weight gain, would it work if I took it every third day as i notice its half-life is three days. So I have 2 questions: 1) Would it work properly like this? 2) Would taking it this lessen its weight-gain/metabolism change propensity? Its a great antidepressant. ## Hello, Lorna! How are you? You should take it as directed by your doctor. For it to be effective, it needs to remain at a constant level in your body and that really wouldn't change it's side effects, anyway. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. There are some antidepressants that are weight neutral, or that even cause weight loss in some people. Have you considered trying a different medication? ## Thank you ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Zoloft.
Thu, Mar 31 '16, 9:13 PM
Etomine 40mg tablet
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What is the side effects of etomine? Is it a weight gainer? Im taking antidepressants, why ''etomine'' with it? Medication: Etomine 40mg 1 at night. Lamictin 50mg at night - I must up to 100mg. IS LAMICTIN A WEIGHT GAINER?? Wellbutrin XL300mg 1 morning,Prozac 40mg in morning. Thank you ## None of these medications are specifically for helping someone to gain weight, but some of them can cause it as a side effect. Etomine contains the active ingredient Clotiapine, it is an antipsychotic that is used to treat various mental health conditions. Its side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, lethargy and weight gain. Lamictan contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine, this is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabilizer. Common side effects may include: naus... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Wellbutrin.
Mon, Sep 16 '13, 6:54 AM
op 60
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Is there any other medication that can be used for back pain that is not addictive ## Hello, Bud! How are you? Yes, there are others that might help that aren't habit forming opioids. Some anticonvulsants, such as Gabapentin have been shown to help with some types of nerve pain. Typical side effects to them include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Several of the SSRI antidepressants have also been known to help, they carry side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, weight changes and mood swings. Another category would be the nonsteroidal ant-inflammatories, such as Meloxicam. Typical side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, stomach pain and increased risk of bleeding. However, they do not work like opiates and are not as potent. Is there... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Gabapentin.
Fri, Nov 14 '14, 1:54 PM
is pliva 433 pain pill
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Is pliva 433 effective for chronic pain and for insomnia? ## Hello, Garpickle! How are you? Pliva lists this tablet as containing 50mgs of Trazodone, which is classified by the FDA as an antidepressant that is also used to treat insomnia. It is not typically used for pain, because it is not an analgesic, though some people do get relief from some types of nerve pain with antidepressants due to the way the act on brain chemicals. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight gain. Has this been prescribed for you? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Trazodone.
Tue, Aug 25 '15, 12:36 PM
Celexa and Coreg
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I take 20 mg of Coreg cr at bedtime and would like to take celexa 5 mg at night also to see if it makes a difference in the weight gain I am experiencing with the Celexa. ## Hi, Carla! Sorry about the problem you're having. However, I really don't think that taking it at night is going to change the side effects that the Celexa can cause. If they're happening, they're going to happen and SSRI antidepressants are very well known for causing weight gain. Once you take it and are on it for awhile, so it's reached its efficacy level in your body, changing the time of day you take it, isn't going to stop it from occurring. If it's really becoming a problem, then you'd be better served to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. There are some ... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Celexa.
Thu, Jun 06 '13, 4:32 PM
please help me with panic attacks on 180mg methadone
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I am having anxiety attacks 1 or more a day. Used to take klonipin but since I am on a methadone clinic I can't use that. I've tried visteral, clonidine, busbar, antidepressants, ect. What meds could I try?? I am on 180mgs methadone and getting withdrawals every am b4 I dose. Does gabapentin work for anxiety? Need help or I am gonna lose it!! ## Hello, Emily! How are you? Gabapentin does help with some mood disorders, but there's no guarantees that it will. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Its not listed as having an problems or interactions when taken with Methadone. This medication is an opiate, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzines... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Mon, Apr 20 '15, 2:54 PM

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