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08-16-2002, 03:36 PM
Any of you take anti depressants? Is it helping? Is it making you gain weight, or hampering your weight/inch loss? Any side effects?
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Edited by - Stephanie_T-Tapper on 03/03/2003 11:43:10 AM
09-27-2006, 01:45 AM
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09-27-2006, 09:27 PM
I've been on Celexa and Effexor, neither of them made me gain or lose weight. I don't recommend Effexor though, b/c withdrawal, even when done slowly, is sheer he** for about 2 weeks.
I've also tried Prozac and Wellbutrin. Prozac made me lose some weight but I had some anxiety with it so I got switched to Wellbutrin. Big mistake. I had the mother of all panic attacks on it, like almost had to go to the ER.
Lexapro is supposed to be pretty good, as far as not much for side effects. It is more expensive and some insurance companies won't cover unless you've tried other stuff first that hasn't worked.
Also, I forgot to mention I got seriously bad insomnia with the Prozac and Effexor.
09-28-2006, 01:40 PM
I have been on Paxil and Paxil CR on and off for about ten years(!).
I started on Paxil for anxiety, which they say is depression related. I couldn't get to sleep at night, with all the anxious "voices" in my head. It helped a lot with that, but I don't think it helped with depression.
I recently quit a job that was just getting overwhelming, and thought I would feel better. Not so. However, I read an Off Topic thread on this forum that talked about the Chi machine. I bought one, have been using it less than two weeks, and feel so much better! One night I lay in bed and realized that the "voices" were gone! I am also looking into EFT which I believe also has a thread in Off Topic.
Please realize when I say "voices' I mean the ones that say"Did you pay that bill?", "Did you make that doctor appt for your daughter?",
etc., not actual voices! Just the nagging of your own brain that keeps you up at night!
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09-29-2006, 11:09 AM
Everyone's chemistry is so different! How can they possibly know which drug is going to do what to who? (They can't!) My Dh was having severe job stress and having some major anger management issues as a result. They put him on 10 mg. of Lexapro and it turned him into a zombie. Just 10 mg! He would plop down on the couch like a hypnotized dishrag and stuff his face all night. We finally decided it was better that he huff an puff like the big bad wolf, rather than be a useless blob. He quit the medicine and it was an instant transformation.
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