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antidepressants and weight

Postby andend1 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:29 am

Hello,
I most probably suffer from depression for many many years but i tried to fight with it on my own but now i feel i cant go on with antidepressants. I avoid them for so long because i know they cause weight gain and i dont wanna put on at all. Do you know any antidepressants which dont effect weight or causes only weight loss for sure?

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Re: antidepressants and weight

Postby Oliveira » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:58 am

Daddy Google says:

Some antidepressants may be less likely to affect weight. Effexor and Serzone generally do not cause weight gain, while Wellbutrin can cause weight loss.


However, there is a chance those will not work for you. At the end it is your doctor who will make the decision, hopefully listening to your concerns first.
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Re: antidepressants and weight

Postby maree12 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:46 am

I have heard that taking Metformin (yes the diabetes med) can control the weight gain. However, I am on Diabex at the moment, and it does not seem to help me lose weight (which is why I chose to use it in the first place) yet I am low carbing ATM. So I can only say ask your doctor. I am rather afraid of having taken it for about 3 years that it will set me up to be a diabetic if I stop taking it. It is up to you if you want to take that risk.
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Re: antidepressants and weight

Postby JaneBrown » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:20 pm

Antidepressants regulate mood and at the same time control appetite. In particular, these changes can increase the craving for carbohydrate-rich foods such as breads, pasta and desserts.
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