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Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research

Posted by Noa on January 25, 2001, at 15:51:36

In reply to Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research, posted by Ignatz on January 25, 2001, at 11:14:36

I have heard--and I don't remember where, perhaps here?--that SSRIs can only be "blamed" for an average of something like 20 pounds of extra weight (which for some peopel is a LOT, I know).

I am way more overweight than that, and although it is possible for the effexor, et al to be contributing somewhat, it would be very hard to blame my huge weight gain on that, because of the following other possible "culprits": sedentary lifestyle for about 6 years, overeating out of anxiety and depression, intense sugar cravings from insulin resistance, etc.

I just started intensive exercise, and I guess I am curious as to whether my ability to lose weight will be hindered by the effexor. I guess I'll have to wait and see.....

I will say this...the exercise has drastically reduced the carbo cravings, so I am assuming that the insulin resistance is reduced by it. I guess I should get retested (glucose tolerance test) at some point to check that out. I have read that exercise can help to control insulin resistance, but I am surprised at how quickly the carbo cravings have lessened.




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