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Re: Anyone seen an endocrinologist for AD weight gain KRM123

Posted by PamJeanBrunot on April 1, 2003, at 23:57:11

In reply to Re: Anyone seen an endocrinologist for AD weight gain, posted by KRM123 on April 1, 2003, at 19:07:01

Thanks for posting these links KRM123.
I'm going to go look at them.
May I ask if you have tried the AD Celexa?
I never gained weight on that med.
All the best and God Bless!

> Otherworldy- I totally feel your pain about AD weight gain. I suffer from dysthymia but have never gotten help from the AD's because I would always quit when my weight got too uncomfortable for me to handle. It is sad that I put my weight before my happiness, but I have been struggling with my body image for a long time and the weight gain doesn't help with the depression at all!
> I strongly believe that AD's alter metabolism. There hasn't been enough research done on it but you might find these links interesting:
> I have done a ton of research!!! I've tried Prozac, Zoloft and now Lexapro (3rd week only). On Zoloft I was the most active I've ever been- could get up real early in the morning and work out for 2 hours. I remember having some anxiety so I was maybe eating a bit too much- I lost that "full" feeling and craved carbs. I would always jump on the scale and no matter what I did could not even lose a 1 lb. That was NOT normal for me. That is when I knew- this is messing up my metabolism!!! I will admit that I have a been caught up in the diet/binge cycle for awhile. I am an emotional eater- the AD should have helped with my anxiety therefore making me overeat less but it didn't. My result after a binge was always a diet- wouldn't eat much- and would lose a few lbs. Wasn't able to do that on the meds.
> I don't know if I plan on staying on the Lexapro because of the extreme tiredness. I haven't been able to exercise in a month. I will hold out another week though and drink lots of coffee. Lex is supposedly supposed to have fewer side effects- but who knows if that even has to do with weight. Time will tell I guess. I pray that I can find a med that doesn't induce weight so I can be happy. I would go through the worst of worst side effects just do be able to eat and maintain weight normally.
> I guess the answer for most of us is extra exercise. Pick healthy natural foods and don't overeat. Good luck to all with the same probs. God Bless.




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