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Re: anyone had weight gain? midgie1007

Posted by mercedes on July 23, 2003, at 15:04:14

In reply to Re: anyone had weight gain?, posted by midgie1007 on July 23, 2003, at 14:17:51

On the contrary, I personnaly have lost about 11 lbs. But this drug works differently for everyone. I have lots more to lose but not really worried about it. My mental health is more important. I've also gained weight with some other AD's. I think some meds make us lathargic, no energy, so we tend to gain weight. One of the SE (side effects) of Effexor is dry mouth, so I drink lots of water now and maybe that attributes to losing. Also loss of appetite, don't really know but I'm glad. Speaking of appetite, I HAVE to eat now so I can take my effexor.
> I just started Effexor XR, and I'll be interested to see if my weight creeps up. I gained 25 lbs on paxil then switched to prozac and wasn't able to shake it off for the longest time.
> I finally figured out that eating a lower carb diet worked for me and lost it all. I certainly don't want it coming back!




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