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Re: Weight Gain doesn't happen for everyone

Posted by Racer on September 5, 2006, at 17:55:40

In reply to Re: Weight Gain, posted by pahole on September 5, 2006, at 15:13:07

When weight gain happens, though, it's not from residual depression -- it's from changes to your metabolism. Watching for more meals and junk food will help, but only to an extent.

On predictor seems to be your weight when you started the drug. The more underweight you are, it seems like, the more weight you'll gain.

The weight gain seems to start about 4 months in on the drugs, and it can be mitigated using other drugs. Topomax is one drug being used A LOT these days to counter the weight gain, and sometimes metformin, which has more adverse effects and is much less commonly tried.

Remember, though, that you may not gain weight at all. And if you do, it might not be that much, and it might be easy to counter.

Hope that helps.




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