Our expert says:
I checked in my copy of MIMS and for Cymbalta both weight gain and weightloss are listed as possible side-effects. It is, therefore, possible for some patients to gain weight on this medication, while other patients may lose weight. If you are gaining weight then it is advisable to discuss this with the doctor who is treating you to see if the dose can be adjusted or if you need to change to another product. Counteract your weight gain with an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). The exercise will also help for the depression.
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