Our expert says:
I checked in my copy of MIMS and weight gain is not listed for Cipralex. However, depression can cause pronounced weight gain and hamper weightloss. Please ask the dr who is treating you for depression if your condition is fully controlled. I would also suggest that you ask the dr to refer you to a clinical psychologist to help you handle the depression and your lack of self esteem more successfully. Because you need to lose in excess of 30 kg to reach a BMI of 30 (the top of the overweight range) and 45 kg to reach a BMI of 25 (top of the normal weight range), I would recommend that you consider bariatric surgery. Contact the Bariatric Centres of Excellence in regard to having a gastric bypass to assist weightloss. You can contact Jana Derksen at the Call Centre for the Netcare Bariatric Centres of Excellence on 0861-623-7489 or contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on her cell phone at: 072-373-0155 or visit their Website at www.netcare.co.za to discuss this option if you have a great deal of weight to lose. d) As you start losing weight and get more mobile, include 30 min of exercise each day - for example, going for walks. Increase how fast and far you walk as you get fitter. Exercise is excellent for promoting weightloss and counteracting depression.
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