Our expert says:
According to my copy of MIMS, Cilift can either cause weight gain or loss depending on the individual patient's reaction. It is quite possible that the Cilift is having this effect on you. On the other hand, depression as such can also have both effects - extreme weightloss or gain. Please discuss your inability to lose weight with the dr who is prescribing your antidepressant because he/she may be able to adjust the dosage or change the type of medication you use. If your depression is causing the weight gain then the dr may have to change your prescription too. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating 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). As you know, a diet should be combined with daily exercise but you are not able to do standard exercises like jogging or even brisk walking because of your hip. Can you by any chance arrange to swim regularly? Swimming is an excellent aerobic exercise, which does not involve putting weight on your hip.
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